Quotation Explorer - 'Telling'

It doesn't matter what story we're telling, we're telling the story of family. - Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Telling a woman that you will be unable to climax unless you are looking at her in a mirror is, in my experience, an excellent way to ensure the only place you will ever see her again is in depressing memories. - Stephen Moles
The fact regularly faced in telling people first the odd truths is that some don’t openly reflect, but most outrightly reject; and when it turns out to be correct publicly, they accept only to give often its credit to a person who desires but doesn’t deserve respect. - Anuj Somany
You can achieve in your life more power and wealth, health and happiness through telling you connect strongly your subconscious mind and out of the place is it required to possess this power you already have, but you need to learn how to use them. - A.Bounda
Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt - Christian Boltanski
Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me - I quit! - Bill Maher
It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. The weird thing about telling someone they're dying is it tends to focus their priorities. You find out what matters to them. What they're willing to die for. What they're willing to lie for. - David Shore
Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. - Richard Bach
As I stood behind you, I sensed that God was telling me to pay for your groceries, so I did. Simple as that. - Clare De Graaf
Well that's very kind of you, but voices ought not be measured by how pretty they are. Instead they matter only if they convince you that they are telling the truth. - Sam Cooke
The sound was like a gentle breeze of joy on a warm summer day. It wrapped around his senses and his heart. That was the moment, and he knew he’d be telling her about it fifty years from now when she asked him when it was that he knew that he loved her. - Grace Willows
Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do. - Jennifer Aniston
my mother, poor fish,wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times aweek, telling me to be happy: "Henry, smile!why don't you ever smile?"and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was thesaddest smile I ever saw - Charles Bukowski
Telling one lie almost always requires another, and before the storyteller knows it, they will be caught inside of their own web. - Jenna Alatari
[On action filled leadership] Telling your team what to do is showmanship.Showing people how to do it is leadership. Leading for the purpose of visual effect will not accomplish the vision. - Janna Cachola
It's more cruel to give someone false hope than telling the bitter truth - Unknown
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people. - Philip Guedalla
Don't tell people to act their age. It's like telling a baby to move out, and if they're older you're telling them to "die in a hole." - Devin J. Monroe
The number of chances you give someone doesn't tell the world how loving you are without telling them how desperate you are to believe they care as much as you. True love resides in the first chance, stupidity in the second, opportunists in the third and scoundrels in the fourth. - Shannon L. Alder
The greatest compliment in the world is your adult children telling you they had a wonderful childhood. - Ron Baratono
I told you that I needed you. But now I need you to survive. Forever. I won’t live through this without you, and I’m selfish for telling you that, but it’s the truth. You’re my rock, Danika. I can’t ever lose you, or I’ll follow Jared, I know I will. - R.K. Lilley
A Christian telling an atheist they're going to hell is as scary as a child telling an adult they're not getting any presents from Santa. - Ricky Gervais
As a young father it's important to remember that, when you're at the beach, there's a BIG difference between telling your five year old son to just go pee in the ocean and telling him to get in the water at least waist deep and then pee in the ocean. - Spuds Crawford
A child’s best friend is often the one telling bedtime stories. - Eraldo Banovac
Impact of telling a lie: The day it is spoken to the day it is caught. - Neeraj Bhanot
Rain is Nature's way of telling us to go slowly because the roads will soon be wet. - Hermester Barrington
Even if we have ourselves so fully convinced that we are on the right track because we desperately want to believe that the specific direction we have chosen is the "correct one", if the universe disagrees with our choices, it will not be shy in telling us so. - Miya Yamanouchi
I don't want anyone, especially a man, telling me what I can or cannot do with my money, job, or body. - Belle Davis
presidents, when not outright telling lies, feel obliged to shade the truth most of the time. This is called politics; when a president lies successfully, he is called a statesman. - Gore Vidal
Most of the pain we feel is nothing more than a story that needs telling. - Ashly Lorenzana
