The need for mystery

The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be thinking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants and mystery bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.

Ken Kesey, The Art of Fiction CXXXVI, The Paris Review, 1994
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