The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Swann’s Way: In Search of Lost Time, Vol I
This is another of my favorite quotes. It’s helped a lot in times of feeling my circumstances were never going to change for the better. Developing new eyes, a new way of looking at things, has been so helpful.
The main reason I love this quote is because most main characters come to a moment of decision, a moment when they look on their circumstances with new eyes and perspective. It’s so pivotal and integral to story telling, isn’t it? I think it’s also pivotal in life, but that’s me.
What have you discovered when you’ve gained a new perspective? How did it change you? Do you relish this moment in every novel as I do?