In literary theory, a text is any object that can be "read," whether this object is a work of literature, a street sign, an arrangement of buildings on a city block, or styles of clothing. It is a coherent set of signs that transmits some kind of informative message. This set of symbols is considered in terms of the informative message's content, rather than in terms of its physical form or the medium in which it is represented.
Within the field of literary criticism, "text" also refers to the original information content of a particular piece of writing; that is, the "text" of a work is that primal symbolic arrangement of letters as originally composed, apart from later alterations, deterioration, commentary, translations, paratext, etc.
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
Courage is found in unlikely places.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.