The Cat Sat on the Mat isn’t a Story

‘The cat sat on a mat’ is not a story. ‘The cat sat on the dog’s mat’ is a story.

-John le Carré, quoted in Austin Kleon, Show Your Work, p. 95. The interview the quote comes from is available online HERE.

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