Story People Quotes

Story People Quotes by Erica Jong, John Verdon, Brian Andreas, Talib Kweli, Muhammad Ali, Jack Kelley and many others.

Women’s books are kind of discriminated against. If a man writes a book about his family stories, people think of it as literature. If it’s a woman, she’s ‘spilling her guts,’ and it’s not art.
Erica Jong
The stories people tell you about themselves seem to retain the possibility of being false. But what you discover about them by yourself seems to be the truth.
John Verdon
I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.
Brian Andreas
It doesn’t get any more underground, conscious or indie than Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, but because they got a couple of really big pop hits, actually some of the biggest pop hits that hip-hop has ever seen, people are missing that part of their story. People are not counting that blessing.
Talib Kweli
What’s my greatest weakness? Sad stories, people with problems
Muhammad Ali
The people who knew me and knew my work and trusted me, they knew then as they do now that I’ve never fabricated or plagiarized a story. People who know me know I didn’t do this.
Jack Kelley
I’ve always like the time before dawn because there’s no one around to remind me who I’m supposed to be, so it’s easier to remember who I am.
Brian Andreas
The secret to being successful is to find a way to bring yourself through, even in your stories. People are looking for the essence of your truth. When you can bring your own truth to it, that’s when it works.
Oprah Winfrey
That is the American story. People, just like you, following their passions, determined to meet the times on their own terms. They weren’t doing it for the money. Their titles weren’t fancy. But they changed the course of history and so can you.
Barack Obama
The power of the human spirit inspires me. Movies, books, stories, people, anything that reminds us that we are more than just this physical body and our capacity for love and courage can bend reality.
Caity Lotz
Like stories, people have individual lives, and are all caught up in this murky thing. All of them have the best intentions. In that sense, you could just as easily tell the same story from another character’s perspective. Maybe that’s a good idea for a TV series.
Anton Corbijn
People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.
Terry Pratchett
I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires.
Steve Buscemi
I think you gotta have some humor [in your story]. People gotta have a moment to laugh and feel that it’s not taken 100% serious. That’s important.
I get a lot of inspiration from research in mythology and folklore, I find that stories people told each other thousands of years ago are still relevant now.
Cassandra Clare
If someone writes a great story, people praise the author, not the pen. People don’t say, ‘Oh what an incredible pen…where can I get a pen like this so I can write great stories?’ Well, I am just a pen in the hands of the Lord. He is the author. All praise should go to him.
Keith Green
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou
Authenticy in marketing is telling a story people want to hear.
Seth Godin
Someone once told me that the most dynamic actors are people who have stories. People who have lived life. People with experiences.
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Memories were moving pictures in which meaning was constantly in flux. They were stories people told themselves.
Melissa de la Cruz
The story of the African-American people is the story of the settlement and growth of America itself, a universal tale that all people should experience.
Henry Louis Gates
I know people could tell incredible stories. People have been in concentration camps, or women being raped, or a man going to war and not recovering from it. People have been robbed and beaten. A lot of people have had strong events in their life, which I didn’t.
Agnes Varda