I’m not entirely sure of the context of this quote and I believe it is Stephen Colbert who is saying it.
Nevertheless, I loved this quote. I think for those of us who write fiction, we do it for exactly these reasons.
Well, possibly not all of us, but many.
What I love about reading, which often is what leads writers to become writers, and was definitely my biggest influence, was just this fact of escape.
The idea that through a book, one can escape into other places and people, has always intrigued me. Not to mention that reading itself has given me countless hours of enjoyment
I won’t say I don’t like the world, although sometimes I’m saddened by it, but I do agree that today’s world is often beyond our control and either we fight to gain control or we allow ourselves to leave the world for a while and get lost in a book.
I prefer to get lost in the many wonderful worlds one finds in good stories.
Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.