Reality in books

Posted February 4, 2018 by Zoé in Blog / 0 Comments

“My dear girl, you cannot keep bumping your head against reality and saying it is not there” from Spellbound. I have not heard this quote before and I don’t know the literal sense of the meaning (I know what the film is about) but in #thewomaninthewindow this quote fits perfectly and after being caught with her camera?

It is Anne that is brought to her harsh reality of being caught and having to accept that she’s ‘alive, and on display, and ashamed’ this is quite poignant I think in her story so far. Has Anne accepted her reality? Or does she use the drugs and drink to help her bump her head a few times never quite accepting her reality.

I look at this quote from my point of view and that I use books as an escapism. I get involved in the characters lives and stories and ignore the reality of my life and my story for a while. Dreaming of a life that could be through the characters or accepting that life is just the way it is meant to be. But every book ends and then it’s time to continue your story…

What quote have you read in a book that meant something to you?



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