Protagonist Quotes

Quotes tagged as "protagonist" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Rainbow Rowell
“You look like a protagonist.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

John Green
“...there are books...which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Maya Van Wagenen
“This is the time to remember that I’m the protagonist in my own story, facing every challenge with grace and wit.”
Maya Van Wagenen, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

Criss Jami
“The theistic philosopher has a tendency to devalue insufficient worldviews, ideologies, and quite often common sense for the greater good, and in such cases, one should not be discouraged when seen as a bad guy. If he stresses over man's perception of a righteous heart, then he has given his heart to man.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Julian Barnes
“What was the point of having a situation worthy of fiction if the protagonist didn't behave as he would have done in a book?”
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Gene Wolfe
“There is one final point, the point that separates a true multivolume work from a short story, a novel, or a series. The ending of the final volume should leave the reader with the feeling that he has gone through the defining circumstances of Main Character's life. The leading character in a series can wander off into another book and a new adventure better even than this one. Main Character cannot, at the end of your multivolume work. (Or at least, it should seem so.) His life may continue, and in most cases it will. He may or may not live happily ever after. But the problems he will face in the future will not be as important to him or to us, nor the summers as golden.”
Gene Wolfe, Shadows of the New Sun

“Your Writing Teacher ‏@WritingChief

If u don't get ur protagonist dirty, ur readers will get bored. Readers are wild, cliff-jumping, mud-wrestling savages. Become their leader. (anonymous on Twitter)”
Writing Chief

Justin Alcala
“We may think of ourselves as static anti-heroes, but in reality we're dynamic protagonists just waiting for our courage to kick in.”
Justin Alcala

Adam Steven Page
“Putting a piece of you in your protagonist adds depth and merges the worlds of fiction and reality.”
Adam Steven Page

“Sometimes you’re the protagonist and someone else is the hero.”
A.D. Posey

Alex Kudera
“From there, a more difficult period began. Even the villains, the world's worst people, the one percent, what have you, imagine themselves to be the heroes of their own stories, and I saw myself this way. I, too, could be a hero or protagonist, and not some mere bystander in the greater drama of someone else's life. It was awkward to see a murderer as a hero, so I had to constantly remind myself of how Auggie's stepfather had been selfish and evil.”
Alex Kudera, Auggie's Revenge

Paulo Coelho
“No importa lo que haga, cada persona en la Tierra está siempre representado el papel principal de la historia del mundo (...). Y normalmente no lo sabe.”
Paulo Coelho, El Alquimista

“Remember, when we're lost in a story, we're not passively reading about something that's happening to someone else.”
Lisa Cron

Steven James
“Think of a caterpillar entering a cocoon. Once he does so, one of two things will happen: He will either transform into a butterfly, or he will die. But no matter what else happens, he will never climb out of the cocoon as a caterpillar.
So it is with your protagonist.”
Steven James, Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules

Jiji Tharayil
“She looks like mist on a foggy morning, Her hair falls perfectly below her shoulders, like they can't have enough of brushing her soft neck.
Her brown eyes whisper to my soul, without saying a word. Don't get me wrong! She's not the epitome of perfection she seems to be
She's clumsy, she's confused. She's childish at times. She doesn't talk, she chatters, endlessly!
She's not perfect, she isn't. Why is it then, that i can't stop thinking of her?”
Jiji Tharayil, Finding the Unknown

“নিজেকে "এ প্যাসেজ টু ইণ্ডিয়া"র নায়ক আজিজের মতন মনে হচ্ছে!”
Md. Ziaul Haque