«God wanted him to go to Him with his deepest needs, to stop looking elsewhere, so that he could be made whole again.»

Jody Hedlund

«One moment of true happiness was worth all the moments of pain. (Jessica)»

Shannon A. Thompson

«Hey, I write fiction. I just make this stuff up, unless I get my hands on some good juicy truth. You know the kind I'm talking about ... that stranger-than variety.»

Dick Peterson

«Some part of me knew from the first that what I wanted was not reality but myth.»

Stephen King

«Everything seemed so unreal—so supernatural—and I had to remind myself that is was. We weren’t human. We never were. (Jessica)»

Shannon A. Thompson

«In the end, fiction is the craft of telling truth through lies.»

Lauren Groff

«Does bad luck come in 3's...or is it multiples of 3?»

Tara Ford

«I couldn't write—or wouldn't write, at any rate—unable to face the grueling self-scrutiny that fiction demands»

Armistead Maupin

«LOVE is the most incendiary element ever known, once it sparks the heart, the flame is inextinguishable.»

H.S. Rissam

«The fictitious kleptomaniac's only crime was stealing imaginations»

Dean Cavanagh

«Stories are Life’s instruction manuals.»

Robert Peate

«[Fiction and poetry] are medicines, they're doses, and they heal the rupture that reality makes on the imagination.»

Jeanette Winterson

«A good friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body.»

Steven J. Daniels

«For the first six months, all whe wanted was honest labor, finely crafted novels, and surf.»

Eve Babitz

«Life is something that no one can teach you,You have to learn it.»

Jerril Thomas Abraham

«Normal people have rock collections, shell collections, key ring collections and stamp collections. (The Captain had even known somebody with a letterbox collection.) But a people collection? That»

Elizabeth Newton

«Novel is a particular form of narrative./ And narrative is a phenomenon which extends considerably beyond the scope of literature; it is one of the essential constituents of our understanding of reality. From the time we begin to understand language until our death, we are perpetually surrounded by narratives, first of all in our family, then at school, then through our encounters with people and reading.»

Michel Butor

«Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.»

Hilary Mantel

«You know, in everyone’s life you go through just trying to learn what one times one is—one times one equals one.»

S.B. Redd

«But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.»

Simone Elkeles

«Remember this above all else: Never, ever appear like you once were, not to anyone.»

Meg Sefton

«You can't show me the Earth from space and fly right past the moon, entice me into this magical machine and invite me to come with you, and then ask me to stay behind!»

Elizabeth Newton

«Forcing the muse to let thoughts flow; equals to pushing a child, into labor.»

Aniruddha Sastikar

«Scripture trains us to listen to and learn from stories of all kinds, inside the sacred text and outside, and to discern patterns and meanings within them. Stories of all sorts form and shape the character of those who read them. We live within the narrative as creatures in search of an ending, in search of happiness.»

N.T. Wright

«You never give such relationships a thought, To give a thought, to take a thought is a function of dissociation, distance. You can't exercise memory until you've removed yourself from memory's source.»

Joyce Carol Oates

«No matter how many miles I move away, my love will always remain within the boundary of your heart»

Atul Purohit

«Aubrey, crouching on a nearby counter, watched me with squinty eyes, apparently pondering why anyone would willingly immerse themselves in water ever, let alone for extended periods of time.»

Richelle Mead

«How does evil arise? Where does it come from? We think of malevolent men-— murderers, rapists, tyrants—and somehow believe they are different creatures from us. They are not. All evil men were once innocent babes, once lovable children. Men make choices, some consistently bad. But those who choose the worst kinds of evil were typically guided into it.»

Daniel Ionson

«He had gone again and, emboldened by his first successful trip, had chosen a different sort of world to enter, that of THE MONK. He had studied the book with great care and finally selected a passage that was purely descriptive.»

Alan Ryan

«To Trin Tragula's horror, the shock completely annihilated her brain; but to his satisfaction he realized that he had proved conclusively that if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.»

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