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Stories Quotes

19 of the best book quotes about stories
  1. #1
    “Between the lines of every story there is another story, and that is one that is never heard and can only be guessed at by the people who are good at guessing.”
  2. #2
    “Some stories don’t have happy endings. Even love stories. Maybe especially love stories.”
  3. #3
    “A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, “My story matters because I matter.” A movement where we can take to the streets with our messy, imperfect, wild, stretch-marked, wonderful, heartbreaking, grace-filled, and joyful lives. A movement fueled by the freedom that comes when we stop pretending that everything is okay when it isn’t. A call that rises up from our bellies when we find the courage to celebrate those intensely joyful moments even though we’ve convinced ourselves that savoring happiness is inviting disaster.”
  4. #4
    “What about a story?” said Christopher Robin.
  5. #5
    “You will observe that the stories told are all about money-seekers, not about money-finders.”
  6. #6
    “If you tell stories, you like nothing so much as to tell them to people who want to listen.”
  7. #7
    “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
  8. #8
    “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”
  9. #9
    “Each of the stories we tell and hear is like a small flicker of light--when we have enough of them, we will set the world on fire. But I don’t think we can do it without story. It doesn’t matter what community is in question or what the conflict appears to be on the surface, resolution and change will require people to own, share, and rumble with stories.”
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  1. #10
    “We don’t want to betray anyone--we don’t want to be the first to get curious and ask questions or challenge the stories. We ask ourselves, How can I love and protect my family if I’m rumbling with these hard truths? For me, the answer to that question is another question: How can I love and protect my family if I’m not rumbling with these hard truths?”
  2. #11
    “The most dangerous stories we make up are the narratives that diminish our inherent worthiness. We must reclaim the truth about our lovability, divinity, and creativity.”
  3. #12
    “Every story matters...We are all worthy of telling our stories and having them heard. We all need to be seen and honored in the same way that we all need to breathe.”
  4. #13
    “Those are the most important stories to share. You can use that strength to pave a path for others to follow along behind.”
  5. #14
    “Men tell stories,” I say. It is the truest, simplest answer to his question. “Women get on with it.”
  6. #15
    “’It IS a story,’ said Sara. ‘EVERYTHING’S a story. You are a story—I am a story. Miss Minchin is a story.’”
  7. #16
    “What a tale their terror tells.”
  8. #17
    “I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better. It’s just as when one has been trying to spell out a book in the twilight, and suddenly the lamp comes in. I had been putting out my eyes over the book of life, and finding nothing to reward me for my pains; but now that I can read it properly I see that it’s a delightful story.”
  9. #18
    “Do you know,” Peter asked, “why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.”
  10. #19
    “As a girl, she had come to believe in the ideal man -- the prince or knight of her childhood stories. In the real world, however, men like that simply didn’t exist.”
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