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Narrative quotes by The Weeknd
#1. 'Kiss Land' is the story after 'Trilogy'; it's pretty much the second chapter of my life. The narrative takes place after my first flight; it's very foreign, very Asian-inspired. When people ask me, 'Why Japan?' I simply tell them it's the furthest I've ever been from home. It really is a different planet. #Quote by The Weeknd
Narrative quotes by Wayne Grudem
#2. It is important to insist on the historical truthfulness of the narrative of the fall of Adam and Eve. Just as the account of the creation of Adam and Eve is tied in with the rest of the historical narrative in the book of Genesis, so also this account of the fall of man, which follows the history of man's creation, is presented by the author as straightforward, narrative history #Quote by Wayne Grudem
Narrative quotes by Rania Al-Abdullah
#3. We can spend out lives letting others dictate our narrative, and cast ourselves as the victims. Or we can realize the truth: that we are the creators of our own story. #Quote by Rania Al-Abdullah
Narrative quotes by Sally Mann
#4. I will confess that in the interest of narrative I secretly hoped I'd find a payload of southern gothic: deceit and scandal, alcoholism, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land, abandonments, blow jobs, suicides, hidden addictions, the tragically early death of a beautiful bride, racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of a prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder. If any of this stuff lay hidden in my family history, I had the distinct sense I'd find it in those twine-bound boxes in the attic. And I did: all of it and more. #Quote by Sally Mann
Narrative quotes by Neil MacGregor
#5. Objects let you tell a narrative that encompasses everybody. Texts don't. #Quote by Neil MacGregor
Narrative quotes by Bryant McGill
#6. The starting point to freedom is to begin questioning the cultural narrative you have been sold. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Narrative quotes by George Saunders
#7. The best stories proceed from a mysterious truth-seeking impulse that narrative has when revised extensively; they are complex and baffling and ambiguous; they tend to make us slower to act, rather than quicker. They make us more humble, cause us to empathize with people we don't know, because they help us imagine these people, and when we imagine them - if the storytelling is good enough - we imagine them as being, essentially, like us. If the story is poor, or has an agenda, if it comes out of a paucity of imagination or is rushed, we imagine those other people as essentially unlike us: unknowable, inscrutable, incontrovertible. #Quote by George Saunders
Narrative quotes by Joseph J. Ellis
#8. The second is the military narrative of the battles on Long Island and Manhattan, where the British army and navy delivered a series of devastating defeats to an American army of amateurs, but missed whatever chance existed to end it all. The focal point of this story is the Continental Army, and the major actors are George Washington, Nathanael Greene, and the British brothers Richard and William Howe. #Quote by Joseph J. Ellis
Narrative quotes by Camilla Lackberg
#9. And it is always the victors who write the historical narrative. #Quote by Camilla Lackberg
Narrative quotes by Carl Potts
#10. Pictures, even beautifully drawn pictures, that do not properly relate to one another in a narrative sequence do not make good comics. #Quote by Carl Potts
Narrative quotes by Bernard Herrmann
#11. I feel that music on the screen can seek out and intensify the inner thoughts of the characters. It can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety, or misery. It can propel narrative switftly forward, or slow it down. It often lifts mere dialogue into the realm of poetry. Finally, it is the communicating link between the screen and the audience, reaching out and enveloping all into one single experience. #Quote by Bernard Herrmann
Narrative quotes by Karen Abbott
#12. I thought both she [Gypsy Rose Lee] and her story would be ill-served by a conventional, birth-to-death narrative, and so I structured the book like one of her stripteases: revealing a peek of shoulder, then a glimpse of knee, pulling back a bit before you go a bit further, until all is revealed at the end. #Quote by Karen Abbott
Narrative quotes by Daniel C. Dennett
#13. Our fundamental tactic of self-protection, self-control, and self-definition is not spinning webs or building dams, but telling stories, and more particularly connecting and controlling the story we tell others - and ourselves - about who we are. #Quote by Daniel C. Dennett
Narrative quotes by Stephen King
#14. As with all other aspects of the narrative art, you will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be? #Quote by Stephen King
Narrative quotes by Robert Caro
#15. I've always felt that no one understands why some books of non-fiction endure and some don't, because there's not much understanding among many non-fiction writers that the narrative is terribly important. #Quote by Robert Caro
Narrative quotes by Jacqui Stedmon
#16. Narratives are the primary way in which we make sense of our lives, as opposed to, for example schema,cognition, beliefs, constructs. Definition of narrative include the important element of giving meaning to events and experiences over time by connecting them as a developing, continuing story. #Quote by Jacqui Stedmon
Narrative quotes by Ray McKinnon
#17. Truth may be stranger than fiction on a plot and narrative basis, but fiction can investigate tone in a way that things based on a true story can't. #Quote by Ray McKinnon
Narrative quotes by Gary Hamel
#18. At the heart of every faith system is a bargain: on one side there is the comfort that comes from a narrative that suggests human life has cosmic significance, and on the other a duty to yield to moral commands that can, in the moment, seem rather inconvenient. #Quote by Gary Hamel
Narrative quotes by Shane Carruth
#19. 'Pierrot le Fou' is something I keep coming back to. It's so surreal but still really engaging - it proves narratives within narratives are a landscape that can be pursued well. #Quote by Shane Carruth
Narrative quotes by Eugenio Montale
#20. Narrative art, the novel, from Murasaki to Proust, has produced great works of poetry. #Quote by Eugenio Montale
Narrative quotes by Catherynne M. Valente
#21. ...while epic fantasy is based on the fairy tale of the just war, that's not one you'll find in Grimm or Disney, and most will never recognize the shape of it. I think the fantasy genre pitches its tent in the medieval campground for the very reason that we even bother to write stories about things that never happened in the first place: because it says something subtle and true about our own world, something it is difficult to say straight out, with a straight face. Something you need tools to say, you need cheat codes for the human brain--a candy princess or a sugar-coated unicorn to wash down the sour taste of how bad things can really get.

See, I think our culture has a slash running through the middle of it, too. Past/Future, Conservative/Liberal, Online/Offline. Virgin/Whore. And yes: Classical/Medieval. I think we're torn between the Classical Narrative of Self and the Medieval Narrative of Self, between the choice of Achilles and Keep Calm and Carry On.

The Classical internal monologue goes like this: do anything, anything, only don't be forgotten. Yes, this one sacrificed his daughter on a slab at Aulis, that one married his mother and tore out his eyes, and oh that guy ate his kids in a pie. But you remember their names, don't you? So it's all good in the end. Give a Greek soul a choice between a short life full of glory and a name echoing down the halls of time and a long, gentle life full of children and a quiet sort of virtue, and he'll alwa #Quote by Catherynne M. Valente
Narrative quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#22. The continuous narrative of existence is a lie. There is no continuous narrative, there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Narrative quotes by Volker G. Fremuth
#23. Just because I insist on proof before I pass judgment does not mean I reject the possibility of guilt, but every situation deserves its due process! #Quote by Volker G. Fremuth
Narrative quotes by Stephen King
#24. Any battle-seasoned general will tell you that, even in a small-scale engagement (as this one was), there always comes a point where coherence breaks down, and the narrative flow, and any real sense of how things are going. These matters are re-created by historians later on. The need to re-create the myth of coherence may be one of the reasons why history exists in the first place. #Quote by Stephen King
Narrative quotes by Robert Browning
#25. Such a scribe
you pay and praise for putting life in stones,
Fire into fog, making the past your world.
There's plenty of 'How did you contrive to grasp
The thread which led you through this labyrinth?
How build such solid fabric out of air?
