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A.D. Posey
Comfort yields complacency. Break free.
A.D. Posey
Epiphanies awaken the soul.
A.D. Posey
Find peace in knowing.
A.D. Posey
We encounter truth within.
A.D. Posey
When a writer's heart is filled with the music of her soul, her words sing.
A.D. Posey
The flower doth not worry, and the tree doth not waver.
A.D. Posey
Find beauty in the madness.
A.D. Posey
Give all of life's oxygen to the fire that is your soul.
A.D. Posey
That which is cool is driven by the soul.
A.D. Posey
Intuition is truth.
A.D. Posey
Love awakens the soul.
A.D. Posey
Walk into the unknown with what you know in your heart.
A.D. Posey
If you don't think screenwriting is a work of art, good luck in your life without a soul.
A.D. Posey
Always choose love over fear.
A.D. Posey
Film gives us a second chance at a first impression.
A.D. Posey
Crying cleanses the soul.
A.D. Posey
Love is the answer.
A.D. Posey
The gift of knowledge is empowering, but the gift of wisdom is life-changing.
A.D. Posey
We are the thoughts we choose to keep.
A.D. Posey
Vulnerability is the portal to feeling. Feeling is the portal to strength.
A.D. Posey
Gratefulness heightens awareness.
A.D. Posey
Take a deep breath. Inhale peace. Exhale happiness.
A.D. Posey
Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.
A.E. Housman
The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book.(Introductory lecture as professor of Latin at University College, London, 3 October 1892)
Aditi Khorana
Maybe those stories did more harm than good by giving us false hope. All they did was reinforce our faith that the world was once made up almost entirely of magic or miracles. But where was that magic now, when we needed it?
Albert Camus
Don't lies eventually lead to the truth? And don't all my stories, true or false, tend toward the same conclusion? Don't they all have the same meaning? So what does it matter whether they are true or false if, in both cases, they are significant of what I have been and what I am? Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into the liar than into the man who tells the truth. Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Alberto Manguel
From fire, water, the passage of time, neglectful readers, and the hand of the censor, each of my books has escaped to tell me its story.
Ali Smith
It is important to know the stories and histories of things, even if all we know is that we don't know.
Alice Hoffman
Perhaps I was drawn to stories in which people found their true desires because I was a stranger to myself.
Alice Munro
A story is not like a road to follow … it's more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you.
Alice W. Flaherty
Above all, readers want useful information, whether from a road sign or an investment guide. This motive is not completely absent even in readers of fiction, although few people read Madame Bovary for straightforward advice on how not to run a marriage. At a more abstract level, readers want a narrative that makes the world seem to make sense, and they sometimes choose stories that fit with their worldview rather than stories that fit the facts.
Aliya Whiteley
Your imagination can take you to the best and worst places. It is a ship on a sea of dreams and it's up to you to steer it.
Aliya Whiteley
My name is Nathan, just twenty-three and given to the curation of stories. I listen, retain, then polish and release them over the fire at night, when the others hush and lean forward in their desire to hear of the past. They crave romance, particularly when autumn sets in and cold nights await them, and so I speak of Alice, and Bethany, and Sarah, and Val, and other dead women who all once had lustrous hair and never a bad word on their plump lips. I can remember this is not how they were; I knew them, I knew them! Only six years have passed and yet I mythologize them as if it is six thousand. I am not culpable. Language is changing, like the earth, like the sea. We live in lonely, fateful flux, outnumbered and outgrown.
Ally Condie
Was [Sisyphus] from your province?'I don't know. I don't know if he's real,' Ky says. 'If he ever existed.''Then why tell his story?' I don't understand, and for a second I feel betrayed. Why did Ky tell me about this person and make me feel empathy for him when there's no proof that he ever lived at all?Ky pauses for a moment before he answers, ...'Even if he didn't live his story, enough of us have lived lives just like it. So it's true anyway.
Ana Claudia Antunes
If you are having private thoughts and ask an intimate friend to listen to them in privacy or on a date will that be considered too intimi-dating? And if the thoughts are proved to be untrue, but your friend still insists on believing in them anyway, would that be considered a cons-piracy?
