Quotation by Václav Havel

The role of the writer is not simply to arrange Being according to his own lights; he must also serve as a medium to Being and remain open to its often unfathomable dictates. This is the only way the work can transcend its creator and radiate its meaning further than the author himself can see or perceive.
Václav Havel (b. 1936), Czech playwright, president. Disturbing the Peace, ch. 2 (1986, trans. 1990).
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