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Story quotes by Om Puri
#1. I had hoped when my life was chronicled, it would be an inspirational story. #Quote by Om Puri
Story quotes by Craig Robinson
#2. Ever since I can remember, I've always been silly. #Quote by Craig Robinson
Story quotes by Ray Bradbury
#3. Comic strips introduced me to metaphors. They are pure metaphor, so you learn how to tell a story with symbols, which is a very valuable thing to learn. And I learned that from motion pictures, too, and from poetry. Poetry is mainly metaphor. If it doesn't have a metaphor, it doesn't work. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Story quotes by Saul Alinsky
#4. This book will not
contain any panacea or dogma; I detest and fear dogma." ...
"This is not an ideological book except insofar as argument for change,"...
"ideologies tend to be smelted into rigid dogmas claiming exclusive possession of the truth"...
" An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma. To begin with, he does not have a fixed truth. "...
" In the end he has one conviction - a belief that if people have the power to act, in the long run they will, most of the time, reach the right decisions.
I am not concerned if this faith in people is regarded as a prime truth and therefore a contradiction of what I have already written, for life is a story of contradictions. Believing in people, the radical has the job of organizing them so that they will have the power #Quote by Saul Alinsky
Story quotes by The Weeknd
#5. '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
Story quotes by N.D. Wilson
#6. Lay your life down. Your heartbeats cannot be hoarded. Your reservoir of breaths is draining away. You have hands, blister them while you can. You have bones, make them strain-they can carry nothing in the grave. You have lungs, let them spill with laughter. With an average life expectancy of 78.2 years in the US (subtracting eight hours a day for sleep), I have around 250,00 conscious hours remaining to me in which I could be smiling or scowling, rejoicing in my life, in this race, in this story, or moaning and complaining about my troubles. I can be giving my fingers, my back, my mind, my words, my breaths, to my wife and my children and my neighbors, or I can grasp after the vapor and the vanity for myself, dragging my feet, afraid to die and therefore afraid to live. And, like Adam, I will still die in the end. #Quote by N.D. Wilson
Story quotes by Marguerite Henry
#7. Facts are fine, fer as they go ... but they're like water bugs skittering atop the water. Legends, now - they go deep down and bring up the heart of a story. #Quote by Marguerite Henry
Story quotes by Roland Smith
#8. A good writer should draw the reader in by starting in the middle of the story with a hook, then go back and fill in what happened before the hook. Once you have the reader hooked, you can write whatever you want as you slowly reel them in. #Quote by Roland Smith
Story quotes by Ayn Rand
#9. I write - and read - for the sake of the story ... My basic test for any story is: 'Would I want to meet these characters and observe these events in real life? Is this story an experience worth living through for its own sake? Is the pleasure of contemplating these characters an end itself? #Quote by Ayn Rand
Story quotes by Deborah Epperson
#10. Grandpa Eli had often told me that the real truth was seldom what we thought it was. "Most of the time," he said,"people choose to believe a story because it fills their need. At other times, they're afrad not to believe it. Then right or wrong, that belief becomes their truty. #Quote by Deborah Epperson
Story quotes by Ken Liu
#11. As the wind continued to howl and groan through her decaying body, she began to sing her story. #Quote by Ken Liu
Story quotes by Tim O'Brien
#12. Let the story tell itself. #Quote by Tim O'Brien
Story quotes by Lester Holt
#13. You have to go where the story is to report on it. As a journalist, you're essentially running to things that other people are running away from. #Quote by Lester Holt
Story quotes by Billy Preston
#14. I got a story, ain't no moral, I let the bad guy win every now and then. #Quote by Billy Preston
Story quotes by Harlan Ellison
#15. I never send a story off until I have read it aloud to at least two or three people. Because when I read - and I don't need their criticism, what I need is my own - when I read it aloud, there is a flow, there is a poetry to it. #Quote by Harlan Ellison
Story quotes by Joyce Maynard
#16. The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell. #Quote by Joyce Maynard
Story quotes by Eric Brown
#17. Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought - whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days. #Quote by Eric Brown
Story quotes by Denise M. Baran-Unland
#18. Writing a novel mimics what we bring to our journey of life. God is the great editor who purges the faulty, the awkward, and all the bits that are just plain wrong, so the optimal story can finally emerge. #Quote by Denise M. Baran-Unland
Story quotes by Elsa Lanchester
#19. There is no such thing as a person that nothing has happened to, and each person's story is as different as his fingertips. #Quote by Elsa Lanchester
Story quotes by Rebecca Zanetti
#20. While I might not give you the full story, I'll never lie to you. so here it is. I want you."
Her eyebrows rose toward her hairline. Her breath quickened.
"And I think you want me."
Now her chin lowered. She drew in air and slowly let it out. Her nipples hardened until he could see them beneath her shit. Clearly.
"I thought we should get that truth out of the way and decide what to do about it. #Quote by Rebecca Zanetti
Story quotes by Ed Mayo
#21. We all need a story. It just turns out that the story we have been told for years - that people are naturally and primarily competitive and self-interested and that life is best shaped around that bleak fact - is bunkum #Quote by Ed Mayo
Story quotes by Hark-Joon Lee
#22. I agree strongly that no story is more valuable than someone's life. #Quote by Hark-Joon Lee
Story quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#23. The persistence of the story of animal consent into the contemporary era tells of a human appreciation of the stakes, and a desire to do the right thing. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Story quotes by Brian Topp
#24. It's hard to hear the story of a love affair between two straight men, one of whom is the most divine woman alive. #Quote by Brian Topp
Story quotes by Robin Rose Bennett
#25. One aspect of soulful healing that is most challenging and therefore most fruitful is the need to release a part of your story that may be lying underneath and behind the illness. Healing requires a willingness to rewrite the story you tell yourself about what has happened in your life and
why it's happened. There is often an emotional attachment to the pattern
that doesn't allow for easy change. #Quote by Robin Rose Bennett
Story quotes by Helene Dunbar
#26. You'll find a way to tell your story," she says.
"But I don't have a story," I respond.
"Everyone has a story, Michael. Maybe you just don't know the plot of yours yet. #Quote by Helene Dunbar
Story quotes by Blake Crouch
#27. Paul Wilson) The Serial Series (with J.A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn) "Serial" (short story) "Bad Girl" (short story) Serial Uncut (novella) Killers (novella) Birds of Prey Killers Uncut Serial Killers Uncut (double novel) #Quote by Blake Crouch
Story quotes by Emma Chase
#28. When our bodies are dust in the ground and our souls are joined in whatever life comes after this one, the legend of our story and the echo of our love will live on forever. #Quote by Emma Chase
Story quotes by Richard D. Zanuck
#29. 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
Story quotes by Rania Al-Abdullah
#30. 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
Story quotes by Chris Abani
#31. Story is powerful. Story is fluid and it belongs to nobody. #Quote by Chris Abani
Story quotes by Woody Allen
#32. I don't why whatever works and whatever doesn't. You just make the film that you enjoy making at the time, and you think there's a good chance that people might enjoy the story. You're surprised pleasantly when they do. It's just luck. #Quote by Woody Allen
Story quotes by Deborah Wells
#33. The dark man is ubiquitous. People from all times and in all places have recorded their experiences of him in stories, poems, paintings, songs, stone, dance, crafts and prayers. Saint or sinner, scientist or theologian, agnostic or true believer, it makes little difference as the dark man has walked beside us since the very beginning and he will stay with us until the end. He is so intrinsic to the human experience that everyone has at least one dark man story to tell... #Quote by Deborah Wells
Story quotes by Ruth Ozeki
#34. This diary will tell the real life story of my great-grandmother Yasutani Jiko. She was a nun and a novelist and New Woman7 of the Taisho era.8 She was also an anarchist and a feminist who had plenty of lovers, both males and females, but she was never kinky or nasty. And even though I may end up mentioning some of her love affairs, everything I write will be historically true and empowering to women, and not a lot of foolish geisha crap. So if kinky nasty things are your pleasure, please close this book and give it to your wife or co-worker and save yourself a lot of time and trouble. 4. #Quote by Ruth Ozeki
Story quotes by George Saunders
#35. 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
Story quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#36. Did you have a good time with Win?" Natty asked.
"I'll tell you about it tomorrow." I lowered my voice. "He's still here."
"Annie!" Her eyes grew wide and delighted.
'It's a long story and probably a lot less exciting than the one I suspect you're concocting, Natty. He's only using our couch. #Quote by Gabrielle Zevin
Story quotes by Willow Shields
#37. I have mostly been terrified of listening to scary stories around a campfire. We camp a lot as a family, and at night my dad would try and tell us scary stories. This made eating s'mores difficult. The story would start with something like ... 'and the old man who lived in these woods ... ' I would then run back into the camper terrified. #Quote by Willow Shields
Story quotes by Kim Edwards
#38. I don't think we'll ever lose the desire for people to tell stories or to hear stories or to be entrapped in a beautiful story. #Quote by Kim Edwards
Story quotes by Emma Chase
#39. The two of us were different. Right from the start, and in every way.
Passion that could tear the whole world down around us. Love that would not be ignored or denied. Devotion that would last beyond a lifetime.
These would be our legacy – our gifts to the ones who would follow in our footsteps. It would be scored on their bones and branded on their souls.
We just didn't know it then.
Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.
This is ours. #Quote by Emma Chase
Story quotes by Thomas Wharton
#40. Sometimes you wish to escape to another part of the book.
You stop reading and riffle the pages, catching sight of the story as it races ahead, not above the world but through it, through forests and complications, the chaos of intentions and cities.
As you near the last few pages you are hurtling through the book at increasing speed, until all is a blur of restlessness, and then suddenly your thumb loses its grip and you sail out of the story and back into yourself. The book is once again a fragile vessel of cloth and paper. You have gone everywhere and nowhere. #Quote by Thomas Wharton
Story quotes by Cassandra Giovanni
#41. I know who you are ... I've fallen hard for that person, and I sure as hell am not going to let you fade into your past. #Quote by Cassandra Giovanni
Story quotes by Khadija Rupa
#42. She was a wonderful teenage girl who had the miraculous power to cure herself from any wound, either physical or mental. With her own salty tears, she would cleanse her raw wounds. And her breaths were given, as though not to breathe but, rather, to fan her sores. #Quote by Khadija Rupa
Story quotes by Robert M. Price
#43. If, when we compare two versions of a story, the second known to be a retelling of the first, and find that the second has more of a miraculous element, we may reasonably conclude we have legendary (or midrashic or whatever) embellishment. The tale has grown in the telling. This sort of comparison is common in extrabiblical research and no one holds that it cannot properly indicate legend formation there. #Quote by Robert M. Price
Story quotes by Ismaaciil C. Ubax
#44. Can you not set fire in my soul with those eyes #Quote by Ismaaciil C. Ubax
Story quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#45. What is so rewarding about friendship?" my son asked, curling his upper lip into a sour expression. "Making friends takes too much time and effort, and for what?"

