In my books somebody is talking behind the characters, but it is not me. This hidden person, who uses these books to talk about something through the characters, through these books, before fiction and before every articulated thought, speaks in a crazed, suggestive way, and this kind of speech never needs a period. He talks without pause, without interruption; he talks in that crazy speedy way—if you observe a daily real-life situation in a tense atmosphere, the people also talk with that crazed desire to convince each other, always without punctuation, right? My so-called long sentences don’t come from any idea or personal theory, but from the spoken language. You know, I think the short sentence seems to me like something artificial, affected. We are used to very seldom short sentences. When we speak, we speak fluent, unbroken sentences, and this kind of speech doesn’t need any periods. Only God needs the period—and at the end He will use one, I am sure.