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A Good Story quotes by Richard D. Zanuck
#1. The technology is really where all of the changes have taken place, but the fundamentals of a good story being the basis of every good picture, and really the only basis still remains the rule, more so today, I think, because we've unfortunately weaned an audience from birth to kind of mindless movies. #Quote by Richard D. Zanuck
A Good Story quotes by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
#2. And my friend Karen remembers
as a little girl
studying Hebrew she inquired
of her refugee tutor who stroked his beard
and said in Yiddish "if there is a god
or if there isn't a god
a Jew studies"
isn't that a good story
beloved, but the woman in me
says that the poet lies
the poet can afford to lie #Quote by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
A Good Story quotes by James Payn
#3. As a rule, anyone who can tell a good story can write one, so there really need be no mistake about his qualification; such a man will be careful not to be wearisome, and to keep his point, or his catastrophe, well in hand. #Quote by James Payn
A Good Story quotes by Tom Roston
#4. And if you tell a good story, it feels is. A couple looked at this film and said it was the first time that they had ever felt that as they watched something, that they felt as if what they were watching was happening now rather than in the past. And that is the highest compliment someone could ever pay. They might say it was the greatest documentary ever, but it wouldn't be the same thing as it felt as if it was happening now. There was a familiarity. And that is what we wanted. We wanted to remove the distance between us. #Quote by Tom Roston
A Good Story quotes by Adam Johnson
#5. A good story feels both surprising and inevitable, fresh and familiar. #Quote by Adam Johnson
A Good Story quotes by William Bennett
#6. Nothing in recent years, on television or anywhere else, has improved on a good story that begins "Once upon a time ... " #Quote by William Bennett
A Good Story quotes by Donald Miller
#7. If you have a beautiful story, it has to have conflict. If you don't have conflict, it can't be a good story. #Quote by Donald Miller
A Good Story quotes by Donald Miller
#8. And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can't go back to being normal; you can't go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time. #Quote by Donald Miller
A Good Story quotes by Michael De Luca
#9. 'Social Network' is a good story with human experience connective tissue that makes it ageless. #Quote by Michael De Luca
A Good Story quotes by Nevien Shaabneh
#10. Good stories are living texts, and when policies, laws, and social fads change, a good story remains evidence of not only what once was, but what could be. #Quote by Nevien Shaabneh
A Good Story quotes by Beau Bridges
#11. My favorite roles usually have to do with the story, if it's a good story I usually enjoy doing the character. #Quote by Beau Bridges
A Good Story quotes by John Irving
#12. Again, Homer felt the nudge in his ribs, and Mr. Rose said, mildly, 'You all so uneducated – Homer's havin' a little fun with you.'
When the bottle of rum passed from man to man, Mr. Rose just passed it along.
'Don't the name Homer mean nothin' to you?' Mr. Rose asked the men.
'I think I heard of it,' the cook Black Pan said.
'Homer was the world's first storyteller!' Mr. Rose announced. The nudge at Homer's ribs was back, and Mr. Rose said, 'Our Homer knows a good story, too. #Quote by John Irving
A Good Story quotes by Donald Miller
#13. A character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it is the basic structure of a good story. #Quote by Donald Miller
A Good Story quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#14. It's a good story,' he said. He even grinned at me. 'I'll tell you.'
'Please,' I said.
And then he did. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
A Good Story quotes by Stephen King
#15. There are books full of great writing that don't have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story ... don't be like the book-snobs who won't do that. Read sometimes for the words
the language. Don't be like the play-it-safers who won't do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book. #Quote by Stephen King
A Good Story quotes by Jan Norris
#16. Being Southern isn't talking with an accent...or rocking on a porch while drinking sweet tea, or knowing how to tell a good story. It's how you're brought up -- with Southerners, family (blood kin or not) is sacred; you respect others and are polite nearly to a fault; you always know your place but are fierce about your beliefs. And food along with college football -- is darn near a religion. #Quote by Jan Norris
A Good Story quotes by Adam McKay
#17. The key is a good story. If you have a good story, you have enough emotional beats that you can hit. #Quote by Adam McKay
A Good Story quotes by Marcus Sedgwick
#18. The binary colour of words on a page give the sense of simplicity and clarity. But life doesn't work like that. And neither should a good story. A good story ought to leave a little grey behind, I think. #Quote by Marcus Sedgwick
A Good Story quotes by Donald Miller
#19. It's interesting that in the Bible, in the book of Ecclesiastes, the only practical advice given about living a meaningful life is to find a job you like, enjoy your marriage, and obey God. It's as though God is saying, Write a good story, take somebody with you, and let me help. #Quote by Donald Miller
A Good Story quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#20. No reporter worth his buttons will let the facts intrude on a good story. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
A Good Story quotes by Garret Dillahunt
#21. If it's a good story, then everybody is trying to tell it, everybody is better for it, and it's just more fun. #Quote by Garret Dillahunt
A Good Story quotes by Miranda A. Uyeh
#22. What is a good story?--one that keeps you spellbound and with good reason. #Quote by Miranda A. Uyeh
A Good Story quotes by Robert Hunter
#23. I walk away from writing what I consider to be a good song - with a good character, a good story in it - with all I'm gonna really get out of that song. My greatest pleasure is to create it, not to record it, not to hear anyone else play it, though that can be nice too. #Quote by Robert Hunter
A Good Story quotes by Edward Rutherfurd
#24. Writing historical novels can be dangerous. We need to be as accurate and as fair about the historical record as we can be, at the same time as creating our fictional characters and, hopefully, telling a good story. The challenge is weaving the fiction into the history. #Quote by Edward Rutherfurd
A Good Story quotes by Jerry Guarino
#25. Don't ruin a good story with the facts. #Quote by Jerry Guarino
A Good Story quotes by Derek Rydall
#26. It's never too late to tell a good story, to create a new myth that rouses us from our intoxicated slumber, that lifts us above the din of confusion and arms us against the weapons of mass distraction. #Quote by Derek Rydall
A Good Story quotes by Alessandro Baricco
#27. You're never really done for, as long as you've got a good story and someone to tell it to. #Quote by Alessandro Baricco
A Good Story quotes by Michael Lewis
#28. A man who can tell a good story can make a good living as a broker. #Quote by Michael Lewis
A Good Story quotes by Mac Barnett
#29. Not only is a good prank harmless, but, like a good story, it reveals an essential truth that would otherwise be hidden. #Quote by Mac Barnett
A Good Story quotes by Ellen Burstyn
#30. I sketched out a rough story for them and the director said, well it's a good story but we have the go-ahead from Universal to make this script and did I want to do it. I said no, and they left. #Quote by Ellen Burstyn
A Good Story quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#31. It was a good story, that of yours," said Beorn, "but I like it still better now I am sure it is true." The Hobbit #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Good Story quotes by Rebecca Wells
#32. I value humor, kindness, and the ability to tell a good story far more than money, status, or the kind of car someone drives. #Quote by Rebecca Wells
A Good Story quotes by Elizabeth Bard
#33. I almost never let reality get in the way of a good story. #Quote by Elizabeth Bard
A Good Story quotes by C.S. Lewis
#34. And she never could remember; and ever since that day what Lucy means by a good story is a story which reminds her of the forgotten story in the Magician's Book. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
A Good Story quotes by Chris Colfer
#35. Having something worth telling and a passion to tell it are what make you a good writer. I can't tell you how many times I've read novels or articles that used complicated words and witty wordplay to cover up the fact that they had absolutely no story to tell. A good story should be enjoyed; sometimes simplicity can go a long way. #Quote by Chris Colfer
A Good Story quotes by John Pentland Mahaffy
#36. Never tell a story because it is true: tell it because it is a good story. #Quote by John Pentland Mahaffy
A Good Story quotes by Deirdre O'Kane
#37. I kind of flew into a panic that somebody would have already owned the rights, because Christina Noble's life is such a good story. It took us two full years to get Christina to agree and sign the rights. #Quote by Deirdre O'Kane
A Good Story quotes by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
#38. A man with a good story is practically a king. #Quote by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
A Good Story quotes by George Orwell
#39. Aesthetic enthusiasm. Perception of beauty in the external world, or, on the other hand, in words and their right arrangement. Pleasure in the impact of one sound on another, in the firmness of good prose or the rhythm of a good story. Desire to share an experience which one feels is valuable and ought not to be missed. The aesthetic motive is very feeble in a lot of writers, but even a pamphleteer or writer of textbooks will have pet words and phrases which appeal to him for non-utilitarian reasons; or he may feel strongly about typography, width of margins, etc. Above the level of a railway guide, no book is quite free from aesthetic considerations. #Quote by George Orwell
A Good Story quotes by Wendy Jean
#40. Mama always did tell a good story, built a solid background, then deftly lead her engrossed listener through a series of doorways, enticing them in before delivering the coup de grâce. #Quote by Wendy Jean
A Good Story quotes by Viggo Mortensen
#41. To find a good story, you're generally going to find it in independent or lower budget movies ... I wouldn't mind doing a big budget movie if it had a great story. #Quote by Viggo Mortensen
A Good Story quotes by Cass McCombs
#42. I project love, music and love, and I pray for peace. A good song cuts straight to the heart; sometimes it doesn't need to be too many lines - of course, I do love a good story. #Quote by Cass McCombs
A Good Story quotes by Kevin Killian
#43. Even when it was happening to me, I thought, 'This will make a good story someday,' but now that I think of it, its story's not that good at all. More important than its plot, it's the quality of feeling that strikes me now-something out of this world, 'outlandish' in its literal sense. #Quote by Kevin Killian
A Good Story quotes by Brian Greene
#44. We all love a good story. We all love a tantalizing mystery. We all love the underdog pressing onward against seemingly insurmountable odds. We all, in one form or another, are trying to make sense of the world around us. And all of these elements lie at the core of modern physics. The story is among the grandest
the unfolding of the entire universe; the mystery is among the toughest
finding out how the cosmos came to be; the odds are among the most daunting
bipeds, newly arrived by cosmic time scales trying to reveal the secrets of the ages; and the quest is among the deepest
the search for fundamental laws to explain all we see and beyond, from the tiniest particles to the most distant galaxies. #Quote by Brian Greene
A Good Story quotes by Kate Klise
#45. As writers, we must keep throwing problems at our characters. Conflict is the heart of good storytelling. Hiking in nature along a twisting trail can remind us what a good story feels like. It's the opposite of a treadmill - or an interstate highway. #Quote by Kate Klise
A Good Story quotes by Dwayne Johnson
#46. With action films, it's great if it's not just driven by action, but by a good story and interesting characters, as well. Though, there's nothin' like kicking butt! #Quote by Dwayne Johnson
A Good Story quotes by Faye Hall
#47. Behind every drama is a good story ... behind every tear is the person who wrote it. #Quote by Faye Hall
A Good Story quotes by Frank Page
#48. But answers to questions this large and complex must be given the space of days and time to unfold themselves. By scrawling your own punctuation, forcing by suicide to turn the question mark into a period, you close out a sentence that still contains all the potential elements of a good story. You shut the book before it's had a chance to show you where God is going with all this background material. #Quote by Frank Page
A Good Story quotes by Jeanne Liedtka
#49. Storytelling is the difference between solving a problem and creating a cause. Lists solve a problem: Here's an issue we face, let's create a pro and con list about how to solve it and then pick the best option. A cause is something that ignites people and unites people. That is what a good story does: It creates a cause. #Quote by Jeanne Liedtka
A Good Story quotes by Julia Blake
#50. I have always felt that a good story is a good story, and that it transcends setting and genre #Quote by Julia Blake
A Good Story quotes by Val Edward Simone
#51. Learn to live, love and laugh ... And to enjoy a good story when there is one to be heard. #Quote by Val Edward Simone
A Good Story quotes by David Sedaris
#52. I mean, I'm always happy if I have, like, humiliating asshole things that I did. I think: Oh good, that's a good story. Because if you write about humiliating asshole things other people do it doesn't work as well. I mean, you can, but you can get away with it better if you talk about what an asshole you are. It's much easier. #Quote by David Sedaris
A Good Story quotes by Ken MacGregor
#53. A good story is like a road. If it's well put together, you don't notice the road at all; you just enjoy the ride. If the road is bad, you notice the whole way. #Quote by Ken MacGregor
A Good Story quotes by James Joyce
#54. ―When you kick out for yourself, Stephen―as I daresay you will one of these days―rememer, whatever you do, to mix with gentlemen. When I was a young fellow I tell you I enjoyed myself. I mixed with fine decent fellows. Everyone of us could lo something. One fellow had a good voice, another fellow was a good actor, another could sing a good comic song, another was a good oarsman or a good racket player, another could tell a good story and so on. We kept the ball rolling anyhow and enjoyed ourselves and saw a bit of life and we were none the worse of it either. But we were all gentlemen, Stephen―at least I hope we were―and bloody good honest Irishmen too. That's the kind of fellows I want you to associate with, fellows of the right kidney. I'm talking to you as a friend, Stephen. I don't believe a son should be afraid of his father. No, I treat you as your grandfather treated me when I was a young chap. We were more like brothers than father and son. I`ll never forget the first day he caught me smoking. I was standing at the end of the South Terrace one day with some maneens like myself and sure we thought we were grand fellows because we had pipes stuck in the corners of our mouths. Suddenly the governor passed. He didn't say a word, or stop even. But the next day, Sunday, we were out for a walk together and when we were coming home he took out his cigar case and said:―By the by, Simon, I didn't know you smoked, or something like that.―Of course I tried to carry it off as best #Quote by James Joyce
A Good Story quotes by John Boyega
#55. I'd like to be in anything that tells a good story and has an interesting character. #Quote by John Boyega
A Good Story quotes by Marina Warner
#56. Theories about world literature, of which fairy tale is a fundamental part, emphasize the porousness of borders, geographical and inguistic: no frontiercan keep a good story from roaming. It will travel, and travel far, and travel back again in a different guise, a changed mood, and, above all, a new meaning. #Quote by Marina Warner
A Good Story quotes by Roger C. Shank
#57. We can tell people abstract rules of thumb which we have derived from prior experiences, but it is very difficult for other people to learn from these. We have difficulty remembering such abstractions, but we can more easily remember a good story. Stories give life to past experience. Stories make the events in memory memorable to others and to ourselves. This is one of the reasons why people like to tell stories. #Quote by Roger C. Shank
A Good Story quotes by George R R Martin
#58. Davos enjoyed a good story as well as any man, but Stannis had not named him Hand for his enjoyment, he felt. His first duty was to help his king rule, and for that he must needs understand the words the ravens brought. The best way to learn a thing was to do it, he had found; sails or scrolls, it made no matter. #Quote by George R R Martin
A Good Story quotes by Sid Caesar
#59. The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one. #Quote by Sid Caesar
A Good Story quotes by Jean Hanff Korelitz
#60. A good story, a story resonant and remarkable, can be remade endlessly to tell new sides of itself for new generations of readers. #Quote by Jean Hanff Korelitz
A Good Story quotes by Spike Lee
#61. I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets. #Quote by Spike Lee
A Good Story quotes by Margot Asquith
#62. The announcement that you are going to tell a good story (and the chuckle that precedes it) is always a dangerous opening. #Quote by Margot Asquith
A Good Story quotes by Stephen King
#63. As a rule, I don't worry about genre. I just want to tell a good story, with characters that interest me and my readers. #Quote by Stephen King
A Good Story quotes by Drew Roy
#64. In my opinion, visual effects are great when it compliments a good story, and action is great when it compliments a good story, but just to have them for the sake of having them, it gets a little boring, especially if you're talking a TV series. At least with a movie that's an hour and a half to two hours, you see it and you're impressed, and then you're out. With a series, if it's only that, week after week after week, there's nothing there to bring you back. You have to get invested in the characters and care about them and want to follow them. #Quote by Drew Roy
A Good Story quotes by Karen Thompson Walker
#65. A good story, just like a good sentence, does more than one job at once. That's what literature is: a story that does more than tell a story, a story that manages to reflect in some way the multilayered texture of life itself. #Quote by Karen Thompson Walker
A Good Story quotes by Dan B. Allender
#66. We're in the presence of a good story when the flaw that shatters shalom is also the doorway to redemption... Whether it be our own flaw or the sin of others, God uses the raw material of sin to create the edifice of his redeemed glory.

