15 QUOTES I LIKE, MOSTLY ABOUT STORIES

@AlexaN asked me for some of my favorite quotes for some mysterious reason and according to memes I've shared in FB these are some of them.
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    Telling a story is the desire to create worlds that exist solely in us, for the solace of others that may need them.
    Guillermo del Toro
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    If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
    Chinua Achebe
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    As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.
    Maya Angelou
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    Everything you didn't understand made you what you are.
    Charles Simic
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    That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.
    Walt Disney
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    There would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing.
    Markus Zusak
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    Most of what makes a book "good" is that we are reading it at the right moment for us.
    Alain de Botton
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    A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  9. 9.
    Things are not magical because they've been conjured for us by some outside force. They are magical because we create them.
    David Levithan
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    Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people's.
    Anais Nin
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    Sharpen your rough edges and be the best possible version of your weird self.
    Colin Wright
  12. 12.
    It is never too late to be what you might have been.
    George Eliot
  13. 13.
    If the Lord comes and burns--as you say he will--I am not going away; I am going to stay here and stand the fire...
    Sojourner Truth
  14. 14.
    Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.
    Willa Cather
  15. 15.
    There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
    Zora Neale Hurston