“But I know that isn’t true; history is filled with fictional people. And even the epigraph Fitzgerald placed at the beginning of The Great Gatsby is by a writer who doesn’t exist. We have all been fooled into believing in people who are entirely imaginary- made-up prisoners in a hypothetical panopticon. but the point isn’t whether or not you believe in imaginary people; it’s whether or not you want to.” – The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
This book was filled with fantastic quotes. I especially love this one because I think it’s something readers can really connect to, particularly with the last line. I think that as readers (at least, as readers of fiction) we have made the conscientious decision to believe in fictional characters. Within the boundaries of the first and last page of a novel, those characters are as real as we allow them to be.
What quotes have you discovered lately? Let me know in the comments section below!