Walter Moers

«That was a day that taught me the meaning of abject failure.»

Walter Moers


«On horseback you feel as if you're moving in time to classical music; a camel seems to progress to the beat of a drum played by a drunk.»

Walter Moers


«Reading is an intelligent way of not having to think.»

Walter Moers


«Sometimes, in the course of my hopeless quest, I would pick up and dip into one of the ordinary books that lay strewn around the castle. Whenever I did, it seemed so insipid and insubstantial that I flew into a rage and hurled it at the wall after reading the first few sentences. I was spoilt for any other form of literature, and the mental torment I endured was comparable to the agony of unrequited love compounded by the withdrawal symptoms associated with a severe addiction.»

Walter Moers


«In my profession it isn’t a question of telling good literature from bad. Really good literature is seldom appreciated in its own day. The best authors die poor, the bad ones make money — it’s always been like that. What do I, an agent, get out of a literary genius who won’t be discovered for another hundred years? I’ll be dead myself then. Successful incompetents are what I need.»

Walter Moers


«In tiefen, kalten, hohlen Räumen,»

Walter Moers


«Ordinary folk prefer familiar tastes - they'd sooner eat the same things all the time - but a gourmet would sample a fried park bench just to know how it tastes.»

Walter Moers