When you understand that what you're telling is just a story. It isn't happening anymore. When you realize the story you're telling is just words, when you can just crumble it up and throw your past in the trashcan, then we'll figure out who you're going to be. - Chuck Palahniuk
People are always trying to [mess] up other people's live's by telling lies about 'em. You wanna really [mess] somebody's life up? Tell the truth about 'em. They ain't never gonna be the same. - Brian Buckner
They suppress the truth rather than take the consequence of telling it, and in so doing prove themselves a part of the human family. - Frederick Douglass
I hate telling people this. I never know exactly how my voice is going to sound saying it, and I hate the stricken looks they get on their faces when they don't know what to say back. - Kendra Blake
Im okay Im okay now. But you really need to listen to me 'cause im telling you the truth I mean this im okay Trust me... Im not okay ...Well okay im not okay. Im not o-f cking-kay - Gerard Way
I have a right to my anger, and I don't want anybody telling me I shouldn't be, that it's not nice to be, and that something's wrong with me because I get angry. - Maxine Waters
Every story needs to be worth telling. - Vera Nazarian
The only time anyone's admitted they were a Christian before was when they were busy telling me why they're better than me. - Randy K. Milholland
The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts. - Alain de Botton
If sacrifice is not the theme of my life, there’s no sense telling the story. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I’m seeing so much of America today, Luya kept telling Lowell in nervously accented English. It became a personal catchphrase for him whenever things were not to his liking, he’d say that I’m seeing so much of America today. - Karen Joy Fowler
So I’m alone. I have no one. Is that what you’re telling me? - Junco, Range (to be published April 2013) - J.A. Huss
Sometimes the lies you tell are less frightening than the loneliness you might feel if you stopped telling them. - Brock Clarke
You want to change? Lose the bitch. Be nicer to people. Stop telling them to "bite you" and threatening to kick them until they're dead. - Jen Lancaster
It's not easy in this phosphorescent gloom telling waking dreams apart anyhow. - Aimee Mann
That’s what imperialism is all about, shoving your language, religion, culture, and race down others’ throats and telling them that they’re beneath you and it’s not unique to the West either. - M.B. Dallocchio
I can tell you that "Just cheer up" is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever. It's pretty much the equivalent of telling someone who just had their legs amputated to "just walk it off. - Jenny Lawson
A story has to break your heart or it's not worth telling. - Marty Rubin
How blindly the world reads a man's mien! That I wear a smile does not mean I am in my comfort zone. I am only telling my challenges that I can't be distracted from the beautiful ending of my story. - Bayode Ojo
If people are always comfortable with you, you're probably not telling them the whole truth. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
If you have a story that seems worth telling, and you think you can tell it worthily, then the thing for you to do is to tell it, regardless of whether it has to do with sex, sailors or mounted policemen. - Dashiell Hammett
People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it. - Ogden Nash
People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future. - Chuck Palahniuk
It's the best way of telling the truth; it's a process of producing grand, beautiful, well-ordered lies that tell more truth than any assemblage of facts. Beyond that [it's] delight in, and play with, language; also, a curiously intimate way of communicating with people whom you will never meet. - Julian Barnes
For years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone? - Anne Graham
Don’t give up on your daydream! That little voice inside is telling you how to live your life with intent & purpose. - Dawn Gluskin
Telling people they don't have a sin nature doesn't promote sin anymore than telling a slave they are free promotes slavery. - D.R. Silva
You deny them hope... You are telling them that Jesus loves them, but not much. - Harper Lee
I was telling her, I Love her. She amazed to listen, she didn't believe because feelings are more important from telling. - Waleed Uz Zaman Khan
Peter Aykroyd has a wonderful eye for the telling detail, cameos that stick in the mind. Thse are the little touches that make it past come alive. - J.J. Scarisbrick
My job takes up many daylight hours, it wakes me in the still of night and fills my head with ghosts and monsters but I love it, telling stories is what I was born to do. - Ken Scott
The only thing I want is to be with you, kissing you and telling you that I love you more than anyone. - Auliq Ice
There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. -- Author unknown - Shelley K. Wall
A story is not a thing. A story is an act. It only exists in the brief moment of its telling. The question you must ask is what a story has the power to do. The truth of something you do is very different from the truth of something you know. - Matthew J. Kirby
