“I wrote this thing, it might take decades or longer to create a reaction… before it anchors in the consciousness. That’s not the type of change you’re telling me is gonna happen, right?

I was wondering why he didn’t meet me, this leader who’s just a boy. If he was so inspired by my words, why didn’t he try to meet me? There’s a lot of things in The Cookbook people won’t like to hear. I’m not anything, you know? I don’t think I’m anything special. So I started thinking, “How is this gonna happen? Why are people gonna suddenly take me seriously? And why didn’t he meet me?” And I thought of how it could happen. Story, I wanted to ask you, is something gonna happen to me? Is someone gonna kill me because I write this?”

Lady in the Water (M. Night Shyamalan, 2006)