“No story ever ends, does it? It just leads into others.”

— Rick Riordan, The Tower of Nero, Share via Whatsapp

“Stories were ruthless creatures and sometimes fattened themselves on bloody happenings.”

— Frances Hardinge, Deeplight, Share via Whatsapp

“We all create the stories we need to survive”

— Kameron Hurley, The Stars Are Legion, Share via Whatsapp

“You, my lord, are the ending of all true stories.”

— Martine Leavitt, Keturah and Lord Death, Share via Whatsapp

“What are stories for if we don t learn from them?”

— Cornelia Funke, Inkspell, Share via Whatsapp

“That is the problem with stories, child. The truth in them cannot be weighed.”

— Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Share via Whatsapp

“Our lives, our stories, flowed into one another s, were no longer our own, individual, discrete.”

— Salman Rushdie, Shalimar the Clown, Share via Whatsapp

“We owe it to each other to tell stories.”

— Neil Gaiman, Share via Whatsapp

“Brain Child. Making up stories from my brain since 1986.”

— Jill Telford, Share via Whatsapp

“You begin with other people s stories and end up with your own.”

— Marty Rubin, Share via Whatsapp

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

— Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Share via Whatsapp

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don t rhyme, and some stories don t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”

— Gilda Radner, Share via Whatsapp

“Don t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”

— J. D. Salinger, Share via Whatsapp

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

— Philip Pullman, Share via Whatsapp

“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.”

— Ben Okri, Share via Whatsapp

“Stories don t always have happy endings. This stopped him. Because they didn t, did they? That s one thing the monster had definitely taught him. Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn t expect.”

— Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls, Share via Whatsapp

“Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they ve been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small, simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some of them have outlasted the lands in which they were created.”

— Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders, Share via Whatsapp