True Stories Quotes

Quotes tagged as "true-stories" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Sanhita Baruah
“No matter how "normal" people look, living "ordinary" lives, everyone has a story to tell. And may be, just like you, everyone else is a misfit too.”
Sanhita Baruah

Christine Lewry
“Sitting cross-legged on her bed, I watch her take out her gear. She’s been smoking so much the room stinks of it. Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen her do it so often I’ve resisted the urge. It’s surreal, like I’m watching me from outside my body. My willpower is fragile at the best of times, but my resolve is always weaker in the evening.
I feel a dread and a revulsion for what I’m about to do, but there’s a stronger feeling, an unutterable longing. I crack.
‘Give us a line,’ I say.”
Christine Lewry, Thin Wire: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Heroin Addiction

Christine Lewry
“That night I slept like a baby. When I woke the next morning I knew I was going to smoke heroin again. Everything that day was enjoyable: sitting on the bus, working all day – it all felt good. It was the best day of my life.”
Christine Lewry, Thin Wire: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Heroin Addiction

Margaret Atwood
“This world is not enough, but it will have to do. You can either hold on or let go.”
Margaret Atwood, True Stories

Alfred Nestor
“Many Germans nowadays say they were not Nazi, and many were not, but they were nearly ALL Party members. It was safer ... and if you were not, you could end up in a ‘camp’ for retraining ... so they mostly all paid ‘lip service’ to the Nazi Party.”
Alfred Nestor, Uncle Hitler: A Child's Traumatic Journey Through Nazi Hell to the Safety of Britain

James Morcan
“When it comes to bending the truth to assist a story’s plot versus staying completely true to the facts, we can assure you any dramatist will always select the former. Mark Twain’s old saying “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story” still reigns in Hollywood.”
James Morcan, The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes losses in life are not losses at all. They are simply the evidence God provides, in order to build a story so profound, that it will cause social change.”
Shannon L. Alder

Ana Claudia Antunes
“A dessert to a deserter in the desert burst, "You trust your thirst. And you are too hot! You scream for ice cream. And believe it or not, I may not be your first. But I might be your lust! Give it a shot...”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ONE HUNDRED ONE WORLD ACCOUNTS in ONE HUNDRED ONE WORD COUNT

Moonshine Noire
“The worst stories usually make you think: 'but nobody had to die'.
These are called true stories.”
Moonshine Noire

Noel Marie Fletcher
“As Rachel ran with her 18-month-old son James Pratt, she was knocked down to the ground by a hoe, dragged by her hair, and separated from her child. She found herself taken to the area where her uncle Benjamin had been mutilated; arrows had been stuck in his body, and passing warriors thrust spears into it.”
Noel Marie Fletcher, Captives of the Southwest

Elysse Poetis
“Life is the courier of the universal brilliance." Elysse”
Elysse Poetis, The Mind of a Poetess

Noel Marie Fletcher
“One time, a 16-year-old member of Vicente’s group risked his safety trying to save a captive Texas girl, who had been seized by Comanches while taking clothes to wash at a stream near her house.”
Noel Marie Fletcher, Captives of the Southwest

Noel Marie Fletcher
“She worked there for several months as a slave in a Mexican family until they sold her to a wealthy Hispanic man from Santa Fe, N.M. He also purchased another young captive Apache woman from New Mexico to accompany them. Both women were loaded onto an oxcart bound for Santa Fe in a journey that could take at least three months.”
Noel Marie Fletcher, Captives of the Southwest