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Reason Other

I can't tell you where a poem comes from, what it is, or what it is for: nor can any other man. The reason I can't tell you is that the purpose of a poem is to go past telling, to be recognised by burning.

- A. R. Ammons

Mostly Favourable

I am not sure how much good is done by moralising about fairy tales. This can be unsubtle - telling children that virtue will be rewarded, when in fact it is mostly simply the fact of being the central character that ensures a favourable outcome. Fairy tales are not, on the whole, parables.

- A. S. Byatt

Think Lenses

A visual understanding of great composition and how to use a camera and expensive lenses can be learned, but drive and a real hunger for making photos and telling stories... I don't think that part can be learned. You either have that inside, or you don't.

- Aaron Huey

Like TV

I might see something on TV and get inspired to write about it. I can't sit down and plan to write. It has to come to me in my head like someone telling me the words.

- Aaron Neville

Waiting Treat

When you're a politician, someone always wants something from you, so they're constantly telling you how smart or great you are, and that can warp people! Exercising humility is important to me. My friends back home treat me like the same person I was when I was waiting tables.

- Aaron Schock

Young Buy

We should make it so that young people pay their fair share for health care, and nothing more. And instead of Washington telling us what to buy, let's get back to letting every American choose the plan that's best for them and their family.

- Aaron Schock

News Sophisticated

A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated.

- Aaron Sorkin

Storytelling Old

There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do.

- Aaron Sorkin

Love Empathy

The greater good is achieved by not only telling people what they need to know, but also filling them with a sense of empathy and love.

- Abigail Disney

Another Reader

There is that lovely feeling of one reader telling another, 'You must read this.' I've always wanted to write a book like that, with the sense that you are contributing to the discourse in middle America, a discourse that begins at a book club in a living room, but then spreads. That is meaningful to me.

- Abraham Verghese

Deep Thought

I'm not the type of guy to go so deep with the concept songs, but there's deep thought in everything. Maybe it's not just a repetitive hook telling you what the song is about - you have to use your brain a little bit.

- Action Bronson

Major Label Half

When I was on a major label I felt obliged to say yes to every interview, tour and whatever else. The label is always telling you, 'This ain't going to last,' so I worked myself half to death. I learnt from that and I like to pace myself now.

- Adam Ant

Art Think

I think comedy has evolved like every art form, and people probably do less standing around and telling jokes, and more things that have to do with reality.

- Adam Carolla

Birthday Here

I remember for my 18th birthday, I was going to get a tattoo, and I made the mistake of thinking I was a man and telling my father, and he was like, 'Oh yeah? You better tattoo a new address on your arm, because you're not living here!' And that was the end of that discussion.

- Adam Ferrara

Behind Deliver

I get so nervous on stage I can't help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it's pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I'm going to be able to deliver.

- Adele

Politics Been

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Truth Stop

If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Will Republicans

I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

- Adlai Stevenson

Big Big Part

A big part of reporting is just being present. You have to show up ten days in a row to get the one telling detail.

- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Willpower Through

I get Tweets every day from people telling me that 'Hey, I'm going to overcome my injury or my illness. Cancer. Different diseases. I can beat it because Adrian Peterson showed me the determination and the willpower to be able to prosper and get through adversity whenever it comes.'

- Adrian Peterson

Big Queer

Both 'The Wire' and 'Queer as Folk' had a big scope. They were panoramas, telling ambitious stories about two cities, Baltimore and Manchester, for the first time.

- Aidan Gillen

Line Fictional

For me, there's a fine line between telling a story that's fictional with lots of details and then removing yourself too much from it, so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.

- Aimee Mann

Love Still

It's the most gratifying thing to have young girls telling me, 'I love that you do a photo shoot in pants and a button up shirt, and you still look cool.'

- AJ Lee

Love Stories

For me, I just want to continue telling stories - whether it's musically or theatrically, this is what I love to do. So, I want to create more.

- AJ Michalka

Play Career

By high school, I was telling everyone, 'Oh, I'm going to be a doctor when I grow up,' because my dad was always saying to me, 'Pick a career path where you're always going to be necessary.' But by junior year, I was president of choir, I was the lead in the school play, and I just loved being onstage performing.

