Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 1426
Best Which

All the best stories are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

- A. C. Benson

Recall Having

I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.

- A. E. van Vogt

Beginning Over

It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again.

- A. E. van Vogt

Love Show

Human beings love stories because they safely show us beginnings, middles and ends.

- A. S. Byatt

Own Cut

People have their own opinions but sometimes with the media things get chopped up and cut around to make stories out of it.

- Aaron Carter

Deal Goes

My buddy tells me a lot of interesting stories about what goes on in prison - it just makes my head spin about what they deal with on a day-to-day basis.

- Aaron Douglas

Passionate Going

I don't want to do stories that don't have a heart. I'm just not going to be satisfied with stories where I can't be passionate about the subject, where I can't make a difference.

- Aaron Huey

Data Using

My work is focused on using data to tell stories and explore our common humanity.

- Aaron Koblin

Love I Love

I love coming of age stories that have struggle.

- Aaron Paul

Big Stakes

Big stories need human stakes.

- Aaron Swartz

Being Both

Regency romances end in marriage; zombie stories end in the zombies being vanquished. 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' delivers both.

- Adam Cohen

Genesis Readers

The earliest stories in Genesis were not written to tell primeval history. They were written to tell readers about themselves and about God.

- Adam Hamilton

Feel Tell

I know it really sounds cheesy, but I did feel a duty to try to tell the stories of people who couldn't speak for themselves.

- Adam Johnson

Kind Everyone

Everyone working on 'Tyrant' wants to present the world and the issues in it in an intelligent, open, fair, non-reductive kind of way. For the actors, we have to try and make these stories as truthful and compelling as possible.

- Adam Rayner

Wife Kid

I'm not great at bedtime stories. Bedtime stories are supposed to put the kid to sleep. My kid gets riled up and then my wife has to come in and go, 'All right! Get out of the room.'

- Adam Sandler

Want Characters

I want to tell authentic, real stories with real characters.

- Adepero Oduye

May Proper

I had a few stories and longer pieces published, but my first proper novel came in 2003, called 'Dead I Well May Be.'

- Adrian McKinty

Always About

I'm always a little apprehensive about 'decoding' fictional stories.

- Adrian Tomine

Doing Question

When I started publishing my work, one of the biggest surprises to me was the recurring question about my background and why I wasn't doing more stories about Asian-Americans.

- Adrian Tomine

West Coast Smaller

All my stories take place on the West Coast - not the beach, but smaller inland towns. I feel homesick, and I find inspiration in capturing that.

- Adrian Tomine

Nature Might

I just had a hunch that there might be kernels of truth or reality - scientific or historical reality - in stories about nature that are perpetuated in oral myths. That's how I got interested in it.

- Adrienne Mayor

Teenage Your

When you are in your teenage years you are consciously experiencing everything for the first time, so adolescent stories are all beginnings. There are never any endings.

- Aidan Chambers

Making Christy

As a kid, I liked making up stories, and I wrote a story about a kangaroo and a bat with Christy Chang, and she went on to become a surgeon.

- Aimee Bender

Sports Refused

In sports, I refused to do any interviews that were just going to become human-interest stories. Don't turn me into a tragic heroine.

- Aimee Mullins

Love Telling

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

Always Going

If you ask two people to remember a specific event, the stories are going to vary wildly because we always make ourselves out to be the hero.

- Aja Naomi King

Storytelling Wide

Television has embraced so much in terms of storytelling and in terms of a wide array of characters conveying stories from different points of view.

- Aja Naomi King

Tell Still

It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.

- Ajay Naidu

Want Interesting

I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.

- Ajay Naidu

Mind Movies

If I get good stories, then I don't mind working for multi-starrer movies.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

More Photographs

Our photographs are filthier and our stories are more disgusting. We make no effort to be artistic.

- Al Goldstein

Last Covering

Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al., covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people, many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out.

- Al Roker

Love Agent

'Agent Mom' is a perfect opportunity for me to do what I love... develop characters, act and take incredible stories to my fans. So yes, I can absolutely see myself cast as 'Agent Mom.'

- Alaina Huffman

Think Opposed

I would say try to tell stories that you care about as opposed to stories that you think will sell.

- Alan Ball

Read True Story

I look for the dark story, where something secret was done. I read and read and pick up the trail of a true story. I use nothing but true stories. They are so much better than phony ones.

