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Stories are medicine.
Stories are the wildest things of all, the monster rumbled. Stories chase and bite and hunt.
I have been too fond of stories.
Stories enabled you to forget your life and your limits. They urged you to reach for a world that was never meant to be yours. There was nothing more dangerous than an imagination.
The art of writing tales consists in an ability to draw the rest of life from the little one has understood of it; but life begins again at the end of the page, and one realises that one has knew nothing whatsoever.
Stories are equipment for living.
No matter where we are or how advanced we think we are, there are elemental issues of our civilization that stories help us work through.
What are we but our stories?
All good tales are true tales, at least for those who read them, which is all that counts.
Stories were heirlooms in these parts.
Where do you think stories come from, E'lir Kvothe? Every tale has deep roots somewhere in the world.
Without stories, we are incomplete.
Stories tell us how we should live.
Stories wait, my little lord, and when you come back to them, why, there they are,
The truth about stories is that that's all we are.
All my tales are true, drawn from life, and a life story is not a tidy thing.
Stories close the gap and reconcile between what we want life to be and how it actually is.
They were just stories, but stories weren't just anything.
Stories are light.
Well, I suppose I'm interested in ways of storytelling and in stories that are about storytelling.
Stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories.
Stories that rise from deep suffering can provide the most potent remedies for past, present, and even future ills.
Stories untold are too often stories lost.
Stories keep the fire burning inside us, stories keep us form dashing our heads against the wall. Without stories we'd be lost, dead, forgotten.
Stories are where you go to look for the truth of your own life.
Stories wander around, go from one land to another, sometimes parts change.
All stories teach us something, and promise us something, whether they're true or invented, legend or fact.
The truth about stories is, that's all we are.
Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all.
Stories and narratives are one of the most powerful things in humanity. They're devices for dealing with the chaotic danger of existence.
Human beings cannot live without stories.
Telling a story is like sowing a seed - you always hope to see it become a beautiful tree, with firm roots and branches that soar up in the sky. But it is a peculiar sowing, for you will never know whether your seed sprouts or dies.
A tale can start in many ways. Thus, it is many tales, and at the same time each of these is but one way of telling the same story.
Stories are one thing that will be constant in life. Whether told, written, reenacted they are a fundamental part of human nature.
Stories do not end.
There are stories to tell that are not songs.
Stories have the ability to take us inside all kinds of life.
The world would be a sadder place without stories.
There are some tales not for telling, whether because they are too long, too precious, too laughable, too painful, too easy to need telling or too hard to explain. After all, after years and travels my secrets are all I have left to chew on in the night.
Tale is thus both instructive and cautionary, filled
A story is like a nut. A fool will swallow it whole and choke. A fool will throw it away, think it of little worth. But a wise woman finds a way to crack the shell and eat the meant inside.
Stories are the shortcut to the heart.
With a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.
Folktales are real.
Since the dawn of humanity, stories have allowed each of us to be many.
As one tale ends, so another begins.
A well-spun tale can transport listeners away from their humdrum lives and return them with an enlarged sense of the world. (Peter Nimble)
We are surrounded by story.
Stories make it possible for us to be human.
Many of the stories centered around me hunting bandits and rescuing young girls. But none of them came terribly close to the truth. No story can move a thousand miles by word of mouth and keep its shape.
Stories are the common ground that allow people to connect, despite all our defences and all our differences.
Where do storytellers find the wisdom to discover their own stories? From no place more mysterious than their own hearts.
But this too is true: stories save us.
...tales in search of an excuse for their telling.
Stories help me. To live. To work. To find the meaning hidden in every dream, ever leaf, every drop of dew.
These are the stories that never, never die, that are carried like seed into a new country, are told to you and me and make in us new and lasting strengths.
Stories are living and dynamic. Stories exist to be exchanged. They are the currency of Human Growth.
Stories are Life's instruction manuals.
I will tell you something about stories ... They aren't just entertainment. Don't be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death.
