Quote by Stephen King
The reason authors almost always put a dedication on a book, Annie, is because their selfishness even horrifies themselves in the end.
This quote suggests that authors include dedications in books as a way to counteract their own inherent selfishness. By dedicating their work to someone or something, they acknowledge and seek to balance the selfish motivations that often underlie their creative endeavors. The act of dedicating the book heightens their awareness of their own self-centeredness, which can sometimes trouble them. Ultimately, the dedication serves as a reminder to authors of the importance of gratitude and appreciation for others, countering their own potentially excessive self-interest.
Will!He turned at the familiar voice and saw Tessa. There was a small path cut along the side of the hill, lined with unfamiliar white flowers, and she was walking up it, toward him. Her long brown hair blew in the wind she had taken off her straw bonnet, and held it in one hand, waving it at him and smiling as if she were glad to see him. His own heart leaped up at the sight of her. Tess, he called. But she was still such a distance away she seemed both very near and very far suddenly and at the same time. He could see every detail of her pretty, upturned face, but could not touch her, and so he stood, waiting and desiring, and his heart beat like the wings of seagulls in his chest. At last she was there, close enough that he could see where the grass and flowers bent beneath the tread of her shoes. He reached out for her
For men tied fast to the absolute, bled of their differences, drained of their dreams by authoritarian leeches until nothing but pulp is left, become a massive, sick Thing whose sheer weight is used ruthlessly by ambitious men. Here is the real enemy of the people: our own selves dehumanized into the masses. And where is the David who can slay this giant?