“My stories are about characters trying to find grace in profane scenarios. Because that’s what real life is like.” ~R. Leo Olson.
‘When Dostoevsky met Dickens in 1862 — A meeting that is hard to imagine —
Dickens explained that there were two people inside him, “one who feels as he ought to feel and one who feels the opposite.” Out of these two people he constructed his universe of characters, good and evil.
Dostoevsky’s comment –
“Only two people?” he asked.’
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.