The point cannot be overemphasized: your plight is also your redemption. The Bible assumes that its stories are also our story... We are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Their stories are a paradigm of our own. Each of us is called, redeemed, and exiled - again and again. #Quote by Dan B. Allender
A Good Story quotes by Lisa Moore
#67. I think about how much of a good story seems to happen elsewhere, off the canvas or screen or page, in Europe or a backwater New Brunswick town, in what is left unsaid. A word on the tip of the tongue, ungraspable. The teasing smush of a feather boa over naked breasts in a striptease. #Quote by Lisa Moore
A Good Story quotes by Cassandra Clare
#68. Not every bit of a good story is true," said Lucie. Her cheeks were bright pink. The air had become chill; Cordelia pulled her cloak around her. "It's the story that's important. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
A Good Story quotes by Patrick Carman
#69. For kids, multitasking electronically is common. But they are totally focused. You can tell a good story, and they listen. #Quote by Patrick Carman
A Good Story quotes by Lev Grossman
#70. The truth doesn't always make a good story, does it? #Quote by Lev Grossman
A Good Story quotes by Garret Dillahunt
#71. I just like a good story. I want the story to be good and I want the character to be different than the last one I played. That's not always possible, but that's what I want. #Quote by Garret Dillahunt
A Good Story quotes by Walt Disney Company
#72. A good story can take you on a fantastic journey. #Quote by Walt Disney Company
A Good Story quotes by Kurt Angle
#73. Amateur wrestling, you can go by instinct. Pro wrestling, you have to memorize, and you have to go by what moves you said you were going to do. Sometimes you have to feel the crowd and do the moves at the right time and know the timing and tell a good story. #Quote by Kurt Angle
A Good Story quotes by R.L. Raymond
#74. A good story is like a well-placed punch: quick, effective, and impossible to ignore. #Quote by R.L. Raymond
A Good Story quotes by Michael Arndt
#75. In terms of writing characters or stories, at least initially, there's no difference between live-action and animation. A good story is a good story, whatever the medium. #Quote by Michael Arndt
A Good Story quotes by Leanne Pooley
#76. I see myself as a storyteller, I don't mind if the story is fact or fiction, if it's a good story I'd like to tell it. #Quote by Leanne Pooley
A Good Story quotes by Colin Firth
#77. I do think a good story in a novel is fair game and there's nothing wrong with adapting that. It sometimes gets a bit facile where they think: "Let's get the next best-seller and see if we can turn it into a film." #Quote by Colin Firth
A Good Story quotes by Rod Steiger
#78. I didn't ever think of it as a social thing at the time. I took it as a good story. Maybe because I've always been kind of progressive so I never thought of it, you know. #Quote by Rod Steiger
A Good Story quotes by Amy Hempel
#79. I do feel that if you can write one good sentence and then another good sentence and then another, you end up with a good story. #Quote by Amy Hempel
A Good Story quotes by Robert Southey
#80. I have heard a good story of Charles Fox. When his house was on fire, he found all efforts to save it useless, and, being a good draughtsman, he went up to the next hill to make a drawing of the fire,
the best instance of philosophy I ever heard of. #Quote by Robert Southey
A Good Story quotes by George Bryan Polivka
#81. The Legend of the Firefish,first in the Trophy Chase Trilogy by George Bryan Polivka, is a winner ... filled with action,adventure, danger, intrigue,surprise,suspense ... The characters Polivka created are fresh and interesting ... A must read for fantasy lovers, and a highly recommended drating for others who want a good story.
Rebecca LuElla Miller
A Christian Worldview of Fiction
Website #Quote by George Bryan Polivka
A Good Story quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#82. A good story should change the way you see the world. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
A Good Story quotes by Adam Johnson
#83. Writing is hard work, and if anything's true about the process, it's that fact that a good story is hard to find and even trickier to get on paper. What's less romantic than staring alone at a blank screen? And edgy? I've changed the cat little because I didn't know what my characters were going to say next. #Quote by Adam Johnson
A Good Story quotes by Tobin Bell
#84. I'm very happy to be a part of a very successful piece of art, as the 'Saw' films have been. One gets into this to participate. It's the coming together of a good story. So, that aspect of it has been just splendid. It really has nothing to do with me or my popularity. I'm fascinated. #Quote by Tobin Bell
A Good Story quotes by Stephen King
#85. How does it happen that a writer who's not even very good - and I can say that, I've read four or five of his books - gets to be in charge of the world's destiny? Or of the entire universe's?"

