The strength of the novel is that it gets read at a deeper level; it gets read over a long stretch of time by generations with a future. There is something about the form of a novel that makes it appropriate to political debate at a more fundamental, deeper, more universal level.
A person’s mentality is like that. When you see someone who’s in a better place than yourself, it’s not that you think “I want to be there, too”. It’s the thought: “You should come down to the trenches I’m stuck in.”
—Chun Song Yi You Who Came From The Stars (via starrysky94)