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  • A happy ending isn't really the end. It's just the place where you choose to stop telling the story.

    Leah Stewart (2005). “The Myth of You and Me: A Novel”, p.126, Crown
  • No matter what album I’ve ever made or ever will work on, it’s me trying to achieve this feeling I had listening to music when I was 8 years old. Just being mesmerized by the production and the mystique and the stories.

  • ....we ain't doing civil rights here. We just telling stories like they really happen.

    Kathryn Stockett (2009). “The Help”, p.208, Penguin
  • Believe not each accusing tongue, As most weak persons do; But still believe that story wrong, Which ought not to be true!

    "The Carcanet: a Literary Album, Containing Select Passages from the Most Distinguished English Writers". Book by Nicholas Harris Nicolas, 1828.
  • My commitment originated in my own story and my own relationship to violence.

  • Heather A. Slomski's stories are downright addictive. I kept promising myself to turn off the light after just one more, and then breaking that promise, beguiled by her cool, measured prose and by the surprises, tensions, and uncanny encounters simmering beneath its elegant surface.

  • People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.

    Drama   People   Scary  
    Chuck Palahniuk (1999). “Survivor: A Novel”, Anchor
  • I don't think you can teach someone how to come up with good characters or a story.

  • 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is the best movie for a guy like me. A cerebral adventure. A moving story. A bunch of little green men.

    Moving   Adventure   Men  
  • In most novels, the landscape, or the place, in which the story takes part is simply a backdrop to the human action.

  • Those magazine dieting stories always have the testimonial of a woman who wore a dress that could slipcover New Jersey in one photo and thirty days later looked like a well-dressed thermometer.

    Sex   Food   Jersey  
  • A man is like a two-story house. The first floor is equipped with an entrance and a living room. On the second floor is every family member's room. They enjoy listening to music and reading books. On the first underground floor is the ruin of people's memories. The room filled with darkness is the second underground floor.

    Memories   Book   Reading  
  • If Edgar Allan Poe were alive today, his agent would be constantly slapping him upside the head with tightly rolled copies of his brilliant short stories and novelettes, yelling, 'Full-length novels, you moron! Pay attention! What's the matter with you -- are you shooting heroin or something? Write for the market! No more of this midlength 'Fall of the House of Usher' crap

    Fall   Writing   Yelling  
  • My dream was to eventually make movies. To be part of the fairy tales, stories and novels I loved reading so much growing up.

  • I could fall in love with a sumo wrestler if he told stories and made me laugh. Obviously, it would be easier if someone was African-American and lived next door and went to the same church. Because then I wouldn't have to translate.

    "No surrender" by Gary Younge, May 24, 2002.
  • Often I'll find clues to where the story might go by figuring out where the characters would rather not go.

  • I'm absolutely flooded with a raucous energy to get out into the world and tell my story again. I feel like this is spring. After a period of shriveling, out come the leaves.

    Spring   Energy   Stories  
  • Americans like to believe we can overcome all obstacles and always triumph in the end, but that's not real life and a steady diet of stories like that will give you a pretty unhealthy view of reality.

    Real   Believe   Views  
  • Telling my story is to empower people to believe in their own power. We have so much power individually.

  • Think of something you really care about. Then add hour to hour and calculate the fraction of your life that you've actually spent in doing it. And then calculate the time you've spent on things like shaving, riding to and fro on buses, waiting in railway junctions, swapping dirty stories, and reading the newspapers.

    George Orwell (1986). “Coming Up for Air”, Harvill Secker
  • It's not my business to remedy deaths! It's my business to tell stories. Lyra and the other heroines didn't come with placards saying, "Make this a feminist story!" I'm glad people enjoy seeing a female protagonist in a big adventure story, but I didn't do it for political reasons.

  • My parents and I always put great emphasis on telling stories that appeal to a child's sense of humor.

  • One of the silliest lines ever said in a feature film came from Love Story, the 1970s hit, which immortalized the phrase, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." There are few people who would actually want to share a life with someone who held that concept near and dear.

    Sorry   Mean   People  
  • I have a great story to tell and I tell it well. No holds barred.

    Stories   Wells  
  • How [stories] are told, who tells them, when they’re told, how many stories are told — are really dependent on power.

    "The danger of a single story". TED Talk, July, 2009.
  • Metaphor is our mental root of imagination and language. Arnold Kozak offers fertile metaphors for growing your knowledge of the Buddhadharma. If you contemplate these brief stories, your emotional intelligence and mindfulness will develop effortlessly from the insights they provide.

  • As the mother of six, Karen Santorum knows the power of stories to shape and mold the nature of our children. In Everyday Graces, Karen has complied a treasure chest of tales that helps us raise the next generation of children into adults of kind compassion. Everyday Graces is a must for families that desire their children to become people of character.

  • It's a privilege to have the career I have, to love every day and be following my passion, the stories that interest me, to remote locations and people. So nothing stops me from that - but yes, it seems redundant in documentary-filmmaker circles today to say the biggest struggle was financing.

  • There's the story, then there's the real story, then there's the story of how the story came to be told. Then there's what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too.

    Alastair Reynolds, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Baxter, Hannu Rajaniemi, Paul Graham Raven (2012). “Arc 1.1: The Future Always Wins”, p.39, Arc
  • About the only value the story of my life may have is to show that one can, even without any particular gifts, overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable if one is willing to face the fact that they must be overcome.

    Eleanor Roosevelt (1961). “Autobiography”
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