All good books . . .

I picked this quote up from the introduction to the documentary, “The Stone Reader.”

All good books have one thing in common–they are truer than if they had really happened, and after you’ve read one of them you will feel that all that happened, happened to you and that it belongs to you forever: the happiness and unhappiness, good and evil, ecstasy and sorrow, the food, the wine, beds, people and the weather. If you can give that to readers, then you are a writer.–Ernest Hemmingway