If he's not very good, why didn't you stop at one?"

Mrs. Tassenbaum smiled. "Touché. He is readable, I'll give him that - tells a good story... #Quote by Stephen King
A Good Story quotes by Jason Patric
#86. You can take a handful of dollars, a good story, and people with passion and make a movie that will stand up against any $70 million movie. #Quote by Jason Patric
A Good Story quotes by Tiger Woods
#87. Sensationalism sells: Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. #Quote by Tiger Woods
A Good Story quotes by David McRaney
#88. How do you separate fantasy from reality? How can you be sure the story of your life both from long ago and minute to minute is true? There is a pleasant vindication to be found when you accept that you can't. No one can, yet we persist and thrive. Who you think you are is sort of like a movie based on true events, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The details may be embellished, but the big picture, the general idea, is probably a good story worth hearing about. #Quote by David McRaney
A Good Story quotes by David Levithan
#89. Every ounce of his soul tells him this will make a good story to tell his friends - an anecdote in the biography, an incident in the life. But part of the sorrow he feels - and it is that - comes from the distance he sees between himself and the storytelling, the hole that has ripped open between the here and the there. #Quote by David Levithan
A Good Story quotes by Nancy Gibbs
#90. I don't think it's necessary to shout if you have a good story. But I also don't think you should shy away from being bold in the statement that you're making. #Quote by Nancy Gibbs
A Good Story quotes by Roberta Williams
#91. A good story never dies. #Quote by Roberta Williams
A Good Story quotes by Richard Ford
#92. You can't write ... on the strength of influence. You can only write a good story or a good novel by yourself. #Quote by Richard Ford
A Good Story quotes by Gene Siskel
#93. That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story. #Quote by Gene Siskel
A Good Story quotes by Drew Waters
#94. It's the purest form of silver and our tagline is "Taking the 'except fors' out of movies." We're trying to make movies with pure story - without the derogatory sex, violence and language to (rely on) a good story. #Quote by Drew Waters
A Good Story quotes by Uzo Aduba
#95. My only want and wish, really, was to tell a good story. I wanted to do good work, tell a good story, and give the character a voice. Those were my only expectations. #Quote by Uzo Aduba
A Good Story quotes by Tiffany Baker
#96. Do you want to know the difference between a good story and the truth? ... The little bits, Robert Morgan.That's all. If you get those right, you can get away with murder. #Quote by Tiffany Baker
A Good Story quotes by Debasish Mridha
#97. A good story is always written with the tears of tragedies and triumphs, and the love and kindness of our lives. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
A Good Story quotes by Noah Hawley
#98. 'Downton Abbey' didn't have the impact it had just because it was a good story about people. It was something about that period and that world that was fascinating to people on a level that wasn't just as an entertainment. #Quote by Noah Hawley
A Good Story quotes by Lauren Beukes
#99. Fiction is about telling a good story, first and foremost. But of course, everything I'm interested in or angry about leaks into my writing, from art to violence against women. #Quote by Lauren Beukes
A Good Story quotes by Keanu Reeves
#100. The anti-hero or hero usually has a journey or quest so they are interesting as you find out what's going to happen, what they are looking for. What are they trying to do? Sometimes what they do is heroic or comes with a price or sacrifice or maybe the way they do things isn't so great and that's when they become anti-heroes. But the journey of an anti-hero combined with a good story done well is always worthwhile. #Quote by Keanu Reeves
A Good Story quotes by Maggie Nelson
#101. I like writing that puts the needle right into the vein. I don't think, when I'm writing, "Tell a good story" or "find a meaning." I'm thinking phrase by phrase, make it tight, make it good. Get the idea out in language I can bear. I think there's something musical about being impatient with boring sentences - it's not that I don't have boring sentences, God knows I do, but I'm impatient with them. #Quote by Maggie Nelson
A Good Story quotes by Tony DiTerlizzi
#102. I don't look at stories in genres. A good story is a good story, no matter what planet it happens on, whether the characters are mice or human or whatever. That's how I look at it. #Quote by Tony DiTerlizzi
A Good Story quotes by Teryl Rothery
#103. I love comedy. I love to make people laugh. (But) anything that's telling a good story makes me happy. So, I just like to be part of the storytelling process. #Quote by Teryl Rothery
A Good Story quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#104. Sometimes the rules of writing get in the way of a good story told. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
A Good Story quotes by Avi
#105. In my books I try to tell a good story, not give messages. #Quote by Avi
A Good Story quotes by Steven Heighton
#106. It's no sin to tell a good story. #Quote by Steven Heighton
A Good Story quotes by John William Tuohy
#107. Henry read it and said, "A story has to have three things. They are a beginning, a middle and an end. They don't have to be in that order. You can start a story at the end or end it in the middle. There are no rules on that except where you, the author, decide to put all three parts. Your story has a beginning and an end. But it's good. Go put in a middle and bring it back to me."
I went away encouraged, rewrote the story and returned it to him two days later. Again he looked it over and said, "It's a good story but it lacks a bullet-between-the-eyes opening. Your stories should always have a knock-'em-dead opening." Then, looking with exaggerated suspicion around the crime-prone denizens of the room with an exaggerated suspicion, he said loudly, "I don't mean that literally. #Quote by John William Tuohy
A Good Story quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#108. But it wouldn't have half the power of a story in which Jamie and Claire truly conquer real evil and thus show what real love is. Real love has real costs - and they're worth it. I've always said all my books have a shape, and Outlander's internal geometry consists of three slightly overlapping triangles. The apex of each triangle is one of the three emotional climaxes of the book: 1) when Claire makes her wrenching choice at the stones and stays with Jamie, 2) when she saves Jamie from Wentworth, and 3) when she saves his soul at the abbey. It would still be a good story if I'd had only 1 and 2 - but (see above), the Rule of Three. A story that goes one, two, three, has a lot more impact than just a one–two punch. #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
A Good Story quotes by Kate DiCamillo
#109. Alison [McGhee] and I have known each other since the summer of 2001. One evening we were sitting around talking about how we wished we had a good story to work on. Alison said: Why don't we work on a story together? I said: A story about what? And Alison said: A story about a short girl and a tall girl. #Quote by Kate DiCamillo
A Good Story quotes by Stephen King
#110. And, of course, one of the great true facts of the world is this: for every old-timer who dies, there's a new old-timer coming along. And a good story never dies; it is always passed down. #Quote by Stephen King
A Good Story quotes by Anne Hathaway
#111. Mellow doesn't always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life. #Quote by Anne Hathaway
A Good Story quotes by Ruth Rendell
#112. I just want to tell a good story, so I always ask myself, 'Are these people real to me?' #Quote by Ruth Rendell
A Good Story quotes by Frank Delaney
#113. First a piece of Irish wisdom: you should always listen to a bookie. For they have a saying, 'Money tells a good story,' and somewhere in their odds is a kind of science-fiction existentialism that decrees that we, the people, know everything. In other words, betting patterns often make for good, unconscious soothsaying. #Quote by Frank Delaney
A Good Story quotes by Mehek Bassi
#114. A good story or a book is all about it's power to hold it's readers still till the very last word of it's climax - complexity in language, dialogues, descriptions, everything else is secondary! #Quote by Mehek Bassi
A Good Story quotes by Chili Davis
#115. My sister is a good story of resiliency. She had a full ride at UC Davis, but she left school to go to the Philippines - and then she decided to go back to school in her 40s, which surprised me. She went to UC Berkeley, and I think she was one of two African Americans in her class at Haas. She's really impressive. #Quote by Chili Davis
A Good Story quotes by Yahtzee Croshaw
#116. A good story is like a good bowel movement: it's only really satisfying once it's ended, because if you just keep going eventually your body runs out of shit and moves on to pushing all your internal organs out your sphincter until only a foul smelling shell remains and anyone who wants to get into your incredibly long poo gets turned off because they have to go through all the poo up until that point to have the necessary context. #Quote by Yahtzee Croshaw
A Good Story quotes by Matt Stone
#117. We don't feel pressure of, 'Let's make this really raunchy.' It's more about making a good story, which is 10 times harder. The raunchy stuff's really easy for us. #Quote by Matt Stone
A Good Story quotes by John Lasseter
#118. The way the films look will never entertain an audience alone. It has to be in the service of a good story with great characters. #Quote by John Lasseter
A Good Story quotes by Big Boi
#119. The elements of a good story are most definitely details, little bitty details. That does it, especially when you're describing, when you're setting the scene and everything. It's like you're painting a picture, so details are very important. Also, the music gotta be right. The music can really set the tone for the story and let you know what the story is gonna be about, but definitely, it's the vibe in the place where you at and the detail. #Quote by Big Boi
A Good Story quotes by Alan Lightman
#120. Another strand of my writing is the importance of the idea. If you think about fiction writing as a spectrum, where at one end of the spectrum in the infrared, are the story tellers, and the people for whom creation of wonderful characters and telling a good story is the most important thing. #Quote by Alan Lightman
A Good Story quotes by Suzanne Collins
#121. All the writing elements are the same. You need to tell a good story ... You've got good characters ... People think there's some dramatic difference between writing 'Little Bear' and the 'Hunger Games,' and as a writer, for me, there isn't. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
A Good Story quotes by Palmer Luckey
#122. A good story needs conflict, and virtual reality is a great hypothetical way to create conflict ... In some ways, the future is going to be more boring than we think. #Quote by Palmer Luckey
A Good Story quotes by Daniel Kahneman
#123. Most importantly, of course, we all care intensely for the narrative of our own life and very much want it to be a good story, with a decent hero. #Quote by Daniel Kahneman
A Good Story quotes by Roger Sutton
#124. if you want to convince children of the power of books, don't tell them stories are good. Tell them a good story. #Quote by Roger Sutton
A Good Story quotes by Joe Hill
#125. I feel like most folks want a book they feel like they have time to finish. You don't want to start A Game of Thrones when you might catch fire all of a sudden. There's something horribly unfair about dying in the middle of a good story, before you have a chance to see how it all comes out. Of course, I suppose everyone always dies in the middle of a good story, in a sense. Your own story. Or the story of your children. Or your grandchildren. Death is a raw deal for narrative junkies. Around #Quote by Joe Hill
A Good Story quotes by Jay Kristoff
#126. My father used to say the art of telling a good story lies in knowing when to stop. Keep talking long enough, you'll find there's no such thing as a happy ending. #Quote by Jay Kristoff
A Good Story quotes by C.S. Lewis
#127. The first business of a story is to be a good story. When Our Lord made a wheel in the carpenter shop, depend upon it: It was first and foremost a good wheel.

Don't try to 'bring in' specifically Christian bits: if God wants you to serve him in that way (He may not: there are different vocations) you will find it coming in of its own accord.

