"If readers were not passive,
but active and true to themselves,
literature would soon acquire a
different aspect and tend toward-
what? one wonders. An active reader
makes experiments with books; tries
out, perhaps, reshuffling their contents."
*Analects*, p. 111
"Anyhow my poems, whether well or badly
done, always say *something.*"
Here we have the principle and origin of
"Well or badly"- what indifference! "Something"-