A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 304: Story Time


“The shortest distance between two people is a story.” – Patti Digh


“To be a person is to have a story to tell.” – Isak Dinesen


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  – Maya Angelou


“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” – Phillip Pullman


“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.” – Ben Okri


“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” – J.K. Rowling

lord of the rings

“When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story.” – John Berger

grapes of wrath

“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark.” – Kate DiCamillo 

jane eyre

“A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.” – Diane Setterfield


“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.” – Terry Pratchett


“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” – Ursula K. Le Guin


“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” – Madeleine L’Engle


“We’re all stories, in the end.” – Steven Moffat






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