Thursday Quotables is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies highlighting a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.
My quote for today is from Kasie West’s Pivot Point, which I read yesterday. I found the book itself surprisingly good, and this one quote really jumped out at me:
When I read, I feel emotional all on my own. Emotion no living person is making me feel. To me, it almost seems more real, because I know that those characters can’t influence me with any power.
In the context of this book, of course, what the main character Addie is trying to say is that when reading, she knows that no one’s influencing her with their mind powers. But as an avid reader, it’s easy to understand what she’s saying, about how words can have such sway over emotions. How many times have you cried over a book, right? To me, it’s awe-inspiring that words can make me feel so strongly.
What’s your most memorable quote for today?