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Quotes about Story – Part 2

cornertrader I loved compiling the Part 1 of ‘Quotes about Story’ and hopefully you enjoyed reading the quotes and discovering new ones. Here’s Part 2 of the same collection, bringing you some more of the authors’ thoughts on the story.

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http://syaden.net/?giniefr=rencontre-amoureuse-gratuite-en-belgique&08b=e9 “We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write.” ~~ Neil Gaiman

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http://reha-baunatal.de/?biiodr=sie-sucht-ihn-maintal&978=c2 “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” ~~ Terry Pratchett

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“Bad writing is more than a matter of shit syntax and faulty observation; bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street.” ~~ Stephen King

 

“Every word a woman writes changes the story of the world, revises the official version.” ~~ Carolyn See

 

“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” ~~ Edgar Allan Poe

 

“Borges said there are only four stories to tell: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the struggle for power and the voyage. All of us writers rewrite these same stories ad infinitum.” ~~ Paulo Coelho

 

“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 Munro

 

“The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.” ~~ Emil Ludwig

 

“If a story is not about the hearer, he will not listen. And here I make a rule—a great and interesting story is about everyone or it will not last.” ~~ John Steinbeck

 

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” ~~ William Faulkner

 

“A story is alive, as you and I are. It is rounded by muscle and sinew. Rushed with blood. Layered with skin, both rough and smooth. At its core lies soft marrow of hard, white bone. A story beats with the heart of every person who has ever strained ears to listen. On the breath of the storyteller, it soars. Until its images and deeds become so real you can see them in the air, shimmering like oases on the horizon line. A story can fly like a bee, so straight and swift you catch only the hum of its passing. Or move so slowly it seems motionless, curled in upon itself like a snake in the sun. It can vanish like smoke before the wind. Linger like perfume in the nose. Change with every telling, yet always remain the same.” ~~ Cameron Dokey

 

“A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.” ~~ Raymond Chandler

 

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