Angelica Banks
...stories want to be told. Stories have a power of their own ... you can't write a story until you've felt it. Breathed it in. Walked with your characters. Talked with them.
Anne Fadiman
Books wrote our life story, and as they accumulated on our shelves (and on our windowsills, and underneath our sofa, and on top of our refrigerator), they became chapters in it themselves.
Anne Fine
Living your life is a long and doggy business. . . . And stories and books help. Some help you with the living itself. Some help you just take a break. The best do both at the same time.
Anonymous
My story is of such marvel that if it were written with a needle on the corner of an eye, it would yet serve as a lesson to those who seek wisdom.
Anthony M. Esolen
The first good news for all of us, the first joyful story of our lives, is that there is a story at all, and an Author who has loved us into being.
Anthony T.Hincks
A dwarf will always tell tall stories.
Anthony Trollope
I have from the first felt sure that the writer, when he sits down to commence his novel, should do so, not because he has to tell a story, but because he has a story to tell. The novelist's first novel will generally have sprung from the right cause.
Avijeet Das
Tonight is the night of telling our stories. You tell three and I four.
Avijeet Das
I meet people and they become chapters in my stories.
Avijeet Das
Some stories are incomplete but they are beautiful...
Avijeet Das
Sometimes broken shoes and tattered clothes can tell us beautiful stories!
Benjamin Franklin
A Swedish minister having assembled the chiefs of the Susquehanna Indians, made a sermon to them, acquainting them with the principal historical facts on which our religion is founded
Bertolt Brecht
People who understand everything get no stories.
Bhavya Kaushik
I don't write stories, I write characters.
Brené Brown
Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
Brian Doyle
The coolest most amazing people I have met in my life, I said, are the ones who are not very interested in power or money, but who are very interested in laughter and courage and grace under duress and holding hands against the darkness, and finding new ways to solve old problems, and being attentive and tender and kind to every sort of being, especially dogs and birds, and of course children.
Brian Doyle
He is only one of a million no, a billion stories you could tell about the living beings on just this side of the mountain. The fact is that there are more stories in the space of a single second, in a single square foot of dirt and air and water, then we could tell in a hundred years. The word amazing isn't much of a word for how amazing it is. The fact is that there are more stories in the world than there are fish in the sea or birds in the air or lies among politicians. You could be sad at how many stories go untold, but you could also be delighted at how many stories we catch and share in delight and wonder and astonishment and illumination and sometimes even epiphany.
C. Alexander London
Ha-ha!' the fox laughed. '*Just* stories, you say, as if stories mean nothing? Stories are the stuff that sticks the world together. Stories are the mud from which we're all made. The power to imagine stories is the power to remake the world as we dream it.
C.K. Webb
Everyone has a story inside them. Some are bedtimes stories, some thrill and others scare and horrify their readers. Find out what your story is and share it with the world.
C.K. Webb
Edit your manuscript until your fingers bleed and you have memorized every last word. Then, when you are certain you are on the verge of insanity...edit one more time!
C.K. Webb
People ask me all the time, Where do your ideas come from? So, to clear up this question...I keep my ideas inside the mind of a tiny man who is tied up in my closet!
C.K. Webb
Dear Literary World, Sorry for breaking down your door...I'll pay for that!!! Since I'm here and planning to stay a while, let me tell you some stories!!
Cameron Conaway
Stories do not change, only the lives they live in do.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The fact is that nothing is more difficult to believe than the truth; conversely, nothing seduces like the power of lies, the greater the better. It's only natural, and you will have to find the right balance. Having said that, let me add that this particular old woman hasn't been collecting only years; she has also collected stories, and none sadder or more terrible than the one she's about to tell you. You have been at the heart of this story without knowing it until today ...
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
As it unfolded, the structure of the story began to remind me of one of those Russian dolls that contain innumerable ever-smaller dolls within. Step by step the narrative split into a thousand stories, as if it had entered a gallery of mirrors, its identity fragmented into endless reflections.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
After a while it occurred to me that between the covers of each of those books lay a boundless universe waiting to be discovered while beyond those walls, in the outside world, people allowed life to pass by in afternoons of football and radio soaps, content to do little more than gaze at their navels.
