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Not all characters approve of their authors

 “A writer may write for thirty years without ever knowing why he spent all those years writing. I am not a man of letters and have no wish to be one; I would consider it indecent and despicable to drag my soul onto the literary market and turn it inside out while describing my feelings in beautiful words.” 13 more words

Dostoyevsky getting meta

“I must confess I wouldn’t at all like to be a novelist who had to deal with a hero coming from an accidental family! It’s such an ungrateful task, and it can have no beauty of form.” 16 more words