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We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.

Paul Auster (1947-?) American writer.

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) German philosopher.

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) German philosopher.

One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.

Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled. - Chandler, Raymond

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) U.S. writer of detective fiction.

Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like is largely a search for a plot and a pattern in the development of his life story -- a story that is basically without meaning or pattern. - Hoffer, Eric

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say -- and to feel -- ''Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought.'' - Steinbeck, John

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) American writer.

Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.

H. G. Wells (1866-1946) British-born american Author.