“I think the best stories always end up being about the people rather than the event, which is to say character-driven.”
― Stephen King, On Writing
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
― Joan Didion, The White Album
“People want narratives, right? All of our lives are defined by narratives: stories we tell ourselves, the stories we see, the stories that guide us down the street.”
“Sometime reality is too complex. Stories give it form.”
― Jean-Luc Godard
“The main function of the human brain is storytelling. Memory is storytelling. We learn to forget. We learn to distort. And from the very beginning we’re learning to tell a story about ourselves.
“If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories.
And if you want to change a culture, change the stories.”