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One shouldn’t try to say everything. That would quiesce the reader’s imagination, which in turn creates boredom.

In German:

Man muss nicht alles sagen wollen. Dadurch wird die Phantasie des Lesers in den Ruhestand gesetzt, und dadurch wieder wird die Langeweile geboren.

Theodor Fontane, German Poet, in a letter to his publisher Wilhelm Hertz, June 17, 1866


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June 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm

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