"My task which I'm trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel, and before all it is to make you see. That--and no more, and it is everything. If I suceed, you shall find there, according to your just deserts all that you desire--and perhaps, also that glimpse of the truth for which you have forgotten to ask."
"For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted is never new, it must always be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell. It's the only light we've got in all this darkness . . . And this tale, according to that face, that body, those strong hands on those strings, has another aspect in every country, and a new depth in every generation."