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Each of my novels has come from a different place, and the processes are not always entirely conscious. I have lived off and on in America for a number of years and so have accumulated observations, found things interesting, been moved to tell stories about them.

Tags: America, Place  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I ask questions. I watch the world. And what I have discovered is that the parts of my fiction that people most tell me are 'unbelievable' are those that are most closely based on the real, those least diluted by my imagination.

Tags: Ask, Real  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.

Tags: Life, Truth  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.

Tags: Political, Vote  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

Tags: Him, Others  ✍ Author: Howard Aiken

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job.

Tags: Focus, Job  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.

Tags: Few, Give  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.

Tags: Joke, Truth  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The things that we love tell us what we are.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!

Tags: Political, While  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

Tags: Power, Yes  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I'd worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: 'Don't hide these things from me. I'd rather you ask me these things straight out, and I'll answer all your questions.'

Tags: Hurt, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.

Tags: Children, Stop  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.

Tags: Fish, Stories  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

When in doubt tell the truth.

Tags: Doubt, Truth  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Tags: Remember, Truth  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

Tags: Courage, Strength  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

Tags: Communist, Someone  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.

Tags: Character, Food  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.

Tags: Five, Forever  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

One thing I always tell people. If you want to be gold medalist, you partner one.

Tags: Gold, Partner  ✍ Author: Howard Bach

I mean, MTV or the mainstream media can tell you one thing, but when there are 40,000 people in front of you, who cares about all that?

Tags: Mean, Media  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the average man on the street.

Tags: Bit, Talking  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

I like directing. It takes a lot out of you, but I'd like to do it again - I just have to find a story I want to tell.

Tags: Again, Story  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

As a writer, my main objective is to tell the story urgently - as if whispering it into one ear - and to know the characters intimately.

Tags: Story, Writer  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot
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The basic rule of storytelling is 'show, don't tell.'

Tags: Rule, Show  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I've never ever read a script. I really must read Macbeth, because I was in it once. I got a lot of laughs in that, I can tell you.

Tags: Once, Read  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.

Tags: American, Happen  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.

Tags: Dance, Impossible  ✍ Author: George Balanchine

If you ask me if I think I will be sober in 24 hours time I can say yes, but in two years I can't tell you. I could be dead.

Tags: Dead, Time  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

I tell people, if you really want me to look that good, why don't you cough up about $2 million more and hire Alec or Billy? If you want me to do it, this is what you get.

Tags: Good, Why  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.

Tags: America, Music  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I will say that the environment I grew up in was not the most progressive.

Tags: Care, Try  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I'm very, very bullish about our prospects, and as I tell our board, as I tell our employees, this is the time to invest. There's so much opportunity. Let's just invest in that opportunity, and really get after it.

Tags: After, Time  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.

Tags: Solitude, Someone  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I race historic muscle cars back in Australia, and that's my hobby. And I try to race home as soon as I've finished a movie but don't tell anyone.

Tags: Home, Try  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I've always been an optimistic guy, to tell you the truth.

Tags: Guy, Truth  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I can't tell a lie - not even when I hear one.

Tags: Hear, Lie  ✍ Author: John Kendrick Bangs

Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.

Tags: Themselves, Worth  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.

Tags: Dreams, Goals  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em.

 ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

A lot of guys go, 'Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.' I tell 'em, 'I don't know any.' They want me to make one up. I don't make 'em up. I don't even know when I say it. They're the truth. And it is the truth. I don't know.

Tags: Guys, Truth  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.

Tags: Sports, True  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.

Tags: Defending, Truth  ✍ Author: William Blake

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest.

Tags: Friend, Old  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Tags: Life, Old  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

I don't tell anyone how to write and no one tells me.

Tags: Anyone, Write  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

You can always tell when a man's well informed. His views are pretty much like your own.

Tags: Pretty, Views  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.

Tags: Intelligence, Smarter  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.

Tags: Reason, Sleep  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Let me tell you what the Cain Doctrine would be, as it relates to Israel if I were president. You mess with Israel, you are messing with the United States of America!

Tags: America, President  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit.

Tags: Bit, Truth  ✍ Author: Jeanne Calment

Whoever you are, you will not write this book. I can tell you nothing. Do not call me again. Ever.

Tags: Again, Book  ✍ Author: Roberto Calvi

They also explained how the sensors can monitor the levels of acetone on people's breath, and this can be used to tell people who suffer from diabetes when their next insulin shot is due. This is a more discreet method than what is currently on the market.