When life gives you the gift of a great story, to not partake in the telling of that story would be a crime against humanity. - A.D. Posey
I am forever busy working, because I want to work until get a personal call from the bank. Telling me that they cant add more zeros in my account. The number is too long , that they have rounded it off, but still cant add more digits to it. - De philosopher DJ Kyos
The moment you stand by an abuser and choose to remain silent you become an abuser also. In essence, you are telling God that your comfort is more important that speaking out for what is right and true. - Shannon L. Alder
Australian Aborigines say that the big stories the stories worth telling and retelling, the ones in which you may find the meaning of your life are forever stalking the right teller, sniffing and tracking like predators hunting their prey in the bush. - Robert Moss
Telling people what to do is showmanship.Showing people how to do it is leadership. - Janna Cachola
The easiest thing is to say no. What's not so easy is telling yourself to stop. - Alix
One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so. - Franz Kafka
You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I'm telling you why,Cause Santa Clause might put a cap in your ass. - Craig Ferguson
In the end, fiction is the craft of telling truth through lies. - Lauren Groff
Whenever you hear yourself or others telling you you cannot do something, do that particular something, and notice how quickly everyone shuts the hell up. - Miya Yamanouchi
All writers are different, each have their own artist way they go about telling a story. The only thing they have in common, is they write. - Lori Lesko
I promised her that I would never kiss and tell, but I have to tell someone about my dreams and fairytales. So I’m telling you that I kissed her. - Delano Johnson
Some people read palms to tell your future, but I read hands to tell your past. Each scar makes a story worth telling. Each callused palm, each cracked knuckle is a missed punch or years in a factory. - Sarah Kay
I am telling you what I know—words have music and if you are a musician you will write to hear them. - E.L. Doctorow
I am telling himwhat he wants to hear: antsdying of love underthe constellation of the dandelion.I swear that a white rose,sprinkled with wine, sings.I am laughing, tiltingmy head carefullyas if checking an invention.I am dancing, dancingin astonished skin, inan embrace that creates me. - Wisława Szymborska
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? - Dave Barry
Physicists explain creation by telling us that the universe began with the Big Bang, an intense energy singularity that continued expanding. But pray, please do explain who created the singularity? - Ashwin Sanghi
Getting fired is nature's way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place. - Hal Lancaster
Woman, especially her sexuality, provides the object of endless commentary , description, supposition. But the result of all the telling only deepens the enigma and makes woman's erotic force something that male storytelling can never quite explain or contain. - Peter Brooks
I say fuck the old advice 'show, don't tell.' It's called story TELLING for a reason, and I'll stick to it! - Ashly Lorenzana
She thinks, I'm telling him who I am. He's interested in who I am. That is true, but I am curious about who she is because I want to fuck her. - Philip Roth
A little inhumanity does not describe you as heartless, rather, it is a way of telling others that you have a heart that can get angry. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The biggest mistake you can make is listening to people who've given up on their dreams telling you to give up on yours. - Umair Haque
If I didn't work on the assumption that people were mostly telling me the truth, I think I'd go mad... And I'd rather be mistaken about others than mistrustful of them. - Una McCormack
It’s not ever easy telling a person what they don’t want to hear. Because we love them! There will be times; we have to do things in life that will break our own heart. - Ron Baratono
It’s called an inner voice for a reason. It’s the gnawing feeling inside your stomach telling you yes or no. It’s the one voice in your life that isn’t tampered by other’s biased opinions, scars, feelings or thoughts. Go with it, you know yourself better than anyone ever does. - Hope Alcocer
We are always in a constant state of conspiracies, at least thats what they keep telling us... - Faith Brashear
I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true - Lady Gaga
Compromise where you can. Where you can't, don't. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say 'No, you move'. - Christopher Markus
The telling of any character is what they do in a different situation. - Sara Sheridan
Some people believe in telling stories. Some believe in doing things about which stories will be told in times to come. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell
Like one Who having into truth, by telling of it, Made such a sinner of his memory, To credit his own lie. - William Shakespeare
If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. - Frank Zappa
Teenagers can spot hypocrisy a mile away and here I was telling them how to cope when they witnessed the shambles of my own life and how I was living. - David W. Earle
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - H. L. Mencken
There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to. - Joseph Heller
You invite a few players in to start a game of Texas Hold'em by telling them that the deck doesn't have any jacks or queens in it and that you won't tell the other people who come to play with them. How do you get people into the casino? You pay the brokers to bring them there. - Michael Lewis
Autobiography is an unrivalled vehicle for telling the truth about other people. - Philip Guedalla
Never speak ill against someone else. You can't know what life holds for you. The ill you speak against someone else may find you sooner than you think. Speak blessings not curses. It's what I told my son. It's what I'm telling you. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. - Emo Philips
When they slam a door on your face, it's life, adding another 110 lb plate to your bar and telling you: "Let's see how strong you are". - Marino Baccarini
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it. - Jordan Belfort
Telling the world you are trying is not doing. - Shannon L. Alder
I asked her what a true story was because I thought that all stories were made up. She said a true story was called fact, and a made-up story was called ficton. Auntie May said a made-up story is a bit like telling lies, only the people who read them knew that already and so it didn’t matter - Rebecca Lloyd
I like the fact that kids are willing to be imaginative and go along with me when I'm telling strange tales. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Gardener, for telling me these news of woe, pray God the plants thou graft'st may never grow. - William Shakespeare
The educational process must again provide the opportunity for students to make choices and live with the consequences of these choices. Teaching is not simply telling people what to believe and do. - Donovan L. Graham
people confuse me, with what they say and do. They rarely say what they mean,then they get mad at me for believing what they have said. Telling me that they didn't mean it that way or that they were joking. - Tina J. Richardson
The challenge is not finding and/or telling the truth , but finding a person who on telling the truth is willing to listen and/or accept it. - Anuj Somany
I'm not telling you to be quiet. I'm just saying that if you speak a little softer, we both might just hear what peace sounds like. - Noor Iskandar
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer. - Doris Lessing
[On Jason Mashak's I Was Trained to See Shadows, in his poetry book SALTY AS A LIP:] A nice bit of smooth, full-bodied, surreal story telling. I like it. - John Bennett
Telling the truth may cause a few seconds of pain, but there's no medicine that can manage the pain of keeping lies. - R.M. Ford
You have to appreciate the readers, without them there are no stories worth telling. - Andrew Lennon
The most telling and profound way of describing the evolution of the universe would undoubtedly be to trace the evolution of love. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
All stories are born out of illusion, but that doesn't mean they're not worth telling. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Good editorial writing has less to do with winning an argument, since the other side is mostly not listening, than with telling the guys on your side how they ought to sound when they're arguing. - Adam Gopnik
Start telling the stories that only you can tell. Because there will always be better writers than you, and there will always be smarter writers than you, and there will always be, you know, people who are much better at doing this or doing that, but you are the only you. - Neil Gaiman
Even if you're in the thick of revising another work, write something new. Something small. It's important to keep telling yourself stories. - Don Roff
Preaching a man a sermon with a broken head and telling him to be right with God is equal to telling a man with a broken leg to get up and run a race. - Richard Baxter
Too often, we put up with mediocrity, telling ourselves that later in life we’ll do what we want. - Daniel Willey
The opposite is best. Whenever you're angry with someone, apply this maxim. I means doing the exact opposite of what your body's telling you to do. Believe me, it works miracles. Titus in Love in Lowercase - Francesc Miralles
Things worth telling - take time - Nicholas Denmon
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.... - C. S. Lewis
Recently, my personal advisors have beeen telling me to go to America. Actually, people have been walking up to me in the street and telling me to sod off, but that's the same thing, isn't it?
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. - Arthur Brisbane
Envy is what makes you, when an aquaintance is lustily telling you that she's dating a Greek god of a guy, ask, "Which one, Hades?"
