iser, the implied reader, p. 264 (prima oară când am citit pasajul ăsta am avut senzaţia că pricep tot. acu, recitindu-l de vreo zece ori, sensul devine din ce în ce mai vag.. de fapt, nu înţeleg ultima frază)
"fiction is able to give us such comforting answers to our human problems because is it unreal. our compensation for what cannot be perceived is the knowledge pretended by fiction, which is “consciously false”. for this very reason, the truth behind the fiction must not be revealed, and fiction itself must not be ‘falsified’."
idem, p. 177 (despre cum citim beckett. frate-miu citeşte peste umăr ce scriu la calculator şi zice: ştiu de beckett ăsta, am văzut pe discovery, e un oraş în america. parcă..):
“in seeking a determinate meaning, the reader loses possibilities of meaning, and yet it is only through losing these possibilities that he can become aware of the freedom his faculty of understanding had enjoyed before he committed himself to passing judgments”
gombrich, art and illusion, citat tot de iser, la p. 286 (asta mi-a plăcut cel mai mult. mai bine ne prostim, decât să admitem că suntem prostiţi)
"though we may be intellectually aware of the fact that any given experience must be an illusion, we cannot, strictly speaking, watch ourselves having an illusion."