Best 6 569 of Stories quotes - MyQuotes
Disbelief in GOD is like living in the city and denying the people who have been to the country and tell you about it.
Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
You don't see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films.
Book is the best friend, have no demand, no complain
Eragon cried out, and in his desperation he reached for Saphira and the Eldunarí... and without meaning to, he drew from their stories of energy. And with that energy he cast a spell. It was a spell without words... His was a spell of instinct and emotion; language could not contain it.
I'm not first and foremost interested in story and the what-happens, but I'm interested in who's telling it and how they're telling it and the effects of whatever happened on the characters and the people.
Be wary of listening to stories secondhand.
Sang Ly, we are literature-our lives, our hopes, our desires, our despairs, our passions, our strengths, our weaknesses. Stories express our longing not only to make a difference today but to see what is possible for tomorrow. Literature has been called a handbook for the art of being human.
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
You can be moved by an animated film and not by a live action film. There could be great inspiration in and humanity in that animated story.
Stories are like a river that flows - you dip a bucket in it
I wish stories were kinder to their characters," Maddie said. "But I guess trouble is more interesting to read about.
People tell stories and it's up to those who listen whether to believe or not." "Shouldn't the storyteller believe it." "The storyteller should tell it.
Stories are psycho-diagnostic ― they diagnose the condition of our psyches. When we watch, read or hear a story, whatever detail jumps out reflects an issue in our psyche that requires our attention.
It's not like I'm narrating stories with music behind them. It's all kind of one thing. You hope you can provoke a specific emotional reaction, but in ways that aren't quite plain.
he beauty of this world [of comics] is there are so many stories to tell, and there's so many wonderful characters. Wonderful characters we haven't even begun to introduce - it's a world that is infinitely expandable.
But there was more to it than that. As the Amazing Maurice said, it was just a story about people and rats. And the difficult part of it was deciding who the people were, and who were the rats.
The compact between writing and walking is almost as old as literature -- a walk is only a step away from a story, and every path tells.
Ronald D. Moore
It was difficult, and yet I was very eager to do it. It was a really odd thing. I really wanted to do that story. I really wanted to write the death of Captain Kirk. I really wanted to do it in the movie.
When I start to write, I see my stories as a kind of movie. For instance, I ask myself, "What kind of opening do I want for this book?
When we talk today about receptiveness to stories, we tend to contrast that attitude to one governed by reason - we talk about freeing ourselves from the shackles of the rational mind and that sort of thing - but no belief was more central to Lewis's mind than the belief that it is eminently, fully rational to be responsive to the enchanting power of stories.
We're going to be really ashamed of ourselves when this whole story about Guantanamo comes out. Guantanamo is a really depraved place.
I mean, any movie or story that makes you accept and be grateful for something about your life is doing something right.
I came to America, and I made good. It's an old story, but it hasn't been told in a long time. Usually, it's, 'I'm an immigrant, I came here and got persecuted.' My story is I came here, I worked hard, and it worked out all right. So it's still available.
I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies.
I've been writing poems and stories since I was about 13.
My work may feature brown faces but it could be anybody's story.
You never know what's going to happen, so I get up at 6 a.m. every morning. It's a new wakeup call for me, for sure. But you just want to be polished. That way, if anything happens, I'm ready to go. I'm not going to sit in a makeup chair for an hour and be like, "Then I'll go get the story.
After Chen Zhen, I wanted to make an emotional, touching story.
I think that all stories - if you make movies about zombies and aliens - it has always to do with your personal story. If not directly, it is about your fears, your obsessions, things like that.
I found that while it was interesting to travel around and take the photographs, I would find that I was more interested in the stories behind the photographs. I was more interested in narrative.
The state of mind which I put myself when I tell a story is one in which superstition flourishes very easily. And I welcome that because it helps me.
Admittedly, the masturbation story is just a "Hey, this is one of my best-of's, I'll throw it in the special." But the grandmother stuff, really, I feel like is part of the theme and part of the best way to end the story that I'm telling with the special.
Perserverance. . .that's been the story of my family.
The way superheroes dominate the fictional landscape now, along with dystopian futures and zombies. Yeah, definitely - I think these stories function as a kind of mythology for us.
No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.
I tell you these stories because these things happen to everyone. It's not about being starched or polished or cute or polite. It's about having ears that stick out, about breaking yet another glass. It's about seeing something for the first time and making a million mistakes and not ever getting completely discouraged.
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.
I often wonder if you wrote your memoir today, if your life story would be lived on the edge of possibility, if you held wonder in one hand and courage in the other and truly believed that anything was possible.
A. D. Posey
Energy will go into what you love, and what you love will grow. Go for a walk and watch it bloom.
Usually when I'm making a movie, what I have in mind first, for the visuals, is how we can stage the scenes to bring them more to life in the most interesting way, and then how we can make a world for the story that the audience hasn't quite been in before.
Martha C. Nussbaum
After all, the nation is not just an entity. It's a story. It's a story of what's salient, what brought us together, what we are willing to live and die for.
I worked in script development, many years ago, and read a lot of scripts. Between that and the scripts I've read as an actor, and I'm a writer as well, I think I have a pretty good sense about whether the bones of a story are there and whether the structure is intact.
I like the fact that second person puts the reader in the story. It makes them, whether they like it or not, complicit in the action.
What's wonderful about Into The Woods is that you have a combination of all the most famous fairytales in this one story.
Every single ordinary person has an extraordinary story.
I love creating individual short stories within chapters, but I want to get better at building consistent narratives from start to finish.
I think about the hurt that stories cannot ease, not with a thousand tellings.
Is she going to, or has she done it? Has it happened? What is the story here?
It's one thing to not want an evil-sorcerer type villain in your story, but it's another thing to avoid having any sort of antagonist at all. A story without an antagonist gets weird pretty quick.
Carol P. Christ
The simple act of telling a woman's story from a woman's point of view is a revolutionary act: it never has been done before.