Charbel Tadros
Thus far, the only people who can grant you immortality are not scientists, but writers. By writing you into their books, they may not only immortalize you, but also grant you superpowers.
Charles Bukowski
waitingin a life full of little storiesfor a death to come
Charles de Lint
We're all made of stories. When they finally put us underground, the stories are what will go on. Not forever, perhaps, but for a time. It's a kind of immortality, I suppose, bounded by limits, it's true, but then so's everything.
Charles Nodier
If you are alone, tell some stories to yourself. This is a different kind of pleasure and it has, indeed, its reward. I have tasted a little of everything, and I have truly never enjoyed anything more.
Chigozie Obioma
That story, as all good stories, planted a seed in my soul and never left me.
China Miéville
Books are always obviously having conversations with other books, and some times they're amiable and sometimes not.
Chris Wooding
The books were legends and tales, stories from all over the Realm. These she had devoured voraciously
Chris Wooding
The books were legends and tales, stories from all over the Realm. These she had devoured voraciously
Christopher Moore
By Aladdin's lamplit scrotum, man! Everything is a story. What is there but stories? Stories are the only truth.
Chuck Bridges
Disbelief in GOD is like living in the city and denying the people who have been to the country and tell you about it.
Clara Chow
With the balcony doors completely open and folded up, his small room acquired an infinite vista. Somewhere on the horizon, water finally worked up the courage to embrace the sky.
Clara Chow
And that's when I knew she was not doing this on purpose; that her stories came from a place deep within her, beyond thought and formal language.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Stories are medicine. I have been taken with stories since I heard my first. They have such power; they do not require that we do, be, act, anything -- we need only listen.
Clive Barker
I am a man, and men are animals who tell stories. This is a gift from God, who spoke our species into being, but left the end of our story untold. That mystery is troubling to us. How could it be otherwise? Without the final part, we think, how are we to make sense of all that went before: which is to say, our lives?So we make stories of our own, in fevered and envious imitation of our Maker, hoping that we'll tell, by chance, what God left untold. And finishing our tale, come to understand why we were born.
Coco J. Ginger
I wore your promise on my finger for one yearI'll wear your name on my heart til I dieBecause you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.
Conn Iggulden
History was more than just stories, he reminded himself as the men walked forward with their burdens. It taught lessons as well.
Cornelia Funke
Elinor had read countless stories in which the main characters fell sick at some point because they were so unhappy. She had always thought that a very romantic idea, but she'd dismissed it as a pure invention of the world of books. All those wilting heroes and heroines who suddenly gave up the ghost just because of unrequited love or longing for something they'd lost! Elinor had always enjoyed their sufferings
Cornelia Funke
She read and read and read, but she was stuffing herself with the letters on the page like an unhappy child stuffing itself with chocolate. They didn't taste bad, but she was still unhappy.
Cornelia Funke
Elinor had read countless stories in which the main characters fell sick at some point because they were so unhappy. She had always thought that a very romantic idea, but she'd dismissed it as a pure invention of the world of books. All those wilting heroes and heroines who suddenly gave up the ghost just because of unrequited love or longing for something they'd lost! Elinor had always enjoyed their sufferings
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The hand of God is wonderfully evident at those times when He pens stories whose lines we ourselves are far too fearful to pen or whose imaginations are far too limited to envision. And I would unashamedly suggest that the Christmas story is that very story.
Criss Jami
The artist lives to have stories to tell and to learn to tell them well.
Criss Jami
There is a master way with words which is not learned but is instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper...
Crystal Woods
Our eventual fate will be the sum of the stories we told ourselves long enough.
Curtis Tyrone Jones
When she smiles, the lines in her face become epic narratives that trace the stories of generations that no book can replace.
D.J. Weaver
Our stories always contain average, ordinary people. They are the most unsuspecting victims of all.
D.Kadie
Seeking for salvation within covers with pages of printed letters
Daniel Alarcón
Luz's manner of speaking made it clear that she had no idea what she might say next. It wasn't that she made things up, strictly speaking--only that facts were merely a point of departure for her.
Daniel Taylor
Pull a thread in my story and feel the tremor half a world and two millenia away.
