Anecdotes Quotes

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Anna Funder
“These handkerchief gardens are a traditional German solution to apartment dwellers' yearning for a tool shed and a vegetable garden. They make a patchwork of green in odd corners of urban land, along train lines or canals or, as here, in the lee of the Wall.”
Anna Funder

K.Hari Kumar
“Ansar is an Arabic term that means helpers or supporters. They were the citizens of Medina who helped Prophet Mohammed upon His arrival to the Holy city. While 'Hussain' is a derivation of 'Hassan' that means 'GOOD' (I also owe this one to Khaled Hosseini).
That's how my favorite character in my debut novel 'When Strangers meet..' gets his name... HUSSAIN ANSARI, because he is the one who helps Jai realize the truth in the story and inspires his son, Arshad, to have FAITH in Allah.”
K. Hari Kumar, When Strangers meet..

Marissa Piesman
“Ida was a natural historian who knew how to throw in enough fiction to keep up dramtic tension. And she was replete with details, like a big fat colorful nineteenth-century historical novel, inching forward slowly....Ida's narrative line, like her waistline, was ample.”
Marissa Piesman, Heading Uptown

“G. Stanley Hall, a creature of his times, believed strongly that adolescence was determined – a fixed feature of human development that could be explained and accounted for in scientific fashion. To make his case, he relied on Haeckel's faulty recapitulation idea, Lombroso's faulty phrenology-inspired theories of crime, a plethora of anecdotes and one-sided interpretations of data. Given the issues, theories, standards and data-handling methods of his day, he did a superb job. But when you take away the shoddy theories, put the anecdotes in their place, and look for alternate explanations of the data, the bronze statue tumbles hard.
I have no doubt that many of the street teens of Hall's time were suffering or insufferable, but it's a serious mistake to develop a timeless, universal theory of human nature around the peculiarities of the people of one's own time and place.”
Robert Epstein, Teen 2.0: Saving Our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence

Enfermera Saturada
“Alguna vez me he preguntado por qué esta gran profesión, desde siempre, ha sido llevada y desempeñada por mujeres. Y creo que tengo la respuesta: porque hace falta ser muy fuerte y muy generoso. Fuerte para soportar la carga de trabajo, pero sobre todo para convivir año tras año con la muerte, con el drama, con la cara menos amable de la vida y no derrumbarse. Y generoso para ser capaz de dejar de lado a tu propia familia para ir a cuidar de gente que no conoces de nada, pero que sabes que necesitan a una enfermera a su lado. Una enfermera llena de marcas por dentro y por fuera, sí, pero ¿quién no las tiene?”
Enfermera Saturada, El silencio de los goteros

Sarah Caudwell
“I began to be very worried about Desdemona. We are given to understand that Othello's courtship of her consisted almost entirely of stories beginning "When I was stationed among the Anthropophagi—" or "I must tell you about a funny thing that happened during the siege of Rhodes." The dramatist Shakespeare would have us believe that she not only put up with this but actually enjoyed it: can that great connoisseur of the human heart really have thought this possible?”
Sarah Caudwell, Thus Was Adonis Murdered

Awdhesh Singh
“Most motivational speakers typically use anecdotes rather than statistics to prove their point. They don’t speak about the thousands of failures of millions of hapless men and women but always tell the story of one successful person to prove their point. They make great promises akin to a good salesman out to sell his wares. Many people follow their advice and unfortunately discover that they still are not able to achieve the promised success.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Jason
“But if you've got a bagful of stories it means you've led a rich life, and I'm way behind on that count.”
Jason, Why Are You Doing This?