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.


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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