I am not sure of my own reaction, I could use some input from the community. In my current story there is a scene where my MC is acknowledging to himself that his perception of another person has changed significantly. I am quite comfortable with this scene, how I described it. But now there is a sentence in there, where everytime I read it, it has an 'echo' in my own head, a following up sentence which would relate really well to what I am describing. The problem with this follow-up sentence is, it has been used by a very accomplished and widely published author in a (at least for me) defining scene of one of her major works - and that is probably why this sentence has stuck in my head. I do not know how many readers of this accomplished author have the same catchphrase in their heads, or even how many of them even took note of this one sentence. But I am somewhere stuck in the middle between just using this sentence (because it would just fit sooo well *sigh*), or not. I tend to lean more to not using it (because I am doubtful and whenever I have such a gut-reaction it usually is right), but.. Opinions?