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I collect only one thing in life—the well-written word. For me, this refers to quotes, poems and good stories, essentially, anything written that triggers an emotional response from me.
I understand why writers who come across a piece of someone else’s work that is so meaningful or particular to their work that they inject right at the top as a prelude.
But, as I am now reading a book that includes pre-chapter quotes, I find myself reading quotes with little relevance as I have yet to read the chapters concerned, and I ponder this fact.