How on so slight foundation found this tale,
Biography, narrative?' or, in other words,
How many lies did it require to make
The portly truth you here present us with? #Quote by Robert Browning
Narrative quotes by Tiger Lewis
#26. Juliet and Romeo

Awake the scene, a twilight chamber'd dream,
Two angels both alike in dignity:
One imaged misadventure on the screen;
The second struck by moonlight's alchemy.
A pair of star-crossed lovers spends their night;
He in deed dreams such a sight as she,
Swing crystal scales to crispest fair delight.
In his eyes her merry fragrant dance: she
Civil thoughts and civil music meet; on
Fair Lansdowne Street where love lays its scene,
Romeo and Juliet did greet; within
Their airy eyes on hopes and thoughts unseen.
The curtain lifts on this sweet poem with woe,
For love to find Juliet and her Romeo. #Quote by Tiger Lewis
Narrative quotes by Italo Calvino
#27. The close-up has no equivalent in a narrative fashioned of words. Literature is totally lacking in any working method to enable it to isolate a single vastly enlarged detail in which one face comes forward to underline a state of mind or stress the importance of a single detail in comparison with the rest. As a narrative device, the ability to vary the distance between the camera and the object may be a small thing indeed, but it makes for a notable difference between cinema and oral or written narrative, in which the distance between language and image is always the same. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Narrative quotes by Reynolds Price
#28. A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo sapiens-second in necessity apparently after nourishment and before love and shelter. Millions survive without love or home, almost none in silence; the opposite of silence leads quickly to narrative, and the sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives, from the small accounts of our day's events to the vast incommunicable constructs of psychopaths. #Quote by Reynolds Price
Narrative quotes by Christina Zampitella
#29. When you love someone, they're a poignant daily part of your life. When you lose them, you are separated from that relationship. Moving forward doesn't mean you leave that person behind; it means weaving them into the narrative of your life. #Quote by Christina Zampitella
Narrative quotes by Walter Brueggemann
#30. The conclusion affirmed by the narrative is that wherever YHWH governs as an alternative to Pharaoh, there the restfulness of YHWH effectively counters the restless anxiety of Pharaoh. #Quote by Walter Brueggemann
Narrative quotes by V.S. Naipaul
#31. If you write a novel alone you sit and you weave a little narrative. And it's O.K., but it's of no account. #Quote by V.S. Naipaul
Narrative quotes by Lois Lowry
#32. I've always been interested in medicine and was pleased when my brother became a doctor. But after thinking seriously about that field, I realized that what intrigued me was not the science, not the chemistry or biology of medicine, but the narrative - the story of each patient, each illness. #Quote by Lois Lowry
Narrative quotes by James P. Carse
#33. There is no narrative without structure, or plot. In a great story this structure seems like fate, like an inescapable judgment descending on its still unaware heroes, a great metaphysical causality, that crowds out all room for choice. Fate arises not as a limitation on our freedom, but as a manifestation of our freedom, testimony that choice is consequent. The exercise of your freedom cannot prevent the exercise of my own freedom, but it can determine the context in which I am to act freely. You cannot make choices for me, but you can largely determine what my choices will be about. Great stories explore the drama of this deeper touching of one free person by another. They are therefore genuinely sexual dramas astounding us once more with the magic of origins. #Quote by James P. Carse
Narrative quotes by Laverne Cox
#34. I have always been aware that I can never represent all trans people. No one or two or three trans people can. This is why we need diverse media representations of trans folks to multiply trans narratives in the media and depict our beautiful diversities. #Quote by Laverne Cox
Narrative quotes by Chris Hedges
#35. The charade of politics is to make voters think that the personal narrative of the candidate affects the operation of the corporate state. It doesn't really matter on the fundamental issues whether the President is Republican or Democratic. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Narrative quotes by Max Levchin
#36. If you can work a brand successfully into the narrative of your product, then it's really cool. Then people actually take the brand up and say, 'My positive experience in your product is directly connected and influenced by this brand and that worked great.' #Quote by Max Levchin
Narrative quotes by Heather Brooke
#37. It is quite surreal having a film made about your life. The whole process of turning real life into drama is interesting in itself, but even more so when it is your own life being put into the narrative forge. #Quote by Heather Brooke
Narrative quotes by F.N.Collier
#38. Turn to the wind, I dare you
For time is but a space that is captured
Live in fear or peace, which will you?
For none shall stand at ease
In fickleness of all human nature
You will fear while in peace
and complain while in fear. #Quote by F.N.Collier
Narrative quotes by James Gray
#39. At least in America, the narrative is I'm a Cannes favorite. But, in fact, I've had my best experience in Venice, both with the audience and the jury. #Quote by James Gray
Narrative quotes by Hilary Mantel
#40. Account books form a narrative as engaging as any tale of sea monsters or cannibals. #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Narrative quotes by David Brooks
#41. It's easy to see why politicians would be drawn to the populist pose. First, it makes everything so simple. The economic crisis was caused by a complex web of factors, including global imbalances caused by the rise of China. But with the populist narrative, you can just blame Goldman Sachs. #Quote by David Brooks
Narrative quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#42. At eighteen the true narrative of life is yet to be
commenced. Before that time we sit listening to a tale, a marvelous fiction, delightful sometimes, and sad sometimes, almost always unreal. Before that time our world is heroic, its inhabitants half-divine or semi-demon; its scenes are dreamscenes; darker woods and stranger hills, brighter skies, more dangerous waters, sweeter flowers, more tempting fruits, wider plains, drearier deserts, sunnier fields than are found in nature, overspread our enchanted globe. What a moon we gaze on before that time! How the trembling of our hearts at her aspect bears
witness to its unutterable beauty! #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Narrative quotes by Naomi Mc Laughlan
#43. When telling a story you can utilize numerous ways to create an attractive narrative that will enchant your audience aka ideal customers and clients. #Quote by Naomi Mc Laughlan
Narrative quotes by Damon Galgut
#44. It's been unsettling to discover that every form of narrative, even one that purports to tell the truth, is a kind of lying. #Quote by Damon Galgut
Narrative quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#45. Listen, everything is possible in here. You can burn every spinning wheel in the kingdom. You can cut your hair before he ever gets the chance to climb up. It is possible to decline the beanstalk. You can let the old witch dance at your wedding, hand out the kind of forgiveness that would wake the dead and sleeping. You can just walk away, get on a horse, and go wake some other maiden from her narrative coffin, if you're brave, if you're strong. What do you want? Do you want to escape? Or were you looking for that candy house? #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Narrative quotes by Margot Lee Shetterly
#46. What I wanted was for them to have a grand, sweeping narrative that they deserved, the kind of American history that belongs to the Wright Brothers and the astronauts, to Alexander Hamilton and Martin Luther King Jr. Not told as a separate history, but as part of the story we all know. Not at the margins, but at the very center, the protagonists of the drama. And not just because they are black, or because they are women, but because they are part of the American epic. #Quote by Margot Lee Shetterly
Narrative quotes by Mark Strong
#47. It's great to have the chance to play a character before he goes to the dark side, or the yellow side if you will. Normally, you don't get that opportunity. The narrative of a movie usually demands that you are that guy from the start. #Quote by Mark Strong
Narrative quotes by Shane Claiborne
#48. We're remembering each other's heroes, too. We are learning each other's songs. We are reminding ourselves that we are a global family praying together. We're all trying to live in the light of the history that shines through the biblical narrative. #Quote by Shane Claiborne
Narrative quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#49. There it is; the light across the water. Your story. Mine. His. It has to be seen to be believed. And it has to be heard. In the endless babble of narrative, in spite of the daily noise, the story waits to be heard.
