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I have nothing to do with the selection of stories. I'm the reporter.

Tags: Reporter, Selection  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

Most of my lyrics are little stories about my experiences or those of my friends.

Tags: Friends, Lyrics  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

It's not about finding Mr Right, or that sort of conventional ending, but I do want my characters to have hope - and that's what I do with all my stories.

Tags: Finding, Hope  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

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

Tags: Fish, Tell  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

True love stories never have endings.

Tags: Love, True  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

But on the other hand, I don't actively seek out stories or hunt them down.

Tags: Hand, Seek  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

Most of my short stories are fantasy.

Tags: Fantasy, Short  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

The first stories I wrote when I was 12 were about Mars and landing on Mars.

Tags: Landing, Mars  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

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

Tags: Lies, Tell  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

That's a frustration sometimes, that certain directors that I'd like to work with, they just aren't doing stories that I'm sort of castable in. Not always, but sometimes I have that frustration.

Tags: Sometimes, Work  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

Scientists have no agreed theory of the origin of life - plenty of scenarios, conjectures and just-so stories, but nothing with solid experimental support.

Tags: Life, Support  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them.

Tags: Learn  ✍ Author: David Davis

Science coverage could be improved by the recognition that science is timeless, and therefore science stories should not need to be pegged to an item in the news.

Tags: News, Science  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

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

Tags: Above, Tell  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

It simply is not cost affective to cover stories from independent sources.

Tags: Cost, Simply  ✍ Author: Anthony Edwards

I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth.

Tags: Judgment, Popular  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

A lot of sad stories in a row - that wears on you.

Tags: Row, Sad  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

William Trevor is an author I admire; his stories are subtle and powerful, and beautifully written.

Tags: Powerful, Written  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

I've always set my stories in places I know well. It frees me up to spend more imaginative time on the characters if I'm not worrying about the logistics.

Tags: Spend, Time  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards
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If you don't have people that the reader cares about and stories that are gripping, you've got nothing.

Tags: Cares, Reader  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

Actors sure have stories. We always have stories. At the end of our careers, all we have to take with us is our stories, and we have many of them.

Tags: End, Sure  ✍ Author: Michael Eklund

I love interesting people with eccentric stories and outsiders of the world.

Tags: Eccentric, Love  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I chase after inspiring stories.

Tags: After, Chase  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

The sea always offers up incredible stories of survivors' fortitude. Myths of a lot of countries have variations on that.

Tags: Countries, Sea  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

I keep everything very simple. I like telling stories.

Tags: Keep, Simple  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

Whether it's on top of a phone booth or a $200 million soundstage, it's about stories.

Tags: Top, Whether  ✍ Author: Peter Gallagher

There are two things that have always haunted me: the brutality of the European traders and the stories I've heard about Africans selling other Africans into slavery.

Tags: Heard, Slavery  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

There are just so many stories that are buried on family trees.

Tags: Family, Trees  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

I have so many different voices and stories to tell.

Tags: Tell, Voices  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

As a child I loved ghost stories.

Tags: Child, Loved  ✍ Author: Rebecca Hall

It sounds trite, but I like telling stories.

Tags: Sounds, Telling  ✍ Author: Rebecca Hall

'Great Expectations' is one of the greatest stories.

Tags: Great, Greatest  ✍ Author: Michael Irvin

I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.

Tags: Loss  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

Serial murders are just the worst stories. It can take an emotional toll on you.

Tags: Emotional, Worst  ✍ Author: Bill James

He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories.

Tags: Cause, Fun  ✍ Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

Science fiction without the science just becomes, you know, sword and sorcery, basically stories about heroism and not much more.

Tags: Fiction, Science  ✍ Author: Michio Kaku

I was hired to do as many Boy Commando, Newsboy Legion, and Sandman stories as I could.

Tags: Boy, Hired  ✍ Author: Gil Kane

Not exactly but I get inspiration from stories which are unconventional.

