There are many reasons I love to read fiction, but the primary reason is that carefully crafted words spoken by well-developed characters have the ability to speak truth to my circumstances in a wonderfully unique way...
From The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
"You believe you could not live with the pain. Such pain is not lived with. It is only endured."
Tsukiko to Celia
"You're not destined or chosen, I wish I could tell you that you were if that would make it easier, but it's not true. You're in the right place at the right time, and you care enough to do what needs to be done. Sometimes that's enough."
Celia to Bailey