Tags: Next, Used  ✍ Author: Anne Campbell

Some people have said that I can 'hear' a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also 'feel' one.

Tags: Said, Time  ✍ Author: Glen Campbell

It's a luxury to be able to tell a long form story. I love novels, and I love to have a long relationship with characters.

Tags: Able, Love  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

But I tell you, I would really be interested if there was a partner we could take in, that could put them over here on the side, that would allow us full leverage and access down the road.

Tags: Here, Put  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

When times are difficult, I tell myself, 'I'm just passing through.'

Tags: Difficult, Times  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

Because I would just tell everyone it was going to be great and just put that belief in them.

Tags: Great, Put  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Tags: Creativity, Trying  ✍ Author: Frank Capra

I'm happy to tell you that my debt is retired. That happened because I got a good financial adviser.

Tags: Good, Happy  ✍ Author: Capucine

My mom used to tell me: 'It's not what you weigh; it's what you look like.'

Tags: Mom, Used  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I'll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will.

Tags: Baseball, Love  ✍ Author: Harry Caray

The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.

Tags: Lies, Stories  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

That's what Hubble can do for us. It can tell us whether the universe is expanding forever or if one day it's going to come back together.

Tags: Together, Universe  ✍ Author: Duane G. Carey

You can always tell a novice rider; they aren't comfortable in the saddle and have to hang on.

Tags: Hang, Rider  ✍ Author: Harry Carey, Jr.

Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.

Tags: Audience, Said  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Tags: Broken, Light  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

Tags: Able, God  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.

Tags: Friends, Sheep  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I often try to tell kids to think about all the people who love you, don't cry over the one person who doesn't.

Tags: Love, Try  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I don't write that much horror. People tell me my books are scary, but they're not really; I don't go there.

Tags: Books, Write  ✍ Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

The App Store has democratized the creation of content. As a 12-year-old kid, I was able to put my application on the store. No one knows who's behind the screen so you can't tell I'm a 12-year-old.

Tags: Able, Put  ✍ Author: Nick D\'Aloisio

Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.

Tags: Intuition, Listen  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

What I've realized is that a film operates both on the intellectual and emotional levels, and if you can find a way to tell a riveting story and draw ideas out of that, it's very powerful.

Tags: Emotional, Powerful  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

I tell it like it is. I tell it like I see it. I tell it like I envision it. I tell it like I live it.

Tags: Envision  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy

Turn off the sound in a movie, and if you can tell what's going on, the movie should work.

Tags: Off, Work  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

I categorically resist this idea that films are supposed to be autobiographical and the only stories you tell are about your own life.

Tags: Idea, Life  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

Ring up your parents and ring up your kids and tell them that you love them.

Tags: Love, Parents  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

I'll just tell you the way it is. You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.

Tags: Ask, Time  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is.

Tags: Good, Guy  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

There are some movie stars in Hollywood that are so scared, they also tell the reporter that they are recording them, in case there is something wrong with what they wrote about them in the papers.

Tags: Stars, Wrong  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

Friends are very understanding when you tell them in April that you can see them next September, but there is a limit to how long you can go on like that.

Tags: Friends, Next  ✍ Author: Jill Dando

I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

Tags: Parents, Radio  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb.

Tags: Light, Words  ✍ Author: Clifton Daniel

When I make movies, I don't ever go out there to please anyone other than myself. I never try to make a film for the masses. I just try to tell my story.

Tags: Movies, Try  ✍ Author: Lee Daniels

I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level.

Tags: Between, Whatever  ✍ Author: Ted Danson

Sometimes it's easier to show than it is to tell.

Tags: Show, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

I think a story should take as long to tell as it is appropriate to that particular story.

Tags: Particular, Story  ✍ Author: Frank Darabont

I can't tell you how hard I worked the last year. In fact, I worked so hard that I know I can't maintain that same work level in 2001, so I've got to quit something.

Tags: Hard, Work  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

To tell you the truth, it's a complex piece, so I can't really answer your question at present.

Tags: Question, Truth  ✍ Author: Paul Darrow

Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story.

Tags: Good, Real  ✍ Author: James Dashner

I tell people that I've now done one decent thing in my life. Albeit inadvertently.

Tags: Done, Life  ✍ Author: Larry David

The marvelous thing about 'Doctor Who' is that it tells stories that no one else can tell.

Tags: Doctor, Else  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things.

Tags: Father  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

Tags: Slant, Truth  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

Tags: Dogs, Human  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

Tags: Rare, Truth  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.

Tags: Men, Truth  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.

Tags: Above, Stories  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli