„The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.“

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„A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.“

—  P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996
As quoted in The New York Times (2 July 1978)

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