I sat on the edge of his bed, understanding how it might seem simpler to go at life solo.

"Friendship has unique rewards," I told him. "They can be unpredictable. For instance...." I couldn't help but pause to smile crookedly at an old memory that was dear to my heart. Then I shared with my son an unforgettable incident from my younger years.

"True story. When I was about your age, I decided to try out for a school play. Tryouts were to begin after the last class of the day, but first I had to run home to grab a couple props for the monologue I planned to perform during tryouts. Silly me, I had left them at the house that morning. Luckily, I only lived across a long expanse of grassy field that separated the school from the nearest neighborhood. Unluckily, it was raining and I didn't have an umbrella.

"Determined to get what I needed, I raced home, grabbed my props, and tore back across the field while my friend waited under the dry protection of the school's wooden eaves. She watched me run in the rain, gesturing for me to go faster while calling out to hurry up or we would be late.

"The rain was pouring by that time which was added reason for me to move fast. I didn't want to look like a wet rat on stage in front of dozens of fellow students. Don't ask #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Story quotes by Frank Herbert
#46. When I was writing Dune there was no room in my mind for concerns about the book's success or failure. I was concerned only with the writing. Six years of research had preceded the day I sat down to put the story together, and the interweaving of the many plot layers I had planned required a degree of concentration I had never before experienced. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Story quotes by Alexia Casale
#47. You're not listening. Like so many people, you think that the important moments in the story of a life are big and loud, where really they're small and quiet. Someone on the outside would think these moments unworthy of note, but you must recognise the important moments of your own life when they happen. It is very important. #Quote by Alexia Casale
Story quotes by James Blish
#48. Who does it hurt? That's who the story is about. #Quote by James Blish
Story quotes by Tim O'Brien
#49. When writing, I'm not thinking about war, even if I'm writing about it. I'm thinking about sentences, rhythm and story. So the focus, when I'm working, even if it's on a story that takes place at war, is not on bombs or bullets. It's on the story. #Quote by Tim O'Brien
Story quotes by Jonathan Gottschall
#50. Don't despair for story's future or turn curmudgeonly over the rise of video games or reality TV. The way we experience story will evolve, but as storytelling animals, we will no more give it up than start walking on all fours. #Quote by Jonathan Gottschall
Story quotes by Daniel Kahneman
#51. We can't live in a state of perpetual doubt, so we make up the best story possible and we live as if the story were true. #Quote by Daniel Kahneman
Story quotes by Zadie Smith
#52. You become a different writer when you approach a short story. When things are not always having to represent other things, you find real human beings begin to cautiously appear on your pages. #Quote by Zadie Smith
Story quotes by Brandon Bays
#53. From Freedom is:
"True forgiveness is one of the most healing relasing, and freeing gifts we give to ourselves."

"You can't fake it (forgivenss). It has to come from an open heart. It has to be real. Otherwise it is pointless. In order to fruly forgive, you must be willing to open your heart and face and release the pain there."
"It requires humility. It requites us to give up our rightenous indignation, get off our soapbox, let go of blame, and le go of th pride of being right. It means we have to be willing to drop our victim story, soften our stance, and if necessary, let our heart be broken wide open." Brandon Bays Chapter 8 on forgiveness. #Quote by Brandon Bays
Story quotes by Nimrat Kaur
#54. As an actor, there are many confusing factors that can make you take or not take a decision. It becomes difficult. Your first and last checkpoint should be the story. I always read a script as an audience. #Quote by Nimrat Kaur
Story quotes by Christina Strigas
#55. Treat me like a rare first edition of your favourite novel. #Quote by Christina Strigas
Story quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#56. Life is a great Book. We are writing the history of our time. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Story quotes by Laura Riding
#57. We wait, all, for a story of us that shall reach to where we are. We listen for our own speaking; and we hear much that seems our speaking, yet makes us strange to ourselves. #Quote by Laura Riding
Story quotes by Shana Norris
#58. That's because you have to listen to find out things about people. Looking only tells you a small part of the story. #Quote by Shana Norris
Story quotes by Kate Bornstein
#59. It is important to note that the relevant factor to sexual harassment in this story is not gender identity but gender perception. Some friends and acquaintances who have experienced harassment do not, in fact, identify as women; they were perceived as women. As I sought support, the key issue was not their gender identity, but the gender signifiers that led them to be perceived as women. If we don't admit that sexual harassment is a gendered experience, we can never shed light on the sexism implicit in many cases of harassment. However, in addressing these sorts of gendered experiences, we may find that gender identity is not the most useful category. #Quote by Kate Bornstein
Story quotes by Julian Seifter
#60. You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. #Quote by Julian Seifter
Story quotes by Mike Mills
#61. If you ask me, the place that a story happens is as equal character. It's almost like an ecological viewpoint: These people are living in this piece of land, and in this piece of land in this time this is possible. For me, I almost think location first. It's time first - what year is it - then where are we, and then who is in it. #Quote by Mike Mills
Story quotes by Carlos Aleman
#62. I see a lot of love in your heart. Despite the pain it causes. Love is like a stubborn disease. There's no way to cure it. #Quote by Carlos Aleman
Story quotes by Kara Swisher
#63. It seemed like most of the memories faded before they had time to form. And after a while, my life with my father seemed like a familiar story or a distant dream. #Quote by Kara Swisher
Story quotes by Joseph J. Ellis
#64. 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
Story quotes by Nathan Filer
#65. This is my life. I'm nineteen years old, and the only thing I have any control over in my entire world is the way I choose to tell this story. So I'm hardly going to fuck about. #Quote by Nathan Filer
Story quotes by Caroline Kepnes
#66. A book lets you choose how much of the blood you want to see. A book gives you the permission to see the story as you want, as your mind directs. #Quote by Caroline Kepnes
Story quotes by Alexandra Iff
#67. Saying I love you isn't hard, but meaning it is." he kisses me softly, moaning against my lips. "Loving you is the easiest thing to do on this earth, Trinity Parker. #Quote by Alexandra Iff
Story quotes by Judy Blunt
#68. I came to recognize the landscape of my life in the lives of many women. Their stories and the places they spoke of spanned a world beyond my experience, from mill towns to suburbs, from logging camps to ethnic neighborhoods, from inner cities to Indian reservations. Few shared my place of origin or the events of my life, but many, it seems, shared my experience. Listening to their stories, I came to understand how women can be isolated by circumstances as well as by distance, and how our experiences, though geographically distinct, often translated into the same feelings. Away from the physical presence of my past, I found it easy to argue that what mattered most was the story, the truth of what we tell ourselves, the versions we pass along to our daughters. But as I stood in the living room of my rock house that afternoon, I was again reminded of the enormous power of this prairie, its silence and the whisper I made inside it. I had forgotten how easily one person can be lost here. #Quote by Judy Blunt
Story quotes by Lauren Iungerich
#69. I think there's a lot of really good programming on television. What I've noticed, through the years of being a professional writer, is the watering down process of story. You have to market to the masses and not offend anybody. #Quote by Lauren Iungerich
Story quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#70. Istanbul is certainly in the process of transforming itself into an attractive cultural, tourist and financial center. But there are also millions of sad stories in this giant sea of immigration, poverty, misery and contradictions. So much anger, frustration and fury. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Story quotes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
#72. [John Craske] painted like a man giving witness under oath to a wild story. #Quote by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Story quotes by Tanwi Nandini Islam
#73. Each seed tells this story: Everything that happens is already written. #Quote by Tanwi Nandini Islam
Story quotes by Pat Conroy
#74. What's important is that a story changes every time you say it out loud. When you put it on paper, it can never change. But the more times you tell it, the more changes will occur. A story is a living thing; it moves and shifts #Quote by Pat Conroy
Story quotes by David E. Hoffman
#75. My goal was to show the history of the end of the Cold War through both sides - the U.S. side and the Soviet side. I really felt that especially the Soviet side of the story hadn't been well told because we didn't know. #Quote by David E. Hoffman
Story quotes by Michael Ende
#76. A story can be new and yet tell about olden times. The past comes into existence with the story. #Quote by Michael Ende
Story quotes by Zach Braff
#77. I always liked the story of Noah's Ark and the idea of starting anew by rescuing the things you like and leaving the rest behind. #Quote by Zach Braff
Story quotes by Jay Leno
#78. President Bush announced a major new plan for the United States to put a man on the moon, which would be a really big story if this were 1962. Bush said he didn't remember anything about the 60's - I guess he wasn't lying. #Quote by Jay Leno
Story quotes by John Sayles
#79. I figured somebody wrote a story who had a typewriter and I thought that movies were made by the cowboys and that they just said, 'Okay, you fall off the horse this time.' #Quote by John Sayles
Story quotes by Daniel Quinn
#80. We are all captives of a story. #Quote by Daniel Quinn
Story quotes by Karen Quan
#81. One dead and one alone. That's how the story ends. #Quote by Karen Quan
Story quotes by Peter Kreeft