Dean Hughes
What a storyteller does is *see* more than most of us. We say he's making up his stories, but he
Dejan Stojanovic
It is easy to arrange the words in a story born out of a dream; for a story without a dream, a story itself is not enough.
Dejan Stojanovic
It is futile to spend time telling stories about the fleetness of each day.
Diane Setterfield
A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.
Donald Miller
We live in a world where bad stories are told, stories that teach us life doesn't mean anything and that humanity has no great purpose. It's a good calling, then, to speak a better story. How brightly a better story shines. How easily the world looks to it in wonder. How grateful we are to hear these stories, and how happy it makes us to repeat them.
Donna Goddard
Good fiction writers have an instinctive understanding of human nature. That's what makes stories and characters captivating. Good spiritual writers share what they sincerely practice themselves.
Dorothy Allison
Why write stories? To join the conversation.
E L Parfitt, Skeleton Cat
It's hard to tell sometimes if Etheny's stories are true, as you will see, so I will lay down the story as she told it to me to allow you to decide for yourself.
E.A. Bucchianeri
If typos are God's way of keeping a writer humble, plot holes certainly keeps one on their knees.
Emma Donoghue
For all the books in his possession, he still failed to read the stories written plain as day in the faces of the people around him.
Ernest Hemingway
I'm trying in all my stories to get the feeling of the actual life across
Ernest Hemingway
I'm trying in all my stories to get the feeling of the actual life across
Eudora Welty
What discoveries I made in the course of writing stories all begin with the particular, never the general. They are mostly hindsight: arrows that I now find I myself have left behind me, which have shown me some right, or wrong, way I have come. What one story may have pointed out to me is of no avail in the writing of another. But 'avail' is not what I want; freedom ahead is what each story promises - beginning anew. And all the while, as further hindsight has told me, certain patterns in my work repeat themselves without my realizing. There would be no way of knowing this, for during the writing of any single story, there is no other existing. Each writer must find out for himself, I imagine, on what basis he lives with his own stories.
Felix Alexander
Stories exist to entertain and inspire us. They're merely veils of hope for when we see the ugliness of the world.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself.
Frederick Busch
... Within the mind, especially the mind under great stress... boundaries of space and time are meaningless, and the... interior self lives by other rules and in other dimensions.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Do you love tragedies and everything that breaks the heart?
G. Willow Wilson
So the stories aren't just stories, is what you're saying. They're really secret knowledge disguised as stories.One could say that of all stories, younger brother.
Gabrielle Zevin
I wondered if the person who really loves you is the person who knows all your stories, the person who WANTS to know all your stories.
Geoff Ryman
In a sense who you are has always been a story that you told to yourself. Now your self is a story that you tell to others.
Gilda Radner
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.Delicious Ambiguity.
Gina Barreca
Comics know that time plus pain equals humor and that we can redeem even awful moments from the past by translating them into a shared experience.
Haruki Murakami
That's how stories happen
Haruki Murakami
It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
Haruki Murakami
That's how stories happen
Helen Humphreys
Every story is a story about death. But perhaps, if we are lucky, our story about death is also a story about love.
Helen Humphreys
There are many different stories to tell. It's never the same. Every day weather blows in and out, alters the surface. Sometimes it is stripped down to a single essential truth, the thing that is always believed, no matter what. The seeds from which the garden has grown.
Hilary Mantel
Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.
Howard Gardner
Stories are the single most powerful weapon in a leader's arsenal
Iben Dissing Sandahl
Life consists of many different stories. A person has not just one but countless life stories that weave in between each other and together create exactly that specific life and that specific human being.
Israelmore Ayivor
Never take tiny dreams for granted. They contain giant success stories.
James Anderson
History has a way of chasing gravity just like water, feeding into other parts of itself to become something else, something larger and grander, until the one pure thing it was no longer exists.
James Robertson
When we're in the story, when we're part of it, we can't know the outcome. It's only later that we think we can see what the story was. But do we ever really know? And does anybody else, perhaps, coming along a little later, does anybody else really care? ... History is written by the survivors, but what is that history? That's the point I was trying to make just now. We don't know what the story is when we're in it, and even after we tell it we're not sure. Because the story doesn't end.
