Stories Writing Quotes

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Umberto Eco
“To survive, you must tell stories.”
Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before

Lyndsay Faye
“I hope that the epitaph of the human race when the world ends will be: Here perished a species which lived to tell stories.

We tell stories to strangers to ingratiate ourselves, stories to lovers to better adhere us skin to skin, stories in our heads to banish the demons. When we tell truth, often we are callous; when we tell lies, often we are kind. Through it all, we tell stories, and we own an uncanny knack for the task.”
Lyndsay Faye, Jane Steele

O. Henry
“There are stories in everything. I've got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts, and newspaper stands.”
O. Henry

Dani Shapiro
“I believe that we don't choose our stories," she began, leaning forward. "Our stories choose us." She paused and took a sip of water. Her hand, I noticed was steady.. "And if we don't tell them, then we are somehow diminished.”
Dani Shapiro, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

Andrew James Pritchard
“He was always being told that writers never become famous or rich, but of course that was not why he wrote, he wrote simply because he felt he had interesting stories to tell that people might like to hear.”
Andrew James Pritchard, Circle In the Sand

Margareth Stewart
“She never claimed to be a writer, she simply described herself as a typist of stories waiting to come alive.”
Margareth Stewart, Open/Pierre´s journey after war

Amy Koto
“Words are very powerful. They live on forever and they can be shared again and again. Each one of us may find something different within them, but they have the power to truly guide us and impact us in our lives.”
Amy Koto, The Gatekeeper and her Guardian

Tami Belt
“Every one has a story someone in the world needs to hear.”
Tami Belt

Pat Conroy
“But sometimes stories hide themselves from writers like trolls under bridges. Then the writers of the world must keep their bodies attuned for the sudden appearance of the story that is powerful enough to change their novels and their lives. They must train themselves to recognize the divine moment when a great story reveals itself.”
Pat Conroy, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life

Amy Koto
“Even though stories ended, there was always something left to be discovered.”
Amy Koto, The Gatekeeper and her Guardian

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We can help the next generation, with the stories we write today.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Storytelling began as a way for humans to relay information, from where to find food sources to the benefits of familial bonding, because fictional stories were the easiest way to memorize and communicate a complete set of information. We remember information best when it is delivered in the form of a plot, which is called 'semantic memory.' Stories still serve a definitive purpose and the stronger the purpose, the clearer the story.

Fire Up Your Writing Brain”
susan reynolds

Neil Gaiman
“Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort.
And that is why we write.”
Neil Gaiman