the composition of vast books is a laborious and impoverishing extravagance. to go on for five hundred pages developing an idea whose perfect oral exposition is possible in a few minutes! a better course of procedure is to pretend that these books already exist, and then to offer a resume, a commentary...more reasonable, more inept, more indolent, i have preferred to write notes upon imaginary books. - borges
I'll give you a strawberry, so please keep it a secret.