Quotes: Things Were Never Just What People Said with Words

“I was here alone and Evan wasn’t going to protect me. He never had. He wanted things from me, like everyone else. But those things were never just what people said with words. Everything about it, instead, was meant to manipulate you to feel something you wouldn’t otherwise feel, and screw up your steady, rational thoughts.”

– Karin Lowachee: Warchild

Protagonist Jos struggles with the pervasiveness of childhood traumas years after the events.

Lowachee, Karin. Warchild. New York, NY: Warner Books, 2002, p. 329.

(This quote comes from my 21 new-to-me SFF authors reading project.)

Serving exactly what it sounds like, the Quotes feature excerpts other people’s thoughts.