Some people say that the best stories have no words. They weren't brought up to Lighthousekeeping. It is true that words drop away, and that the important things are often left unsaid. The important things are learned in faces, in gestures, not in our locked tongues. The true things are too big or too small, or in any case is always the wrong size to fit in the template called language. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Narrative quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#50. Writing allows us to exploit the synergistic dynamics of the human brain including memory, the ability to engage in constructive research, visually scrutinize our private thoughts, and discuss and share an evolving linkwork of thoughts with other people. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Narrative quotes by Paul Bettany
#51. I do feel that scripts get developed now to a point where they're sort of actor-proof. If the actor is not very good, the narrative still survives because it's all in the dialogue. Not to say there aren't great performances in English-language films, because there are every year, but the 1970s were awash with great performances, and I was wondering whether it had to do with the amount of space and the amount of responsibility given to the actors. #Quote by Paul Bettany
Narrative quotes by Garry Winogrand
#52. Photos have no narrative content. They only describe light on surface. #Quote by Garry Winogrand
Narrative quotes by Amy Bloom
#53. Nonfiction is both easier and harder to write than fiction. It's easier because the facts are already laid out before you, and there is already a narrative arc. What makes it harder is that you are not free to use your imagination and creativity to fill in any missing gaps within the story. #Quote by Amy Bloom
Narrative quotes by Chris Abani
#54. Fiction is risky for writers also in that the process of making certain books, of shaping certain narratives, leaves scars and marks on your inner life. #Quote by Chris Abani
Narrative quotes by Don DeLillo
#55. We don't really know how technology will affect narrative. That's the question. See, people used to say that the novel is going to die, but they would never say that movies will die with it, when in fact all forms depend on the narrative. I think if one of them fails, the others are going to fail as well. Maybe this will happen to both forms, and maybe movies will take a totally different direction with fiction. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Narrative quotes by F.K. Preston
#56. If my life was pulled into the pages of a book, there would be coffee stains and wrinkles along the lines of that narrative. Because all I can wish is that the book of my life would be well read and well loved. Living within words and the sound of writing. #Quote by F.K. Preston
Narrative quotes by Julia Whelan
#57. Our memories of places, much like people, are subject to our own adaptation process. Once the active living is done, and they pass into memory, we assume control of the narrative. We adapt it, sometimes without meaning to. This is, perhaps, the one advantage of death: when people die, they can live on in our memory as we choose, but places continue to exist, to change. #Quote by Julia Whelan
Narrative quotes by Alec Soth
#58. I'm a project-based photographer; I think in narrative terms, the way a writer thinks of a book, or a filmmaker a film. #Quote by Alec Soth
Narrative quotes by Anthony Marra
#59. A good mixtape didn't just gather together a bunch of love songs, but instead created an emotional narrative specific to your affection. The stories in most of my favorite collections are collected more like songs on a mixtape than, say, collected like spare change. By which I mean they are in conversation with each other and work to become larger than their parts. #Quote by Anthony Marra
Narrative quotes by Frank Rich
#60. No one is better placed or more philosophically suited than Obama to construct the new counter narrative as we go forward in our new New Deal. But many masters of the old universe, including quite possibly his chief economic adviser, can't recognize that the world has changed or should change. #Quote by Frank Rich
Narrative quotes by Cynthia P. Schneider
#61. During his brilliant campaign, President Obama wove a powerful narrative about the American we all hope for. And that hope was grounded in a very powerful reality: President Obama's own inspiring life story. #Quote by Cynthia P. Schneider
Narrative quotes by Louis Zukofsky
#62. This time it was the sentence opening the last part of a story I had worked on for months: a sentence as is often worked off paper first. The pace of narrative and interest in character do not readily help the writer's hand to set down a sentence of that order. For though characters must take things in their own stride – somewhere in his story the writer cannot hold back this sentence that judges them. He wants it unobtrusive to his pace and the characters that caused him to write. The difficulty is to judge without seeming to be there, with a finality in the words that will make them casual and part of the story itself, except perhaps to another age. #Quote by Louis Zukofsky
Narrative quotes by Gertrude Stein
#63. I think one is naturally impressed by anything having a beginning a middle and an ending when one is beginning writing and that it is a natural thing because when one is emerging from adolescence, which is really when one first begins writing one feels that one would not have been one emerging from adolescence if there had not been a beginning and a middle and an ending to anything. #Quote by Gertrude Stein
Narrative quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#64. To be entranced, to be driven, to be obsessed, to be under the spell of an emerging, not quite fully 'comprehended' narrative
this is the greatest happiness of the writer's life even as it burns us out and exhausts us, unfitting us for the placid contours of 'normality. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Narrative quotes by Rick Alverson
#65. I've never been very interested in literary narrative in movies, it always seems an obligatory trait and the least interesting of all the things film can do. It forces us to look through the thing instead of at it, it teaches us to ignore our senses and look for meaning outside the immediate world of our experience. #Quote by Rick Alverson
Narrative quotes by Russell Brand
#66. In a sense we re-write our past. We change our narrative. We reprogram ourselves. There is no objective history, this we know, only stories. Our character is the result of this story we tell ourselves about ourselves, and the process of inventorying breaks down the hidden and destructive personal grammar that we have unwittingly allowed to govern our behaviour. #Quote by Russell Brand
Narrative quotes by Volker G. Fremuth
#67. What was their original sin? Eve allowed her bias to sway the information by frustrating an unbiased truth in favor of a narrative she wanted to believe. #Quote by Volker G. Fremuth
Narrative quotes by Michael Chabon
#68. It was in this man's class that I first began to wonder if people who wrote fiction were not suffering from some kind of disorder--from what I've since come to think of, remembering the wild nocturnal rocking of Albert Vetch, as the midnight disease. The midnight disease is a kind of emotional insomnia; at every conscious moment its victim--even if he or she writes at dawn, or in the middle of the afternoon--feels like a person lying in a sweltering bedroom, with the window thrown open, looking up at a sky filled with stars and airplanes, listening to the narrative of a rattling blind, an ambulance, a fly trapped in a Coke bottle, while all around him the neighbors soundly sleep. this is in my opinion why writers--like insomniacs--are so accident-prone, so obsessed with the calculus of bad luck and missed opportunities, so liable to rumination and a concomitant inability to let go of a subject, even when urged repeatedly to do so. #Quote by Michael Chabon
Narrative quotes by Asti Hustvedt
#69. The conventional use of words and of narrative structure is deliberately subverted in decadent fiction; language deviates from the established norms in an attempt to reproduce pathology on a textual level. With its emphasis on aberration and artifice, the decadents' approach to the language of fiction frequently leans towards the baroque and the obscure. #Quote by Asti Hustvedt
Narrative quotes by Laura Resnick
#70. Poor Superman is about a married man who, much to his own surprise, enters into a passionate love affair - with another man. The experimental theatre which hosted the play here is a small place, and we happened to wind up sitting in the front row. Practically on the stage. The actors were often within a few feet of us. So, during the big love scene, when the two male leads start passionately stroking and kissing each other's stark naked bodies... and doing this so close to me that I could have touched them both with only a little effort... I sat there in mute panic, thinking, "Please don't either of you fellows get an erection. Just don't. Should I look away? Should I close my eyes? Should I just keep watching as if I'm not obsessing about your genitals? Aren't you done kissing and touching yet? Because if this goes on any longer, one of you could have an involuntary reaction, if you get my drift! And I am a total stranger sitting within four damn feet of you, in case you hadn't NOTICED!"
Though my seat wasn't as dark as usual, the writing lesson was very memorable: Don't ever pull your reader out of the frame.
