Do not dictate to your author; try to become him. Be his fellow-worker and accomplice. If you hang back, and reserve and criticize at first, you are preventing yourself from getting the fullest possible value from what you read. But if you open your mind as widely as possible, then signs and hints of almost imperceptible fineness, from the twist and turn of the first sentences, will bring you into the presence of a human being unlike any other. Steep yourself in this, acquaint yourself with this and soon you will find that your author is giving you, or attempting to give you, something far more definite.
Espíritus inquietos, pero no aventureros. Espíritus angustiados, incapaces de vivir en el presente. Cobardes vergonzosos todos ellos, incluido yo. Pues sólo existe una gran aventura y es hacia adentro, hacia uno mismo y para ésa ni el tiempo ni el espacio, ni los actos siquiera importan.
There’s a lot of things blamed on me that never happened. But then, there’s a lot of things that I did that I never got caught at.