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Story Quotes

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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

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Worry

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm always imagining some sort of story behind the song,
even the ones I haven't written.
I'm actively engaging in playacting.
- Cassandra Wilson

The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water.
There are too many inconsistencies.
- Margaret Atwood

I have often tried to tell the story of a place through people there.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I am just another fireman because the story focuses
on Joaquin Phoenix's character,
but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit,
but I don't die.
- Morris Chestnut

All the best stories are but one story in reality -
the story of escape.
It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times,
how to escape.
- A. C. Benson

I think almost always that what gets me going with
a story is the atmosphere,
the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters,
not the other way around.
- Ann Beattie

If he is a ghost, then it's very disappointing for me,
because he is banished in the story,
and that could mean that he won't be coming back,
and that would be terrible, wouldn't it?
- Paul Darrow

The story of Little Blue Riding Hood is true.
Only the color has been changed to prevent an investigation.
- Stan Freberg

Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
- Donald Trump

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
- Ouida

I also know what looks good before the camera,
how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen.
- Taylor Hackford

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story,
that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy.
I wanted to do the opposite.
- Bill Pullman

Everyone has a story.
- Neil LaBute

Finding good players is easy.
Getting them to play as a team is another story.
- Casey Stengel

The story of civilization is, in a sense,
the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle
to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
- L. Sprague de Camp

It's all about letting the story take over.
- Robert Stone

Unless the story line carries the scenes,
the scenes don't really mean anything.
- George Cukor

You want a story? Read 'Gone With the Wind'.
These aren't stories.
They're joke books.
The whole thing of a beginning, a middle and an end has been done to death.
- Brian P. Cleary

I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean.
Just get the story down.
- Nora Roberts

A director shouldn't get in the way of the movie,
the story should.
- Frank Darabont

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

The picture alone, without the written word,
leaves half the story untold.
- James Lafferty

A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
- Susan Griffin

You can use martial arts to tell a different story.
Ang Lee used martial arts in "Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon" to talk about love.
- Jet Li

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience,
of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
- Eudora Welty

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
- Lewis Hine

Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual
entertainment which can bring pleasure and information
to people of all ages everywhere in the world.
- Walt Disney

It's the same old story you've heard a thousand times.
Somebody's trust gets broken.
Somebody's left behind.
- Travis Tritt

At MTV, it's very nice sometimes to be able to be very specific.
Specificity really makes a news story interesting because
you can color it in that personality.
- Tabitha Soren

So as the years draw on toward the Biblical limit,
the inclination to look back, and to tell some sort
of story of what one has seen,
grows upon most of us.
- Mary A. Ward

The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are
the old apartments of religion.
- John Updike

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life.
I confess that it is not in my reading table.
- Mick Jagger

This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated
a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism,
it's a four-year story.
- Neil Young

My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the
European adventure story writers -
Alexander Dumas,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott,
to name a few.
- Terry Brooks

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

West Side Story was terribly important because of the
style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.
- Vincente Minnelli

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion,
some place, in the air.
All I must do is find it, and copy it.
- Jules Renard

Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact,
than the richest without meaning.
- John Ruskin

I worked at NBC and MTV for two years,
and it was very interesting to see the comparisons
of audiences and the way that I would have to present
a story to the two different places.
- Tabitha Soren

Advertising is the art of the tiny.
You have to tell a complete a story and deliver a complete
message in a very encapsulated form.
It disciplines you to cut away extraneous information.
- Dick Wolf

Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it,
you know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your
script there's no point to your story.
Story is the key.
- Robert Redford

To have one's own story told by a third party who doesn't
know that the character in question is himself the
hero of the story being told,
that's a technical refinement.
- Raymond Queneau

Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches,
rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell
a story to the same person,
three or four times.
- Helen Rowland

I'm at the beginning of it.
I'm Elektra's last job before the story kicks off.
- Jason Isaacs

Whatever life we have experienced, if we can tell our
story to someone who listens,
we find it easier to deal with our circumstances.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement,
in the dialectic between order and disorder.
- Paul Ricoeur

When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills.
That's the story of my private life.
- Gloria Swanson

I don't want to tell your story because you're a insensitive,
self-centered moron.
I've told a lot of stories about young people,
and I always feel there's hope.
- Joel Schumacher

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

Sometimes that's a year, sometimes it's 18 months,
where all I'm doing is taking notes.
I'm reconstructing the story from the back to the front
so that I know where the front is.
- John Irving

It's probably why I'm a short story writer.
I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form,
in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time.
- Tobias Wolff

The radios are going to dictate.
That's another fight.
That's another story there.
I wish they just let it be.
- Bernie Worrell


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