Bad research. Anachronistic writing. Self-serving polemics and lectures barely disguised as narrative. Incongruity and lack of continuity. Weak characterization, leaden pacing, lack of motivation, stiff dialogue, lazy plotting... There are a thousand ways for novelist to wind up naked onstage while an appalled audience obsesses about her exposed genitals at a #Quote by Laura Resnick
Narrative quotes by E.L. Doctorow
#71. There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative. #Quote by E.L. Doctorow
Narrative quotes by Kevin Keck
#72. I view my stories as sexual or personal. Curiously, I don't. When I was writing those stories I thought of them as comedy pieces in the vein of performance monologue, such as you might get with Richard Pryor, or Lenny Bruce, or George Carlin. So I don't feel vulnerable because I know the line of demarcation between "Writer Kevin" and "Narrative Kevin." #Quote by Kevin Keck
Narrative quotes by Megan Abbott
#73. It's that powerful, this thing we share. A murky history, its narrative near impenetrable. We keep telling it to ourselves, noting its twists and turns, trying to make sense of it. And hiding it from everyone else. #Quote by Megan Abbott
Narrative quotes by Christopher Nolan
#74. The film that really struck me was Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. That was a film I watched many, many times and found endlessly fascinating in it's density. I think the density of that film is primarily visual density, atmospheric, sound density, moreso than narrative density. #Quote by Christopher Nolan
Narrative quotes by Debasish Mridha
#75. I wanted to know the denouement of your life story. I have no interest in the narrative. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Narrative quotes by Marco Rubio
#76. They may very well be the first ones to see it. They are the ones that going to see radicalization happening at a mosque or hear it in the community or even among their own family members. And the other part is that there is a narrative that ISIS and other jihadists pose that this is a war between Muslims and the rest of the world. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Narrative quotes by Anne-Marie Slaughter
#77. We all love narratives where we're the captain of our boat, and Americans love them more than anybody else. #Quote by Anne-Marie Slaughter
Narrative quotes by Nalo Hopkinson
#78. I tried to get the word out to people who are information hubs in their communities, because they could propagate the call quickly. One challenge is that breaking science fiction means, well, breaking science fiction. Many communities of colour have a different approach to narratives of science. #Quote by Nalo Hopkinson
Narrative quotes by Haruki Murakami
#79. I was also motivated by a strong sense of fear that we had still not begun to deal with, let alone solve, any of the fundamental issues arising from the gas attack. Specifically, for people who are outside the main system of Japanese society (the young in particular), there remains no effective alternative or safety net. As long as this crucial gap exists in our society, like a kind of black hole, even if Aum is suppressed, other magnetic force fields - "Aum-like" groups - will rise up again, and similar incidents are bound to take place. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Narrative quotes by Shawn Amos
#80. Brands' products should be the manifestation of a company's values. Those values should be the subject of all sorts of wonderful stories that comprise your company's narrative. #Quote by Shawn Amos
Narrative quotes by Eleanor Catton
#81. For he was still unable to recall the apparition wholly to his own mind, much less to form a narrative for the pleasures of a third. #Quote by Eleanor Catton
Narrative quotes by Viola Davis
#82. It would be great to bust through and make history. But what's more important is the opportunity to continue to get roles that are complicated and wonderful, to be a part of the narrative and to get to do what our counterparts are able to do. It doesn't just stop at holding an award. #Quote by Viola Davis
Narrative quotes by Tim Gunn
#83. Being in the moment is everything. So being in the moment for me is just letting the narrative play out, listening to the designers and giving them helpful feedback about what they're doing. #Quote by Tim Gunn
Narrative quotes by Kumail Nanjiani
#84. If you do a sketch, that's a very short narrative. Stand-up, it's bit-to-bit, minute-long narratives. #Quote by Kumail Nanjiani
Narrative quotes by Joan Didion
#85. What you're normally doing as a writer is trying to find the narrative. #Quote by Joan Didion
Narrative quotes by Roy Sekoff
#86. Data coming out our ears but we lack narrative. #Quote by Roy Sekoff
Narrative quotes by Jonas Mekas
#87. In narrative cinema, a certain terminology has already been established: 'film noir,' 'Western,' even 'Spaghetti Western.' When we say 'film noir' we know what we are talking about. But in non-narrative cinema, we are a little bit lost. So sometimes, the only way to make us understand what we are talking about is to use the term 'avant-garde.' #Quote by Jonas Mekas
Narrative quotes by Robert  Stone
#88. We tell ourselves our own stories, selectively, in order to keep our sense of self intact. #Quote by Robert Stone
Narrative quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#89. There isn't any particular relationship between all the messages, except that the author has chosen them carefully, so that, when seen all at once, they produce an image of life that is beautiful and surprising and deep. There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at once. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Narrative quotes by Chuck Wendig
#90. Story should be a descent
the feeling that there is an intense gravity to the narrative that draws you down, down, down. #Quote by Chuck Wendig
Narrative quotes by Tim Parks
#91. a novelist's work is often a strategy (I don't mean the author need be aware of this) for dealing with some personal dilemma. Not just that the dilemma is "worked out" in the narrative, as critics often tell us, but that the acts of writing and publishing and positioning oneself in the world of literature are all part of an attempt to find a solution, however provisional, to some deep personal unease. #Quote by Tim Parks
Narrative quotes by A.S. Byatt
#92. Narrative is one of the best intoxicants or tranquilisers. #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Narrative quotes by Andrew Solomon
#93. You need to take the traumas and make them part of who you've come to be, and you need to fold the worst events of your life into a narrative of triumph, evincing a better self in response to things that hurt. #Quote by Andrew Solomon
Narrative quotes by Nick Cave
#94. I've always hated narrative songs. I hate those songs where, basically, it's an unfolding of a story. #Quote by Nick Cave
Narrative quotes by Erna Paris
#95. Finally, I had held up examples of Goldhagen's inflammatory language and suggested that he had missed the essence of what Primo Levi once called the 'grey zone' of human affairs, described by the historian Christopher Browning as that foggy universe of mixed motives, conflicting emotions, personal priorities, reluctant choices, opportunism and accomodation, all wedded, when convenient, to self-deception and denial. I thought that by marshalling his research into an overly narrow narrative, painted without nuance in black and white, the author had missed the human complexity and the ordinariness of racism. #Quote by Erna Paris
Narrative quotes by Will Self
#96. What the British seem to like are television historians and naturalists, not public intellectuals. You can't help feeling that's because one supplies narrative and the other supplies facts, and the British are traditionally empiricists so they/we have a resistance to theory and to theoreticians playing too prominent a role in public life. #Quote by Will Self
Narrative quotes by Machado De Assis
#97. I am beginning to be sorry that I ever undertook to write this book. Not that it bores me; I have nothing else to do; indeed, it is a welcome distraction from eternity. But the book is tedious, it smells of the tomb, it has a rigor mortis about it; a serious fault, and yet a relatively small one, for the great defect of this book is you, reader. You want to live fast, to get to the end, and the book ambles along slowly; you like straight, solid narrative and a smooth style, but this book and my style are like a pair of drunks; they stagger to the right and to the left, they start and they stop, they mutter, they roar, they guffaw, they threaten the sky, they slip and fall ...