- Aja Naomi King

Getting Started

Telling people that I wanted to make dance music, or be on the radio, they looked at me like I was crazy because there was nothing like that in Lichtenstein when I was getting started. That's why I went to Germany, because there is industry there.

- Al Walser

Compare Arabia

I'm telling you, you can't compare Saudi Arabia to other countries.

- Al-Waleed bin Talal

Think I Think

I would like to know that when I read the paper in the morning, it's telling me something that actually happened, and I think the vast majority of journalists want the same thing.

- Alan Alda

Always Somebody

I don't miss directing at all, and I don't miss screenwriting either because somebody's always telling you to do something different.

- Alan Alda

Play I Remember

'Macbeth' was the first play I ever read. In fact, I remember my brother Tom, who is six years older than me, coming home from school and telling me about it. He was the one that really got me going.

- Alan Cumming

I Am Think

I like to think that I am telling a story rather than writing it.

- Alistair MacLeod

Got Out

Psychologically, I'll always be a fat girl because that's what my character is built on. I always got a buzz out of people telling me I was ugly. I went out of my way to un-beautify myself. I didn't want anyone's approval.

- Alison Moyet

Process Always

I always want to be telling stories in whatever fashion I can, and directing is really just understanding and learning a different element of that storytelling process.

- Allison Mack

Other Stopped

If I would have listened to other people back in 2000 telling me I should have stopped playing basketball because of a kidney disease, I wouldn't have won a world championship.

- Alonzo Mourning

Actor Extension

Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child.

- Amanda Burton

Behind Stories

I am interested in people. I'm interested in telling stories, whether that is behind the camera or in front of the camera.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Bed Rooms

The worst hotels are any with a bad bed. I stayed in a hotel where they left cards telling me my enjoyment was of paramount importance. I should have written, 'Nice rooms, crap beds.'

- Amanda Donohoe

Like Elaborate

My mom has a tape from when I was, like, 2 years old, talking with my grandma, telling her a story that's really elaborate about werewolves and wolves.

- Amanda Hocking

Through Caught

Many, including the Canadian and U.S. governments, try to provide family support while also maintaining a hard line about further fuelling terrorism and hostage-taking through ransom payments ... Still, try telling that to a mother, or a father, or a husband or wife caught in the powerless agony of standing by.

- Amanda Lindhout

Mom Role

Within months after reading the novel 'The Hunger Games,' I went from telling my mom that I could see myself as this character to actually getting the role. My mother reminds me that if I could manifest such an important role just because I wanted it so much, all of my dreams are possible.

- Amandla Stenberg

Doing Very

I think that one of Tim's great qualities and abilities is in what seems like a thumbnail sketch to get something quite telling, very simply, when you're doing it or being in that thumbnail sketch, you don't feel that it's important.

- Albert Finney

World Stories

The telling of stories creates the real world.

- Alberto Manguel

Good Part

I really think that movies are the most popular form of story telling ever and have such a huge impact on culture when they do. So I really want to be a part of those movies that say something good to a lot of people.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Waiting I Remember

I remember when I was 13 and telling people I wanted to be an actor, and being met with, 'Have fun waiting tables,' so I figured maybe that's not such a great idea after all.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Storytelling Like

My brothers and I grew up in a time where talking, storytelling, telling jokes was sometimes all you had. It wasn't like today, with so many options and portability.

- Alec Baldwin

Same Same Story

I'm telling the same story in every film.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Shower Took

My little girl, Anja, is really excited. We had a baby shower yesterday and she took the presents from everyone for me and was telling them, 'No, it's my baby.'

- Alessandra Ambrosio

Other Obsess

For me, reworking the past over and over again is a way not to trivialise the garments and not to obsess over hem lengths. What I am interested in, as a matter of fact, is telling a story and, if someone sees fragments of other stories in it, be my guest. I don't have to justify myself. What is urgent for me is what I want to say.

- Alessandro Michele

Some Shareholders

Some companies use off-balance-sheet partnerships to raise money or to buy assets without ever telling their shareholders in their financial statements.