Any honest workmanship (whether making stories, shoes, or rabbit hutches) can be done to the glory of God. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
A Good Story quotes by John Irving
#128. I believe in plot, in development of character, in the effect of the passage of time, in a good story - better than something you might find in the newspaper. And I believe a novel should be as complicated and involved as you're capable of making it. #Quote by John Irving
A Good Story quotes by Sam Hunt
#129. A good story gives you more of a license to be forward and progressive with the music. #Quote by Sam Hunt
A Good Story quotes by Henry Taylor
#130. An imaginative man is apt to see, in his life, the story of his life; and is thereby led to conduct himself in life in such a manner as to make a good story of it rather than a good life. #Quote by Henry Taylor
A Good Story quotes by Austin Grossman
#131. Little Red Riding Hood was a good story, but it wasn't interactive. Sooner or later I wanted to say 'no, I may be Red Riding Hood but I don't care about my grandmother; what I want is heroin and only heroin,' whereas the game had only 'over the river and through the woods' to offer me. Which was a good story, it just might not me mine. #Quote by Austin Grossman
A Good Story quotes by Donald Miller
#132. A good story makes you thankful to be alive because it reminds you that while sometimes painful, life is indeed beautiful and even magical. #Quote by Donald Miller
A Good Story quotes by H.L. Mencken
#133. What are the hallmarks of a competent writer of fiction? The first, it seems to me, is that he should be immensely interested in human beings, and have an eye sharp enough to see into them, and a hand clever enough to draw them as they are. The second is that he should be able to set them in imaginary situations which display the contents of their psyches effectively, and so carry his reader swiftly and pleasantly from point to point of what is called a good story. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
A Good Story quotes by Melanie Benjamin
#134. Most readers of historical fiction are content to just get caught up in a good story, and that is what I want to do as an author. I am not concerned with people knowing exactly what I made up and what is real. #Quote by Melanie Benjamin
A Good Story quotes by Victor J. Banis
#135. A good story is a dream shared by the author and the reader. Anything that wakes the reader from the dream is a mortal sin. #Quote by Victor J. Banis
A Good Story quotes by Anne McCaffrey
#136. A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it. #Quote by Anne McCaffrey
A Good Story quotes by Lana Del Rey
#137. I've been reading tabloids since I was nine. I love a good story. #Quote by Lana Del Rey
A Good Story quotes by Augusten Burroughs
#138. I tend to really enjoy being swept up in fiction. I love a good story and I admire fiction authors. #Quote by Augusten Burroughs
A Good Story quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
#139. She ain't a fact and neither do she make a good story when you tell about her. #Quote by Zora Neale Hurston
A Good Story quotes by David Eddings
#140. I'm a storyteller, not a prophet. I'm just interested in a good story. #Quote by David Eddings
A Good Story quotes by Alma Alexander
#141. Original, pacy, and hugely entertaining-Seanan McGuire knows how to tell a good story! #Quote by Alma Alexander
A Good Story quotes by Ben Stein
#142. When Hollywood sees a good story about a man who sells confidence, they see themselves and they like it. #Quote by Ben Stein
A Good Story quotes by Austin Kleon
#143. Everybody loves a good story, but good storytelling doesn't come easy to everybody. It's a skill that takes a lifetime to master. So study the great stories and then go find some of your own. Your stories will get better the more you tell them. #Quote by Austin Kleon
A Good Story quotes by J.R. Moehringer
#144. Do you know why God invented writers? Because he loves a good story. And he doesn't give a damn about the words. Words are the curain we've hung between him and our true selves. Try not to think about the words. Don't strin for the perfect sentence. There's no such thing. Writing si guesswork. Every sentence is an educated guess, the readers as much as yours. #Quote by J.R. Moehringer
A Good Story quotes by Janet Malcolm
#145. A fundamental rule of journalism, which is to tell a story and stick to it. The narratives of journalism (significantly called "stories"), like those of mythology and folklore, derive their power from their firm, undeviating sympathies and antipathies. Cinderella must remain good and the stepsisters bad. "Second stepsister not so bad after all" is not a good story. #Quote by Janet Malcolm
A Good Story quotes by Jonathan Yardley
#146. Nothing except love itself touches us so intimately and forcibly as a good story told exactly right. #Quote by Jonathan Yardley
A Good Story quotes by Gail Carson Levine
#147. Why do you keep reading a book? Usually to find out what happens. Why do you give up and stop reading it? There may be lots of reasons. But often the answer is you don't care what happens. So what makes the difference between caring and not caring? The author's cruelty. And the reader's sympathy ... it takes a mean author to write a good story. #Quote by Gail Carson Levine
A Good Story quotes by Gary Krist
#148. Many critics, when trying to praise a short-story collection, will say that it has the heft and scope of a good novel. But for me, one of the highest compliments you can pay a novel is to say that it has the rich texture and eloquent detail of a good story collection. #Quote by Gary Krist
A Good Story quotes by Melissa Jensen
#149. Nonna tucked each of her hands into the opposite sleeve, a wizened Confucius in a leopard bathrobe. "Michelangleo, he goes. For days and days he stays away from Elisabetta. The other girls, the prettier girls, have hope again. And then, there he goes once more, carrying only his nonno's ugly old glass-his telescope-and a bag of figs. These he lays at her feet.
"'I see you,' he tells her. 'Every day for months, I watch. I see you. Where you sit, the sea is calm and dolphins swim near you. I see your mended net looks like a lady's lace. I see you dance in the rain before you run home. I see the jewel mosaic you leave to be scattered and remade again and again, piu bella than gold and pearls. You are piu bella than any other, queen of the sea.
"'You do not need silk or pearls. I see that. But they are yours if you wish. I am yours if you wish.If you like what you see.' He gives her the glass. She takes it. Then she asks, 'What about the figs? My bisnonno, he laughs. 'It might take time, your looking to see if you like me. I bring lunch.'" Nonna slapped her knee again, clearly delighted with little Michelangelo's humor. "There is the love story. You like it?"
I swallowed another yawn. "Si, Nonna.It's a good story." I couldn't resist. "But...a talking seagull? A dolphin guide? That kinda stretches the truth, dontcha think?"
Nonna shrugged. "All truth, not all truth, does it matter? My nonno Guillermo came to Michelangelo and Elisabetta, then my papa Euplio to h #Quote by Melissa Jensen
A Good Story quotes by Sonia Sotomayor
#150. Neither is a memoir the same as a biography, which aims for the most objective, factual account of a life. A memoir, as I understand it, makes no pretense of denying its subjectivity. Its matter is one person's memory, and memory by nature is selective and colored by emotion. Others who participated in the events I describe will no doubt remember some details differently, though I hope we would agree on the essential truths. I have taken no liberties with the past as I remember it, used no fictional devices beyond reconstructing conversations from memory. I have not blended characters, or bent chronology to convenience. And yet I have tried to tell a good story. #Quote by Sonia Sotomayor
A Good Story quotes by Jennifer Senior
#151. And if that's the case
if we are our remembering selves
then it matters far less how we feel moment to moment with our children. They play rich and crucial roles in our life stories, generating both outsize highs and outsize lows. Without such complexity, we don't feel like we've amounted to much. "You don't have a good story until something deviates from the expected," says McAdams. "And raising children leads to some pretty unexpected happenings. #Quote by Jennifer Senior
A Good Story quotes by Donald Miller
#152. The same principles that make up a good story also make up a good life. #Quote by Donald Miller
A Good Story quotes by Craig L. Rice
#153. The Empire State Building was tall. So what? Just proved New York builders didn't know when to stop at a good story. #Quote by Craig L. Rice
A Good Story quotes by Samantha Silva
#154. ...a good biography tells us the truth about a person; a good story, the truth about ourselves. #Quote by Samantha Silva
A Good Story quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#155. I write novellas, short books, whatever. I set out to write a good story not write a dictionary. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
A Good Story quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers
#156. …After all, it isn't really difficult to write books. Especially if you either write a rotten story in good English or a good story in rotten English, which is as far as most people seem to get nowadays. #Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers
A Good Story quotes by Kathy Bates
#157. We all love to hear a good story. We save our stories in books. We save our books in libraries. Libraries are the storyhouses full of all those stories and secrets. #Quote by Kathy Bates
A Good Story quotes by Isabella Stewart Gardner
#158. Don't spoil a good story by telling the truth. #Quote by Isabella Stewart Gardner
A Good Story quotes by Sara Maitland
#159. The whole tradition of [oral] story telling is endangered by modern technology. Although telling stories is a very fundamental human attribute, to the extent that psychiatry now often treats 'narrative loss' -- the inability to construct a story of one's own life -- as a loss of identity or 'personhood,' it is not natural but an art form -- you have to learn to tell stories. The well-meaning mother is constantly frustrated by the inability of her child to answer questions like 'What did you do today?' (to which the answer is usually a muttered 'nothing' -- but the 'nothing' is cover for 'I don't know how to tell a good story about it, how to impose a story shape on the events'). To tell stories, you have to hear stories and you have to have an audience to hear the stories you tell. Oral story telling is economically unproductive -- there is no marketable product; it is out with the laws of patents and copyright; it cannot easily be commodified; it is a skill without monetary value. And above all, it is an activity requiring leisure -- the oral tradition stands squarely against a modern work ethic....Traditional fairy stories, like all oral traditions, need the sort of time that isn't money.

