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Robert McAfee Brown Quotes and Sayings

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Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
- Robert McAfee Brown

The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass
house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
- Robert McAfee Brown

Prayer for many is like a foreign land.
When we go there, we go as tourists.
Like most tourists, we feel uncomfortable and out of place.
Like most tourists, we therefore move on before too
long and go somewhere else.
- Robert McAfee Brown

I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling.
- Quentin Tarantino

 

Because of all the concurrent stories going in 24 and its fast pace,
it can be complicated in terms of the story,
so I thought sound could help with the storytelling.
- Stephen Hopkins

Well, I suppose I'm interested in ways of storytelling
and in stories that are about storytelling.
- Neil Jordan

Storytelling is not what I do for a living -
it is how I do all that I do while I am living.
- Donald Davis

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It's populated by people who, by and large,
have terrific communication skills.
Every day is an extraordinary day.
For me, it was just a great area for storytelling.
- Aaron Sorkin

There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old,
telling stories about kings and their palaces,
and that's really what I wanted to do.
- Aaron Sorkin

It was unpredictable, good storytelling that brought you back each week.
- Ted Shackelford

But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work
in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
- Brian De Palma

I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition,
a folk tradition.
- Bruce Springsteen

When I put together a graphic novel,
I don't think about literary prose.
I think about storytelling.
- Ted Rall

I believe the adventure game genre will never die any
more than any type of storytelling would ever die.
- Roberta Williams

Storytelling and elegant style don't always go hand in hand.
- Donna Tartt

Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward.
It has great force behind it.
It makes for great storytelling.
- Holly Near

Rap is rhythm and poetry.
Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
- Ajay Naidu

The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease,
hints at human imperfection.
Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
- Ben Okri

Artists should always think of themselves as cosmic
instruments for storytelling.
- Ted Lange

So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling.
Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects
of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.
- Brian De Palma

I love graphic design.
I love working with design, and I love storytelling,
so I've been working on a children's book for a while,
and I'd like to see that through.
- Colleen Haskell

Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been
around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.
- Frank Darabont

Storytelling is what lights my fire.
- Hope Davis

Well, if storytelling is important, then your narrative ability,
or your ability to put into words or use what someone
else has put into words effectively,
is important too.
- Howard Gardner

The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't.
But style is at least partly a learned thing:
one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice -
by work.
- Donna Tartt

It's all storytelling, you know.
That's what journalism is all about.
- Tom Brokaw

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures,
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
- George Murray

I've been obsessed with this kind of visual storytelling for quite a while,
and I try to create material that allows me to explore it.
- Brian De Palma

Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth.
It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.
- Jeremy Northam

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
- Hannah Arendt

I like the storytelling and reading the letters,
the long-distance dedications.
- Casey Kasem

I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct,
rescued me most of my life.
- Armistead Maupin

I like the storytelling and reading the letters,
the long-distance dedications.
Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level,
you're really connecting.
- Casey Kasum

What I want to write about has changed somewhat,
and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly.
- Terry Brooks

My major allegiance has been to storytelling,
not to history.
- Russell Banks

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth,
wisdom, is dying out.
- Walter Benjamin

If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer
animated films for your children in the back seat,
is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No,
it's the storytelling.
That's why we put so much importance on story.
No amount of great animation will save a bad story.
- John Lasseter

The story drove the book.
That had a very seminal effect on the way I saw writing and storytelling.
If you can set a character in a story that is compelling and has a backbone,
you draw people in.
- Dick Wolf

I grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller,
but nobody wrote.
It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition:
everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties,
even at the clubs and raves.
- Irvine Welsh

With Storytelling, at least, it's explicit:
this is what the censors say American citizens,
no matter what age, are not permitted to see,
even though it can be seen by other people all over the world.
I suppose you could call it a political statement.
- Todd Solondz

Moments are incredible, but in my fantasy mind I see
a Globe company which is renowned throughout the world
for what it does with pure storytelling.
So that people come and say: it's not just the building,
it's the only place you can hear this kind of work.
- Mark Rylance

The book has many different characteristics:
some are extremely old-fashioned storytelling traits,
but there are also a fair number of postmodern traits,
and the self-consciousness is one.
- Jeffrey Eugenides

But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic
ghost story like The Others,
Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense.
It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling.
- Guillermo del Toro

Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act.
An essential role to play in the community or tribe.
It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been
fortunate enough to be rewarded for.
- Russell Banks

European films were what it was about for me -
the sensations I needed,
the depth, the storytelling, the characters,
the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films.
- Charlotte Rampling

Storytelling is the only studio movie where the censorship is perfectly clear,
the only studio movie with a big red box covering up a shot.
I take pride in that - and, of course,
in having avoided the fate of Eyes Wide Shut.
- Todd Solondz

I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down,
then...
it's sort of like taking the training wheels off,
trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without
relying on quite such mechanical or external beats.
- Jonathan Franzen

I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the
price you pay for opportunity.
This is not standard movie of the week storytelling.
I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche.
- Tom Selleck

Through his mastery of storytelling techniques,
he has managed to separate his character,
in the public mind, from his actions as president.
He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze.
- James Nathan Miller

There's a wealth of literature out there which,
hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future,
and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved
with classic storytelling,
and sort of legendary characters.
- Sean Bean

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
-Bono

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

I actually enjoy being out of my depth - I thrive on it.
- Bono

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances,
determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
- Blaine Lee

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
- Elie Wiesel

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

I think one of the finest gifts I can give
my friends in the holiday season is to pause
with a long enough quality to actually SEE them.
My calm, unhurried presence communicates
this gift of a message, "I see you. I recognize you.
I remember our times of together
and am contributing right now to another quality memory.
I value you and honor and take the time,
right this moment to pause long enough to truly notice you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the baby in the family, and I always will be.
I am actually very happy to have that position.
But I still get teased.
I don't mind that.
- Janet Jackson

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown


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