Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Storytelling Is Human and Divine


One day I have to collect all the great insights I've heard and read about stories and this belongs with them.

Along with this one-


"Neither novels nor their readers benefit from 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." - John Green, From the Author's Note to The Fault In Our Stars

And this one-

"Reality is not just the story we are locked into" - David Grossman.

And these two from Rav Nachman of Breslov-

People knock stories, but if stories are somehow lacking depth why did G-d start his book with them?

People think that stories are to put people to sleep but in truth stories serve to wake people up.

2 Comments:

Blogger uriyo said...

Great quotes! Thanks.

July 10, 2015 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Thanks Uri!

July 10, 2015 at 1:15 PM  

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