When writing a dialogue , can I say "And really, resilience is all there is, so not to worry to and fro."

Can I start with "And really" ?

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    It’s dialogue. You’re writing what your character says. It’s fine.
    – Xanne
    Jan 21, 2022 at 6:46
  • @bmils Why would you not start with "And really"? People often tack on additional thoughts, and having finished one sentence they need to start another.
    – Andrew Leach
    Jan 21, 2022 at 8:07

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And is almost always used as a conjunction. It links the following to the previous. Hence you may use it to start a sentence in the context of some previous thought.

Really suggests a comparison of perception with a reality.

And really, my answer is just words on a screen.

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