„Short story writers simply do what human beings have always done. They write stories because they have to; because they cannot rest until they have tried as hard as they can to write the stories. They cannot rest because they are human, and all of us need to speak into the silence of mortality, to interrupt and ever so briefly stop that quiet flow, and with stories try to understand at least some of it.“
— Andre Dubus Novelist, short story writer, teacher 1936 - 1999
Into the Silence.
Broken Vessels (1991)