#82. God writes the story of our lives with the pen strokes of our own free choices. #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Story quotes by Michael Robotham
#83. I believe that if the story is fleshed out and the characters more believable, the reader is more likely to take the journey with them. In addition, the plot can be more complex. My characters are very real to me, and I want each of my characters to be different. #Quote by Michael Robotham
Story quotes by Charles Soule
#84. Of all the things I've done, the first 'Strongman' story was one of the easiest things to write. It was almost fully formed from the get-go. It's almost a 'Dark Knight Returns' riff, except you have a battle-worn Mexican wrestler instead of Batman. #Quote by Charles Soule
Story quotes by Douglas Lain
#85. In every story of solipsism, there is always a conspiracy. Why? Because there is always a background involved in every perception. #Quote by Douglas Lain
Story quotes by Allen Mitsuo Wakabayashi
#86. The gospel is the story of a good King who has come to reign. In love, he has come to restore his justice, peace and love in a world gone mad. He has battled the enemy and won the decisive victory that will secure the enemy's defeat. And we are on the way to the day when he will reign and everything will resonate with his blazing goodness. #Quote by Allen Mitsuo Wakabayashi
Story quotes by Christina Baldwin
#87. Story is the mother of us all. First we wrap our lives in language and then we act on who we say we are. We proceed from the word into the world and make a world based on our stories. #Quote by Christina Baldwin
Story quotes by Amos Oz
#88. Writing a poem is like having an affair, a one-night stand; a short story is a romance, a relationship; a novel is a marriage-one has to be cunning, devise compromises, and make sacrifices. #Quote by Amos Oz
Story quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#89. Tell me a story, Pew. What kind of story, child? A story with a happy ending. There's no such thing in all the world. As a happy ending? As an ending. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Story quotes by Fred Dryer
#90. Steve Rom's bravery is unique. Faced with life-threatening circumstances, he focused his determination and spirit to defeat an unbeatable disease. Steve's story is an inspiration to all. #Quote by Fred Dryer
Story quotes by Kurt Angle
#91. The Olympics is not really about the sport, it's about the story behind the person. You keep the sport relatively simple to understand - let the fans understand that a takedown is 1 point, a turn is 2, a pin and the match is over. Keep it simple, and keep the story on the individual. #Quote by Kurt Angle
Story quotes by George Crook
#92. All the tribes tell the same story. They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away; they are left to starve, and there remains but one thing for them to do - fight while they can. #Quote by George Crook
Story quotes by Veronica Roth
#93. Want something else more than success. Success is a lovely thing, but your desire to say something, your worth, and your identity shouldn't rely on it, because it's not guaranteed and it's not permanent and it's not sufficient. So work hard, fall in love with the writing - the characters, the story, the words, the themes - and make sure that you are who you are regardless of your life circumstances. That way, when the good things come, they don't warp you, and when the bad things hit you, you don't fall apart. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Story quotes by Paul Louis Metzger
#94. God did not create us to be nobodies, but to be somebodies in communion with him through participation in Jesus' glorious story. #Quote by Paul Louis Metzger
Story quotes by Justin Vernon
#95. It just didn't seem to fit the story and lineage, I guess. So I just sort of surrounded 'Blood Bank' with three other songs that were very different from one other, and they all kind of came together as a palette cleanser for the last record. And I'm really excited about it. #Quote by Justin Vernon
Story quotes by Roxane Gay
#96. I'm sick of hearing, thinking and talking about Woody Allen. Nonetheless, the allegations against him continue to capture our national attention because so much of the story is strange and sordid. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Story quotes by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
#97. At night, before she went to sleep in her cabin down in the quarters, she remembered Mawu's story and told herself that she was a god, a powerful god. Each and every day, she reminded herself of this so that she wouldn't fall backward. She was more than eyes, ears, lips, and thigh. She was a heart. She was a mind #Quote by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Story quotes by Rick Riordan
#98. My mother made a squeaking sound that might of been either "yes" or "help".
Poseidon took it as a yes and came in.
Paul was looking back and forth between us, trying to read our expressions.
Finally he stepped forward.
"Hi, I'm Paul Blofis."
Poseidon raised an eyebrow and then shook his hand.
"Blowfish, did you say?"
"Ah, no. Blofis, actually."
"Oh, I see," Poseidon said. "A shame. I quite like blowfish. I am Poseidon."
"Poseidon? That's an interesting name."
"Yes, I like it. I've gone by other names, but I do prefer Poseidon."
"Like the god of the sea."
"Very much like that, yes"
"Well!" My mother interrupted. "Um, were so glad you could drop by. Paul, this is Percy's father."
"Ah." Paul nodded, though he didn't look real pleased. "I see."
Poseidon smiled at me. "There you are, my boy. And Tyson, hello, son!"
"Daddy!" Tyson [shouted]...
Paul's jaw dropped. He stared at my mother. "Tyson is..."
"Not mine," she promised. "It's a long story. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Story quotes by Cary Fukunaga
#99. You need the actors to feel as much ownership of the performance and the direction of the story as you do to get the most out of everyone's potential. Part of it is just making sure we all have the same vision. #Quote by Cary Fukunaga
Story quotes by Karen Abbott
#100. 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
Story quotes by Liezi
#101. Chuang-tzu once told a story about two persons who both lost a sheep. One person got very depressed and lost himself in drinking, sex, and gambling to try to forget this misfortune. The other person decided that this would be an excellent chance for him to study the classics and quietly observe the subtleties of nature. Both men experience the same misfortune, but one man lost himself because he was too attached to the experience of loss, while the other found himself because he was able to let go of gain and loss. #Quote by Liezi
Story quotes by Etaf Rum
#102. I can tell my own story now, she thinks. And then she does. #Quote by Etaf Rum
Story quotes by Julie Murphy
#103. Lucy always said that the greatest friends have nothing and everything in common all at once. Y'all girls are different versions of the same story, she would say. #Quote by Julie Murphy
Story quotes by Ron Rash
#104. On the last drafts, I focus on the words themselves, including the rub of vowels and consonants, stressed and unstressed syllables. Yet even at this stage I'm often surprised. A different ending or a new character shows up and I'm back to where I began, letting the story happen, just trying to stay out of the way. #Quote by Ron Rash
Story quotes by Wes Anderson