- Alan Furst

Son Never

My son says I never tell stories about anyone who's living.

- Alan King

Behind Some

It is my belief that all gods are stories, or at least the ideas behind stories, but stories or ideas that have become in some way almost alive and aware.

- Alan Moore

Thanks Needs

It is an ancient need to be told stories. But the story needs a great storyteller. Thanks for all of it, Jo.

- Alan Rickman

Like Left

I like it when stories are left open.

- Alan Rickman

Deep Which

Unless we tell stories about ourselves, which is all that theater is, we're in deep trouble.

- Alan Rickman

Love Entertaining

I would definitely like to continue playing Aquaman. Playing a superhero is a lot of fun. Creating these stories is a lot of fun. I do what I love. And what I love is entertaining people.

- Alan Ritchson

Song Faded

I actually admire the Indian artiste 'Lost Stories.' He made a remix of my song 'Faded.' That is really good and cool because it actually represented Indian music. I just loved the song; it so unique.

- Alan Walker

Star Some

Some of the most exciting moments in 'Star Wars' are when you're cutting between stories and you're building this momentum.

- Alan Yang

Always Reason

There is always a reason why, and I need to tell the stories.

- Alber Elbaz

Fiction Sequels

If you look at the best-seller list for American fiction, they're all sequels to detective stories or stories about hunting serial killers. That's what's called American fiction these days.

- Albert Brooks

Big Torn

I'm not a big fan of the post-Armageddon stories, where Denzel Washington is walking around in a torn coat.

- Albert Brooks

More Give

He tells you stories, but then, after a while, when you want more, he doesn't give you more. He insists on this old elaboration, the old stories that never changes.

- Albert Finney

World Telling

The telling of stories creates the real world.

- Alberto Manguel

Kid Shape

When you watch a lot of movies as a kid, the stories do shape a little bit how you view the world.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Over Gotten

I can literally count on one hand how many slave stories have gotten notoriety over the past few years.

- Aldis Hodge

More Subject

We have far more options for black Americans to tell stories outside of slavery, but whenever it comes to slavery, it's an uncomfortable subject. Why? Because it's the most unresolved subject in American history.

- Aldis Hodge

Tell Hours

My brother is an electrical engineer and went to computer science grad school at Stanford, and he'd tell me stories about the happy hours he'd organize.

- Alec Berg

Car Which

'Amores Perros' is three stories that interconnect in one moment, which is the car accident.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Which Hundred

Many Mexican directors are scared to shoot in Mexico City, which is why there are many stories in Mexican cinema about little rural towns, or set a hundred years ago.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Time Consciousness

Time is what allows stories to spread into people's consciousness.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Wait Mature

I tend to wait for true stories to mature into fiction. Most of my fiction grew out of a long-germinating real-life situation.

- Aleksandar Hemon

Means Which

I am a writer, which means I write stories, I write novels, and I would write poetry if I knew how to. I don't want to limit myself.

- Aleksandar Hemon

Over Still

I just try to tell my stories in a way that is still light-hearted and fun to listen to. I'm not trying to bash you over the head with what I have to say.

- Alessia Cara

Always References

I have always loved really dense, complicated stories with lots of layers, tons of obscure literary references, and a plethora of inside jokes.

- Alethea Kontis

Big Angeles

The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem.

- Alex Cox

Original Very

I've written original material before, where I've come up with the idea and the characters myself, and that's definitely very different to working with someone else's characters and stories.

- Alex Garland

Like Comedies

What I like in comedies are really two things: stories that are character-driven and stories that are rooted in authenticity.

- Alex Karpovsky

Work Tend

The stories I work on, especially for any length of time, do tend to become personal to me.

- Alex Tizon

Always Very

You always hear these stories of people who grew up in Hollywood, and they're like, 'We lost our childhood.' But I was very fortunate.

- Alexa Vega

Small Listeners

Great entrepreneurs are often great listeners and they can spot patterns and pick up on small details in customer stories.

- Alexander Osterwalder

Always Making

I was the kind of kid who was always making up stories and adventures.

- Alexandra Adornetto

Love About

I love stories about people that, whatever situation they're in, you can relate to them in a way.

- Alexandra Daddario

Deep About

How many stories do you know about people cooped up in places because of deep snowfall? How many stories where something good happens to those people?

