"I can’t imagine a life in which I don’t spend some hours everyday writing. It’s a kind of struggle. I began with French language and fiction, in which I began to undo the words and letters and sentences, paragraphs and chapters and books, and to reorganize the game. When I was about twenty years old there were some twenty authors I loved very much. They drew a kind of puzzle between them: Michel Leiris, Jules Verne, Roussel and Flaubert, Stendhal, and all of them were different, but all of them had something in common, some frontiers, some borders. I could draw a puzzle with them, and somewhere in the puzzle there was a blank space which was mine. A space in which I willed myself to move. At the end of my life, I would like to have used all the words in the dictionary, which I know is impossible, but not only to have used all of them— to have created them."
-- Writer Georges Perec in a last interview before his death in 1982. The second image is from his journals while planning Life: A User's Manual