And fall! Unhappy leaves of my cypress tree, you had to fall, like everything else that is lovely and beautiful; if I had eyes, I would shed a tear of remembrance for you. And this is the great advantage in being dead, that if you have no mouth with which to laugh, neither have you eyes with which to cry. #Quote by Machado De Assis
Narrative quotes by Anne Enright
#98. I'm quite interested in the absolute roots of narrative, why we tell stories at all: where the monsters come from. #Quote by Anne Enright
Narrative quotes by Errol Morris
#99. People think in narratives - in beginnings, middles and ends. The danger when you edit something too severely is that it no longer makes sense; worse still, it leaves people with the disquieting impression that something is being hidden. #Quote by Errol Morris
Narrative quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#100. Telling our personal story constitutes an act of consciousness that defines the ethical lining of a person's constitution. Recounting personal stories promotes personal growth, spurs the performance of selfless deeds, and in doing so enhances the ability of the equitable eye of humanity to scroll rearward and forward. Every person must become familiar with our communal history of struggle, loss, redemption, and meaningfully contemplate the meaning behind our personal existence in order to draft a proper and prosperous future for succeeding generations. Accordingly, every person is responsible for sharing their story using the language of thought that best expresses their sanguine reminiscences. Without a record of pastimes, we will never know what were, what we now are, or what we might become by steadfastly and honorably struggling with mortal chores. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Narrative quotes by Jane Campion
#101. 'The Piano Lesson' is very sophisticated, easily the most adult or complex material I've attempted. It's the first film I've written that has a proper story, and it was a big struggle for me to write. It meant I had to admit the power of narrative. #Quote by Jane Campion
Narrative quotes by Chang-rae Lee
#102. By definition it uses and plays and delights in time. It delights in the interlacing of chronologies and the consequences of that interlacing. And those have personal and psychological expressions in a character. Aside from other issues of writing, psychological characterization is what narrative can do best. #Quote by Chang-rae Lee
Narrative quotes by Diriye Osman
#103. I wear makeup and I don dramatic attire because I like control. I'm not interested in controlling others but I'm invested in strict self-governance. This is why I don't do many face-to-face interviews. I don't like being caught off-guard. It all goes back to that attempt to create order amidst disorder. One of the most frightening things about losing your mind is that you feel like your body, your brain, every part of your essence is being invaded. There is such a palpable helplessness to that narrative and I hate the sense of victimhood that it implies. Certainly, this is how I felt during my moments of psychological disquiet. I felt like my personhood was under attack. Performativity is important to me because I'm the teller of my own stories. I have been performing these multiple roles for so long that they have bled into my identity. I have become the man that I always wanted to be. #Quote by Diriye Osman
Narrative quotes by Jason Reza Jorjani
#104. So called "historians" whose research amasses detailed facts have their proper place in serving the genuine historian who is a masterful artist capable of crafting such a narrative of the past with a view to inspiring vigorous action in the present, action that is above all directed towards a certain vision of the future. #Quote by Jason Reza Jorjani
Narrative quotes by Walter Isaacson
#105. It's also a narrative of how they collaborated and why their ability to work as teams made them even more creative. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Narrative quotes by Joanna Scott
#106. The novelist in me is probably hiding behind all the stories I write, looking for ways to connect them and continue the conversation with readers. Maybe I'm writing one long narrative, and each book, however different from the last, is just a chapter. #Quote by Joanna Scott
Narrative quotes by Tim Wise
#107. Tradition is, after all, what we make it. The definition of the term is simply this: "a story, belief, custom, or proverb handed down from generation to generation." There is nothing about the word that suggests tradition must be oppressive, or that it must necessarily serve to uphold the status quo. It is simply the narrative we tell ourselves, and as such, could just as easily involve resistance to oppression or injustice, as the perpetuation of the same. But if we aren't clear in articulating the alternative tradition, we can hardly be surprised when persons don't choose the direction in which it points, having never been appraised of its existence. #Quote by Tim Wise
Narrative quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#108. At three and four and five, children may not be able to follow complicated plots and subplots. But the narrative form, psychologists now believe, is absolutely central to them. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Narrative quotes by Eleanor Catton
#109. Fiction is supposed to be immersive and supposed to be entertaining and narrative, so structures have to be buried a little bit. If they come foregrounded too much, it stops being fiction and starts being poetry - something more concrete and out of time. #Quote by Eleanor Catton
Narrative quotes by S. Kelley Harrell
#110. Healing stories are magickal tales born from personal tribulation and victory, which are then shared. #Quote by S. Kelley Harrell
Narrative quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#111. Constant complaints were being made of incompetent attendants, and some dozen women did double duty, and then were blamed for breaking down. If any hospital director fancies this a good and economical arrangement, allow one used up nurse to tell him it isn't, and beg him to spare the sisterhood, who sometimes, in their sympathy, forget that they are mortal, and run the risk of being made immortal, sooner than is agreeable to their partial friends. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Narrative quotes by Daniel Alarcon
#112. Radio, or at least the kind of radio we're proposing to do, can cut through that. It can reach people who would otherwise never hear your work, and of course I find that very notion inspiring. Radio stories are powerful because the human voice is powerful. It has been and will continue to be the most basic element of storytelling. As a novelist (and I should note that working my novel is the first thing I do in the morning and the very last thing I do before I sleep), shifting into this new medium is entirely logical. It's still narrative, only with different tools. #Quote by Daniel Alarcon
Narrative quotes by Mikki Kendall
#113. Class differences make poor white people the target of oppressive structures. The idea that poor white people are morally and socially inept, too ignorant to be a part of the wider world excuses them from the racist systems that they lack the access to create even when they benefit from them. It's that internal oppression that whiteness enacts on itself that helps create a narrative that the world is out to get working class white people, and that people of color are specifically at fault for their problems. #Quote by Mikki Kendall
Narrative quotes by Sara Groves
#114. Every heart has so much history.
It's my favorite place to start.
Sit down awhile and share your narrative with me.
I'm not afraid of who you are. #Quote by Sara Groves
Narrative quotes by Devdutt Pattanaik
#115. The aim of his narrative is to remind all not to judge people without knowing their story. Even the worst of villains has a story that perhaps explains their actions, without condoning them. #Quote by Devdutt Pattanaik
Narrative quotes by Tim Parks
#116. People want to establish a canon, because people want to imagine that there are great writers and lesser writers and they want the mythology, they want the narrative for themselves. And it's embarrassing. #Quote by Tim Parks
Narrative quotes by Langston Hughes
#117. I live in Harlem, New York City. I am unmarried. I like 'Tristan,' goat's milk, short novels, lyric poems, heat, simple folk, boats and bullfights; I dislike 'Aida,' parsnips, long novels, narrative poems, cold, pretentious folk, buses and bridges. #Quote by Langston Hughes
Narrative quotes by Antonio García Martínez
#118. Investors are people with more money than time.
Employees are people with more time than money.
Entrepreneurs are simply the seductive go-betweens.
Startups are business experiments performed with other people's money.
Marketing is like sex: only losers pay for it."
"Company culture is what goes without saying.
There are no real rules, only laws.
Success forgives all sins.
People who leak to you, leak about you.
Meritocracy is the propaganda we use to bless the charade.
Greed and vanity are the twin engines of bourgeois society.
Most managers are incompetent and maintain their jobs via inertia and politics.
Lawsuits are merely expensive feints in a well-scripted conflict narrative between corporate entities.
