If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
If she spoke, she would tell him the truth: she was not okay at all, but horribly empty, now that she knew what it was like to be filled.
Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth.
I tell the story of my life through quotes.
Not that happiness is dull. Only that it doesn't tell well. And of our consuming diversions as we age is to recite, not only to others but to ourselves, our own story.
Time will tell, I suppose, or at least, these pages will.
During script narrations, if I feel the screenplay mood jumping abruptly, I tell the director, and they work on it.
Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world.
One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
I've... been accused of being involved with every man I'm ever seen with or worked with. Maybe I have, maybe I ain't. I never tell if I have.
I left an office at the top of the Pan Am Building, a nine-room apartment, and a farm in Vermont because I was aching inside. It took an analyst to tell me I could write a note of permission to become a musician and sign it.
As an activist who uses storytelling to combat stigma, I have always been adamant that we tell our own stories.
I've said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address, that I'm against 'don't ask, don't tell' and that we're going to end this policy.
I found that the recipes in most - in all - the books I had were really not adequate. They didn't tell you enough... I won't do anything unless I'm told why I'm doing it. So I felt that we needed fuller explanations so that if you followed one of those recipes, it should turn out exactly right.
A memoir is my version of events. My perspective. I choose what to tell and what to omit. I choose the adjectives to describe a situation, and in that sense, I'm creating a form of fiction.
After adolescence, if one's life is sufficiently interesting, the desire to tell oneself stories diminishes.
I'll tell you who I absolutely adore: Ian McEwan.