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Quotes of the Day for 24 February 2012 – 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:

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by ... religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
     - William Harvey Cox

The highest morality may prove also to be the highest wisdom when the half-told story comes to be finished.
     - Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859 - 1930

People are hungry for stories. It's part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.
     - Studs Terkel, 1912 - 2008

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
     - C. S. Lewis, 1898 - 1963

A story is a way to say something that can't be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is.
     - Flannery O'Connor, 1925 - 1964

No story lives unless someone wants to listen.
     - J. K. Rowling

If loneliness is the disease, the story is the cure.
     - Richard Ford


 

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