“I don’t see myself as an artist. I see myself as a craftsman.”
A short and wonderful dialogue from John Irving, author of The Cider House Rules, The Hotel New Hampshire, and many others.
source: Book Lounge
Wonderful example of Kafka’s prose.
“Alas,” said the mouse, “the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into.”
“You only need to change your direction,” said the cat, and ate it up.
–Franz Kafka’s “A Little Fable”