“He was seeking immortality, which is a terrible thing to seek. It is not seeking anything, but rather avoiding the unavoidable.” (The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern)
“I find I think of myself not as a writer so much as someone who provides a gateway, a tangential route for readers to reach the circus. To visit the circus again, if only in their minds, when they are unable to attend it physically. I relay it through printed words on crumpled newsprint, words that they can read again and again, returning to the circus whenever they wish, regardless of time of day or physical location. Transporting them at will.
When put that way, it sounds rather like magic, doesn’t it?”
(The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern)