“The story of God is like the story of a good book.”
— John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1676″A story is the best way to tell a story.”
— Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion”A good story has to have a good ending.”
— Neil Gaiman, The Sandman”I know the story I want to tell you.”
— Stephen King, Carrie”I will tell you the story the way I think it should be told.
You will be able to tell it to the best of your ability.”
— Robert Anton Wilson, The Catcher in the Rye”There’s a great story in the Bible that is more compelling than anything you can think of.
It is the story we tell ourselves, the story our children tell us.”
— Christopher Hitchens, The Dark Side of the Moon”We have all the stories we ever wanted to tell.
We just tell them in the form we want to.”
— Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five”A great story is a story that has no ending.
It tells us the truth about the world and what we must do to survive.”
— Carl Sagan, Cosmos”When the story is told, the whole world is changed.”
— George Orwell, 1984″When a story ends, the audience gets what it wanted.
When it ends, no one gets what they wanted.”
— Joseph Campbell, Hero of the West”The only way to have an end is to tell an ending.
You can’t tell an entire story, you can only tell parts of it.”
— Jules Verne, The Bridge on the River Kwai”What I love about the Bible is that the story doesn’t end.
It continues to tell the same story over and over again.”
— Michael Crichton, War and Peace”What happens to me after the story’s over is not something I can control.”
— Thomas Wolfe, The Big Sleep”I don’t want to hear a story I’m afraid of.
I don’t know how to tell that story, and I don to.”
― Thomas Pynchon, All the Pretty Horses”A writer should never write about what happened before he wrote.
Instead, write about how he was able to write about that story.
It’s the story you’ll never hear the author tell.
— Neil Strauss, The Game”The story has always been the point of the story.
What makes it different from other stories is that it can never be told again.
“― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness”The best stories are the ones that tell you what happens next.
“— James Baldwin, The Crucible”To tell the truth, if the truth is the goal, the truth must always be done in a way that makes the audience feel something.
I’m not talking about the feeling of awe.
I mean the feeling that I get when I’m reading the truth.
— Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”If a story says, ‘I don ‘t know why this happened,’ it doesn’t mean that it’s not true.
It means that you don’t believe in the truth itself.”
— Toni Morrison, The Morrison Files”It’s not that I’m an atheist.
I am an atheist, but I do believe in God.
I believe that it has a place in my life, and if you don ‘d like to know that, then you need to find the right person to tell me about it.”
― James Cameron, Terminator 2: Judgment Day”I want to believe in a god, but if there is no god, there can be no truth.”
— Anthony Hopkins, The Butler”The purpose of writing is not to know the truth but to understand the truth.”
― Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time”If there is a God, then he or she is an awful, terrible, stupid, evil, evil man or woman.”
— Mark Rylance, The Hangover”A man who has never had a child has a life of very little meaning.”
— William Faulkner, A Confederacy of Dunces”The truth is that we can always be sure that what we’ve told others is true.”
— Philip Roth, The Name of the Rose”The most interesting and beautiful stories are those that reveal themselves in the midst of a lie.”
— Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey”We can be sure of what we do or don’t think about anything.
The only thing we can’t be sure about is ourselves.”
— Norman Mailer, The New Yorker”It is a lie that I cannot lie to myself.
I will not do it.”— Albert Einstein, “I am your friend””What do you believe?
A lie is an intentional lie, and the liar believes that what they’re telling is true.
— Richard Hofstadter, Truth Wins Out”Truth does not exist.
It doesn’t exist to anyone.
“— Ernest Hemingway, The Road”When I believe, I believe.
When I don ‘s