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The Magic of Stories

Stories define context, connect people and entertain.  They lend experiences, solutions and inspiration.

Blogs are stories.  Blogger, Blogger, what magic then, do you weave?

Some quotes below.  Hope you enjoy them!

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons (problems) exist, but because they tell us that dragons (problems) can be beaten.” Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size.”  Richard Linklater

“A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo sapiens – second in necessity apparently after nourishment and before love and shelter. Millions survive without love or home, almost none in silence; the opposite of silence leads quickly to narrative, and the sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives….”   Reynold Price.

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“At all ages, if is used well by the author and meets the right reader, it has the same power: to generalize while remaining concrete, to present in palpable form not concepts or even experiences but whole classes of experience, and to throw off irrelevancies. But at its best it can do more; it can give us experiences we have never had and thus, instead of ‘commenting on life,’ can add to it.” C.S. Lewis

“Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.”  Michael Morpurgo

Image Credits:  Deutsche Post AG, Laura Muntz Lyall

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Quotable Quotes – Lighting the Way

Lanterns. Lighting the Way.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter

“Simplicity, Patience, and Compassion. These are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tze.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide for those who have little.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou.

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth; Virtue appears from good deeds, and Wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.  To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of Wisdom and the guidance of Virtue.” Buddha.

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