Story Quotes

If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.


An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.

Herbert Samuel

The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company.

Oscar Wilde

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.

Walter Benjamin

All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of story-tellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain.

George Bernard Shaw

Romance is all about making a story out of our love.

Joey Comeau

...Theres a romance to danger. Theres a romance to drinking, to drugs, to petty crime and to heartbreak and loneliness. All of those things can be used to make the STORY of our lives better.

Joey Comeau

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.


The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

There is a connection between instinct and story-telling.

Thomas Chatterton

My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going public of yesterday and today, without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell.

Gloria Swanson

Story in a game is like a story in a porn movie. It's expected to be there, but it's not that important.

John D. Carmack II

If it isn't a wonderful story first, who cares how "important" it is?

Orson Scott Card

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.

Orson Welles

The trick is the paradox - turning your story inside out. Now if it is something that appears to be of total normality and then suddenly turns inside out and is a different thing all together then that's fun to write.

Nigel Kneale

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