14 January 2009

A way out

A few lines from Paul Auster's Oracle Night...

"I didn't get that far. But we would have found a way out. People can't die in their dreams, you know. Even if the door was locked, something would have happened to get us out. That's how it works. As long as you're dreaming, there's always a way out."
"Thoughts are real," he said. "Words are real. Everything human is real, and sometimes we know things before they happen, even if we aren't aware of it. We live in the present, but the future is inside us at every moment. Maybe that's what writing is all about, Sid. Not recording events from the past, but making things happen in the future."


little miss gnomide said...

Love the quote.

amcorrea said...

Hope you find your way to more of his work soon.

Also, where can I get a copy of your book? Congrats, Gwen! :)