Lydia Davis builds diamonds.
We know only four boring people. The rest of our friends we find very iinteresting. However, most of the friends we find interesting find us boring: the most interesting find us the most boring. The few who are somewhere in the middle, with whom there is reciprocal interest, we distrust: at any moment, we feel, they may become too interesting for us, or we too interesting for them.
– Lydia Davis, from Samuel Johnson is Indignant and, I would guess, the forthcoming The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis