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Story Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Story

Please enjoy these Story Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The greatest obstacle to a Joyful Life
is your "story" about your life.
Your story is filled with perceives needs and obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

 

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to create a joyful story in THIS moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I create a new and more loving story
to surround each event in my past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

I Watch Wondrous Cloud Animals Parade My Story.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

Today is your day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade your story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade my story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Story is a sacred visualization,
a way of echoing experience.
- Terry Tempest Williams

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

The best comfort I could offer
was to just let her tell her story.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads
one inevitably to the consideration of problems which
are no longer psychological but spiritual.
- Paul Tournier

That's not the part of the story that I'm interested in,
anyway.
The part that I'm interested in is all the personal stuff.
I tried to base the powers on family archetypes.
- Brad Bird

I will not go into a story unprepared.
I will do my homework, and that's something I learned at an early age.
- Ed Bradley

The last paragraph, in which you tell what the story is about,
is almost always best left out.
- Irwin Shaw

The really tough thing would have been to decide to
take Woodward and Bernstein off the story.
They were carrying the coal for us -
in that their stories were right.
- Ben Bradlee

Ambiguity is necessary in some of my stories,
not in all.
In those, it certainly contributes to the richness of the story.
I doubt that thematic closure is never attainable.
- Gene Wolfe

There's nothing more exciting than to watch a story break and grow,
and to be the first one to present it to the world.
- Matt Drudge

We are the hero of our own story.
- Mary McCarthy

I was so worried that people wouldn't like me or my story.
- Jeannette Walls

The still must tease with the promise of a story the
viewer of it itches to be told.
- Cindy Sherman

I see lots of cycles, for sure.
There's the whole post-Star Wars era,
but I don't think it's the whole story.
- Rob Morrow

The story of my very first sale is the fact that I
dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance
company out of several hundred thousand dollars.
- Theodore Sturgeon

If I had not gotten along so well with some of the people on the show,
it would have been a different story.
But in this case, it was great.
But sure, it will be fun to look around.
- Kurtwood Smith

I like working in any medium.
Who's making it? How much do I like the story? Does it contribute something?
- Marguerite Moreau

I would recommend the short story form,
which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words,
until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
- Anne McCaffrey

And it's interesting, but I'm always interested in
the story behind the story.
- Maximilian Schell

If the story's interesting and it's a compelling script,
I'd be thrilled to be a part of it.
- Andre Braugher

I think the story is my form.
- Joseph Epstein

What I had to do was keep the story within certain limits of what was,
of course, plausible.
- Arthur Golden

I've never told you the story of Alice in Wonderland,
have I?
- Edgar Bergen

Of course the success of A Boy's Own Story took me utterly off guard.
- Edmund White

I said all along I would not sell my story.
I don't think it would be right.
- Louise Woodward

The story of the Internet is this incredibly strong,
exciting change.
- James Daly

They suggested I should introduce an element of reincarnation in the story.
At first, I thought that was silly.
But then, this whole time dimension began to fascinate me.
- Roland Joffe

In course of time my first novel appeared.
It was a love story.
- George Barr McCutcheon

Green Eggs and Ham was the story of my life.
I wouldn't eat a thing when I was a kid,
but Dr. Seuss inspired me to try cauliflower!
- Jim Carrey

I'm not really a science-fiction fan,
I quite like the idea of getting away from the science-fiction side of it,
for two episodes.
It was lovely, it was a super story and great fun.
- Sarah Sutton

There's probably one more story about Bosnia that I'd like to do,
because I spent a fair amount of time on the Serb side of the lines,
which isn't apparent in the other books.
- Joe Sacco

Historians tell the story of the past,
novelists the story of the present.
- Edmond de Goncourt

When I sit down to write, I don't think about writing
about an idea or a given message.
I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in
how the story is going to develop and you spend more
time daydreaming on that particular subject.
- Sergio Aragones

One of the things that I think is such a constant in
country music is that the song is so much a story.
I believe it is supposed to be based around a story.
- Suzy Bogguss

At Home in the World is the story of a young woman,
raised in some difficult circumstances,
and how she survives.
It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood.
- Joyce Maynard

But why should I read what somebody else thinks of
my life when I know the real story?
- Jimmy Connors

I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking,
entertaining films.
I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people,
from music, novels, the streets.
- Spike Lee

You write a story about loneliness, and you grab them
all because everybody's an expert on that one.
- Theodore Sturgeon

There really isn't a story that you can't tell inside of it.
It's very much a clearinghouse for anything that goes on in the world.
So you're not at all limited.
- Aaron Sorkin

I think, though, that people will read into a reporter's
story a bias that they want to see in a reporter.
- Garrett M. Graff

I've only read two books in my life:
Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story.
- George Brett

In a lot of cases, as in Tom and Nicole's case,
the tabloids were about to break the story,
so they said just let the news out.
And they called organizations such as ours.
- Mary Hart

Tom Cruise's attorney said he is going to sue anyone who claims he is gay.
In a related story, Ricky Martin's attorney has been
hospitalized for exhaustion.
- Conan O'Brien

In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community,
and the smaller characters are important to the story.
- David Morse

A novel, in the end, is a container,
a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.
- Helen Dunmore

We try to be driven by what's a good story,
what's truthful, and the drama of what happens next.
- Laura Innes

If somebody has a chance to put my food in their mouth,
that tells the story.
- Emeril Lagasse

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Saviour all the day long.
- Jerome Hines

Writers would submit scripts to me, and if I liked
one well enough to submit to magazine editors,
I had the know-how whether the story was good or bad.
- Julius Schwartz

Members of the Academy are mostly urban people.
We are an urban nation.
We are not a rural nation.
It's not easy even to get a rural story made.
- Larry McMurtry

I was involved with the Batman.
There are two sides to every story.
Now you've heard my side.
- Bob Kane

The Odyssey is the story of someone who,
in the course of diverse experiences,
acquires a personality or affirms and recovers his personality.
- Raymond Queneau

I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first
story had I not been a lawyer.
I never dreamed of being a writer.
I wrote only after witnessing a trial.
- John Grisham

A news organization has a much different responsibility.
I might not be telling you the whole story.
I might not be telling you a story in a manner that
is properly sophisticated.
- Aaron Sorkin

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever,
even to the protagonists.
- Norman Mailer

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje


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