May 08 2013 ∞
“ The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library.
— Michel Foucault (via wordpainting)
May 06 2013 ∞
“ For novelists or musicians, if they really want to create something, they need to go downstairs and find a passage to get into the second basement. What I want to do is to go down there, but still stay sane.
Apr 25 2013 ∞
“ There’s no high and low art for me. That’s why I go on about the avant-pulp. What I tend to do, really, is miss the middle out. The middlebrow novel has never really interested me; these Booker prize novels full of feeling and observation and all this stuff about human life or reality, whatever that is. That’s never been my thing
— Jeff Noon - a life in writing (in The Guardian)