|Jorge Luis Borges (1963) by Alicia D'Amico|
what I have written.
For one reads what one likes -
yet one writes not what one would like to write
but what one is able to write. (p. 98)
When I write, I do not think of the reader
(because the reader is an imaginary character),
and I do not think of myself
(perhaps I am an imaginary character also),
but I think of what I am trying to convey
and I do my best not to spoil it. (p. 116-117)
Quote from Borges' when he gave the Norton Lectures (from This Craft of Verse).