— Robin McKinley American fantasy writer 1952
— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019
„Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly -- all these make for great stories.“
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962
— Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
Context: There is one story and one story only That will prove worth your telling, Whether as learned bard or gifted child; To it all lines or lesser guards belong That startle with their shining Such common stories as they stray into. "To Juan at the Winter Solstice" from Poems 1938-1945 (1946).
— Daniel Levitin American psychologist 1957
Context: The story of your brain on music is the story of an exquisite orchestration of brain regions, involving both the oldest and newest parts of the human brain, and regions as far apart as the cerebellum in the back of the head and the frontal lobes just behind your eyes. It involves a precision choreography... between logical prediction systems and emotional reward systems.... it reminds us of other music we have heard, and it activates memory traces of emotional times of our lives. Your brain on music is all about... connections.
„My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have to potential to be the comic stories the next.“
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
„The incredible thing happens at the beginning of the story always, you notice, not the end. A Sherlock Holmes story is never a trick story.“
— Rex Stout American writer 1886 - 1975
Rex Stout, page 246