kristina. 26. sf bay area. i'm an amalgamation of bryan fuller characters: the quiet and awkward hobbyist, the lost girl who would willingly converse with inanimate objects to seek resolutions, the overly ambitious but ne'er-get-anywhere recluse. at least a toilet seat hasn't fallen on my head.
A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really our own but only the continuation of someone else’s story.
diane setterfield, the thirteenth tale.

Stories are people. I’m a story, you’re a story… your father is a story. Our stories go in every direction, but sometimes, if we’re lucky, our stories join into one, and for a while, we’re less alone.
jess walter, beautiful ruins.

We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.
jonathan gottschall, the storytelling animal: how stories make us human.

I lay on the bed and lost myself in the stories. I liked that. Books were safer than other people anyway.
neil gaiman, the ocean at the end of the lane.

What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.
f. scott fitzgerald.

Literature is invention. Fiction is fiction. To call a story a true story is an insult to both art and truth.
vladimir nabokov.

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
orson welles.

No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.
midnight in paris.

If you’ve got no love in your heart, you’ve got nothing… No dreaming, no story, nothing.

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.
c.s. lewis.