Capitalism is an amoral farce in which every player - investor, employee, entrepreneur, consumer - is complicit. #Quote by Antonio García Martínez
Narrative quotes by George Lucas
#119. The best way to truly understand narrative art is to experience it. #Quote by George Lucas
Narrative quotes by Nick Flynn
#120. OUT of that moment Jesus was nailed to his cross flowed our attempts to represent it, to create a narrative that could contain it. Yet the body, hanging there, is still, simply, terrible. Caravaggio's genius was to paint Jesus with dirty feet, to bring him back down to earth. #Quote by Nick Flynn
Narrative quotes by Ken Ilgunas
#121. I'd once heard that we are nothing but our stories. Forget the blood and bones and genes and cells. They're not what we are. We are, rather, our stories. We are an accumulation of experiences that we have fashioned into our own grand, sweeping narrative. #Quote by Ken Ilgunas
Narrative quotes by Charles Duhigg
#122. If you need to improve your focus and learn to avoid distractions, take a moment to visualize, with as much detail as possible, what you are about to do. It is easier to know what's ahead when there's a well-rounded script inside your head. Companies say such tactics are important in all kinds of settings, including if you're applying for a job or deciding whom to hire. The candidates who tell stories are the ones every firm wants. "We look for people who describe their experiences as some kind of a narrative," Andy Billings, a vice president at the video game giant Electronic Arts, told me. "It's a tip-off that someone has an instinct for connecting the dots and understanding how the world works at a deeper level. That's who everyone tries to get." III. #Quote by Charles Duhigg
Narrative quotes by Bruce Feiler
#123. After a while, a surprising theme emerged. The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: Develop a strong family narrative. #Quote by Bruce Feiler
Narrative quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#124. In relating the circumstances which have led to my confinement within this refuge for the demented, I am aware that my present position will create a natural doubt of the authenticity of my narrative. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Narrative quotes by Amy Harmon
#125. Idealism often rewrites history to suit her narrative. #Quote by Amy Harmon
Narrative quotes by Matthew Pearl
#126. The novel has always been a contradictory form. Here is a long form narrative mainly read originally by consumers who were only newly literate or limited in their literacy. The novel ranked below poetry, essay and history in prestige for a long time. #Quote by Matthew Pearl
Narrative quotes by Mikhail Bulgakov
#127. Everyone listened to this amusing narrative with great interest, and the moment that Behemoth concluded it, they all shouted in unison: 'Lies! #Quote by Mikhail Bulgakov
Narrative quotes by Clementine Ford
#128. In our current society, it is considered a weakness to be female and a treason to protest this. Highlighting inequality results in aggressive insults and threats, all of which are propped up by the repeated narrative now that women are 'playing the gender card'. And this is the final insult. That of all the unfair things associated with women - the violence and insults, the financial oppression, the very undermining of our worth as human beings - it is the acknowledgement of these inequalities that gives us some kind of unfair advantage over the men who benefit from them. #Quote by Clementine Ford
Narrative quotes by James Berardinelli
#129. Seventeen years after its intial release, The Empire Strikes Back is still as thrilling and involving as ever. Because of the high quality of the original product, it doesn't show a hint of dating. Neither [ Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope nor Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi ] were able to match the narrative scope of Empire , which today remains one of the finest and most rousing science fiction tales ever committed to the screen. #Quote by James Berardinelli
Narrative quotes by Zadie Smith
#130. Chuck functions here as a kind of authenticity fetish, allowing Hans (and the reader) the nostalgic pleasure of returning to a narrative time when symbols and mottoes were full of meaning and novels weren't neurotic, but could aim themselves simply and purely at transcendent feeling. #Quote by Zadie Smith
Narrative quotes by Tori Amos
#131. In order for my live performance to work, which is about generating a focused energy for about an hour and a half, it is necessary for me to listen and take in someone else's focused energy the day of or the day before the live show. That can transpire through a conversation, or inspiration can occur by looking through any type of visual book which sparks a narrative. That narrative then becomes today's seed and can then take root in music terms, where a sonic tree begins to grow. #Quote by Tori Amos
Narrative quotes by Mo Ibrahim
#132. I don't subscribe to the narrative that Africa is backward because of colonialism. #Quote by Mo Ibrahim
Narrative quotes by Claire-Louise Bennett
#133. If you are not from a particular place the history of that particular place will dwell inside you differently to how it dwells within those people who are from that particular place. Your connection to certain events that define the history of a particular place is not straightforward because none of your ancestors were in any way involved or affected by those events. You have no stories to relate and compare, you have no narrative to inherit and run with, and all the names are strange one that mean nothing to you at all. And it's as if the history of a particular place knows all about this blankness you contain. Consequently if you are not from a particular place you will always be vulnerable for the reason that it doesn't matter how many years you have lived there you will never have a side of the story; nothing with which you can hold the full force of the history of a particular place at bay.
And so it comes at you directly, right through the softly padding soles of your feet, battering up throughout your body, before unpacking its clamouring store of images in the clear open spaces of your mind.
Opening out at last; out, out, out
And shimmered across the pale expanse of a flat defenceless sky.

All the names mean nothing to you, and your name means nothing to them. #Quote by Claire-Louise Bennett
Narrative quotes by Rachel Kushner
#134. I didn't think of the narrative as making a judgment. It didn't occur to me the reader would either, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible there would be that risk. #Quote by Rachel Kushner
Narrative quotes by John Berger
#135. Between the experience of living a normal life at this moment on the planet and the public narratives being offered to give a sense to that life, the empty space, the gap, is enormous. #Quote by John Berger
Narrative quotes by Sam Mendes
#136. The joy of a road movie is its very simple narrative nature, which is that you know you're going to go through different places and you're going to meet new people. At the same time, you have to not make it feel too obvious and too crudely episodic. #Quote by Sam Mendes
Narrative quotes by Sam Harris
#137. Grievances are not in themselves sufficient to radicalize somebody. They are half the truth. My meaning is best summarized this way: when we in the West failed to intervene in the Bosnian genocide, some Muslims became radicalized; when we did intervene in Afghanistan and Iraq, more Muslims became radicalized; when we failed to intervene in Syria, many more Muslims became radicalized. The grievance narrative that pins the blame on foreign policy is only half the story. It is insufficient as an explanation for radicalization. #Quote by Sam Harris
Narrative quotes by Louis Cozolino
#138. An inclusive narrative structure provides the executive brain with the best template and strategy for the oversight and coordination of the functions of mind. A story well told, containing conflicts and resolutions, gestures and expressions, and thoughts flavored with emotion, connects people ad integrates neural networks #Quote by Louis Cozolino
Narrative quotes by Mason Cooley
#139. The ninety percent of human experience that does not fit into established narrative patterns falls into oblivion. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Narrative quotes by Walter Scott
#140. Now I protest to thee, gentle reader, that I entirely dissent from Francisco de Ubeda in this matter, and hold it the most useful quality of my pen, that it can speedily change from grave to gay, and from description and dialogue to narrative and character. So that if my quill displays no other properties of its mother-goose than her mutability, truly I shall be well pleased; and I conceive that you, my worthy friend, will have no occasion for discontent. From #Quote by Walter Scott
Narrative quotes by Ijeoma Umebinyuo
#141. you desecrated the shrines of our fathers
you pushed our tongue, stole our culture
paraded your wickedness as my savior
you refused the right to let me own my narrative
you butchered our names
you brought war on our land
you call my people "savages"
you stole our histories
and wear them proudly in your museums
you wash away our achievements
you carry it as yours
you "discovered" what was already mine
you plant puppets, assassinating our leaders
you desecrated the shrines of my mothers
when we worshipped nature, you laughed at us
now, you want to carry our ways, learn from us
we refuse to write softness into our stories
for you to feel comfortable
we refuse to let anyone but us own our
narrative
we refuse to believe your lies again

you will not spit in the face of our fathers
and think his children will now sit quietly. #Quote by Ijeoma Umebinyuo
Narrative quotes by Adrian Lamo
#142. I said once that lies have no rights against truth. I was wrong. In daily life, it's the truth that's disenfranchised. What fits the popular narrative, what makes an observer happy with the consistency of events, is what is believed. #Quote by Adrian Lamo
