A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.[Un personnage n’est jamais le romancier qui l’a créé. Il y a des chances, cependant, pour que le romancier soit tous ses personnages à la fois.]

Source:(Vintage, ed. 1956), Part II. Metaphysical Rebellion, Chapter 2. Absolute Negation, Section 2. A Man of Letters, Page 37
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