It’s possible, he knows, that he has gone mad, but there is no way to tell, and in any event, what can be done about it? You can’t just whistle and summon sense and order back into your mind. All you can do is button your coat, lace your boots, and trudge through the frigid business of being.—
S. by J.J Abrams and Doug Dorst (pg 377)
We create stories to help us shape a chaotic world, to navigate inequities of power, to accept our lack of control over nature, over others, over ourselves. But what do you do when you have no stories of your own?—
S. by J.J Abrams and Doug Dorst (pg. 146)
Writer’s block is what happens when the story is broken.
More than anything, he wants to see something familiar, something that connects him, however tenuously, to the world he must have known before he lost his memory, his identity, himself.—
S by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst, pg 46
The last thing a man without memories needs is terrible new ones.— S by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst, pg 43
A short story isn’t something I take lightly. It’s like writing a full novel every time. Same prep. Same process. Same sense of obligation to the readers. A battle is still a full war to those on the front lines.