“Fiction is an act of willfulness, a deliberate effort to reconcile, to rearrange, to reconstitute nothing short of reality itself. Even among the most reluctant and doubtful of writers, this willingfulness must emerge. Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, 'Listen to me'.” ― Jhumpa Lahiri
This is amazingly beautiful. There is something really special 'bout that feeling, the one you get every other time you read that book. It makes you realise how you have changed and grown and it's like the book grew with you!