He taught us that everyone has a good story and the more of others you understand, the better your grasp of human nature, a gift given great weight in my family.
To write is to reveal oneself.When I write something, fiction or non-fiction, I do not expect you to accept what I write, nor to agree with what I propose.I expect you to spend at least...
Magician is the best storyteller in the world.
In times like these I always cheered myself up with a certain story. I forgot just when I first heard it, or who I heard it from… but, back when I was young it would...
It’s crazy how you hear the story of The Tortoise and the Hare while growing up, and assume it’s just a nice thing to tell kids—and then you start your career and watch it actually...
I wrote about a bird that cleaned a crocodile’s teeth. The story was so good that my teacher could not believe that a ten-year-old could write that well. I was even punished because my teacher...
No conflict no story
In the story of the prince and the frog, there’s always a frog. This story … it has no frog.
Then Cassie told her story. The feeling was like gathering up everything she’s ever done or felt or known up to that moment and tying it into a ball and pitching it with all her...
I was cursed with the pessimism of both the Russians and the Jews two of the gloomiest tribes in the world. Still if there wasn’t greatness in me maybe I had the talent to recognize...
What I’m interested in doing in a story is bringing certain different languages, people, events together and then letting the reader make what he wants of it.
The right costume determines the character, helps the actor feel who he is, and serves the story.
Stories are verbal acts of hospitality.
It’s important to tell your story. It’s important to listen.
I’ve got to pee.
I don’t like to watch myself. I can’t get into the story; I’m too critical.
Nigeria has had a complicated colonial history. My work has examined that part of our story extensively.
Confidence don’t mean jack shit in the real world, sis,” she once said. I feel myself finding the courage to trust those words more and more with every twist of the knife. Coincidentally, last Tuesday...
The story of the Internet is this incredibly strong, exciting change.
Tahun lalu kita reunian untuk yg pertama kalinya, tahun ini kita reunian lagi untuk yg kedua kalinya. Entah ada maksud apa yg mempertemukan kita hingga kita bisa sampai pdkt-an walau cuma terhitung satu hari. Kita...
My personal story has always been about perseverance and always getting up when I fall. Maybe I’m not Olympic champion, but I can teach the world about that.
‘The Immigrant Story,’ which took me about twenty-five years to write, was a very simple story, but I couldn’t think of how to tell it. Then twenty years after I started it, I found this...
There was a man here, lashed himself to a spar as his ship went down, and for seven days and seven nights he was on the sea, and what kept him alive while others drowned...
I’m just an entertainer. In a way crime stories are boring. A crime’s been committed and at the end you know it will be solved. So you’ve got to make the story interesting besides it...
Stories are able to help us to become more whole, to become Named. And Naming is one of the impulses behind all art; to give a name to the cosmos, we see despite all the...
Houses are like books: so many of them around you, yet you only look at a few and visit or reside in fewer still.
In terms of writing characters or stories, at least initially, there’s no difference between live-action and animation. A good story is a good story, whatever the medium.
I used to have trust with reporters. Give them scoops. Those were the old days. It’s very strange, when you give a story and it doesn’t come out the right way.
Young actors often ask me how do you get an agent, how do you get started, how do you get to audition, and I don’t know what to tell them because my story is so...
I’m not one of these ‘the characters write themselves; the story just fell out of me’ kind of writers. Wish it was like that.
Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.
Truly, there is magic in fairytales.For it takes but a simply-uttered ‘Once upon a time…’ to allure and spellbind an audience.
The story you live is the ripple you leave.
Nothing’s worse than a story without an end.
I’ll tell you a secret about storytelling. Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty… were not perfect in the beginning. It’s only a happy ending on the last page, right? If the princess had everything from the...
If something wants to be a story, it will be.
Be a good listener in the special way a story requires: note the manner of presentation; the development of plot, character; the addition of new dramatic sequences; the emphasis accorded to one figure or another...
I didn’t go to church, I didn’t go to synagogue; I went to temple, Hindu temple, where I prayed to my Hindu gods – whether or not I believe in it is another story.
Brahma made up his mind to make the world and a man and woman. He made the world, and he made the man and then the woman, and put them on the island of Ceylon....
Once upon a time, the Reindeer took a running leap and jumped over the Northern Lights.But he jumped too low, and the long fur of his beautiful flowing tail got singed by the rainbow fires...
I like Nirvana, but I couldn’t say that I was influenced by them. I like to tell a story.
I write and write and write, and then I edit it down to the parts that I think are amusing, or that help the storyline, or I’ll write a notebook full of ideas of anecdotes...
Tell the fucking story.
It is safe to assume that any individual or group you wish to influence has access to more wisdom than they currently use. It is also safe to assume that they also have considerably more...
I did not want to tell her what happened, but I had to now. I could not stop talking because now I had started my story, it wanted to be finished. We cannot choose where...
I was surprised how relevant the Moses story was to contemporary American debates – from our ongoing debate about values, to our role as champions of freedom, to our place as a country that welcome...
Acha alama katika dunia baada ya kuondoka.
My wish has always been to write my own story, to create a life that’s worth writing about. But is a story worth anything at all if I have no one to tell it to?
The ultimate story of success: When a nobody, who has never once in his entire life known the feeling of being remembered or respected, suddenly snaps and becomes a world dictator. On one hand it...
My theory is, I don’t know how long it’s going to be, five or ten years, there will be only two ways to see a movie, and that will either be on your computer through...
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