Enrique Vila-Matas (born March 31, 1948, in Barcelona) is a Spanish novelist who has had a long and outstanding literary career and is one of the most prestigious and original writers in contemporary.
- One has to know how to swim just well enough to avoid having to save anyone else.
- Enrique Vila-Matas (2011) Never Any End to Paris, Translated by Anne McLean. p. 45
- The narrator quoting his mother.