is it bad that my life is so stagnant at the moment that i measure the passing of a week according to when a new mad men / girls / game of thrones episode is out?
- INTERVIEWER: Sartre wrote an essay called "Qu'est-ce que la littérature?" What is literature for you?
- BARNES: There are many essays to that question. The shortest is that it's the best way of telling the truth; it's a process of producing grand, beautiful, well-ordered lies that tell more truth than any assemblage of facts.