— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
„Tell them stories. They need the truth. You must tell them true stories, and everything will be well, just tell them stories.“
— Philip Pullman, buch Das Bernstein-Teleskop
Quelle: His Dark Materials, The Amber Spyglass (2000), Ch. 32 : Morning
Kontext: One of the ghosts — an old woman — beckoned, urging her to come close.
Then she spoke, and Mary heard her say:
"Tell them stories. They need the truth. You must tell them true stories, and everything will be well, just tell them stories."
That was all, and then she was gone. It was one of those moments when we suddenly recall a dream that we’ve unaccountably forgotten, and back in a flood comes all the emotion we felt in our sleep. It was the dream she’d tried to describe to Atal, the night picture; but as Mary tried to find it again, it dissolved and drifted apart, just as these presences did in the open air. The dream was gone.
All that was left was the sweetness of that feeling, and the injunction to tell them stories.
„Tell me a story.
In this century, and moment, of mania,
Tell me a story.
Make it a story of great distances, and starlight.
The name of the story will be Time,
But you must not pronounce its name.
Tell me a story of deep delight.“
— Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989
"Tell me A Story"
„Start telling the story of your amazing life, and the law of attraction must make sure you receive it!“
— Rhonda Byrne, buch The Power
Quelle: The Power
— Robert Charles Wilson, buch Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
Quelle: Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (2009), p. 361
„A man who tells secrets or stories must think of who is hearing or reading, for a story has as many versions as it has readers.“
— John Steinbeck, buch The Winter of Our Discontent
Quelle: The Winter of Our Discontent (1961), Part One, Chapter V
— Mahmud Tarzi Afghan writer 1865 - 1933
Mahmud Tarzi, poem written in Turkey. Article by Dr. Bashir Sakhwaraz, Role of Afghan Writiers in Afghan Inependence
Original: (hi) Beshnaw az nay choon hekayat may kunad; Az judaaie haa shekaaiat may kunad (Dahri)
„I always want to tell stories. But they must be stories that evolve, like our own lives. Perhaps what I seek is a new kind of story.“
— Michelangelo Antonioni Italian film director and screenwriter 1912 - 2007
Encountering Directors interview (1969)
„Tell me a story then… keep me occupied."
"A story?… What makes you think I can tell a story?"
"Insight," said the king, "Go on.“
— Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia
Quelle: The King of Attolia
„Shame hates it when we reach out and tell our story. It hates having words wrapped around it- it can't survive being shared. Shame loves secrecy. When we bury our story, the shame metastasizes.“
— Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965
Quelle: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
„The world is dark and light is precious. Come closer, dear reader. You must trust me. I am telling you a story.“
— Kate DiCamillo, buch The Tale of Despereaux
Quelle: The Tale of Despereaux (2004)
„All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story, to vomit the anguish up.“
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
"The Precarious Vogue of Ingmar Bergman" in Esquire (April 1960); republished as "The Northern Protestant" in Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son (1961) and in The Price of the Ticket (1985)
„When you write you tell yourself a story. When you rewrite you take out everything that is NOT the story.“
— Stephen King American author 1947
Variante: When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story,” he said. “When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story.
Quelle: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
„Tell, rather than write, because I have nothing to write with and writing is in any case forbidden. But if it’s a story, even in my head, I must be telling it to someone. You don’t tell a story only to yourself. There’s always someone else.
Even when there is no one.“
— Margaret Atwood, buch Der Report der Magd
Quelle: The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Chapter 7 (pp. 39-40)
Quelle: The Handmaid's Tale
— Maurice Sendak American illustrator and writer of children's books 1928 - 2012
Quoted in an interview, "Sendak on Sendak," Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia (2007/2008)
— Jeanette Winterson English writer 1959
Quelle: Written on the Body