#105. If I have ideas, I want to put them in the movie. It's not a minimalist approach at all but I feel like it's for the audience. It's about seeing how much texture we can give it and seeing how many things are there for people to latch on to ... I just want to do it the way I want and I feel like it won't be helpful for me if I start worrying about that. I just have to follow my instincts. Everyone is going to respond differently to it and everybody's right - that's their point of view. That's how the story intersects with their lives. #Quote by Wes Anderson
Story quotes by Daniel C. Dennett
#106. 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
Story quotes by Charlie Brooker
#107. Creationists reject Darwin's theory of evolution on the grounds that it is just a theory. This is a valid criticism: evolution is indeed merely a theory, albeit one with ten billion times more credence than the theory of creationism - although, to be fair, the theory of creationism is more than just a theory. It's also a fairy story. And children love fairy stories, which is presumably why so many creationists are keen to have their whimsical gibberish taught in schools. #Quote by Charlie Brooker
Story quotes by Ann Coulter
#108. Diversity is a strength. It's like the shrieking radios permanently attached to bright people's ears in the Kurt Vonnegut story "Harrison Bergeron," to prevent them from using their superior intelligence. Contrary to everything you've heard, never in recorded history has diversity been anything but a disaster. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Story quotes by Cole Alpaugh
#109. The monkey liked most humans. They left food cans outside their homes for his family to rummage through in the morning
sun. Some yelled and threw sticks, but were slow and didn't bite. Humans were mostly harmless. #Quote by Cole Alpaugh
Story quotes by Min Jin Lee
#110. Etsuko had to go back to the restaurant, but she settled on the sofa for a few minutes. When she had been a young mother there used to be only one time in her waking hours where she'd felt a kind of peace, and that was always after her children went to bed for the night. She longed to see her sons as they were back then: their legs chubby and white, their mushroom haircuts misshapen because they could never sit still at the barber. She wished she could take back the times she had scolded her children just because she was tired. There were so many errors. If life allowed revisions, she would let them stay in their bath a little longer, read them one more story before bed, and fix them another plate of shrimp. #Quote by Min Jin Lee
Story quotes by Remi Aubuchon
#111. Suddenly, I realized how tough trying to structure a story like this is. It was a lot of work. The one big advantage that we had was that we had eight scripts written before we started shooting, or even started casting. We had a really good opportunity to look at it and figure out where we were going to go and how to do it. Once we got a cast, which I love, then we started doing some revisions to make sure that they fit into it. #Quote by Remi Aubuchon
Story quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#112. Up in that room I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Story quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#113. The last story you should write is the most important story. You should start with a story that is just an amusing, entertaining, fun story to write and learn your writing chops with the least important things before you start applying them to the most important things. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Story quotes by Sidney Lumet
#114. In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters. #Quote by Sidney Lumet
Story quotes by Kerry Greenwood
#115. Most detective story readers are an educated audience and know there are only a certain number of plots. The interest lies in what the writer does with them. #Quote by Kerry Greenwood
Story quotes by Tijan
#116. Are you kidding me? We're going to steal a cop car. How could I not be naked for this story? It's going to be epic. #Quote by Tijan
Story quotes by Walter Mosley
#117. These short stories are vast structures existing mostly in the subconscious of our cultural history. They will live with the reader long after the words have been translated into ideas and dreams. That's because a good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our prejudices and our beliefs. A good short story asks a question that can't be answered in simple terms. And even if we come up with some understanding, years later, while glancing out of a window, the story still has the potential to return, to alter right there in our mind and change everything. #Quote by Walter Mosley
Story quotes by Jane Graves
#118. And no prenup. Prenups are for people who plan on getting a divorce. I have so much, Bernie. But I've never had anyone to share it with. From now on, what's mine is yours #Quote by Jane Graves
Story quotes by J.D. Robb
#119. She sat down, grinned - and made her lip throb again. "I love you."
"Excellent news. You can prove it with lots of sex."
"We had sex a few hours ago."
"No, we made love a few hours ago - angels surely wept. I want sex for this job, as it's given me a buggering headache trying to straddle your far-famed line. I want mad sex, with costumes - maybe props - and an intriguing story line."
"Milking it, pal. #Quote by J.D. Robb
Story quotes by Mike Jay
#120. We are now edging across the boundary - always a porous one - between self-justification and fantasy. Matthews' story is by no means a complete fantasy: we can recognise every event. But the frame of reference is somehow shrinking, and momentous world events being rewritten around the actions of a minor player. #Quote by Mike Jay
Story quotes by Mary Ann Shaffer
#121. The war is now the story of our lives, and there's no denying it #Quote by Mary Ann Shaffer
Story quotes by Leonard Maltin
#122. A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up. #Quote by Leonard Maltin
Story quotes by Tom Hooper
#123. I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it's shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it's a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It's truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day. #Quote by Tom Hooper
Story quotes by Tony Rabig
#124. When it came to time travel, science and science fiction and fantasy had flip-flopped. Nobody was going to create a machine that traveled to the future or the past. Time machines might be accepted in science fiction as an enabling device to get the story moving, but they're like faster-than-light space ships-- neither one is going to happen any time soon, not with any technology we know how to implement.
The guys who had it figured were the fantasists, Dennis. The Finneys and the Mathesons and the Ellisons and the Serlings. No machines and no advanced physics, at least not most of the time. Just an overpowering desire. Just need and longing and pain and regret and the right talisman or the right surroundings. Put the right person in the right place, and perhaps with the right objects, and the potential for time travel is there. #Quote by Tony Rabig
Story quotes by Petra Hermans
#125. Forever seems to Last Forever.
H. Koper
P. Hermans
September 13, 2016
The Neverending Story #Quote by Petra Hermans
Story quotes by Daryl Wein
#126. I'm just looking at whatever moment I'm at, trying to tell a story that at that time feels like it needs to be told, like I want to see it and how I'm feeling in my life. #Quote by Daryl Wein
Story quotes by Rumi
#127. The Reed Flute's Song