- Alex Berenson

Prepare Away

I generally don't climb something if it makes me feel fear. The beauty of soloing is that there's no pressure - no one's telling me to do it. So if something seems scary, I don't have any obligation to do it. I can prepare further or just walk away entirely.

- Alex Honnold

Like Off

Girls are telling me to take my shirt off. It's like, 'Hello! I'm a person, too!'

- Alex Meraz

Life Validating

You are validating someone's life by telling their story. Even if it's a sad one.

- Alex Tizon

Invisible About

I guess you could say I've written a lot about one thing as a journalist. But I hardly ever saw it as exclusively about race. To my mind, it was more about telling stories of people who existed outside the mainstream's field of vision. Invisible people.

- Alex Tizon

Love Very

I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.

- Alex Winter

War Which

They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard.

- Alexander Cockburn

Been Same Thing

Recently, my personal advisors have been telling me to go to America. Actually, people have been walking up to me in the street and telling me to sod off, but that's the same thing, isn't it?

- Alexei Sayle

Performer Belong

If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed.

- Alfred Brendel

Image Will

My parents keep telling me to be thick-skinned in the industry. They tell me how people will put you up on a high platform and then bring you down. They also tell me to not believe in the image created by the hype.

- Alia Bhatt

Love Some

Oh, I love to lie. That's one of my favorite things in the world, coming up to somebody, especially press people, and telling them some enormous lie that couldn't possibly be true.

- Alice Cooper

Worry Always

I'm always telling my students, don't - don't worry so much third person, first person. It doesn't make that much difference.

- Alice McDermott

Memory Other

Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.

- Alice Munro

Play Always

The desire to play has always been in me. I remember my first experience at about four or five of really dying to sing and dying to play that came from no one telling me to do so.

- Alicia Keys

Important Through

You have to live through things. You can't have other people telling you to do that and do this. It's important to live through things.

- Amber Le Bon

Very Agent

In 2006, when I had come very close to calling my agent and telling him I needed to take a break, NaNoWriMo was where I found my inspiration again.

- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Next Betty

When you finish a series like 'Ugly Betty,' there are so many voices around you telling you what you should be doing next and what would be good for your future, sometimes you can't hear yourself. I've gotten pretty good at tuning everyone else out. Now it's just me; what pleases me creatively.

- America Ferrera

Good Resembles

I really felt good after working in a film like 'Piku,' as many people could relate to my character. I got letters from my fans telling me how my character resembles to their grandparents.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Lead By Example

I'm a practitioner of elegant frugality. I don't feel comfortable telling other people what to do, so I just try and lead by example.

- Amory Lovins

Love Small

I love Meghna Gulzar's film making and her style of story telling. In her films, every character, small or big, is beautifully etched.

- Amruta Khanvilkar

Worry Will

I worry that by losing my temper so much and being so harsh and yelling so much that, by example, I will have taught my daughters to be that way, and I'm now constantly telling them not to do that.

- Amy Chua

People Foremost

I'm not first and foremost interested in story and the what-happens, but I'm interested in who's telling it and how they're telling it and the effects of whatever happened on the characters and the people.

- Amy Hempel

I Think Some

Our job is quite strange in that we hire a coach, and therefore, we're the boss. But coaches tell us what to do, and I think some coaches might struggle with the idea of a girl being the boss and telling them, 'I don't want to see you now. I want to have some time to myself.'

- Ana Ivanovic

TV I Remember

I remember tap-dancing and singing in front of the TV when I was a kid, telling my dad to stop watching Ed Sullivan or Milton Berle and watch me.

- Andie MacDowell

Think I Think

I think the most important thing when you're telling a story is to just tell the story as best as you possibly can.

- Andrea Riseborough

Against Shut

I'm fighting back against years and years and years of the cultural and the political left telling people to sit down and shut up.

- Andrew Breitbart

Stress Think

The less you think counterfactually, the less you experience stress. Stress, in this light, isn't a bad thing. It's simply a warning system telling you that your mind has lost touch with what's real.

- Andrew J. Bernstein

Love Stories

We're all going to keep telling love stories, we're all going to tell hero stories. It's all a question of what your own thumbprint, your own DNA, is, and what it brings to the table that makes it unique.