I have made up thousands of stories; I have filled innumerable notebooks with phrases to be used when I have found the true story, the one story to which all these phrases refer. But I have never yet found the story. And I begin to ask, Are there stories?
A story is a burden which must be carried with as much care as we carry a sleeping child
I don't think you mess around when you talk about tales of valor.
A story is a garden you carry in your pocket. The stories we tell ourselves and each other are for pleasure and refuge. Like gardens they are small places in a large world. But, Jinhua, we must never mistake the stories we tell for truth.
All tales, then, are at some level a journey into the woods to find the missing part of us, to retrieve it and make ourselves whole. Storytelling is as simple - and complex - as that. That's the pattern. That's how we tell stories.
A simple tale, told at the right moment, transforms a person's life with the order its pattern brings to incoherent energies. (Myth and Education)
Good stories take your imagination to anywhere
Not stories, but histories. For this too I learned, that a storyteller's tale may end, but history goes on always.
I love storytelling.
Stories Jane, are magic and magic will always carry you to wonderful places, even at the worst of times.
Stories have a job to do. They can't just lie around like lazybone dogs. They have to teach you something.
Legends are lessons; they ring with truths.
I have tales to tell, but I don't tell them. Discretion. Discretion.
Stories don't need to be new to bring you joy. Some stories are like familiar friends. Some are dependable as bread.
There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.
Stories are compasses and architecture, we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice.
Fairy tales and myths are forms of cultural storage for the natural history of life.
What stories are new? All types of all characters march through all fables.
Rewrite your tale of woe as a tale of wow
Everything is a tale, Martin. What we believe, what we know, what we remember, even what we dream. Everything is a story, a narrative, a sequence of events with characters communicating an emotional content. We only accept as true what can be narrated.
Stories are one of the most powerful ways in which we communicate ideas among ourselves. They are the stuff that brings us together, the things we celebrate, the things we share with one another.
stories were told here, but they happened somewhere else.
Stories are like genies ... They can carry us into and though our sorrows. Sometimes they burn, sometimes they dance, sometimes they weep, sometimes they sing. Like genies, everyone has one. Like genies, sometimes we forget that we do.
Our stories can set us free ... When we set them free.
Fairy tales and folk tales have always played a role in my writing in one way or another.
My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.
Fairy tales are the skeletons of story, perhaps. Reading them often provides an uneasy sensation - a gnawing familiarity - that comforting yet supernatural awareness of living inside a story.
I am not a storyteller ... not like the others. I only have one tale to tell.
A certain class of novels may with propriety be called fables.
My mother had raised me on a thousand stories of girls who were saved by the Djinn, princesses rescued from towers, peasant girls rescued from poverty.
Turned out, stories were just stories.
I was on my own.
The fact that fairy tales remain a literary underdog-undervalued and undermined-even as they shape so many popular stories, redoubles my certainty that it is time for contemporary fairy tales to be celebrated in a popular, literary collection. Fairy tales hold the secret to reading.
We need myths to get by. We need story; otherwise the tremendous randomness of experience overwhelms us. Story is what penetrates.
Everything starts with a story.
People love stories. They need stories.
Fiction or fable allures to instruction.
Not every tale has a happy ending. In fact, many of them are grim.
So the stories aren't just stories, is what you're saying. They're really secret knowledge disguised as stories."
"One could say that of all stories, younger brother.
I am a storyteller, spiraling fantasy and reality into mystical tales. That eerie space between fact and fiction, where only the brightest light can scare the shadows - you will find me there.
There are mythic patterns under all of our lives. Each one of us, often unbeknownst to ourselves, is engaged in a drama of soul that is not reserved only for gods, heroes, and saints. Story is one bridge between the human realm and the divine.
Stories help me feel complete.
I'll tell you a story, ( ... ) A story about books, dragons and roses, as befits the date, but above all, a story about shadows and ashes, as befits the times ...
All the truth is held in stories, you know?