Listen to the story told by the reed,
of being separated.

"Since I was cut from the reedbed,
I have made this crying sound.

Anyone apart from someone he loves
understands what I say.

Anyone pulled from a source
longs to go back.

At any gathering I am there,
mingling in the laughing and grieving,

a friend to each, but few
will hear the secrets hidden

within the notes. No ears for that.
Body flowing out of spirit,

spirit up from body: no concealing
that mixing. But it's not given us

to see the soul. The reed flute
is fire, not wind. Be that empty."

Hear the love fire tangled
in the reed notes, as bewilderment

melts into wine. The reed is a friend
to all who want the fabric torn

and drawn away. The reed is hurt
and salve combining. Intimacy

and longing for intimacy, one
song. A disastrous surrender

and a fine love, together. The one
who secretly hears this is senseless.

A tongue has one customer, the ear.
A sugarcane flute has such effect

because it was able to make sugar
in the reedbed. The sound it makes

is for everyone. Days full of wanting,
let them go by without worrying

that they do. Stay where you are
inside such a pure, hollow note.

Every thirst gets satis #Quote by Rumi
Story quotes by James Campion Conway
#128. The morning after my mother's death, I was surprised to see the sunrise. From behind the curtain of my bedroom window I was surprised to see the people leave their homes and begin the day. Downstairs, the hands of the grandfather clock continued to tick, marking each passing hour with a chime that echoed over the black and white chessboard tiles of the front hall. I was surprised to see the mail come at the same time as the day before and, later that evening, the sun set once more as it did since the beginning of time. My mother's death did not disturb the planets in their courses. And, though everything kept moving like she never existed at all, my world erupted into chaos until the universe swirled around me like a whirlpool of scattering stars. #Quote by James Campion Conway
Story quotes by Jacqui Stedmon
#129. 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
Story quotes by Chris Colfer
#130. so thanks for supplying all the inspiration." "But think of everything you came up with all on your own," she said. "You would have done just fine without me. I wish I had your imagination. What's your secret to making a story so good? Do you have any writing tricks or rituals?" Conner had never thought about it before. He thought back to the very first time he wrote a story and recalled a tool that had helped him write ever since. "Whenever I write, I imagine everything in Dad's voice," he said. "I try to describe everything with the same energy and enthusiasm he had when he read stories to us. Sometimes when I miss him the most, writing makes me feel like he's there with me. #Quote by Chris Colfer
Story quotes by Mike Barnicle
#131. I don't think we treat people very well in the media, both as customers - and I call them customers - of newspapers and magazines, or TV news, and we don't understand that the greatest story that we could tell, each and every day, is the story of the people around us. #Quote by Mike Barnicle
Story quotes by Roald Dahl
#132. Don't worry,' he said. 'So long as the facts are there, I can write the story. But please,' he added, 'let me have plenty of detail. That's what counts in our business, tiny little details, like you had a broken shoelace on your left shoe, or a fly settled on the rim of your glasses at lunch, or the man you were talking to had a broken front tooth ... #Quote by Roald Dahl
Story quotes by Mary Stewart
#133. A story-book hero had by definition no place in life; he battered his way through twenty victorious chapters, faded out on a lustful kiss, and was gone for good. #Quote by Mary Stewart
Story quotes by Georgia Grace Romance Author
#134. You can't have History without a Story in it. #Quote by Georgia Grace Romance Author
Story quotes by Joss Whedon
#135. When you're telling a story, you're trying to connect to people in a particular way ... The way in which you guys have inhabited this world, this universe, has made you part of it, part of the story. You are living in Firefly. When I see you guys, I don't think the show is off the air. I don't think there's a show; I think that's what the world is like. ... The story is our lives. #Quote by Joss Whedon
Story quotes by Stephanie Ayers
#136. The blank page is the canvas on which a writer paints a story. #Quote by Stephanie Ayers
Story quotes by Phyllis A. Whitney
#137. Good stories are not written. They are rewritten. #Quote by Phyllis A. Whitney
Story quotes by John Fusco
#138. It all goes back to 'Wow, I never knew this about Marco Polo.' This is an incredible story and an incredible character, and such a rich world of Mongolian and Chinese culture. #Quote by John Fusco
Story quotes by Chris Colfer
#139. Even after years of constant abuse from her stepmother and her stepsisters, Cinderella remained a good person with high hopes. She never stopped believing in herself and in the good of the world. And although she married the prince in the end, Cinderella always had inner happiness. Her story shows that even in the worst of situations- even when it seems no one in the world appreciates you-as long as you have hope, everything can get better... #Quote by Chris Colfer
Story quotes by Caroline Adams Miller
#140. Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path ... exactly where you are meant to be right now ... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love. #Quote by Caroline Adams Miller
Story quotes by Shauna Niequist
#141. Marriage isn't a business, co-owned and managed. It's a love story. The most important things we can give our marriage are time and romance, kissing and laughing. Laundry can wait, but a love story needs to be written a little bit every day. WHEN #Quote by Shauna Niequist
Story quotes by Denis Villeneuve
#142. When I was a kid, I was always going to bed creating a story, and that was the birth of filmmaking for me. I would like going to the dream-state by telling the story to someone else in my mind. That was my imaginary friend; it was an imaginary audience listening to my story. #Quote by Denis Villeneuve
Story quotes by Janet Evanovich
#143. It's a long story," I said. "The short version is Diesel and I are pretending to get married, so we can get Kloughn to marry Valerie." "Does Morelli know about this?" "It's pretend." "I'm not even gonna ask if Ranger knows. Poor ol' Diesel here be dead if Ranger knew. #Quote by Janet Evanovich
Story quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#144. Telling our personal story reveals the shape shifting landscape of our mind. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Story quotes by Steve Wozniak
#145. Atari is a very sad story. #Quote by Steve Wozniak
Story quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#146. I don't ever want to forget, even with whatever personal victories I achieve, even in the victories we achieve as a people or a nation, that t he larger story of America and the world does not end well. Our story is a tragedy. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Story quotes by Cornelia Funke
#147. We all know what fun it can be to get right into a book and live there for a while, but falling out of a story and suddenly finding yourself in this world doesn't seem to be much fun at all. #Quote by Cornelia Funke
Story quotes by Roger Kahn
#148. You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it. #Quote by Roger Kahn
Story quotes by David Fincher
#149. Our Pavlovian response to movies has gotten to its lowest point ever. You look at a lot of movies that are successful and a lot of movies that studios hold up as examples and you go, 'My God, that isn't even a story. It isn't even two acts. It's eight set pieces drawn out with slow motion.' The difficulty for me was that you had to hope that people were interested in this kind of a story. #Quote by David Fincher
Story quotes by Daniel Mason
#150. White. Like a clean piece of paper, like uncarved ivory, all is white when the story begins. #Quote by Daniel Mason
Story quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#151. The young men, they look to me for a story they can get nowhere else, a challenging risky story. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Story quotes by Ray McKinnon
#152. 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
Story quotes by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
#153. 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
Story quotes by Andrew Stanton
#154. The greatest story commandment is: Make me care. #Quote by Andrew Stanton
Story quotes by Ram Dass
#155. The thing about perspective is:
something happens.
it means nothing.
we make up a story about what it means based on what we feel.
this story becomes our truth.
this story creates our reality, our world, what is possible and what is not. #Quote by Ram Dass
Story quotes by Derrick Jensen
#156. Perception is of course intimately tied to preconception. I have, as is true for each of us, a pair of cultural eyeglasses that will determine to greater or lesser degree what will be in focus, what will be a blur, what gives me a headache, and what I cannot see. I was raised a Christian - the mythology resides deep in my bones - and I know the story of Jesus nearly as well as I know my own. Until my late teens I couldn't see some of the darker acts perpetrated in the name of Christ. I still feel a twinge each time I say, "I am not a Christian," a slight apprehension that I may have gone too far. Sometimes I look up, a small part of my upbringing still telling me that my blasphemy will call forth a bolt of lightning from the sky. #Quote by Derrick Jensen
Story quotes by Vincente Minnelli
#157. If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book, different pictures compete in their minds. #Quote by Vincente Minnelli
Story quotes by Ben Lerner
#158. The story and the poem are obviously changed by being placed in the novel, so in a sense they're no longer the works that preceded the novel. #Quote by Ben Lerner
Story quotes by Jane Espenson
#159. Any story worth telling relates to real life in some meaningful way. Scifi allows you to tell meaningful stories without seeming too preachy - it adds a metaphorical layer between the story and the real world. Scifi is dismissed as ungrounded fluff, but it's actually the opposite. #Quote by Jane Espenson
Story quotes by Julieanne O'Connor
#160. We will all experience the judgment of others when we fall in love. Love with your whole being anyway. #Quote by Julieanne O'Connor
Story quotes by John Dominic Crossan
#161. Augustus came from a miraculous conception by the divine and human conjunction of Apollo and Atia. How does the historian respond to that story? Are there any who take it literally or even bracket its transcendental claims as beyond historical judgment or empirical test? Classical historians, no matter how religious, do not usually do so. That divergence raises an ethical problem for me. Either all such divine conceptions, from Alexander to Augustus and from the Christ to the Buddha, should be accepted literally and miraculously or all of them should be accepted metaphorically and theologically. It is not morally acceptable to say directly and openly that our story is truth but yours is myth; ours is history but yours is lie. It is even less morally acceptable to say that indirectly and covertly by manufacturing defensive or protective strategies that apply only to one's own story. This, then, #Quote by John Dominic Crossan
Story quotes by Scott Adams
#162. If you drill down on any success story, you always discover that luck was a huge part of it. You can't control luck, but you can move from a game with bad odds to one with better odds. You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game. #Quote by Scott Adams
Story quotes by Dane Cook
#163. I'm completely ecstatic when a woman has own back story and brings something to the table and has a real strong kind of independence. #Quote by Dane Cook
Story quotes by Thomas Sowell
#164. Most problems, decisions, and performances are multidimensional, but somehow the results have to be reduced to a few key indicators which are to be institutionally rewarded or penalized ... The need to reduce the indicators to a manageable few is based not only on the need to conserve the time (and sanity) of those who assign rewards and penalties, but also to provide those subject to these incentives with some objective indication of what their performance is expected to be and how it will be judged ... key indicators can never tell the whole story. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Story quotes by Mark Leibovich
#165. I have always been a big meta guy because I think the way journalism is practiced in Washington, and the way everyone sort of cohabitates in the same fishbowl is ultimately a bigger part of the story than people outside of the fishbowl really know. #Quote by Mark Leibovich
Story quotes by Charles Bukowski
#166. My old man

