Writing As a Kind of Destiny
'When I printed my first book, I didn't send it to the bookstores or to other writers--I just gave copies to my friends...in those days nobody thought in terms of failure or success in selling books. We thought of writing as a kind of destiny.'
--the immortal Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, who died in 1986. His writing accomplishments were so vast that the mere fact that he was never awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature is often seen as an indictment of the prize itself.