Tags: Exactly  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

I love meeting new people and telling them about my stories and my projects that I am working on.

Tags: Love, Working  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

I was raised with a huge Armenian influence, always hearing stories of Armenia, celebrating Armenian holidays.

Tags: Holidays, Influence  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

What I like in comedies are really two things: stories that are character-driven and stories that are rooted in authenticity.

Tags: Comedies, Rooted  ✍ Author: Anatoly Karpov

Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root, some sort of global archetypes.

Tags: Global, Religious  ✍ Author: Maynard James Keenan

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

Tags: Forgotten, History  ✍ Author: Rudyard Kipling

I approach writing stories as a recorder. I think of my role as some kind of reporting device - recording and projecting.

Tags: Role, Writing  ✍ Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don't describe anything in the society outside.

Tags: Often, Society  ✍ Author: Steig Larsson

I've come up in the scripted world, and I have wished there were more time slots for us to tell compelling scripted stories and not fill the airwaves with a lot of fluff and tabloid entertainment.

Tags: Tell, Time  ✍ Author: Ralph Macchio

For me, I think there's a lot more room in cable television to tell broader stories. NBC and the networks, they're all very mainstream, and they're a little more conservative in how they approach storytelling.

Tags: Television, Tell  ✍ Author: Gabriel Macht

There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see.

Tags: Eye, Society  ✍ Author: Naguib Mahfouz

I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.

Tags: Present, Themselves  ✍ Author: Ajay Naidu

All the things that were read to me by my father were stories about things becoming all right.

Tags: Father, Read  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

I am still attracted to stories about people who are considered to be on the outside of society. I still seek inspiration from those stories.

Tags: Outside, Society  ✍ Author: Mira Nair

If we don't tell our own stories, no one else will.

Tags: Else, Tell  ✍ Author: Mira Nair

I want to do stories that inspire people.

Tags: Inspire  ✍ Author: Naturi Naughton

When modern writers gave up telling stories, they gave up the greatest thing we had.

Tags: Gave, Greatest  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.

Tags: Takes, Time  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

I want to tell authentic, real stories with real characters.

Tags: Real, Tell  ✍ Author: William Odom

The greatest religions convert the world through stories.

Tags: Greatest, Religions  ✍ Author: Ben Okri

You don't reach points in life at which everything is sorted out for us. I believe in endings that should suggest our stories always continue.

Tags: Life, Reach  ✍ Author: Jamie Oliver

The tabloids create their own stories about people's lives that don't exist.

Tags: Create, Lives  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Olsen

Sometimes I think I'm a one-trick pony because I'm not very inventive about new ways of telling stories.

Tags: Sometimes, Ways  ✍ Author: Sara Paretsky

I can sort of do what I want. Maybe I have to work harder to prove myself in some new relationship because they've heard some wacky stories about me. But at least I can get the meeting.

Tags: Maybe, Work  ✍ Author: Sarah Jessica Parker

I like telling stories.

Tags: Telling  ✍ Author: Hunter Parrish

The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.

Tags: Seaman, Soldier  ✍ Author: Laurence J. Peter

The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.

Tags: Men, Writer  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

I'm not really an impersonator.

Tags: Beginning, End  ✍ Author: Gilda Radner

That's what heroic stories do for us. They show us the way. They remind us of the good we are capable of.

Tags: Good, Show  ✍ Author: Sam Raimi

Most people don't know how to tell stories.

Tags: Tell  ✍ Author: Ted Rall

When I write an original story I write about people I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with. I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.

Tags: Story, Write  ✍ Author: Satyajit Ray

I have some good stories yet to tell.

Tags: Good, Tell  ✍ Author: Fred Saberhagen

I wouldn't like to just do one story or one type of stories all the time.

Tags: Story, Time  ✍ Author: Fred Saberhagen

When I wrote 'Sideways Stories from Wayside School' I never expected it to be published. It was kind of a hobby. Now, it's a job, but it's a job I like very much.

