Life Story Quotes

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Chuck Palahniuk
“When you understand, that what you're telling is just a story. It isn't happening anymore. When you realize the story you're telling is just words, when you can just crumble up and throw your past in the trashcan, then we'll figure out who you're going to be.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Coco Chanel
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
Coco Chanel

Charlotte Eriksson
“... so this is for us.
This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love
and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know
because the beauty is in the act of doing it.
Not what it can lead to.
This is for the times I lose myself while writing, singing, playing
and no one is around and they will never know
but I will forever remember
and that shines brighter than any praise or fame or glory I will ever have,
and this is for you who write or play or read or sing
by yourself with the light off and door closed
when the world is asleep and the stars are aligned
and maybe no one will ever hear it
or read your words
or know your thoughts
but it doesn’t make it less glorious.
It makes it ethereal. Mysterious.
Infinite.
For it belongs to you and whatever God or spirit you believe in
and only you can decide how much it meant
and means
and will forever mean
and other people will experience it too
through you.
Through your spirit. Through the way you talk.
Through the way you walk and love and laugh and care
and I never meant to write this long
but what I want to say is:
Don’t try to present your art by making other people read or hear or see or touch it; make them feel it. Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourself
and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story.
Let your very identity be your book.
Let the way people say your name sound like the sweetest melody.

So go create. Take photographs in the wood, run alone in the rain and sing your heart out high up on a mountain
where no one will ever hear
and your very existence will be the most hypnotising scar.
Make your life be your art
and you will never be forgotten.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Another Vagabond Lost To Love: Berlin Stories on Leaving & Arriving

Charlotte Eriksson
“You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Steve Maraboli
“Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but you're still here, you're still capable, powerful, you're not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You're still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose.”
Steve Maraboli

Steve Maraboli
“There are times in my life when I have been medicine for some while poison for others. I used to think I was a victim of my story until I realized the truth; that I am the creator of my story. I choose what type of person I will be and what type of impact I will leave on others. I will never choose the destructive path of self and outward victimization again.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Human stories are practically always about one thing, really, aren't they? Death. The inevitability of death. . .
. . . (quoting an obituary) 'There is no such thing as a natural death. Nothing that ever happens to man is natural, since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die, but for every man his death is an accident, and even if he knows it he would sense to it an unjustifiable violation.' Well, you may agree with the words or not, but those are the key spring of The Lord Of The Rings”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Fran Lebowitz
“Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.”
Fran Lebowitz

“Sometimes I feel like relationships consist of telling your same life stories to different people until someone finally appreciates them.”
Kate Rockland, Falling Is Like This

Erik Pevernagie
“If the context is lost and merely bits and pieces remain from a scattered existence, only the connection of anchor points may reinstate a distorted mental balance in an upset life story. ("Lost the global story." )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“When we stay locked up in the spectrum of unsolved life stories and keep hiding in an arcane prism, life remains a mystery behind perpetual tensions and a journey in a world beyond appearances. (“Une femme peut en cacher une autre")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“From the chronology of our time perception we keep garnering fetching and enticing instants of our life story, still abounding in our mind. As they emerge like lucky sparkles of our unyielding awareness, we hold them dearly in the treasury of our remembrance. ("Just for a moment")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we misspell the message of our life story and cannot take control of the lane that we have set out, we’ll keep on wobbling on the tightrope of our future. ("Waiting for Mr. Out-placer")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“The moment the mirror does not recognize us anymore, the cards are no longer in our hands. In effect, we have failed to see to the bottom line of our life story and lost our identity. (“The empty Mirror")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we go down the rabbit hole of our unconsciousness and try to unravel the knotty points of our life story we may encounter a bunch of hidden niceties or emotional stowaways. Forgotten details in the windmill of our mind may daintily reveal, where things might have gone wrong. (“I wonder what went wrong.”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Charlotte Eriksson
“Do you wait for things to happen, or do you make them happen yourself? I believe in writing your own story.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Erik Pevernagie
“People, walking on the catwalk of indifference and evaporating in a bubble of apathy, may be unconscious of the decay of their emotions and the scattering of their attention that are crucial obstacles to refreshing their mental framework and to topping up the content of their life story. ( “Twilight of desire “ )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we suffer from an unbearable mean world syndrome and fear we will get a comeuppance anytime, let us endeavor to defeat the inner rejections of buoyancy and confidence, liberate our subdued lust of freedom, start to enliven the bleak outlook of our life story, and technicolor the sky of our expectations. ("With confidence")”
Erik Pevernagie

Julian Barnes
“Most of us have only one story to tell. I don’t mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there’s only one that matters, only one finally worth telling.”
Julian Barnes, The Only Story

Michael Wood
“The tale of someone's life begins before they are born.”
Michael Wood, Shakespeare

Nancy Horan
“It has always been on the written page that the world has come into focus for me. If I can piece all these bits of memory together with the diaries and letters and the scribbled thoughts that clutter my mind and bookshelves, then maybe I can explain what happened. Maybe the worlds I have inhabited for the past seven years will assume order and logic and wholeness on paper. Maybe I can tell my story in a way that is useful to someone else.”
Nancy Horan, Loving Frank

Kelsey Sutton
“But her story isn't finished, and for once she's picked up a pen.”
Kelsey Sutton, Some Quiet Place

Marisha Pessl
“Dad always said a person must have a magnificent reason for writing out his or her Life Story and expecting anyone to read it.
Unless your name is something along the lines of Mozart, Matisse, Churchill, Che Guevara or Bond - James Bond - you best spent your free time finger painting or playing shuffeboard, for no one, with the exception of your flabby-armed mother with stiff hair and a mashed potato way of looking at you, will want to hear the particulars of your pitiable existence, which doubtlessly will end as it began - with a wheeze.”
Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Carrie Chavez Hansen
“Embrace the path your loved one's story has taken, and be part of the culture shift that acknowledges dying as part of living.”
Carrie Chavez Hansen

Charles Martin
“If my life were still a movie, this is the part that would end up on the cutting room floor. We were all just fill-ins for a long-running soap opera. The actors changed, but the story seldom did. Certainly not the action.”
Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The story of who you were will be told by the things that you accomplished. However, the greater story will be told by what you refused to accomplish.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Eleanor Davis
“Write a story
A story about yourself

A story about your life
Now, believe it

Now write another story, same subject
A better story
More interesting
Stronger characters.
Now, believe that.

Just keep writing
You have plenty of time”
Eleanor Davis, How To Be Happy

Eleanor Davis
“Find the stories that help you comprehend the incomprehensible

Find the stories that make you stronger.”
Eleanor Davis, How To Be Happy

“We are writing our own Life Story. Every morning we have to just decide and choose to write the best one!”
Purvi Raniga

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?

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