True Story Quotes

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Chelsea M. Cameron
“I had to leave my debit card at home when I went into a bookstore or else I would drain my account.”
Chelsea M. Cameron, My Favorite Mistake

Leonardo da Vinci
“A well-spent day brings happy sleep”
Leonardo da Vinci

Enkelejd Lamaj
“‎"Based on a true story"? No, thanks. I prefer "based on a true imagination".”
Enkelejd Lamaj

Ron Garan
“Love is a powerful perspective-expanding tool that can unite us in ways that seem impossible. By opening up to love, the possibilities become endless.”
Ron Garan, Floating in Darkness - A Journey of Evolution

“The morning opens, a mist of innocence appears across the countryside that tells each one of us the day is new. That feeling of hope, love and the humble awareness of our duty becomes clear if even for a moment. It is that experience of inspiration that follows us into a small town woken by a cool frost on this Sunday morning and the laughter of children playing.”
Kris Courtney, Norma Jean's Sun

Gregory David Roberts
“It's such a huge arrogance to love someone, and there's too much of it around. There's too much love in this world. Sometimes I think that's what heavens is-- a place where everybody's happy because nobody loves anybody else, ever.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

Ron Garan
“I’m not willing to deceive myself for false comfort, and I’m not willing to don the false mask of external indifference.”
Ron Garan, Floating in Darkness - A Journey of Evolution

Kiersten White
“Mmm. Cupcakes.”
Kiersten White, Supernaturally

Ron Garan
“I gaze out upon this vast gulf, astounded by the incredible level of interdependence that exists below that sparkling blue surface. I spent much time on the mission mesmerized by the linked and seemingly altruistic behavior of schools of fish. Their behavior, I believe, reflects a complex network of interacting components. The collective actions of the individual fish within the school appear to be linked by a dense web of intricate connectivity.
• No one fish could do what the entire school can. It seemed almost as if the school itself had some form of networked consciousness capable of forming complex patterns, as if there was some sort of evolutionary non-zero-sum algorithm that was playing out in their collective action, as if each individual fish sensed somehow that it was part of something larger and more important, a community with a common purpose: to survive.”
Ron Garan, Floating in Darkness - A Journey of Evolution

Assaph Mehr
“Never practice magic when you're drunk.”
Assaph Mehr, Murder In-Absentia

“After writing the letter Sybil lost almost two days. "Coming to," she stumbled across what she had written just before she had dissociated and wrote to Dr. Wilbur as follows: It's just so hard to have to feel, believe, and admit that I do not have conscious control over my selves. It is so much more threatening to have something out of hand than to believe that at any moment I can stop (I started to say "This foolishness") any time I need to. When I wrote the previous letter, I had made up my mind I would show you how I could be very composed and cool and not need to ask you to listen to me nor to explain anything to me nor need any help. By telling you that all this about the multiple personalities was not really true I could show, or so I thought, that I did not need you. Well, it would be easier if it were put on. But the only ruse of which I'm guilty is to have pretended for so long before coming to you that nothing was wrong. Pretending that the personalities did not exist has now caused me to lose about two days.”
Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities

“The radio is playing Blood, Sweat and Tears’ “And When I Die” as I drift off to sleep listening to the artillery fire in the distance.”
Michael Zboray, Teenagers War: Vietnam 1969

Larry Godwin
“Sometimes when I’ve felt despondent for several days, it helps to discipline myself by saying, ‘I’m going to think only positive thoughts.’ Enough is enough!”
Larry Godwin, Transcending Depression: Quest Without a Compass

Larry Godwin
“I take life one day at a time. Today I choose to live.”
Larry Godwin

Larry Godwin
“With all this talk about taking my life, why have I never attempted it? Answer: I have an overwhelming desire to live.”
Larry Godwin, Transcending Depression: Quest Without a Compass

Larry Godwin
“My therapist opens my wounds a little deeper, then picks at the scabs.”
Larry Godwin, Transcending Depression: Quest Without a Compass

Toba Beta
“You can't truly understand a fact
by watching its' true story version.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Tom Robbins
“[R]ed hair is slow to lay back once it's got its dandruff up, and her bitchy mood required further opportunity to express itself.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

Rene Denfeld
“People try to make names for things they don't understand”
Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

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

Delilah S. Dawson
“The last nice young man I’d met had nearly broken me. I wasn’t ready to be tied down again. And I wasn’t ready to share what was left of myself yet, either.”
Delilah S. Dawson

“I know who I am, and I know who you are, and nothing else matters. it's how we live our life.”
Tal McThenia, A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation

“By today’s standards, if you go by the early morning TV misery shows, my broken home family of mixed parentage siblings was quite normal.”
Hailey Giblin, Hailey's Story

Margi Preus
“Different versions of a true story”
Margi Preus

“I recount as this journey begins where I rest to gather the tale from this
same old house resting on the hill, leaving me a view of a carnival once seen from just across the tracks. My pallet is dry now. The colors I see no more. The rain has washed away many of the signs that once stood for a prosper
home and family. My grave is waiting. The dreams once filled my head with
images of world unison, hope and companionship for all. The saga spoken
through my canvas drew darker as the years went on to the bitter cold nights.
All that comes to me now are glimpses of faces that graced my soul.”
Kris Courtney, Norma Jean's Sun

Audrey Niffenegger
“Doctors don't believe anything unless you can prove it to them.”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

Patrick C. Notchtree
“Simon developed a keen interest in Scouts, he loved the ethos, the friendly company of the other boys.”
Patrick C. Notchtree, The Clouds Still Hang

Patrick C. Notchtree
“Simon closed his mind to the past because of the pain of losing it and the future for fear of facing it.”
Patrick C. Notchtree, The Clouds Still Hang

Harold Phifer
“Out of nowhere, one of the twins grabbed my cap while the other delivered a blow to my head. She slapped the taste right out of my mouth. I couldn’t even feel my tongue. I spun around to face my bullies. The twins had become triplets. I couldn’t remember ever trying to drink three glasses of anything and this wouldn’t be the day to try.”
Harold Phifer, Surviving Chaos: How I Found Peace at A Beach Bar

Harold Phifer
“Before she climbed into the car, I kindly let her know my back seats were very hard and very cold. Dead Eye Red responded, “Son, when I was your age, I would sit on a seat like this and smoke would appear!”
Somewhat surprised and tickled, I said, “Ma'am, no one will ever look under your car to see if it’s washed.” I really should have known better before I opened my big fat mouth. She said, “Son, no one is looking at my butt, but I wash it anyway!”
Harold Phifer, Surviving Chaos: How I Found Peace at A Beach Bar

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