"...in the end the logical thing would be to give up and I would give up if I were laboring for a reader existing today,
but as there is in the world not a single human who can speak my language;
or more simply, not a single human who can speak;
or, even more simply, not a single human;
I must think only of myself, of that force which urges me to express myself…
I am chained to this tale like a cup to a drinking fountain,
and will not rise till I have said what I want."