Anyone who recommends attention to the moment as a prescription for grateful wonder is only telling half the truth. To be happy one must pay attention, but to be unhappy one must also have paid attention. - Philip Lopate
Try to be "good", you'll be judged. Try to be yourself, you'll be criticized. Therefore, choose the second option. Evil uses the "nice good people" as puppets. It appears dressed as a poor guy, telling them that he needs help...When these people realize they have been used, it is already too late. - Paulo Coelho
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with telling the truth. I know it isn’t fashionable. - Craig Ferguson
I keep telling you that feeling is not selective. You can't feel pain, you aren't gonna feel anything else either. - Judith Guest
In the darkest sky, stars hang on high; showing us the light of hope and telling us that dreams never die, don’t see the darkness, wait for the morning sun. - Debasish Mridha
By telling lie you can hide the truth, but u can't reject it. - Munendra Dwivedi
When you can't escape your mind then God is telling your heart to catch up. Fight for the balance you need. - Shannon L. Alder
When people keep telling you that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it. - Margaret Chase Smith
We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it. - Madeleine L'Engle
Poppy said. Because I was always telling him, ‘Look,’ I said. ‘Face it,’ I said. ‘There is no true life. Your true life is the one you end up with, whatever it may be. You just do the best you can with what you’ve got,’ I said. - Ann Tyler
Why would I hate you?""Because I was being, as Oscar made a point of telling me later, the most unlikable version of myself - Meg Leger
Beware of telling an improbable truth. - Dr. Thomas Fuller
There is nothing that is going to make people hate you more, and love you more, than telling the truth. - Stefan Molyneux
I spend my nights thinking the worstAnd telling myself that everything's going to work outI keep kicking myself in the mouthOpening up every cut that should be a scar by now - Real Friends
He tells me to hold back the tears and winds me up like a toy, telling me that men don’t cry. He tells me no more because he’s gone and off with his own kids. I see him in the distance, proud and enlivened. He taught me how to cry and how to be strong at the same time. For others. - Joe Cao
The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them. - Rachel Maddow
Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives. - Marilyn Ferguson
People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they don't want it. - Ogden Nash
Listen to what the sky is telling you. - A.D. Posey
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell
Winning and losing is not an external game. It is an internal battle over telling yourself the truth vs. lies regarding why you haven’t stepped into the life you dreamed of. - Shannon L. Alder
We may say that the characters in fairytales are ‘good to think with’…[and that] the job of the fairytale is to show that Why? questions cannot be answered except in one way: by telling the stories. The story does not contain the answer, it is the answer. - Brian Wicker
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love. - William Butler Yeats
This is how deeply rooted stories are, folks. We crave them before we can walk, and we start telling them before we can talk. - Patrick Rothfuss
Photography is never real, it’s merely one of many ways of telling the truth. - John Thai
When you write, you are telling a story...to yourself. When you revise, you are telling a story to yourself...over and over again. - Kai Strand
Pay attention, behavior speaks… While preacher are telling you to pray for abundance, they’re passing around a basket. - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes we find ourselves wanting to impart the life of the gospel without telling a person that he or she is dead. - Pazaria Smith
Bad governments always lie because telling the truth requires honour and courage! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror.