"The deep connect between the forests and the core stories has been lost; fairy stories and forests have been moved into different categories and, isolated, both are at risk of disappearing, misunderstood and culturally undervalued, 'useless' in the sense of 'financially unprofi #Quote by Sara Maitland
A Good Story quotes by Steven D. Levitt
#160. A story, meanwhile, fills out the picture. It uses data, statistical or otherwise, to portray a sense of magnitude; without data, we have no idea how a story fits into the larger scheme of things. A good story also includes the passage of time, to show the degree of constancy or change; without a time frame, we can't judge whether we're looking at something truly noteworthy or just an anomalous blip. And a story lays out a daisy chain of events, to show the causes that lead up to a particular situation and the consequences that result from it. #Quote by Steven D. Levitt
A Good Story quotes by Blake Mycoskie
#161. When you have a memorable story about who you are and what your mission is, your success no longer depends on how experienced you are or how many degrees you have or who you know. A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers, and opens doors. #Quote by Blake Mycoskie
A Good Story quotes by Harrison Ford
#162. I think American films right now are suffering from an excess of scale. Lots of movies we're seeing now are more akin to video games than stories about human life and relationships. Twelve- to 20-year-olds are maybe the largest economic force in the US movie business. I'm not a very nostalgic person - but I enjoy a good story. #Quote by Harrison Ford
A Good Story quotes by Tom Spanbauer
#163. God made man because he loves to hear stories, Alessandro said. That's a good story, huh? #Quote by Tom Spanbauer
A Good Story quotes by Jennifer Close
#164. No one really knew what went on in her relationship with Mike. No one even really knew her. Maybe she loved Mike more than he liked her. And wasn't that horrible? Wasn't that sad? But people forgot about that. They didn't see a tragedy, just a good story. To them, it was just some girl to point to and say, "Well, at least my life isn't as fucked up at that". #Quote by Jennifer Close
A Good Story quotes by Jennifer Donnelly
#165. Isn't that what a good story does? It pulls you in and never lets you go. #Quote by Jennifer Donnelly
A Good Story quotes by Kara Hayward
#166. Anything with a good story and characters I think would be great. #Quote by Kara Hayward
A Good Story quotes by George R R Martin
#167. There was one knight," said Meera, "in the year of the false spring. The Knight of the Laughing Tree, they called him. He might have been a crannogman, that one." "Or not." Jojen's face was dappled with green shadows. "Prince Bran has heard that tale a hundred times, I'm sure." "No," said Bran. "I haven't. And if I have it doesn't matter. Sometimes Old Nan would tell the same story she'd told before, but we never minded, if it was a good story. Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to #Quote by George R R Martin
A Good Story quotes by Condola Rashad
#168. I really want to do film, but I want to do the right film. The truth for me is that I'm really driven by stories. So there are stories I want to tell, and if it's a good story then I want to do it, whatever genre it is. #Quote by Condola Rashad
A Good Story quotes by Anonymous
#169. Unfortunately, "learning" is the oldest excuse in the book for a failure of execution. It's what managers fall back on when they fail to achieve the results we promised.Entrepreneurs, under pressure to succeed, are wildly creative when it comes to demonstrating what we have learned. We can all tell a good story when our job, career, or reputation depends on it #Quote by Anonymous
A Good Story quotes by Josh Hartnett
#170. I look for the character to be something interesting, the script to have a good story and be original, and a director that I admire. #Quote by Josh Hartnett
A Good Story quotes by David Liss
#171. Oh yeah, I grew up with comics. You know, I always like to describe myself as a 'narrative junkie.' I love novels, I love comics, movies, TV. If it's a good story, I'm hooked. #Quote by David Liss
A Good Story quotes by Terry Pratchett
#172. We pride ourselves on making a good history of our lives, a good story to be told. And #Quote by Terry Pratchett
A Good Story quotes by Neal H. Moritz
#173. I've done so many movies with first-time directors, and honestly I just go with gut instinct. People that usually can tell me a good story, and talk to me about why the movie is the movie they want to make. I just go with my gut. #Quote by Neal H. Moritz
A Good Story quotes by Jamie Tworkowski
#174. Perhaps you can relate to feeling in the middle, to having questions in the air. I don't know about you, but I hope to live a good story. To see things invisible and watch them come to life. The critics will probably always be there calling us fools or crooks, but we should just keep going. They can't see what we see and the are not the thing that drives us. #Quote by Jamie Tworkowski
A Good Story quotes by James Dashner
#175. Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story. #Quote by James Dashner
A Good Story quotes by Daniel Kahneman
#176. An individual who expresses high confidence probably has a good story, which may or may not be true. #Quote by Daniel Kahneman
A Good Story quotes by Megan Alexander
#177. I want to be known for good work first. A good story and good delivery is just that - period. #Quote by Megan Alexander
A Good Story quotes by Karl Wiggins
#178. In the village there was a man whose job it was to clear up all the shit from the holes in the ground. He used to collect it in a big copper pan and walk off with it balanced on his head. Proud that he's got a job.
All the kids run behind him and dance in front of him shouting, "Shithead! Shithead!" and laughing those little African laughs.
Whenever he gets a chance he puts his hand in the shit pan on his head and flicks shit at them. They all run away laughing, but apparently, he's quite a good aim, occasionally catching a kid right in the face with shit.
This, apparently, is a daily occurrence, and I thought it was quite a good story. #Quote by Karl Wiggins
A Good Story quotes by F.S. Michaels
#179. A good story, well told, makes you realize you were yearning for something you had no name for, something you didn't even know you wanted. #Quote by F.S. Michaels
A Good Story quotes by Raymond Chandler
#180. A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled. #Quote by Raymond Chandler
A Good Story quotes by Leni Zumas
#181. In general, teaching writing makes me a far better reader because there's so many ways to write a good sentence or a good story, and as a teacher I'm obliged to consider them all, rather than staying in the safety of my own tendencies. #Quote by Leni Zumas
A Good Story quotes by Marla Miniano
#182. You can't help wondering if this is the year that you'd be getting a good story again. It was the same thing you wondered last year, and the year before that, and the year before that. In light of everything and in spite of everything, it seems foolish to expect and demand for anything. It seems foolish to even hope. Yet, you still do. #Quote by Marla Miniano
A Good Story quotes by Robert Rodriguez
#183. If you create a good story that has a lot of story value ... I think audiences like that. It's why they stick with the same TV show over and over. #Quote by Robert Rodriguez
A Good Story quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#184. You've told a good story in a skillful manner. I like it that you haven't moralized about your heroine's mistakes. You've made it difficult for the reader not to sympathize with her."
"I sympathize with her," Amanda said frankly. "I've always thought it would be the worst kind of horror to be trapped in a loveless marriage. So many women are forced to marry because of pure economics. If more women were able to support themselves, there would be fewer reluctant brides and unhappy wives."
"Why, Miss Briars," he said softly. "How unconventional of you."
She countered his amusement with a perplexed frown. "It's only sensible, really."
He realized suddenly that this was the key to understanding her. Amanda was so doggedly practical that she was willing to discard the hypocrisies and stale social attitudes that most people accepted without thinking. Why, indeed, should a woman marry just because it was the expected thing to do, if she were able to choose otherwise?
"Perhaps most women think it is easier to marry than support themselves," he said, deliberately provoking her.
"Easier?" she snorted. "I've never seen a shred of evidence that spending the rest of one's days in domestic drudgery is any easier than working at some trade. What women need is more education, more choices, and then they will be able to consider options for themselves other than marriage. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
A Good Story quotes by Jorge Garcia
#185. I have been sent three or four scripts for television series, but there wasn't anything I really wanted to do. I want to tell a good story, whether it's a TV show, a movie, whatever. That's really my No. 1 criteria. #Quote by Jorge Garcia
A Good Story quotes by Kirsten McCurran
#186. When I write, I'm looking to turn you on and tell a good story. No more, no less. No lofty goals here. #Quote by Kirsten McCurran
A Good Story quotes by Dennis Quaid
#187. I look for a good story. Usually the best stories are the ones that are unbelievably true. 'Soul Surfer' is one of those stories. #Quote by Dennis Quaid
A Good Story quotes by Barb Rosenstock
#188. Teedie and Johnnie didn't have much in common--but they shared a love of the outdoors. They both loved a good story, too. And that was enough to change America. #Quote by Barb Rosenstock
A Good Story quotes by Josh Trank
#189. To me the most important thing is a good story, though I know how cliche that sounds. #Quote by Josh Trank
A Good Story quotes by Julie Klassen
#190. I believe a novel must first of all be a good story. My hope is that the spiritual message is woven in so well, is such a part of the fabric of the story and of the characters' lives, that it is subtle but meaningful. This is difficult to do well and is something I constantly endeavor to improve. #Quote by Julie Klassen
