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“From the seed of fact grows the great vine of imagination, twining and intertwining, casting shadow, bearing fruit sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter.”

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source: “Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño,” The Guardian, January 29, 2011.

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“I do not feel I have been told a fact hitherto unknown to me, but rather, that I have been made conscious of a fact which, unconsciously, I have always known.”

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source: Foreword to Sens-Plastique (Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2008), 5.

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“I’m sorry, I’ve never been a fan of books. I don’t trust them. They’re all fact, no heart. I mean, they’re elitist, telling us what is or isn’t true or what did or didn’t happen. Who’s Britannica to tell me the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say it was built in 1941, that’s my right as an American! I’m with the President. Let history decide what did or did not happen.”

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source: White House Correspondents’ Dinner, 2006

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