The trite answer is that everything is true but none of it happened.
It is emotionally true, but the events,
the plotting, the narrative, isn't true of my life,
though I've experienced most of the emotions experienced
by the characters in the play.
- Patrick Marber
FDR created today's 30 percent coalition.
Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a
permanent ruling majority.
There's nothing new about the Obama Narrative.
It is the FDR Narrative on steroids.
It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain.
- Arthur C. Brooks
'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot.
He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.
- Johann Most
I plan less and less.
It's a great benefit of writing lots,
that you get good at holding long narratives in your
head like a virtual space.
- Jonathan Lethem
I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something
else which extended from the visual arts into the making
of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.
- Jonathan Lethem
I think that this misses out on some of the interesting narrative realities,
which is that it actually doesn't work very well,
that eliminating diversity is actually a really good
way to make a species and its individuals less robust.
- Cory Doctorow
The journey and excursions in Mexico which have originated
the narrative and remarks contained in this volume
were made in the months of March,
April, May, and June of 1856, for the most part on horseback.
- Edward Burnett Tylor
I will throw all my best efforts into it,
my thoughts and political observations,
but ultimately I want to create a narrative that keeps
you turning the pages and leaves you with a sense that
this thing has a reason for being there.
- Frank Miller
Of the individual poems, some are more lyric and some
are more descriptive or narrative.
Each poem is fixed in a moment.
All those moments written or read together take on
the movement and architecture of a narrative.
- Marilyn Hacker
I think if I had been writing fiction,
where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's
creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite,
I might have frozen.
- Laura Hillenbrand
In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth
century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre;
at the same time, poetry, criticism,
- Juan Goytisolo
Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy,
in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority
of any particular representation of the events in question.
- Peter Straub
Without sounding too pretentious, I was sort of a slave to the narrative.
When the narrative cracks in, I have to go where it takes me.
I had to go to the Bohemian Grove.
It was the obvious end to the book.
- Jon Ronson
So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds
that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level.
We'll create a world for people and then later present
a narrative in that world.
- James Cameron
I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing,
but one important step is to move beyond imitation
and discover what you can write that no one else can -
find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style.
- James Gunn