James Robertson
Trust the story ... the storyteller may dissemble and deceive, the story can't: the story can only ever be itself.
Jasleen Kaur Gumber
Best of stories are created at Airports, Dinner Tables and Showers!
Jason J. Black
I am not here to compete in the war of words, I am here to nurture the future of stories.
Jeanette Winterson
Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently. Some people say there are true things to be found, some people say all kinds of things can be proved. I don't believe them. The only thing for certain is how complicated it all is, like string full of knots. It's all there but hard to find the beginning and impossible to fathom the end. The best you can do is admire the cat's cradle, and maybe knot it up a bit more.
Jennifer Donnelly
Well, it seems to me that there are books that tell stories, and then there are books that tell truths... The first kind, they show you life like you want it to be. With villains getting what they deserve and the hero seeing what a fool he's been and marrying the heroine and happy endings and all that... But the second kind, they show you life more like it is... The first kind makes you cheerful and contented, but the second kind shakes you up.
Jess Walter
All we have is the story we tell. Everything we do, every decision we make, our strength, weakness, motivation, history, and character-what we believe-none of it is real; it's all part of the story we tell. But here's the thing: it's our goddamned story!
Jessica Khoury
I know who you are, he says.Something about his tone causes my heart of smoke to flicker in response, and I throw my guard up. Oh? And who, O boy of Parthenia, am I?He nods to himself, his eyes alight. You're her. You're that jinni. Oh, gods. Oh, great bleeding gods! You're the one who started the war!Excuse me?You're the jinni who betrayed that famous queen
Jessica Maria Tuccelli
I wish I'd paid better attention. I didn't yet think of time as finite. I didn't fully appreciate the stories she told me until I became adult, and by then I had to make do with snippets pasted together, a film projected on the back of my mind.
Jincy Willett
Once, before leaving on vacation, I copied an entire page from an Alice Munro story and left it in my typewriter, hoping a burglar might come upon it and mistake her words for my own. That an intruder would spend his valuable time reading, that he might be impressed by the description of a crooked face, was something I did not question, as I believed, and still do, that stories save you.
John Berger
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.
John Connolly
These stories were very old, as old as people, and they had survived because they were very powerful indeed. They were the tales that echoed in the head long after the books that contained them were cast aside. They were both an escape from reality and an alternative reality themselves. They were so old, and so strange, that they had found a kind of existence independent of the pages they occupied. The world of the old tales existed parallel to ours, but sometimes the walls separating the two became so thing and brittle that the two worlds started to blend into each other. That was when the trouble started. That was when the bad things came. That was when the Crooked Man began to appear to David.
John Green
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You're the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.
John Verdon
The stories people tell you about themselves seem to retain the possibility of being false. But what you discover about them by yourself seems to be the truth.
Jonathan Anthony Burkett
What a life we live. Full of questions, adventures, stories, mistakes, good, quests, bad, miracles, lessons, people, blessings, journeys, inventions, music, animals, history, cultures, religions, prophecies, planets, stars, careers, movies, plants, hate, love, and so much more.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Writing's funny, it's like walking down a hall in the dark looking for the light switch, and suddenly you find it, flip it on, and then you discover the hallway you passed through is papered with the novel you've written.
Joss Whedon
Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke.
Judith "Jack" Halberstam
To tell a ghost story means being willing to be haunted.
Julian Barnes
He thought of trying to explain something he had recently noticed about himself: that if anyone insulted him, or one of his friends, he didn't really mind--or not much, anyway. Whereas if anyone insulted a novel, a story, a poem that he loved, something visceral and volcanic occurred within him. He wasn't sure what this might mean--except perhaps that he had got life and art mixed up, back to front, upside down.
K.J. Kilton
One day, you muster the courage and let go of the fear. In a brief moment of insanity, you give wings to the stories you had wanted to tell; some you didn't even know were in you. In that instant, something about you changes. You are born again.
Kamand Kojouri
Worry notif you are in darknessand the void sucks you in further.This is not the place we go to die.It's where we are bornand our stories begin.
Kamand Kojouri
We are all born as storytellers. Our inner voice tells the first story we ever hear.
Kamand Kojouri
Maybe stories choose how they are told and who tells them.
