“Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“I truly believe that writing is a continuum – so the different genres and forms are simply stops along the same continuum. Different ideas that need to be expressed sometimes require different forms for the ideas to float better. I don’t write essays as often as I should.”

Chris Abani

“Never assume too late, but you have forever.”


“People think they are smart because they think constantly, but intelligence is about figuring out how to stop thoughts that make you miserable.”