We need not worry so much about what man descends from – it’s what he descends to that shames the human race.
– Hal Boyle
I realized I had a novel on my hands, but didn’t know where it was going to go. So I thought, ‘I’m going to do everything that you’re not supposed to do when you plan a novel; I’m going to step back and let this thing take itself wherever it wants to go, and I’m not going to worry about how things connect until later on.’
– Hari Kunzru