Kamand Kojouri
Oh, how scary and wonderful it is that words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.
Kamand Kojouri
We call a story about love a love story. We call a poem about love a love poem. Well then, my dear, aren't our lives love lives?
Karen Tei Yamashita
Then you are a poet?' she asked, fingering the flyer in her pocket.'No not at all,' he waved his hand. 'I am merely a character in a poem.
Kevin Focke
Storytellers are master manipulators transforming non-reality (grounded in reality) into vicarious experience.
Khang Kijarro Nguyen
History and beauty lie in the baroque wrinkles of old cathedrals. mosques, synagogues, temples and faces whose stories are told without a single word.
Kilroy J. Oldster
The principles of storytelling are immutable, explaining why we see shards of ourselves in other people's stories. All enduring stories predicate its themes upon humankind's ability to exercise free will. Without a character's ability to make choices of how to act, there can be no story. In absence of free will, there is no humanity. Only after God evicted them from the Garden of Eden, could Adam and Eve experience what it means to be human.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Stored personal memories along with handed down collective memories of stories, legends, and history allows us to collate our interactions with a physical and social world and develop a personal code of survival. In essence, we all become self-styled sages, creating our own book of wisdom based upon our studied observations and practical knowledge gleaned from living and learning. What we quickly discover is that no textbook exist how to conduct our life, because the world has yet to produce a perfect person
Kilroy J. Oldster
Stored personal memories along with handed down collective memories of stories, legends, and history allows us to collate our interactions with a physical and social world and develop a personal code of survival. In essence, we all become self-styled sages, creating our own book of wisdom based upon our studied observations and practical knowledge gleaned from living and learning. What we quickly discover is that no textbook exist how to conduct our life, because the world has yet to produce a perfect person
Kilroy J. Oldster
Stored personal memories along with handed down collective memories of stories, legends, and history allows us to collate our interactions with a physical and social world and develop a personal code of survival. In essence, we all become self-styled sages, creating our own book of wisdom based upon our studied observations and practical knowledge gleaned from living and learning. What we quickly discover is that no textbook exist how to conduct our life, because the world has yet to produce a perfect person
Kilroy J. Oldster
Literature supplements the lives of people and enables us to feel connected with the world. Shared stories blunt a sense of tragic aloneness, and endow us with the tools to understand our humanness. Reading about the lives of other people acquaints us with the hardships of other people. The authorial voices of narrative prose express our shared feelings of deprivation
Lailah Gifty Akita
The written word is greatest sacred documentation.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Life consists of books. All experiences are stories to be told and must be written.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If you read stories, you find the strength, faith and hope to survive everyday life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Life will be empty without great stories to read.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Life is a rich literature.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The life of the spirit is enfold in great literature.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Can you imagine a world without books to read?
Lailah Gifty Akita
I explore the mind of souls in stories.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The written word is the greatest sacred documentation.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The greatest occupation is the act of writing.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You ought to the read stories of how people have endured worst situation. You will find the strength to survive life.
Laini Taylor
He drifted about with his head full of myths, always at least half lost in some otherland of story. Demons and wingsmiths, seraphim and spirits, he love it all.
Laini Taylor
As for fairy tales, he understood that they were reflections of the people who had spun them, and were flecked with little truths - intrusions of reality into fantasy, like toast crumbs on a wizard's beard.
Laini Taylor
It was a different life out here, but make no mistake: Lazlo was every bit the dreamer he had always been, if not more. He might have left his books, but he carried all his stories with him.
Lance Conrad
There is wisdom out there that can't be relayed in musings or sage advice. Like the complexity of life itself, it simply won't condense. It can only be shown in its entirety. It takes a story.
Leila Howland
Without a best friend to tell stories to, it almost didn't matter if they even happened.
Liz Lochhead
No one could say the stories were uselessfor as the tongue clackedfive or forty fingers stitchedcorn was grated from the huskpathwork was piecedor the darning was done...(from 'The Storyteller Poems')
Louise Penny
People wandered in for books and conversation. They brought their stories to her, some bound, and some known by heart. She recognized some of the stories as real, and some as fiction. But she honored them all, though she didn't buy every one.