16 years old
during the depression
I'd come home drunk
and all my clothing–
shorts, shirts, stockings–
suitcase, and pages of
short stories
would be thrown out on the
front lawn and about the
street.

my mother would be
waiting behind a tree:
"Henry, Henry, don't
go in . . .he'll
kill you, he's read
your stories . . ."
"I can whip his
ass . . ."

"Henry, please take
this . . .and
find yourself a room."

but it worried him
that I might not
finish high school
so I'd be back
again.

one evening he walked in
with the pages of
one of my short stories
(which I had never submitted
to him)
and he said, "this is
a great short story."
I said, "o.k.,"
and he handed it to me
and I read it.
it was a story about
a rich man
who had a fight with
his wife and had
gone out into the night
for a cup of coffee
and had observed
the waitress and the spoons
and forks and the
salt and pepper shakers
and the neon sign
in the window
and then had gone back
to his stable
to see and touch his
favorite horse
who then
kicked him in the head
and killed him.

somehow
the story held
meaning for him
though
when I had written it
I had no idea
of what I was
writi #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Story quotes by James Payn
#167. 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
Story quotes by Kate DiCamillo
#168. But answer me this: how can a story end happily if there is no love? #Quote by Kate DiCamillo
Story quotes by Sandra Cisneros
#169. It's difficult for me to have a large story, a very large story - a novel is a large story. I'm used to writing and doing these little miniature paintings. #Quote by Sandra Cisneros
Story quotes by John Goode
#170. I didn't want to be a victim, some princess locked away in a tower, waiting to be saved. I wanted to be the hero of my story; I didn't need to be saved. At least I didn't want to be. #Quote by John Goode
Story quotes by Sebastian Junger
#171. The story about Bessie Goldberg that I heard from my parents was that a nice old lady had been killed down the street and an innocent black man went to prison for the crime. Meanwhile
unknown to anyone
a violent psychopath named Al was working alone at our house all day and probably committed the murder. In our family this story eventually acquired the tidy symbolism of a folk tale. Roy Smith was a stand-in for everything that was decent but utterly defenseless. Albert DeSalvo, of course, was a stand-in for pure random evil. #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Story quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#172. The exercise of imagination is dangerous to those who profit from the way things are because it has the power to show that the way things are is not permanent, not universal, not necessary. Having that real though limited power to put established institutions into question, imaginative literature has also the responsibility of power. The storyteller is the truthteller. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Story quotes by Akshay Vasu
#173. Be my bedtime story and the thoughts that won't let me fall asleep. Be the conversation that I always have in my head at 3 AM and that beautiful voice that never lets me sleep. #Quote by Akshay Vasu
Story quotes by Kathleen MacMahon
#174. She's a reader, she's always searching out the story #Quote by Kathleen MacMahon
Story quotes by Timur Vermes
#175. We all know, of course, what to make of our newspapers. The deaf man writes down what the blind man has told him, the village idiot edits it, and their colleagues in the other press houses copy it. Each story is doused afresh with the same stagnant infusion of lies, so that the "splendid" brew can then be served up to a clueless Volk. #Quote by Timur Vermes
Story quotes by Sinead O'Connor
#176. My story is the story of countless millions of children whose families and nations were torn apart for money in the name of Jesus Christ. #Quote by Sinead O'Connor
Story quotes by Gloria Steinem
#177. If you travel long enough, every story becomes a novel. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Story quotes by Pete Townshend
#178. What theatre started to look at much earlier than any other form was the internal operations of ordinary people, sometimes using mythic models in order to tell the story. #Quote by Pete Townshend
Story quotes by Ted Dekker
#179. Only a woman could make so much out of so little. Give them a single fact and they'd fashion it into a story before taking a single breath. #Quote by Ted Dekker
Story quotes by Gene Wolfe
#180. Do not start a story unless you have an ending in mind. You can change the story's ending if you wish, but you should always have a destination. #Quote by Gene Wolfe
Story quotes by N. T. Wright
#181. Here is the challenge, I believe, for the Christian artist, in whatever sphere: to tell the story of the new world so that people can taste it and want it, even while acknowledging the reality of the desert in which we presently live. #Quote by N. T. Wright
Story quotes by Frederic Tcheng
#182. As a filmmaker, you look for a story, and the story has to have conflict and a match of opposites. #Quote by Frederic Tcheng
Story quotes by Jayita Bhattacharjee
#183. Each moment carries its own story of life, ripping our souls apart, only to find that it is in the deepest opening of our secret selves, do we begin to bloom. But then life is a voyage of heart and soul, the excitement, the exploration from moment to moment.....
…...Jayita Bhattacharjee #Quote by Jayita Bhattacharjee
Story quotes by Edward Forbes
#184. Who that has ever visited the borders of this classic sea, has not felt at the first sight of its waters a glow of reverent rapture akin to devotion, and an instinctive sensation of thanksgiving at being permitted to stand before these hallowed waves? All that concerns the Mediterranean is of the deepest interest to civilized man, for the history of its progress is the history of the development of the world; the memory of the great men who have lived and died around its banks; the recollection of the undying works that have come thence to delight us for ever; the story of patient research and brilliant discoveries connected with every physical phenomenon presented by its waves and currents, and with every order of creatures dwelling in and around its waters. The science of the Mediterranean is the epitome of the science of the world. #Quote by Edward Forbes
Story quotes by Mike Cosper
#185. All human creativity is an echo of God's creativity. When God makes man, he forms him in the dirt, breathes life into him, and sends him out in the world. We've been playing in the dirt ever since. Just as God took something he'd made, shaped it, breathed life and meaning into it, and transformed it into something new, so we set about our own business, taking creation, shaping it, and giving it new meaning and purpose. Clay becomes sculpture. Trees become houses. Sounds are arranged in time to become music. Oils, pigments, and canvas are arranged to become paintings. Various metals, glass, and petroleum products become iPhones. The same is true of stories. There is nothing new under the sun, and our stories - no matter how fresh and new they might feel - are all a way of "playing in the dirt," wrestling with creation, reimagining it, working with it, and making it new. Our stories have a way of fitting into the bigger story of redemption that overshadows all of life and all of history. Because that bigger story is the dirt box in which all the other stories play. #Quote by Mike Cosper
Story quotes by Mary Stobie
#186. A memoir emerges from facts and dreams, and tells the story we have almost forgotten.

