„Reality is not an inspiration for literature. At its best, literature is an inspiration for reality.“

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—  John Cheever American novelist and short story writer 1912 - 1982

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—  Henri Matisse French artist 1869 - 1954

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—  Gino Severini Italian painter 1883 - 1966

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„I learned to write reading North American literature, I love your literature, but I have this feeling that if a country only reads its own literature, it will run out of oxygen.“

—  Samanta Schweblin Argentine writer 1978

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„Myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges, Dreamtigers

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Varianta: In the beginning of literature there is myth, as there is also in the end of it.

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