Georges Simenon — Belgian Writer born on February 13, 1903, died on September 04, 1989

Georges Joseph Christian Simenon was a Belgian writer. A prolific author who published nearly 500 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret... (wikipedia)

The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.
I saw Mussolini tirelessly contemplate a parade of thousands of young men.
Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.
I have always tried to write in a simple way, using down-to-earth and not abstract words.
It was night and I could see a large and calm lake, reflecting the moon. Black mountains rose around it. I arrived from between two of these mountains, I looked at the lake and the moon, and that was it, nothing else happened.