Lucy Adlington
You don't have books?!' Rose almost sat up and banged her head on the roof rafters. That made the rats jump. 'How can you live without reading?''Pretty well so far.' I laughed. 'Stories are just made-up stuff anyway.''Says who? I think they're a different way of telling the truth.' Then, 'Seriously - no books? Oh, Ella, you have no idea what you've been missing! Stories are food and drink and life...I mean, haven't you heard the story about a girl who made a gown out of starlight?''A gown out of starlight? How could you even do that...?''Well,' said Rose. 'Once upon a time...'And that was that. No sleep for me till Rose wrapped up with a triumphant The End.
Lynda Cheldelin Fell
A good story invites us into someone else's world where we learn, discover commonalities, and leave with compassion and understanding.
Margaret Atwood
All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel.All of them?Sure, he says. Think about it. There's escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.
Margaret Atwood
It's impossible to say a thing exactly the way it was, because of what you say can never be exact, you always have to leave something out, there are too many parts, sides, crosscurrents, nuances; too many gestures, which could mean this or that, too many shapes which can never be fully described, too many flavors, in the air or on the tongue, half-colors, too many.
Margaret Atwood
In the end, we'll all become stories
Margaret Atwood
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.We lived in the gaps between the stories.
Marian Keyes
What doesn't kill us makes us funnier.
Marisha Pessl
Within every elaborate lie, a kernel of truth.
Matt Ruff
But stories are like people, Atticus. Loving them doesn't make them perfect. You try to cherish their virtues and overlook their flaws. The flaws are still there, though. But you don't get mad. Not like Pop does.No, that's true, I don't get mad. Not at stories. They do disappoint me sometimes. He looked at the shelves. Sometimes, they stab me in the heart.
Maureen Chiquet
Could we imagine that beauty itself doesn't just exist in society's version of aesthetic perfection? Beauty also emerges from places and things that tell us stories.
Maya Angelou
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Melina Marchetta
We're not eight kingdoms, but an entire land with one heartbeat. It's why people like you and I need to record our people's stories so we can find those moments when our paths cross, and only then will we know true peace.
Melody Lee
You carry stories under your bright sad eyes, bag loads and I wish to god I could help you unload.
Michael J. Cohen
Labels bias our perceptions, thinking, and behavior. A label or story can either separate us from, or connect us to, nature. For our health and happiness, we must critically evaluate our labels and stories by their effects.
Michelle Richmond
History is made not of facts set in stone but of the stories we tell.
Mike Bryan
... a writer concocts a different story for every reader.
Mike Carey
You know what it's like to *lose* yourself in a story. We have brother and sister *souls*.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel.
Moonshine Noire
The worst stories usually make you think: 'but nobody had to die'.These are called true stories.
Muriel Rukeyser
What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?The world would split open.
N.K. Jemisin
So here is why I write what I do: We all have futures. We all have pasts. We all have stories. And we all, every single one of us, no matter who we are and no matter what's been taken from us or what poison we've internalized or how hard we've had to work to expel it
Nadège Richards
Don't judge me by my books. They're not my voices, and they were never my stories to tell.
Nanette L. Avery
Warning...well-loved stories are habit forming...
Neil Gaiman
The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it's about and why you're doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and you get to feel like both the creator and the audience. Everything is suddenly both obvious and surprising… and it's magic and wonderful and strange.
Neil Gaiman
The boy was a model pupil, forgettable and easily forgotten, and he sent much of his spare time in the back of the English class where there were shelves of old paperbacks, and in the school library, a large room filled with books and old armchairs, where he read stories as enthusiastically as some children ate.
Neil Gaiman
Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.
Neil Gaiman
Of course you don't believe in fairies. You're fifteen. You think I believed in fairies at fifteen? Took me until I was at least a hundred and forty. Hundred and fifty, maybe. Anyway, he wasn't a fairy. He was a librarian. All right?
Neil Gaiman
Soon enough his head would be swimming with tales of derring-do and high adventure, tales of beautiful maidens kissed, of evildoers shot with pistols or fought with swords, of bags of gold, of diamonds as big as the tip of your thumb, of lost cities and of vast mountains, of steam-trains and clipper ships, of pampas, oceans, deserts, tundra.