„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
Varianta: 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.
Zdroj: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
„Let's not despise story-telling. Like all novelists, I have this low desire to tell people stories.“
— John Banville Irish writer 1945
Oblique dreamer (2000)
„The romance genre was all around us. There was love story pulps, and there was love story sections in the newspapers. There was love stories in the movies. Wherever you went there was love stories! That’s how we got our new material, and it suddenly struck me that that’s what we haven’t done. We haven’t done any romance stories!“
— Jack Kirby American comic book artist, writer and editor 1917 - 1994
1990, Gary Groth interview
— Jim Butcher, kniha White Night
Zdroj: White Night
„Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.“
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nigerian writer 1977
„We want people to have their heart broken and think about themselves, but enjoy this experience of this strong love story...But it’s also about the memory of a love story. It’s a lot about the present, the rise of desire, but it’s also about what’s left of a love story. What’s the memory of a love story. There’s these two timelines that sometimes are contiguous, contaminating one another. We are trying to propose another politic of love where it’s not about possession or donation or eternal love or death or eternity or whatever. It’s more about love as a dynamic that can only grow.“
— Céline Sciamma French director and screenwriter 1978
On the type of love story she was drawn to portray in “‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Filmmaker Céline Sciamma Is Trying to Break Your Heart” https://www.indiewire.com/2019/12/portrait-of-a-lady-on-fire-filmmaker-celine-sciamma-interview-1202193537/ in IndieWire (2019 Dec 05)
— Cassandra Clare, kniha Lady Midnight
Zdroj: Lady Midnight
— Kristin Hannah, kniha The Nightingale
Zdroj: The Nightingale
— Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic 1930 - 2013
— Jason Statham English actor, film producer, martial artist and former diver 1967
„The affair between Margot Asquith and Margot Asquith will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature.“
— Margot Asquith Anglo-Scottish socialite, author and wit 1864 - 1945
Dorothy Parker, "Re-enter Margot Asquith - A Masterpiece from the French," The New Yorker, October 22, 1927.
„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
Zdroj: The King of Attolia
— Allan Gurganus American novelist and story writer 1947
Varianta: Know something, sugar? Stories only happen to people who can tell them.