There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.
That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.
I wore your promise on my finger for one year I'll wear your name on my heart til I die Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.
When male authors write love stories, the heroine tends to end up dead.
One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.
I wondered if the person who really loves you is the person who knows all your stories, the person who WANTS to know all your stories.
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You're the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.
Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.
That’s how stories happen — with a turning point, an unexpected twist. There’s only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
We're all made of stories. When they finally put us underground, the stories are what will go on. Not forever, perhaps, but for a time. It's a kind of immortality, I suppose, bounded by limits, it's true, but then so's everything.
Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently. Some people say there are true things to be found, some people say all kinds of things can be proved. I don't believe them. The only thing for certain is how complicated it all is, like string full of knots. It's all there but hard to find the beginning and impossible to fathom the end. The best you can do is admire the cat's cradle, and maybe knot it up a bit more.