Every time I hear a political speech or I read those of our leaders, I am horrified at having, for years, heard nothing which sounded human. It is always the same words telling the same lies. - Albert Camus
Nothing is more ridiculous than one person telling another how to live. - Marty Rubin
The fact is that a person has to not only often unwillingly retract from own right words, but also many times apologize for the same ,in fact, on telling the people the undeniable, altruistic fact. - Anuj Somany
The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything. - Voltaire
Whatever you’re not telling me, let it go. Emotion leads to poor decisions. Poor decisions lead to scrutiny. Scrutiny is our greatest threat. - Ken Cruickshank
Every flower is telling you the secrets of life; to understand, you have to listen to them with your heart. - Debasish Mridha
Commitment to truth telling lays the groundwork for the openness and honesty that is the heartbeat of love. When we see ourselves as we truly are and accept ourselves, we build the necessary foundation for self-love. - bell hooks
Telling the willow not to weep only makes it weep more. - Marty Rubin
Humans are pattern-seeking story-telling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not. - Michael Shermer
They are simple people, most of them, but that doesn't make them subhuman.You are telling them Jesus loves them, but not much. - Harper Lee
You may not want to hear that or think of it as writing, but I’m telling you that the moving of information is a literary act in and of itself. Even when people aren’t reading it. - Kenneth Goldsmith
You really love her don't you," she said.With all my heart."She looked as sad as I'd ever seen her.What's your heart telling you to do?"I don't know."Maybe", she said gently,"You're trying to hard to hear it. - Nicholas Sparks
I have to tell you, Arty, a screw up this early in the proceedings doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence. I hope you’re as clever as you keep telling everyone you are. I never tell anybody exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared... - Eoin Colfer
The mere telling of how a need was met is often like telling of a need, which is asking crookedly instead of straight out. But this much I will say--with every fresh need has come a fresh supply. - Amy Carmichael
White supremacy is a black person telling the people of Baltimore to chill out and try peace, thinking they came up with that thought all on their own. - Darnell Lamont Walker
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously. - Thomas Sowell
High heels are a short (theist) woman's (subconscious) way of telling God to go to hell in public. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Fiction is an urgent business. It is the Dying Us telling stories to the Dying Us, trying to crack the nonsense in our heads open with a big hammer pronto, before Death arrives. - George Saunders
A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind, instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head. - Unknown
With sight you can see things, andwith insight you can see through things.Sight is the voice of you telling yourself, and insight is the voice of God telling you. - Starlet Rice
Praying is not telling God what to do. It’s trusting that God knows what to do. - Stormie Omartian
Stop telling me that love is blind. Love doesn't need to be blind; it is accepting. It can see everything and still be unconditionally strong. Love sees you and accepts you for who you are. - Steve Maraboli
Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. - Oscar Wilde
Doesn't the telling of something always become a story? - Yann Martel
Who was I fooling, telling my heart to quiet its beautiful song so I could march in the parade of conformity? My biggest fool was me. - Vironika Tugaleva
Stop telling God what to do with his dice. - Niels Bohr
Impression I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape. - Claude Monet
As a writer, I am just an actor in a play, telling a story that needs to be told. - Rita Webb
Ghosts are just our minds telling us that subconsciously we feel guilty about something we should have done, would have done, but never took the time! - Nell Rose
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. - James E. Faust
I remembered Owen telling me how music had saved him in Phoenix, that it drowned everything out, and it was the same for me now. As long as I had something to listen to, I could blur the things I didn't want to think about, if not block them out completely. - Sarah Dessen
Telling the truth to yourself is Integrity; Telling the truth to others is Honesty; Telling the truth with no fear or intimidation is Bravity and being free from falsehood is Purity! - Israelmore Ayivor
You have to be quite heavily invested in someone to do them the honour of telling them you're annoyed with them. - Alain de Botton
Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that but you are the only you. - Neil Gaiman
Do you mind telling me what you pray?""I pray for the wisdom to find meaning in the . . . her death."And have you?""No, Mrs. Aislabie, I find no meaning. But perhaps that's because I'm too small to see a plan so large I rarely get anything but a brief glimpse of it. - Katharine McMahon, The Alchemist's Daughter
One thing I've learned in life is that I can speak for myself, that I can fight my own battles. I don't like anyone telling me how I'm supposed to feel or think or what I'm supposed to say. - Hope Solo
