“[Michael Chabon] believes, or would like to believe, in the moral argument for fiction: ‘that the faculty of imagination exercised in the sphere of human relations … increases the general level of consideration and kindness people have for each other.’”
— Have I finished Kathryn Schulz’s New York mag profile of Michael Chabon
yet? No. Have I thought of this moment numerous times since I caught it? Yes. Please apply liberally on all your friends and family members who think fiction is an idle pleasure or an all-out waste of time.