“Literature does not allow a writer to pretend to save the world; rather, it gives him a chance to save [his] day”.
And then he recalls a critical theory speaking of an “implied reader” through whose reading the meaning of a novel truly emerges.
By analogy he muses that “for every unwritten but dreamed novel there must be an implied author. […]”. But since so many practical interruptions and earthly trivialities conspire every day to keep one from becoming the dreamed book’s author, he concludes:
“It is not difficult to dream a book. […] The difficult thing is to become your dream book’s implied author”
Now for any pensive reader this begs of course the variation:
“It is not difficult to dream a life. […] The difficult thing is to become your dreamed life’s implied author”