I tell myself I am searching for something. But more and more, it feels like I am wandering, waiting for something to happen to me, something that will change everything, something that my whole life has been leading to.
Literally the first thing Louis does onstage is run to the corner and wave up to the nosebleed seats in the upper deck, a mile in the sky with only a side view. He’ll take care of the fans up front later, but his first order of business is making sure the cheap seats get noticed.
I realized that the essential book, the one true book, is one that the great writer does not need to invent, in the current sense of the word,
since it already exists in every one of us – he has only to translate it. The task and the duty of the writer are those of a translator.