- Alexandra Petri

Loved Six

I loved Milan. I was there for six years and made my stories there.

- Alexandre Pato

Again Our World

It's a really important thing for Aboriginal people to remember how stories are told and the power of stories, and make it an important feature in our world again.

- Alexis Wright

Voice Tell

English is my language because of the history, and what I try to do - and I did that in 'Carpentaria' in particular - is to write in the way we tell stories and in the voice of our own people and our own way of speaking.

- Alexis Wright

Social Enchanting

In every age poets and social reformers have tried to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.

- Alfred Marshall

Tell Discovered

I used to tell strange, wild, improbable tales akin to ghost stories, and discovered a taste for spinning yarns.

- Algernon Blackwood

Love I Am

I am in love with stories of underdogs.

- Ali Fazal

Against Consume

Short stories consume you faster. They're connected to brevity. With the short story, you are up against mortality. I know how tough they are as a form, but they're also a total joy.

- Ali Smith

Small Over

Doctors are human animals. They want to be loved, they are tribal, they instinctually favor stories over scientific evidence, they make mistakes, and even small gifts make them susceptible to being biased.

- Alice Dreger

Area Could

Stories are the only thing that I can be bothered with. It's the only way that I can do anything, even if I'm quite useless. It's the only area in being human where I could be a little useful.

- Alice Englert

Magic Bought

They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined.

- Alice Hoffman

Liars Fondness

I have a great fondness for the liars in my stories.

- Alice McDermott

Like Lives

I like gaps; all my stories have gaps. It seems this is the way people's lives present themselves.

- Alice Munro

Still Constant

Human nature stays the same, the one thing that stays constant, like death and taxes. And people still want good stories!

- Alison Owen

Tell Very

People tell me I'm very ambitious right now. But I just have a lot of stories in my head, and why can't I do them all?

- Allison Schroeder

Horrible Rife

I did Internet dating for a while, and that is rife with horrible dating stories.

- Allison Tolman

Soccer Forward

I was not able to be the front forward of a soccer team - that is a way to make people super happy every Sunday. What I can do is tell stories and try to put my coin in that discussion.

- Alvaro Enrigue

Stupid Country

What a stupid attitude we have in this country to personal stories.

- Amanda Burton

False About

I can't help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me. I was not in any hit and runs. I don't drink so the DUI is false.

- Amanda Bynes

Images Models

I believe women need to hear stories and see images that they can identify with, not media-fabricated ideals that even the 'role models' themselves can't live up to.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Behind Telling

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

Downton Abbey

'Downton Abbey' is one of my favourite shows ever - it's just beautifully filmed, and the stories and characters are so wonderful.

- Amanda Donohoe

Think I Think

I'm interested in stories. I think I'm a bit of a pathfinder.

- Amanda Harlech

How Little Kid

When I was a little kid, before I learned how to write, I would tell stories.

- Amanda Hocking

Love Obsessed

Actually, I love mythology. When I was a kid I was obsessed with myth and I wanted to be a mythologist when I grew up. Then I realized I really just like stories.

- Amber Benson

Song Very

We must have song and dance in our lives; we've had it ever since the inception of cinema in India. Our stories are very social-based, very human-based. We are a very emotional nation.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Read Sentences

I get to tell the most interesting stories I know how to tell with the most interesting sentences I know how to compose - and people who aren't related to me read them. To be paid to write things that matter to me is extraordinary.

- Amy Bloom

Great Pleasure

The great pleasure for me in writing short stories is the fierce, elegant challenge.

- Amy Bloom

Living Last

Growing up in the hot Last Vegas desert, all I wanted was to be free. I would daydream about traveling the world, living in a place where it snowed, and I would picture all of the stories that I would go on to tell.

- Amy Purdy

Want Knew

I knew what I didn't want. I didn't want people to feel sorry for me. I didn't want people to see me as disabled. I wanted to live a life of adventure and stories.

- Amy Purdy

Away Big

Usually in stories there are big problems in the beginning or couples are pulling away, there's a lot of bitterness.

- Amy Ryan

Die Considered

I considered that I had to write stories about the people I had met, with whom I'd worked, the history of my books - just in case I up and die.

- Anatoly Rybakov

Fact Compelling

A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.

- Anderson Cooper