A Good Story quotes by Steven Spielberg
#191. I go out and look for a good story to tell and if I like it enough and I decide to direct it, I become dangerously involved in becoming a part of that story. #Quote by Steven Spielberg
A Good Story quotes by T.A. Uner
#192. The definition of a good story is one that remains with you long after you've turned that last page. #Quote by T.A. Uner
A Good Story quotes by John Edgar Wideman
#193. Writing 'Hoop Roots' was a substitute or a surrogate activity. I can't play anymore - my body won't cooperate - so in the writing of the book, I was looking to tell a good story about my life and about basketball, but I was also looking to entertain myself the way that I entertain myself when I play. #Quote by John Edgar Wideman
A Good Story quotes by Monica Ali
#194. Character is always my driving force. And to tell a good story and to provide an entertaining read. #Quote by Monica Ali
A Good Story quotes by Huell Howser
#195. If you have a good story, it doesn't have to be overproduced. I want our stories to reveal the wonders of the human spirit and the richness of life in California, including its history, people, culture and natural wonders. #Quote by Huell Howser
A Good Story quotes by E.J. Patten
#196. A good trap is like a good story: hidden and leading toward
one inevitable conclusion #Quote by E.J. Patten
A Good Story quotes by James Patterson
#197. You know, I remember watching Morgan Freeman when he did the two Alex Cross movies, and he's so confident that he's going to knock the scene dead. And I'm really confident that I can tell a good story now, so I just don't worry about things. #Quote by James Patterson
A Good Story quotes by Glennon Melton
#198. A good day is a good day. A bad day is a good story. #Quote by Glennon Melton
A Good Story quotes by Anthony Jeselnik
#199. I'm not a religious person; I would call myself an atheist. I don't have a good story behind it, I'm just reasonable. #Quote by Anthony Jeselnik
A Good Story quotes by Newell Dwight Hillis
#200. Friendship warms like a sunbeam; charms like a good story; inspires like a brave leader; binds like a golden chain; guides like a heavenly vision ... #Quote by Newell Dwight Hillis
A Good Story quotes by Mark Haddon
#201. I thought Bill Bryson's 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' was remarkable. Managing to be entertaining while still delivering all that hard science was a pretty good trick to pull off. #Quote by Mark Haddon
A Good Story quotes by George W. Bush
#202. The people who did this act on America, and who may be planning further acts, are evil people. They don't represent an ideology, they don't represent a legitimate political group of people. They're flat evil. That's all they can think about, is evil. And as a nation of good folks, we're going to hunt them down, and we're going to find them, and we will bring them to justice. #Quote by George W. Bush
A Good Story quotes by Fred Reed
#203. In fact, the gravest obstacle to the restoration of civilization in North America is universal suffrage. Letting everybody vote makes no sense. Obviously they are no good at it. The whole idea smacks of the fumble-witted idealism of a high-school Marxist society. #Quote by Fred Reed
A Good Story quotes by Gene Hill
#204. It's not really important that Tip was a good dog to hunt over, but it is important to me that she was a good dog to be with. She was my pal. We enjoyed being with each other. I don't know that you can ask for much more. #Quote by Gene Hill
A Good Story quotes by Francis J. Grimke
#205. A pretty good test of a man's religion is how it affects his pocketbook. #Quote by Francis J. Grimke
A Good Story quotes by Steve-O
#206. The first thought that I had about really trying to get sober was, 'Man, I could do a lot of good in the world. I can lead by example and just be this heroic recovery guy.' And that's just a bad reason to get sober. You can't get sober for anybody's benefit, let alone the world at large. You really got to do it for yourself. #Quote by Steve-O
A Good Story quotes by Tiffany Madison
#207. I believe the world is divided in three groups: givers, takers and the few that can balance both impulses. Giving and loving is a beautiful thing. It is the currency of compassion and kindness, it is what separates good people from the rest. And without it, the world would be a bleak place. If you are a giver, it is wise to define your boundaries because takers will take what you allow them to; all givers must learn to protect that about themselves or eventually, there is nothing left to give. #Quote by Tiffany Madison
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#208. Globalization in particular is a tide that is impossible for any ruler to order back. Many of a country's problems are inherently global, including migration, pandemics, terrorism, cybercrime, nuclear proliferation, rogue states, and the environment. Pretending they don't exist is not tenable forever, and they can be solved only through international cooperation. Nor can the benefits of globalization - more affordable goods, larger markets for exports, the reduction in global poverty - be denied indefinitely. And with the Internet and inexpensive travel, there will be no stopping the flow of people and ideas (especially, as we will see, among younger people). As for the battle against truth and fact, over the long run they have a built-in advantage: when you stop believing in them, they don't go away.
The deeper question is whether the rise of populist movements, whatever damage they do in the short term, represents the shape of things to come - whether, as a recent Boston Globe editorial lamented/gloated, "The Enlightenment had a good run." Do the events around 2016 really imply that the world is headed back to the Middle Ages? As with climate change skeptics who claim to be vindicated by a nippy morning, it's easy to overinterpret recent events. #Quote by Steven Pinker
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#209. A child's mind is like a pot of Jello; put good things into it, before it sets #Quote by -Unknown
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#210. Although I cannot lay an egg, I am a very good judge of omelettes #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
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#211. I'm thrilled that Wonder Woman and that character endures because every actor wants a role that has some positive affect and causes people to smile or have good memories and to endure. It doesn't just go away, fade away. It's been 25 years that it's been off the air and so it still surprises me when younger people recognize me or know my work. #Quote by Lynda Carter
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#212. But maybe this isn't how life works. Maybe it's all about people coming into your life for a little while and you take what they give you and use it on your next friendship or relationship. And if you're lucky, maybe some people pop back in after you thought they were gone for good. #Quote by Becky Albertalli
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#213. Living and dying, sorrow and joy, the blisters on my feet and the jasmine behind the house, the persecution, the unspeakable horrors: it is all as one in me, and I accept it all as one mighty whole and begin to grasp it better if only for myself, without being able to explain to anyone else how it all hangs together. I wish I could live for a long time so that one day I may know how to explain it, and if I am not granted that wish, well, then somebody else will perhaps do it, carry on from where my life has been cut short. And that is why I must try to live a good and faithful life to my last breath: so that those who come after me do not have to start all over again, need not face the same difficulties. Isn't that doing something for future generations? #Quote by Etty Hillesum
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#214. You won't tell?"
"I'll add it to the box under my bed labeled 'The Secret Confession of the Immortal Pia'. Good Lord, girl, don't look so mortified. There's not actually a box. #Quote by Jessica Khoury
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#215. I was a good-looking kid. I never felt, like, dorky. I was just like, 'Yup, these are my braces. I've had them forever.' #Quote by Emma Stone
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#216. If I don't make the team out of spring training, I'll keep a good attitude. I'll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues. #Quote by Cory Lidle
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#217. anytime you enjoy the sweet fruits of the tree, remember the dirty roots of the tree #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#218. As far as this citizen is concerned, the decision to commit men and women, who are also sons and daughters, to combat is an extraordinarily important one, and not to be done to just feel good; to be done to absolutely accomplish a mission. #Quote by Richard Armitage
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#219. I told players at UCLA that we, as a team, are like a powerful car. Maybe a Bill Walton or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Michael Jordan is the big engine, but if one wheel is flat, we're going no place. And if we have brand new tires but the lug nuts are missing, the wheels come off. What good is the powerful engine now? It's no good at all. #Quote by John Wooden
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#220. The hardest thing to do in movies is be a day-part player. You have to go in, make your mark, and get out. There's a lot of leading actors who are not good for a lot of a movie, and then suddenly they have good moments, and they're like stepping-stones across a particularly feisty stream. They build careers out of that. #Quote by Brian Cox
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#221. Authentic relationships always require vulnerability and always the type of vulnerability that at times may feel deeply uncomfortable. Being known and seeking to know others truly. There's a cost in that but that is why there's a value.

