stories quotes

I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.Lynn Abbey

'The Blade Itself' was my first book. Probably I should've tried a few short stories first, but for some reason I decided to begin with Everest.Joe Abercrombie

People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.Chinua Achebe

When I began going to school and learned to read, I encountered stories of other people and other lands.Chinua Achebe

Each of my novels has come from a different place, and the processes are not always entirely conscious. I have lived off and on in America for a number of years and so have accumulated observations, found things interesting, been moved to tell stories about them.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Most of my lyrics are little stories about my experiences or those of my friends.Sade Adu

Whenever I go to Germany I find that my readers have T-shirts with my book covers printed on them. They come to all the events, they have gifts and they come with their families. They are always very open to sharing their personal stories.Cecelia Ahern

As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment.Kamal Ahmed

What's interesting about the U.K. is that it celebrates an alternative voice. It's up for telling new stories.Riz Ahmed

Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.Brian Aldiss

My son, Wolf, was born when I was past 40 and the author of a best-selling novel. That means he has grown up a middle-class child - one who sometimes asks me for stories of my childhood but knows nothing of what it means to grow up poor and afraid. I have worked to make sure of that.Dorothy Allison

As Africans Americans we often think about the tragic stories associated with our lineage, but there are a lot of triumphs. Traveling helps you learn about other aspects of our history, like the story of Christ the Redeemer. It's empowering and inspiring.Laz Alonso

I'm a conduit for telling people's stories. It's a privilege.Tori Amos

I always had this non-stop drive. I had to keep sending stories out and every once in awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little trickle of positive feedback.Kevin J. Anderson

The films that I love are very straightforward stories, like really old-fashioned stuff.Paul Thomas Anderson

I chose philosophy because it sounded like something I ought to be interested in. I didn't know anything about it, I didn't even know what it was talking about. What I really spent my time doing in those years was writing short stories. There were all sorts of interesting courses, but what I really wanted to do was make stories one way or another.Wes Anderson

I could fall in love with a sumo wrestler if he told stories and made me laugh. Obviously, it would be easier if someone was African-American and lived next door and went to the same church. Because then I wouldn't have to translate.Maya Angelou

The thing I am attracted to is just good writing and stories that are based somewhat in reality.Jennifer Aniston

If I look at it, it's about being able to get lost in New York, to explore the city, to have more personal stories about New York, although some could also take place in Paris.Keren Ann

I reserve the right to tell shaggy dog stories or even common jokes as part of what I'm doing. I don't give a damn if half the audience walks out.David Antin