story quotes

It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.Aaliyah

A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story.Lynn Abbey

For me, writing a short story is much, much harder than writing a novel.Lynn Abbey

I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published.Lynn Abbey

Once you've invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe, your story's grown to around a half-million words and can't be written as anything less than a trilogy.Lynn Abbey

I outline in some detail, but even after the outline is done I often get a new idea that is an improvement, so the outline is a living, breathing thing as well. I also re-outline when I'm two-thirds done, to be sure that there is an emotional payoff from all the plot lines and to be sure the story is as tight as it can be.Jeff Abbott

In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There's so much more to the story.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I believe in anything that will engage the audience and make the story more effective.J. J. Abrams

Ratings have changed, viewer habits have changed and the options for the audience have grown enormously, but I don't think how you tell a story is fundamentally different.J. J. Abrams

I do see myself as someone who has a lot of story ideas.Jill Abramson

Once a novel gets going and I know it is viable, I don't then worry about plot or themes. These things will come in almost automatically because the characters are now pulling the story.Chinua Achebe

Once you allow yourself to identify with the people in a story, then you might begin to see yourself in that story even if on the surface it's far removed from your situation.Chinua Achebe

Comedy, drama, Westerns, sci-fi... it's all fine if the story's compelling and the character is interesting to me. I do like action a lot.Jensen Ackles

Our children's children will hear a good story.Richard Adams

When you hire that first person, then you're a boss. You've got performance reviews. You've got complaints about not making enough money. You've got people who are just going to sell your story to the tabloids.Scott Adams

I wouldn't compare myself to any past Idol contestant, because I don't feel like I am like any of them. Maybe stories are cool but my story is different from most people's story. I don't like to compare myself to other people, I like to just be me.Naima Adedapo

The first movie was mostly about George and Julia. This one is mostly about me and Catherine and our love story and our whole history. So it's a very different movie.Casey Affleck

So I'm not really quite sure what Landis' plans were to make another one. The American Werewolf in Paris was a completely separate story.Jenny Agutter

Although when I start a novel I know how it will begin and end, I like to let the people within the story take me on a journey between those points without having a fixed plan.Cecelia Ahern

I always take a story that's kind of out there, like an urban myth. I take some possibility that people imagine, that they are familiar with, and try to turn it into a story.Cecelia Ahern