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Stories Quotes

1.
If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with my name.
Kendrick Lamar

"If I'm gonna relate a genuine tale, I'm gonna commence with my identity."
Authors on Stories Quotes: Stephen King Neil Gaiman Chuck Palahniuk Donald Miller Salman Rushdie George Saunders Nicholas Sparks Byron Katie Max Lucado Etgar Keret Paul Auster Margaret Atwood Ray Bradbury Jeanette Winterson Khaled Hosseini Chinua Achebe Isabel Allende John Green Philip Pullman Brené Brown Elie Wiesel Robert McKee Sarah Dessen Steven Spielberg Cornelia Funke Kate DiCamillo Kurt Vonnegut C. S. Lewis Haruki Murakami Rush Limbaugh Tim O'Brien Patrick Rothfuss J. R. R. Tolkien
2.
Your life is nothing more than a love story. Between you and God. Nothing more. Every person, every experience, every gift, every loss, every pain is sent to your path for one reason and one reason only: to bring you back to Him.
Yasmin Mogahed

3.
Depending on the story that you're telling, you can be relatable to everybody or nobody. I try and tell everybody's story.
Chance the Rapper

No matter what narrative you are conveying, you can be sympathetic to all or none. I strive to illustrate everyone's tale.
4.
Be grateful for every single person who was part of your story.The ones that hurt you. The ones that helped you. Because they all taught you.
Yasmin Mogahed

Be thankful for everyone who was a part of your journey. The ones that caused you pain. The ones that aided you. As they all educated you.
5.
Better to have a small role in God's story than to cast yourself as the lead in your own fiction.
LeCrae

'It is preferable to take a subordinate part in the Lord's plan than to make oneself the central figure of an imagined narrative.'
6.
I am only a mouthpiece through which to tell the story of lynching and I have told it so often that I know it by heart. I do not have to embellish; it makes its own way.
Ida B. Wells

I am merely a vessel for the narrative of lynching and I have recounted it so often that it is ingrained in my memory. There is no need to exaggerate; its impact speaks for itself.
7.
There are always four sides to a story: your side, their side, the truth and what really happened.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

'Every case has multiple perspectives: yours, theirs, the verity and what actually transpired.'
8.
If you find my stories dirty, the society you are living in is dirty. With my stories, I only expose the truth
Saadat Hasan Manto

If you deem my tales immoral, the culture in which you reside is debased. Through my stories, I merely unveil reality.
9.
What I tell people is be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don't have to live anybody else's story.
Stephen Curry

Encourage others to be their authentic selves and pursue the life they desire, not someone else's.
10.
Africa’s story has been written by others; we need to own our problems and solutions and write our story.
Paul Kagame

'Africa's narrative has been composed by outsiders; we must assume responsibility for our issues and answers and craft our tale.'
11.
There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.
Beatrix Potter

12.
The rules say that to tell a story you need first of all a measuring stick, a calendar, you have to calculate how much time has passed between you and the facts, the emotions to be narrated.
Elena Ferrante

13.
I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.
Kendrick Lamar

I discovered, when I gaze into the reflection and recount my narrative, that I should be authentic and not mimic what everyone else is doing.
14.
We are storytelling creatures, and as children we acquire language to tell those stories that we have inside us.
Jerome Bruner

We are narrative beings, and as youngsters we gain tongue to articulate those tales that lie within us.
15.
That's the history of the world. His story is told, hers isn't.
Dolores Huerta

'His narrative has been documented, hers remains untold.'
16.
Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough.
Elif Safak

Every genuine affection and camaraderie is a saga of unforeseen metamorphosis. If we stay unchanged before and after we cherished, that implies we haven't adored adequately.
17.
The whole point of music is being able to share your story.
Camila Cabello

The essential purpose of music is to express one's narrative.
18.
We as Black people have to tell our own stories. We have to document our history. When we allow someone else to document our history the history becomes twisted and we get written out. We get our noses blown off.
Erykah Badu

