quotes about story

Quotes about Story

The authors usually have something good or sometimes funny to say about the stories they write. After reading one such quote I decide to compile the quotes that are about the stories the authors write and we as readers love and sometimes love to hate. 😉

 

“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” ~~ Orson Scott Card

 

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” ~~ Beatrix Potter

 

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ~~ Maya Angelou 

 

“Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.” ~~ Neil Gaiman

 

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”  ~~ Annie Proulx

 

“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”  ~~ Meg Cabot

 

“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.” ~~ Lorrie Moore

 

“Make up a story… For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.” ~~ Toni Morrison

 

“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.” ~~ John Green

 

“In many cases when a reader puts a story aside because it ‘got boring,’ the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep the ball rolling.” ~~ Stephen King

 

“If you want to write a fantasy story with Norse gods, sentient robots, and telepathic dinosaurs, you can do just that. Want to throw in a vampire and a lesbian unicorn while you’re at it? Go ahead. Nothing’s off limits. But the endless possibility of the genre is a trap. It’s easy to get distracted by the glittering props available to you and forget what you’re supposed to be doing: telling a good story. Don’t get me wrong, magic is cool. But a nervous mother singing to her child at night while something moves quietly through the dark outside her house? That’s a story. Handled properly, it’s more dramatic than any apocalypse or goblin army could ever be.” ~~ Patrick Rothfuss

 

“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” ~~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon

 

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” ~~ Graham Greene

 

“After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love, and I was sure this was a very good story although I would not know truly how good until I read it over the next day.” ~~ Ernest Hemingway

 

“A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.” ~~ Diane Setterfield

 

“A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader’s. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.” ~~ Ian McEwan

 

“The story is always better than your ability to write it.” ~~ Robin McKinley

 

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