Narrative quotes by Thomas Hardy
#143. ...a true narrative like time and tide must run its course and would respect no man. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Narrative quotes by Italo Calvino
#144. A child's pleasure in listening to stories lies partly in waiting for things he expects to be repeated: situations, phrases, formulas. Just as in poems and songs the rhymes help to create the rhythm, so in prose narrative there are events that rhyme. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Narrative quotes by Maya Angelou
#145. Autobiography is awfully seductive; it's wonderful. Once I got into it, I realized I was following a tradition established by Frederick Douglass - the slave narrative - speaking in the first-person singular, talking about the first-person plural, always saying 'I,' meaning 'we.' #Quote by Maya Angelou
Narrative quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#146. What is fact? What records did the church, in its misguided attempt to cleanse the past of perceived contradictions, rewrite to suit its preferred narrative? #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Narrative quotes by Grant Morrison
#147. I plan years in advance, but I like to leave enough space in the narrative scheme to change things, because I always get my best ideas the closer I come to the end of a project, after I've lived with it for a while. #Quote by Grant Morrison
Narrative quotes by Samuel Johnson
#148. At length weariness succeeds to labor, and the mind lies at ease in the contemplation of her own attainments without any desire of new conquests or excursions. This is the age of recollection and narrative; the opinions are settled, and the avenues of apprehension shut against any new intelligence; the days that are to follow must pass in the inculcation of precepts already collected, and assertion of tenets already received; nothing is henceforward so odious as opposition, so insolent as doubt, or so dangerous as novelty. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Narrative quotes by Francis Spufford
#149. I need fiction, I am an addict. This is not a figure of speech. I don't quite read a novel a day, but I certainly read some of a novel every day, and usually some of several. There is always a heap of opened paperbacks face down near the bed, always something current on the kitchen table to reach for over coffee when I wake up. Colonies of prose have formed in the bathroom and in the dimness of the upstairs landing, so that I don't go without text even in the leftover spaces of the house where I spend least time….I can be happy with an essay or a history if it interlaces like a narrative, if its author uses fact or impression to make a story-like sense, but fiction is kind, fiction is the true stuff….I don't give it up. It is entwined too deeply within my history, it has been forming the way I see for too long. #Quote by Francis Spufford
Narrative quotes by Paul Lansky
#150. I don't think there's something that you have to 'get' with my music. It tends toward the dramatic side rather than the narrative. #Quote by Paul Lansky
Narrative quotes by Aleksandra Mir
#151. "Hello" is always presented as a linear narrative, a singular chain, sometimes in a loop. But the reality of making it is that connections are naturally sprawling all over the place, so I am free to edit any way I want. #Quote by Aleksandra Mir
Narrative quotes by Eric Bana
#152. I've had frustrated storytelling juices that have been lying dormant for a long time, and I guess the documentary was a way of me telling a story that I felt most qualified to tell. And I loved it, and I'd love to do something else someday, probably more narrative-based. But I'm in no rush. #Quote by Eric Bana
Narrative quotes by Nicholas Kristof
#153. Dr. Ben Carson has the most moving personal narrative in modern presidential politics. His mother, one of 24 children, had only a third-grade education. She was married at age 13, bore Ben and his brother, and then raised the boys as an impoverished single mother in Detroit. As a young boy, Carson was a terrible student. #Quote by Nicholas Kristof
Narrative quotes by Jonathan P. Hill
#154. Church is not about learning how to be a moral person (though that is what the dominant narrative they hear tells them); it is a place where immoral individuals go in order to receive the grace of God. #Quote by Jonathan P. Hill
Narrative quotes by Shlomo Sand
#155. The construction of a new body of knowledge always bears direct connection to the ideology in which it operates. Historical insights that diverge from the narrative laid down at the inception of the nation can be accepted only when consternation about their implications is abated. This can happen when the current collective identity begins to be taken for granted and ceases to be something anxiously and nostalgically clings to a mythical past, when identity becomes the basis for living and not its purpose - that is when historiographic change can take place. #Quote by Shlomo Sand
Narrative quotes by Deborah Smith
#156. There's no linear narrative - the structure is more like a series of variations on a theme (how identity is shaped by language), with the past constantly bleeding into the present, dreams into reality. And the language, while incredibly lyrical in places, also has this underlying dissonance, the sense of it having itself been translated. #Quote by Deborah Smith
Narrative quotes by Stuart Dybek
#157. From its aptly noirish title on, Martin Preib's The Wagon has rightness of authenticity about it. From the perspective of a cop he fashions a compelling view of the Chicago Algren once called 'the dark city.' There's a unique quality to his essays which manage to be broodingly meditative even as their narrative drive keeps you turning pages. #Quote by Stuart Dybek
Narrative quotes by Kathleen Hall Jamieson
#158. Television has accustomed us to brief, intimate, telegraphic, visual, narrative messages. Candidates are learning to act, speak, and think in television's terms. In the process they are transforming speeches, debates, and their appearances in news into ads. #Quote by Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Narrative quotes by Lara Campbell McGehee
#159. I believe one of the important differences between creating literature and just telling a story around the campfire is that in literature you're recreating the experience of life, not just relaying a 'this happened, then that happened' kind of narrative. The specific details and layers of depth that make the world of the story - and what the character is experiencing in that world - as real as possible are elements I love as a reader and, consequently, elements I strive to use effectively as a writer. #Quote by Lara Campbell McGehee
Narrative quotes by John Burnside
#160. When you have a child, you think about your personal history and what you offer them as a larger narrative, and I realised I knew nothing about my father's circumstances other than what he'd told me. #Quote by John Burnside
Narrative quotes by Rebecca West
#161. One of Mr. [Thomas] Hardy's ancestors must have married a weeping willow. There are pages and pages in his collected poems which are simply plain narratives in ballad form of how an unenjoyable time was had by all. #Quote by Rebecca West
Narrative quotes by Brian Eno
#162. I'd been making music that was intended to be like painting, in the sense that it's environmental, without the customary narrative and episodic quality that music normally has. I called this 'ambient music.' But at the same time I was trying to make visual art become more like music, in that it changed the way that music changes. #Quote by Brian Eno
Narrative quotes by Samuel Johnson
#163. The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been disappointed. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Narrative quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#164. Reader, be assured this narrative is no fiction. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Narrative quotes by Dana Spiotta
#165. I have to say that movies have as much impact on me as music. And that I learned as much about narrative from movies as I did from reading novels, how to arrange stories, how to juxtapose things. #Quote by Dana Spiotta
Narrative quotes by Donald Miller
#166. My Sunday school teachers had turned Bible narrative into children's fables. They talked about Noah and the ark because the story had animals in it. They failed to mention that this was when God massacred all of humanity. #Quote by Donald Miller
Narrative quotes by Claudia Rankine
#167. Sometimes the art pieces I gravitate toward speak to me in terms of narrative, at other times they speak to me in terms of mood. #Quote by Claudia Rankine
Narrative quotes by Margaret Atwood
#168. It's rather useless to write a gripping narrative with nothing in it but climate change because novels are always about people even if they purport to be about rabbits or robots. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Narrative quotes by Bryan Stevenson
#169. The greatest evil of American slavery was not involuntary servitude but rather the narrative of racial differences we created to legitimate slavery. Because we never dealt with that evil, I don't think slavery ended in 1865, it just evolved. #Quote by Bryan Stevenson
Narrative quotes by Peter Moskowitz
#170. The hipster narrative about gentrification isn't necessarily inaccurate - young people are indeed moving to cities and opening craft breweries and wearing tight clothing - but it is misleading in its myopia. Someone who learned about gentrification solely through newspaper articles might come away believing that gentrification is just the culmination of several hundred thousand people's individual wills to open coffee shops and cute boutiques, grow mustaches and buy records. But those are the signs of gentrification, not its causes. As #Quote by Peter Moskowitz
Narrative quotes by Amanda Palmer