Tags: Job, School  ✍ Author: Louis Sachar

I just want to be part of great stories that are told and for them to be relevant.

Tags: Great, Relevant  ✍ Author: Zoe Saldana

I try and make little stories. Whether it's with a pencil or with bits of records, it's really the same thing.

Tags: Try, Whether  ✍ Author: Paul Samuelson

Hollywood has its own way of telling stories. I was just telling stories that I was familiar with. And it's what I want to do in the future: I want to take my audio cinema and put it on the screen.

Tags: Future, Put  ✍ Author: Ice T

I could come up with 50 stories that I am thinking about.

Tags: Thinking  ✍ Author: Gay Talese

I'm not sure whay I've been drawn to this subject, except that murder is a subject that has always drawn people for as long as people have been telling stories.

Tags: Except, Sure  ✍ Author: Donna Tartt

As a woman, a lot of stories haven't been told and we've got a lot of catching up to do.

Tags: Catching, Woman  ✍ Author: Lili Taylor

In the South, we tell stories. We tell stories if you're in a sales position, if you're in a retail position, you lure your customer by telling a story. You just do.

Tags: Story, Tell  ✍ Author: Susan L. Taylor

It's sort of what the Johnny and Devi stories are about, the idea of always being a slave to something.

Tags: Idea, Slave  ✍ Author: Jhonen Vasquez

I like small stories.

Tags: Small  ✍ Author: Paz Vega

I was always inventing characters and making up stories.

Tags: Characters, Making  ✍ Author: Suzanne Vega

Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.

Tags: Basic, Sea  ✍ Author: Joan D. Vinge

I always liked spy stories.

Tags: Liked, Spy  ✍ Author: Walter Wager

We've seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.

Tags: Journalism, Seen  ✍ Author: Jimmy Wales

All of these stories bounced around in my mind for a long time.

Tags: Mind, Time  ✍ Author: Eli Wallach

The first seven years that I wrote fiction, I sent out stories and a novel and made a total of $25.

Tags: Fiction, Novel  ✍ Author: Jess Walter

Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories.

Tags: Create, Involved  ✍ Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

CNN is getting smarter, and you can feel it in the stories, you can feel it in the depth with which they're covered, the kinds of people in terms of guests who are brought on air, the way in which issues are discussed.

Tags: Getting, Kinds  ✍ Author: Fareed Zakaria

Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.

Tags: Science, Written  ✍ Author: Brian Aldiss

I'm a conduit for telling people's stories. It's a privilege.

Tags: Privilege, Telling  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

Comics is a great medium to get a lot of stories out.

Tags: Comics, Great  ✍ Author: Sergio Aragones

Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns.

Tags: Eventually, Touch  ✍ Author: Sergio Aragones

Storytelling is fine as long as you can encourage people to act on the stories.

Tags: Act, Fine  ✍ Author: Karen Armstrong

One of my favorite stories is my first kissing scene with Linda Gray.

Tags: Favorite, Scene  ✍ Author: Christopher Atkins

I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories. They didn't much like it.

Tags: Bible, Idea  ✍ Author: Joseph Barbera

I was filling entire school notebooks with stories by Grade 3. Of course, they were double-spaced, and the handwriting was huge.

Tags: Grade, School  ✍ Author: Eddie Barclay

If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.

Tags: Book, Trouble  ✍ Author: Ann Beattie

There are some people who believe that these are not real stories with real people, but they actually are.

Tags: Actually, Real  ✍ Author: Natasha Bedingfield

Every commercial covers different ground, different ideas, and it's my profession to direct and to tell stories - for me, it's very organic.

Tags: Ideas, Tell  ✍ Author: Gelila Bekele

I love really, really deep, dark-as-Russia storylines. I love supernatural aspects. I grew up with ghost stories.

Tags: Deep, Love  ✍ Author: Emma Bell

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