Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday Really Good Lines From Books I'm Reading
What George told Mrs. Rock then was that her mother was under surveillance and had been being monitored by spies.
Mrs. Rock: "You believe your mother was being monitored by spies?"
That was what counselors were trained to do, to say back to you what it was you said, but in the form of a question so you could ask yourself why you'd thought or said it. It was soul-destroying.***
from Ali Smith's How To Be Both: A Novel
***The last two lines were what I thought really good -- I added the preceding ones because it needed context.