Made Up Stories Quotes by Muriel Rukeyser, Suetonius, J. M. Coetzee, Anne Tyler, John Green, Adriana Trigiani and many others.
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
If you did not know at age five that the gods are made up beings and the myths made up stories, you are a fool.
No, Paul, I couldn’t care less if you tell me made-up stories. Our lies reveal as much about us as our truths.’ (Said to Paul by Elizabeth Costello, the interloping novelist-angel-inner voice).
For me, writing something down was the only road out…I hated childhood, and spent it sitting behind a book waiting for adulthood to arrive. When I ran out of books I made up my own. At night, when I couldn’t sleep, I made up stories in the dark.
Neither novels or their readers benefit from any attempts to divine whether any facts hide inside a story. Such efforts attack the very idea that made-up stories can matter, which is sort of the foundational assumption of our species.
There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who want to know the facts, and those who want to make up a nice story to feel better. I wish I was the kind who made up stories.
I’ve thought a lot about the power of empathy. In my work, it’s the current that connects me and my actual pulse to a fictional character in a made up story, it allows me to feel, pretend feelings and sorrows and imagined pain.
I had these cheap alien toys and I made up stories for them. They were space pirates. They didnвЂ™t have names so I made up names. These were the first stories I wrote. Even as a little kid I was thinking about torture.
Everything I’ve done has always been my own made up world with its own rules and its own made up stories.