- Andrew Stanton

Good Parts Shared

'The Good Parts' is me telling as much as I can of the deeper sides of myself that I haven't shared before. It's like an onion that gets deeper every time you cut it.

- Andy Grammer

Very Wear

After 'Kong,' my knuckles have never recovered because I had to wear very heavy weights on my forearms and around my hips and ankles to get the sense of size and scale of the movement of the character... You are telling your body that you are these things and that you're feeling these thoughts and that you're experiencing these experiences.

- Andy Serkis

Humble Wanting

I do feel it's hard to be modest and humble and egoless when people are telling you you are so great and wanting to give you prizes and energy. I'm trying hard not to be an awful, narcissistic human being.

- Angela Duckworth

Doing Electoral

Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns, and he is doing it again now, by not telling people what is really necessary. He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues, those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.

- Angela Merkel

Start Believing

If you have enough people sitting around telling you you're wonderful, then you start believing you're fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too!

- Angelina Jolie

Truth Does

No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.

- Anita Brookner

Aware However

I was aware, however, that telling at any point in my career could adversely affect my future career.

- Anita Hill

Own About

For me, exploration is about that journey to the interior, into your own heart. I'm always wondering, how will I act at my moment of truth? Will I rise up and do what's right, even if every fiber of my being is telling me otherwise?

- Ann Bancroft

Immigration Had

I know that we've had a lot of immigration. How many immigrants are in prison? And what I found was - and I'm a fanatical researcher - what I found was a massive cover-up by both the government and the media in not telling us how many immigrants are in prison.

- Ann Coulter

Sometimes Some

Sometimes when I'm watching television and something, an image, will come on that has to do with 9/11 or some of these families telling their stories, or children talking about drawing pictures of airplanes flying into towers, you know, I find myself still choking up.

- Ann Richards

Here Been

I've been acting since second grade, telling stories, making my parents laugh here and there, so I'm hoping my 'thing' is acting. But I also make a really good bread pudding.

- Anna Camp

Important Thing

And the most important thing - apart from telling a good, believable story, and being a true character - is to be someone the audience will care about, even if you're playing a murderer or rapist.

- Anna Friel

Purpose About

You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose.

- Anna Kournikova

Been Thriving

Cambridge is thriving and Britain is working. We have been telling people - 'if you value it, vote for it' - and this is particularly relevant in Cambridge.

- Anne Campbell

Honestly Gonna

When I was with Ellen, I was telling people, If you come out, it's gonna be better for you. But I honestly don't know that.

- Anne Heche

People Mostly

Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims.

- Anne McCaffrey

Listening Been

There's something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling the people who have been there how to rearrange chairs.

- Anne Northup

Sometimes Back

I sometimes think it's like a weird elastic band. The more tragic your work is, the quicker you snap back. There's a catharsis in telling a miserable old tale; you get rid of demons.

- Anne-Marie Duff

Resolve Year

When I used to teach civil procedure as a law professor, I would begin the year by telling my students that 'civil procedure is the etiquette of ritualized battle.' The phrase, which did not originate with me, captured the point that peaceful, developed societies resolve disputes by law rather than by force.

- Anne-Marie Slaughter

Career Young

Young men keep telling me they don't 'have it all' either. And they may have a point. But if you define 'having it all' as the opportunity to have a successful career and a family, I'd say this. When a man tells his coworkers he's going to have a child, no one asks him how he'll manage or if he'll be coming back to work.

- Anne-Marie Slaughter

Journey Hamlet

Five billion people have played Hamlet. 'To be or not to be.' And how do you do that and find your way into your own journey, your own way of telling it?

- Annette Bening

Very Appropriate

It's a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example, when you're not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't know what is appropriate anymore.

- Annie Lennox

Reason Been

I guess the reason that I'm a horror fan is that I think it gives people the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of being scared in a safe environment. I think that's why, for all of human history, we've been telling each other scary stories: because it exorcises something that we need to exorcise in a safe place.

- Annie Parisse

Feel Like

Rage is a really fun place to dance from - expressions of anger sublimated into something beautiful are invigorating, especially if you feel like you're telling the truth.

- Anohni