Authentic relating is the ability to be with other people and not use a mask to protect yourself. It requires a great deal of courage to be able to present one's weakness and one's strengths without diminishing either one for fear of judgement. Although authentic relating is generally associated with intimate relationships of best friends, family and lovers, authentic relating can also be done with people we only meet once or twice. It is about us being true to ourselves ... through the attitude of our heart, our words and our actions.

Authentic relating requires people who are brutally honest with themselves and each other. It requires a huge amount of self-awareness, laying down of pride and stripping bare. It also requires a good level of self-esteem, to feel confident to be vulnerable.

What does authentic relating mean for you? #Quote by Sarah Abell
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#222. Whenever you find yourself becoming angry or jealous, try to see good quality in the person. You will suddenly be thinking a higher thought and that will elevate you. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
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#223. Without the support of my mom, Marlene, I would not be the person I am. She has been my main supporter throughout my career, and I owe everything to her. This is a small way that we, as players, can pay tribute to her and other hockey moms, and it is all for a good cause. #Quote by Sean Avery
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#224. In the end, I take my shoes off and stick my feet in, letting the lukewarm water lick at my ankles. It feels good, and not just because I'm stoned. I make a mental note to add this to Dulcie's list of things worth living for. For some reason, I keep seeing her rolling her eyes at me, that big, goofy grin stretching her face like Silly Putty. On my private list, I add her smile. She doesn't have to know. #Quote by Libba Bray
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#225. New Rule: Not everything in America has to make a profit. If conservatives get to call universal health care "socialized medicine," I get to call private, for-profit health care "soulless vampire bastards making money off human pain." Now, I know what you're thinking: "But, Bill, the profit motive is what sustains capitalism." Yes, and our sex drive is what sustains the human species, but we don't try to fuck everything.

It wasn't that long ago when a kid in America broke his leg, his parents took him to the local Catholic hospital, the nun stuck a thermometer in his ass, the doctor slapped some plaster on his ankle, and you were done. The bill was $1.50; plus, you got to keep the thermometer.

But like everything else that's good and noble in life, some bean counter decided that hospitals could be big business, so now they're not hospitals anymore; they're Jiffy Lubes with bedpans. The more people who get sick, and stay sick, the higher their profit margins, which is why they're always pushing the Jell-O.

Did you know that the United States is ranked fiftieth in the world in life expectancy? And the forty-nine loser countries were they live longer than us? Oh, it's hardly worth it, they may live longer, but they live shackled to the tyranny of nonprofit health care. Here in America, you're not coughing up blood, little Bobby, you're coughing up freedom. The problem with President Obama's health-care plan isn't socialism. It's capitalism. When #Quote by Bill Maher
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#226. It's the worst when you're kissing someone who's not a good kisser, and you're trying to make it look good, but you feel like you're just working on your own. #Quote by Drew Barrymore
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#227. Listen, I didn't ask for a face and body girls find attractive. But thanks to the mixture of my parents' DNA, I've got them, and I'm not ashamed to use 'em. Having a face Adonis would admire is one of the few advantages I've been given in life, and I use it to it's full potential whether it's for good or evil. #Quote by Simone Elkeles
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#228. There are only three things which make life worth living: to be writing a tolerably good book, to be in a dinner party of six, and to be traveling south with someone whom your conscience permits you to love. #Quote by Cyril Connolly
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#229. [On the British Museum:] It was manifestly impossible to read all the books in that huge, gloomy structure, but I made a good try and accumulated a fund of useless information guaranteed to cast a pall over any dinner table. #Quote by Elsa Maxwell
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#230. The good thing is that life is sometimes a work in progress. #Quote by Stephen Adly Guirgis
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#231. We want to live a simple life, ... I want to emphasize I'm not an environmentalist who goes to church. I want my principal identity as a Christian to be someone who follows Jesus. I want to work for peace and justice, care for God's environment, be a good neighbor and friend and live the right life. #Quote by Allen Johnson
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#232. I really believe that a lawyer - no matter how good - if he or she is really worth their weight in salt, they will lose some cases because, after all, it is not really one of those secretive things that not everything is decided by who your lawyer is. #Quote by Floyd Abrams
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#233. Being a Southern person and a blonde, it's not a good combination. Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart. #Quote by Reese Witherspoon
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#234. Tech stocks were the cubic zirconium of the market. They looked good and were sexy, but they just were a way for the company selling them to make money. That's always going to be transient in terms of the stock market. What's real is that companies have to compete. Technology used well is a great tool to enable that if only because most companies dont use technologies well. #Quote by Mark Cuban
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#235. This was their third bar since Piccadilly and they were both agreed that the two of them were very drunk but had the capacity to get a good deal drunker yet. #Quote by Kate Atkinson
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#236. But being a teenager is one good day of being a superhero, followed by a hundred days of being self-conscious about every little damn thing. It's one big, selfish moment when you don't give a shit about other people's opinions, but you still want your friends to love who you are and what you do. #Quote by Julian Winters
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#237. I believe in the future, and to be a good investor, you have to believe in the future. #Quote by Sam Altman
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#238. If the music is good, and if it makes sense as a strong structure and as a drama, and things happen as a result of what happened before, not just as a string of unrelated events, then the question doesn't come up. #Quote by Missy Mazzoli
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#239. "Learn good knowledge with all devotion from the lowest caste. Learn the way to freedom, even if it comes from a Pariah, by serving him. If a woman is a jewel, take her in marriage even if she comes from a low family of the lowest caste." Such is the law laid down by our great and peerless legislator, the divine Manu. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
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#240. A good son obeys his father;
A good student obeys his teacher;
A good employee obeys his employer;
Obedience lifts you to a higher position in life. #Quote by Luffina Lourduraj
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#241. She fumbled in her apron pocket for her tobacco pouch. "Has anyone got a light?" she inquired. A couple of actors produced bundles of matches. Nanny nodded, and put the pouch away. "Good," she said. "Now, has anyone got any tobacco? #Quote by Terry Pratchett
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#242. Whilst I viewed those mountains, I felt a secret pleasure in finding myself so near the head of the--heretofore conceived--boundless Missouri. But when I reflected on the difficulties which this snowy barrier would most probably throw in my way to the Pacific Ocean, and the sufferings and hardships of myself and the party in them, it in some measure counterbalanced the joy I had felt in the first moments in which I gazed on them. But, as I have always held it little short of criminality to anticipate evils, I will allow it to be a good, comfortable road until I am compelled to believe otherwise. (William Clark) #Quote by John Bakeless
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#243. Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice. #Quote by Gary Oldman
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#244. Accustom yourself to the belief that death is of no concern to us, since all good and evil lie in sensation and sensation ends with death. Therefore the true belief that death is nothing to us makes a mortal life happy, not by adding to it an infinite time, but by taking away the desire for immortality. For there is no reason why the man who is thoroughly assured that there is nothing to fear in death should find anything to fear in life. So, too, he is foolish who says that he fears death, not because it will be painful when it comes, but because the anticipation of it is painful; for that which is no burden when it is present gives pain to no purpose when it is anticipated. Death, the most dreaded of evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist. It is therefore nothing either to the living or to the dead since it is not present to the living, and the dead no longer are. #Quote by Epicurus
A Good Story quotes by Georges Brassens
#245. It is for you this song
You, the stranger who, without fuss,
Though downtrodden yourself still smiled at me,
When the policemen took me off.

You who didn't join the applause when
The upper crust women and men
All the people with good intentions
Laughed to see me being led away.

It was merely a touch of honey
But it warmed my body through
And in my soul it burns on still
As the bright sun would do...

You, the stranger, when you will die
When the mortician bears you off
May he take you across the sky,
To the Father Eternal. #Quote by Georges Brassens
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#246. The barn was dark from the storm, and we couldn't find the harness, which no one had used in years. Old Jake, who had sprained his good foot falling off a horse and was hobbling around worse than ever, started getting panicky at the idea of the dam giving out and washing away the cattle, but I told him to hush his mouth. We all knew what was at stake, and if we were going to save the ranch, we needed clear heads. #Quote by Jeannette Walls

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