5 de abril de 2016

Breath (pneuma) has always been seen as a sign of life... Language is speech before it is anything. It is born of babble and shaped by imitating other sounds. It therefore must be listened to while it is being written. So the next time someone asks you that stupid question, “Who is your audience?” or “Whom do you write for?” you can answer, “The ear.” I don’t just read Henry James; I hear him... The writer must be a musician—accordingly. Look at what you’ve written, but later... at your leisure. First — listen.

William H. Gass, in The Sentence Seeks Its Form, encontrado aqui.

Agnès Varda, Uncle Yanco (1967).