Paul Auster on writing

via Flavorwire, from the latest Granta:

"You work hard to make it look easy...this is what I am striving for all of the time...'cuz clarity, finally, I think is the most unsettling thing possible and ummm it allows the reader in some sense, if you can do it well, ideally to forget that the medium of expression is language...that you are just somehow 'in' what the words are saying but you are not even thinking about the words anymore. This is what I have always aspired to."