19.
I have a lot of stories about being a kid because it was the last time I was interesting.
John Mulaney

I have many anecdotes from my childhood since that was the final point of my captivating life.
20.
Tell your own story, and you will be interesting.
Louise Bourgeois

Relay your own narrative and you will be captivating.
21.
The purpose of a story is to be an axe that breaks up the ice within us.
Franz Kafka

The intent of a tale is to serve as an adze that shatters the frost within us.
22.
I speak and speak, [...] but the listener retains only the words he is expecting. [...] It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.
Marco Polo

I articulate and articulate, [...] yet the auditor acquires just the expressions he is anticipating. [...] It is not the vocalization that administers the narrative: it is the aural organ.
23.
We're special because dreams that are impossible anywhere else, come true here. That's not just my story. That's your story. That's our story.
Marco Rubio

'Miracles manifest here that are unattainable elsewhere. This is not a tale exclusive to me; it belongs to all of us.'
24.
Acquire wisdom from the story of those who have already passed.
Uthman ibn Affan

Glean insight from the tales of those who have gone before.
25.
My life is kinda like a story that if I told you about it, you probably wouldn't believe. It would seem like fiction. That's me.
The Rev

My life is such a remarkable tale that if I shared it, you would consider it too outlandish to be true. That's me.
26.
If you only hear one side of the story, you have no understanding at all.
Chinua Achebe

If you are only exposed to one viewpoint, you lack any comprehension.
27.
We must cherish our inheritance. We must preserve our nationality for the youth of our future. The story should be written down to pass on.
Louis Riel

We must value our legacy. We must safeguard our identity for the children of tomorrow. The narrative should be documented to convey.
28.
Life is about Jesus. We are not here to tell our story, but His.
Francis Chan

Life is about Christ. We are not here to narrate our narrative, but His.
29.
What really bothers me, what gets me mad, is when people don't know the story, but then pretend like they know the story. That's what bothers me. That's what makes me mad.
Ronnie Radke

30.
My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film's story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it.
Saul Bass

31.
Storyless is not abstract. Two dancers on the stage are enough material for a story; for me, they are already a story in themselves
George Balanchine

32.
Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
Gloria Naylor

33.
The deep places in our lives - places of resistance and embrace - are reached only by stories, by images, metaphors and phrases that line out the world differently, apart from our fear and hurt.
Walter Brueggemann

34.
The agentive mind is not only active in nature, but it seeks out dialogue and discourse with other active minds. And it is through this dialogic, discursive process that we come to know the Other and his points of view, his stories. We learn an enormous amount not only about the world but about ourselves by discourse with Others.
Jerome Bruner

35.
Our scars are a witness to the world. They are apart of our story. Healed wounds that are symbols that God has restored us.
Louie Giglio

36.
My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.
Helen Keller

37.
Whatever's happening today, remember it is only ONE SCENE in a long movie. Don't treat it like it's the whole story. Keep writing the story.
Henry Cloud

38.
The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

39.
In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.
Walter Cronkite

40.
There is one story left, one road: that it is. And on this road there are very many signs that, being, is uncreated and imperishable, whole, unique, unwavering, and complete.
Parmenides

41.
But how could you live and have no story to tell?
Fyodor Dostoevsky

42.
That's the story of my life; I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop.
Marilyn Monroe

43.
Death steals everything except our stories.
Jim Harrison

44.
If you lose count of how many cookies you ate, the calorie intake ceases to exist. True story.
Frank Iero

45.
Your story matters, who you are matters, tonight matters, none of it is an accident. You were born for the blue skies.
Jon Foreman

46.
I believe that when we love someone, we respect them, and we listen to them; we feel that their voice matters. And- we let them dictate the terms of who they are and what their story is.
Laverne Cox

47.
If you start thinking about being likable you are not going to tell your story honestly.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

48.
If you don't know your full-throttle history, the whole story of how you came to where you are, it's kind of hard to put things together.
Nipsey Hussle

49.
It's possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring—with immense, even startling power.
Raymond Carver

50.
A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told.
Chris Colfer