Lyricism & Metaphor

From Kamel Daoud, This Week in Fiction:

“I love to write. To find the right phrases, to dig beyond appearances. Lyricism is a hymn to language and to life. Metaphor is a gift from the gods. I am going to write, I write, and I have always written: it is my vocation and my passion. I will defend it. It is also the proof and the practice of my form of luck: my freedom. I have a right to freedom because I am alive and because I am going to die. This is why I write.”