• When I was a kid, I wanted to make my parents happy. I'd always say to them, "What do you want me to do? Do sports? Be rich? Be funny?" My mother would say, "Whatever we want from you, you already gave us - we wanted you to be alive, and you made it."

    "Etgar Keret: We Can Try to Be Human". Interview with Meakin Armstrong, August 17, 2015.