#171. There's nothing more threatening than a powerful woman, and there's nothing more threatening to the current order of things than women powerfully owning their own narrative. It's so threatening to people, to women as well, and it's threatening the order of things. #Quote by Amanda Palmer
Narrative quotes by Dana Arnold
#172. History is about the past. Yet it exists only in the present – the moment of its creation as history provides us with a narrative constructed after the events with which it is concerned. The narrative must then relate to the moment of its creation as much as its historical subject. History presents an historian with the task of producing a dialogue between the past and the present. But as these temporal co-ordinates cannot be fixed, history becomes a continuous interaction between the historian and the past. As such, history can be seen as a process of evaluation whereby the past is always coloured by the intellectual fashions and philosophical concerns of the present. This shifting perspective on the past is matched by the fluid status of the past itself. #Quote by Dana Arnold
Narrative quotes by Ira Glass
#173. I'm trying to make perfect moments. And those generate meaning. If you go deep enough in how to make a moment, very quickly you come to how narrative works - to what we are as a species, how we've come up with telling stories in scenes and images. #Quote by Ira Glass
Narrative quotes by Mo Abudu
#174. There aren't enough people in the media creation space. There aren't enough people making premium quality programming. That's how we change the narrative. Because there is a lot of bad African programming out there, and it is not helping matters. #Quote by Mo Abudu
Narrative quotes by David Limbaugh
#175. The unique, compelling, and earnest voice that characterizes Jedediah's weekly columns comes alive with increased vitality in OUTNUMBERED. She shatters leftist stereotypes about conservatives and exposes the myth of liberal tolerance as she relates her interactions with liberals in everyday life. This narrative, interlaced with commentary and impressions, gives us insight into liberals that books merely about abstract principles do not capture. A fascinating read. #Quote by David Limbaugh
Narrative quotes by Graham Joyce
#176. George Orwell's '1984' frequently tops surveys of our greatest books: it's not a celebration of poetic language. It's decidedly anti-literary, a masterpiece of personal and political narrative sequence. And its subject matter is crucial, because what '1984' shows is that language can be a dirty trick. #Quote by Graham Joyce
Narrative quotes by Dennis Cooper
#177. But here I am blocking the view of this simple scene, like a director who accidentally walks in front of his own projector, then stands there, oblivious to the snoring around him. #Quote by Dennis Cooper
Narrative quotes by Carmen Laforet
#178. I write short, my words tight to the thread of the narrative. #Quote by Carmen Laforet
Narrative quotes by Anonymous
#179. I can understand not wanting to underuse Hawke, but after a while the narrative composition starts to look like a dad's testimony at a custody hearing. #Quote by Anonymous
Narrative quotes by Suzanne Collins
#180. Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he's also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building's fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Narrative quotes by Haruki Murakami
#181. Narratives have the same power, I think. Some readers of my novels ask me, "Why do you understand me?". That's a huge pleasure of mine because it means that readers and I can make our narratives relative. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Narrative quotes by Steven Soderbergh
#182. American movie audiences now just don't seem to be very interested in any kind of ambiguity or any kind of real complexity of character or narrative - I'm talking in large numbers, there are always some, but enough to make hits out of movies that have those qualities. I think those qualities are now being seen on television and that people who want to see stories that have those kinds of qualities are watching television. #Quote by Steven Soderbergh
Narrative quotes by Richard J. Evans
#183. Narrative history fell out of fashion for many years in the 1970s and 1980s, as historians everywhere focused on analytical approaches derived mainly from the social sciences. But a variety of recent, large-scale narrative histories have shown that it can be done without sacrificing analytical rigour or explanatory power. #Quote by Richard J. Evans
Narrative quotes by Andrei Tarkovsky
#184. A poet is someone who can use a single image to send a universal message. #Quote by Andrei Tarkovsky
Narrative quotes by James Cameron
#185. Storytelling is storytelling. You still play by the same narrative rules. The technology is completely different. I don't use one piece of technology that I used when I started directing. #Quote by James Cameron
Narrative quotes by David McRaney
#186. Narrative bias - a bias in that when given the option, you prefer to give and receive information in narrative format. #Quote by David McRaney
Narrative quotes by Hal Duncan
#187. I've got a number of stories written so far in that mythos, more lined up to be written, and a narrative arc taking shape between them. I was experimenting with releasing the stories online for Paypal donations, so the existing ones are currently available via the blog for free download, but the ball didn't keep rolling in terms of meeting the targets I was setting. #Quote by Hal Duncan
Narrative quotes by Robert Morgan
#188. The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse. #Quote by Robert Morgan
Narrative quotes by Ron Silliman
#189. The poem is not only the point of origin for all the language and narrative arts, the poem returns us to the very social function of art as such. #Quote by Ron Silliman
Narrative quotes by David Simon
#190. More people pay attention to fiction and to narrative than pay attention to journalism. That's quite sad. More people pay attention to television than to prose. That's equally sad, if not more so. #Quote by David Simon
Narrative quotes by Harry Mulisch
#191. If written in the three-letter words of the four-letter alphabet,a human being is determined by a genetic narrative long enough to fill the equivalent of 500 Bibles.In the meantime human beings have discovered this for themselves. That's right. They have uncovered our profoundest concept
namely, that life is ultimately reading. They themselves are the Book of Books. #Quote by Harry Mulisch
Narrative quotes by Joanna Trollope
#192. My view of an excellent novel was probably set in the golden age of fiction in the 19th century: narrative, character and voice are of equal importance. #Quote by Joanna Trollope
Narrative quotes by Kate Morton
#193. Human beings are curators. Each polishes his or her own favoured memories, arranging them in order to create a narrative that pleases. Some events are repaired and polished for display; others are deemed unworthy and cast aside, shelved below ground in the overflowing storeroom of the mind. There, with any luck, they are promptly forgotten. The process is not dishonest: it is the only way that people can live with themselves and the weight of their experiences. #Quote by Kate Morton
Narrative quotes by Warren Ellis
#194. Post-modernism, which has probably lasted longer than modernism, is the process of interrogating the aesthetic discourse. Disrupting the narrative. Modernism says that things can be right. Post-modernism says that nothing can be right. So if you ever wonder why nothing new ever seems to happen any more, find a post-modernist and beat the shit out of then. Wyndham #Quote by Warren Ellis
Narrative quotes by Lee Gutkind
#195. To reconstruct stories and scenes, nonfiction writers must conduct vigorous and responsible research. In fact, narrative requires more research than traditional reportage, for writers cannot simply tell what they learn and know; rather, they must show it. #Quote by Lee Gutkind
Narrative quotes by Geoffrey Harvey
#196. Hardy's astonishing technical versatility has won the admiration of major poets from Ezra Pound and Cecil Day Lewis to Philip Larkin. Among other genres he employs the lyric, narrative, ballads, and the sonnet. He also moves easily between the amplitude of dramatic monologue and the compression of imagism. He experiments continually with an ingenious variety of stanza forms and rhyme schemes, rejecting the fluidity of contemporary poetry for his own idiosyncratic style, based on a real understanding of the variety of speech rhythms and registers. Each individual poem is designed to express in its language and form, and with utter honesty, Hardy's impressions of life. #Quote by Geoffrey Harvey
Narrative quotes by Etgar Keret
#197. Creating something out of nothing means making something up. But when you make something out of something, you take things that are already there, like an emotion, and you turn it into a narrative. The nature of literature is not to invent things, but to articulate what is already there. When you read a good book you don't think that the author is making up lies, but you say, "Oh, yes, I know what he is talking about." The fact that you know this means that it isn't made up. #Quote by Etgar Keret
Narrative quotes by Stephen Greenblatt
#198. I wanted to hold onto and exploit the power of narrative. This is not only a book about a great storyteller, but there have to be stories about the storyteller. #Quote by Stephen Greenblatt
Narrative quotes by Russell Smith
#199. It's great that I can look up a fact instantly on my cellphone, but I miss the days in my room with a dog-eared, text-heavy paperback, immersed in the statistics of crime and punishment and lunacy, completely alone with the narrative of human depravity. #Quote by Russell Smith
Narrative quotes by Ava DuVernay
#200. In documentaries, there's a truth that unfolds unnaturally, and you get to chronicle it. In narratives, you have to create the situations so that the truth will come out. #Quote by Ava DuVernay

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