When the writing is really working, I think there is something like dreaming going on. I don’t know how to draw the line between the conscious management of what you’re doing and this state. . . . I would say that it’s related to daydreaming. When I feel really engaged with a passage, I become so lost in it that I’m unaware of my real surroundings, totally involved in the pictures and sounds that that passage evokes.A-Z Quotes. 2020. TOP 20 QUOTES BY JOHN HERSEY | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/6621-John_Hersey [Accessed 17 June 2020].