by Mary Stobie #Quote by Mary Stobie
Story quotes by Oren Peli
#187. I feel like when you do things with such a small budget, it actually makes you be more creative ... and allows you to concentrate more on the story and the characters. I think that there is something about dirty, gritty and raw filmmaking that makes it feel a little more natural and makes it easier to connect with the action. #Quote by Oren Peli
Story quotes by Kerri Maniscalco
#188. Monsters were in the eye of the beholder. And no one wanted to discover their hero was the true villain of the story. #Quote by Kerri Maniscalco
Story quotes by Jane Kirkpatrick
#189. Have you ever been through a painful season in life and wished for something new, something fresh, or even something healing to come along? Take this journey with Robin Price, a widow and single mother with a big heart and passion for those closest to her as she wades through trying to live, let go, and love again. Wishing on Willows is a story of hope that will find you stepping up to the willow tree and daring to make wishes #Quote by Jane Kirkpatrick
Story quotes by Antonio Tabucchi
#190. I've come to realize one thing, that stories are always bigger than we are, they happen to us and we are their protagonists without realizing it, but in the stories we live, we aren't the true protagonists, the true protagonist is the story itself. #Quote by Antonio Tabucchi
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#191. Science is the international language, so when we are able to convince countries that good decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science, that's a real success story for us. #Quote by Mike Johanns
Story quotes by Pamela Clare
#192. You broke the Man Code, dude. 'No man shall knowingly and with malice aforethought kick another man in the nuts.'"
"Okay, so I kicked him in the nuts. The little fucker was fleeing the scene of a crime where he'd pointed a weapon at my buddies."
[from short story "Beer Run" at the end of Skin Deep] #Quote by Pamela Clare
Story quotes by Jason Isbell
#193. For a lot of folks who get sober, the process of getting and staying sober becomes their higher power, and it becomes a religion that sort of consumes a whole lot of them. I just don't think that that's necessary. I think that that can be a side note rather than the story of your life. #Quote by Jason Isbell
Story quotes by Beverly S. Harless
#194. When it comes to who will like your writing; the ones who will like it will like it because they can relate to the story or can find a piece of their own story hidden within - regardless of the mistakes. The ones who won't, never will - no matter what. #Quote by Beverly S. Harless
Story quotes by Ray Bradbury
#195. Don't try to write a novel. Write short stories and then figure out how to connect them. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Story quotes by Tia Giacalone
#196. Can dimples wink? Because I felt like his just did. #Quote by Tia Giacalone
Story quotes by Horace
#197. Quid rides? Mutato nomine et de te fabula narrator. [Why do you laugh ? Change only the name and this story is about you.] #Quote by Horace
Story quotes by Clarice Lispector
#198. I ask myself: is every story that has ever been written in this world, a story of suffering and affliction?
#Quote by Clarice Lispector
Story quotes by Joy McCullough
#199. Not all stories have happy endings. I cannot promise this one will either. But I am certain you will be glad you stayed with Susanna to the end. She deserves that much - a witness, one who says I see you, hear you, I'm better for knowing your story #Quote by Joy McCullough
Story quotes by Eugene H. Peterson
#200. (from chapter 19, "Willi Ossa")

"...when I did [become a pastor], I knew that it was a vocation, not a job. I told my friends in the Company [of Pastors] the story of Willi...We were honing our observational skills in discerning the difference between vocation and job. As we were seeing pastors left and right abandoning their vocations and taking jobs, we were determined to keep the distinction clear for ourselves. A job is an assignment to do work that can be quantified and evaluated. It is pretty easy to decide whether a job has been completed or not. It is pretty easy to tell whether a job is done well or badly.

But a vocation is not a job in that sense. I can be hired to do a job, paid a fair wage if I do it, dismissed if I don't. But I can't be hired to be a pastor, for my primary responsibility is not to the people I serve tu to the God I serve. As it turns out, the people I serve would often prefer an idol who would do what they want done rather than do what God, revealed in Jesus, wants them to do. In our present culture, the sharp distinction between a job and a vocation is considerably blurred. How do I, as a pastor, prevent myself from thinking of my work as a job that I get paid for, a job that is assigned to me by my denomination, a job that I am expected to do to the satisfaction of my congregation? How do I stay attentive to and listening to the call that got me started in this way of life - not a call to make the church attractive and use #Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

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