You don't love me.. Believe me! You don't love anyone. How could you? And no one loves you. How could they? Except me, it's only because I love you that I'm telling you all this. I Love you.. R. D. Laing. - R.D. Laing
Nights without beginning that had no end. Talking about a past as if it'd really happened. Telling themselves that this time next year, this time next year, things were going to be different. - Raymond Carver
there are things some people can never understand.there's no point to telling them. - Chetan Bhagat
Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
If you can still write in spite of the fact that you're not getting paid, that nobody cares about what you're writing, that nobody wants to publish it, that everybody is telling you to do something else, and you still want to and you still enjoy it and you can't stop doing it...then you're a writer. - Joanne Harris
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth. - Lillian Hellman
The truth is that there is no real comedy without telling the audience the truth. - Anuj Somany
I know my heart will never be the sameBut I'm telling myself I'll be okay - Sara Evans
I keep telling myself sensible things, but I never seem to listen! - K. Farrell St. Germain
What's more absurd than one person telling another how to live? - Marty Rubin
Sometimes carrying the burden of an upsetting truth, and hiding it, is actually a gift you give to someone else. You bear that burden, so they don’t have to, in a situation where telling them will change nothing. - Cassandra Clare
I am just mystified by these people telling me I would think Obama was doing a great job if his skin contained less melanin. - Jonah Goldberg
Writing is new, relatively speaking. Story telling is ancient. Tell your story first putting aside all other worries. Leave fretting over homonyms, semicolons, and Oxford commas to editors and friends you can be bribe with baking. - Ada Maria Soto
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
People are always telling me that i'm not like other girls...that i dont dress like other girls...that i dont act like other girls. But i'm my OWN person...i go to the beat of my own drum. - Miley Cyrus
When expecting from your dear ones is a mistake, telling them not to expect is a blunder! - Aanu
A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God. - Sidney Sheldon
Fiction and non-fiction are only different techniques of story telling. For reasons I do not fully understand, fiction dances out of me. Non-fiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning. - Arundhati Roy
When we forgive we are telling God that we have faith in him to fight our injustices. It might not seem possible when you are standing in a storm, but when you take the high road you can see farther than you can now. - Shannon L. Alder
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. - Spencer Johnson
Trust what your instincts are telling you, it's your souls voice pointing you in the right direction. - Nikki Rowe
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things. - Tom Waits
Ignoring your intuition telling you this person is not for you will likely lead to more time wasted and more disappointments along the way. - Stephan Labossiere
Egoism [Ahamkar: Aham=I; kar=did] means ‘I did’. Where one is not the doer and he says, ‘I did’; that is egoism. To do egoism and to walk around with an inflated chest is pride (maan) and then to go on telling others ‘I did it myself’, is known as pride with my-ness (abhiman). - Dada Bhagwan
She thinks of her mother, sitting cross-legged, sewing marigolds into garlands for the gods, telling her: "The biggest mistake we make is thinking we are powerless - Isha Karki
I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly - George Harrison
Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful. - Kurt Vonnegut
The lie is a weak wepon you attack and pucn and kick the damage is weak. But the truth makes headshot, there is such people just by telling the truth you can devastate them! - Deyth Banger
In the darkest sky, stars hang on high; showing us the light of hope and telling us that dreams never die. - Debasish Mridha
Can a dream be wrong? Aren't dreams God's way of telling you things? - Ellen Hopkins
For people who say they hate being lied to, just start telling them nothing but the pure truth--about everything. That will teach them - Seth Adam Brown
re: cutting glass..."You have to be in command of the glass, telling it where to release its hold on itself. Just like life. Otherwise it will splinter. - Susan Vreeland
In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. - George Orwell
A friend of mine told a story about a date with a guy she was really excited about: He stood her up. He then called her, begging her forgiveness and giving some excuse. She told him to get lost, telling him that he only gets one shot with her, and he blew it. - Greg Behrendt
Revelation is God's way of telling humanity that he is afraid of their possibility; the possibility of one day being able to surpass even him. - Lionel Suggs
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them - Adlai E. Stevenson II
It is not your fault you believe what your parents tell you. It is theirs for telling you unbelievable things. -- ME - Tammy Wooster
The first draft is just you telling yourself the story. - Terry Pratchett
To talk about God, except in the context of prayer, is to take His name in vain.One may, indeed, talk to a child about God, but this is on a par with telling him that he was brought to his mother by a stork. - Ferdinand Ebner
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