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Quotes of the Day for 24 February 2002 – Story

Wilhelm Karl Grimm was born at Hanau, Germany on this day in 1786. Wilhelm was the imaginative one, his brother Jacob did the scholarly research that gave depth to the stories they recorded - stories including "Snow White" and "Sleeping Beauty." (No, those aren't Disney stories.) To honor both of the Brothers Grimm, today's theme is Story.

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The quotes:

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
     - Maya Angelou

His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.
     - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892 - 1973

Within our whole universe the story only has the authority to answer that cry of heart of its characters, that one cry of heart of each of them: "Who am I?"
     - Isak Dinesen, pen name of Karen Blixen, 1885 - 1962

Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president.... He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze.
     - Jean Nathan Miller, about Ronald Reagan

The humorous story is American, the comic story is English, the witty story is French. The humorous story depends for its effect upon the manner of the telling; the comic and the witty upon the matter.
     - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910


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