The history needs to serve the story, not the story the history. But at the same time you can't stray too far.

Joseph Boyden

Being a mixed-blood person of Ojibway and European ancestry, I always found that I only heard one side of the story - that was the conquerers' side, the side of the French Jesuit missionaries that came to live in what is now Ontario.

Joseph Boyden

As you awaken, the present moment becomes your home. You still play in the world of time, but you're not identified with the story unfolding there.

Leonard Jacobson

The MacGuffin in that [Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky story] was [Bill] Clinton staying in office. That's what he wanted, and the media was hell-bent that he was gonna get what he wanted.

Rush Limbaugh

The left can't wait to condemn this country. The left can't wait to tell stories of how we have, I don't know, just made messes of things, as their justification for chopping us down to size and for disqualifying us superpower status. We haven't earned it. We've built our nation on the backs of slaves and other discrimination and so forth.

Rush Limbaugh

[Donald] Trump wanted the nomination, and all these other Republicans and their supporters didn't want Trump to have the nomination. So who became the villains? What Trump wanted became the story. "Will he get it? Will Trump get to 1,237?" Did not Ted Cruz become a villain in the middle of this by virtue of trying to stop the hero by getting delegates in all of the state conventions?

Rush Limbaugh

The media traditionally is simply an arm of the Democrat Party that is used in service of advancing the Democrat Party agenda, and the Republicans haven't come up with a way of having a more engaging, entertaining story because the Republican story is never anything other than, "We don't want Democrat X to have what he wants."

Rush Limbaugh

The New York Times ran a story about [Jeff] Sessions meeting the Russian ambassador, and they ran Claire McCaskill's tweet excoriating Sessions for doing this and saying that he should resign. Well, then it was produced that Claire McCaskill had, in fact, sent two other tweets where she was bragging about having spent time with the Russian ambassador. So the New York Times, rather than print that, just removed her from the whole story.

Rush Limbaugh

Hillary Clinton's been around for 30 years. Why do these stories need to be told? It isn't all of this widely known?

Rush Limbaugh

Hillary [Clinton] doesn't have a fascinating story to get behind. She doesn't fascinating story to tell. The only thing about Hillary is, you know, "first female president."

Rush Limbaugh

The Republicans have never had, in their story - conservatives, either, have never had... I'm talking this in a media context, now. They've never had an agenda or a story that the media would like them to have.

Rush Limbaugh

[Donald Trump] is saying that these stories of A-listers turning him down, "We're not asking 'em. I want the people at my inauguration." And I think that's probably true.

Rush Limbaugh

If you're committed enough, you can make any story work. I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner, and it worked because I believed it.

Bob Odenkirk

Your future is ahead of you. Imagine the notion of the past fifteen years of your life being a blip in your story.

Jay-Z

The material dictates the approach. I tell the stories in the way that feels natural to tell them. Certainly the last thing I want is to be "difficult."

Steve Erickson

The form is always integral to the expression of the theme or to the sheer telling of the story, and sometimes the right form is apparent to me from the outset and sometimes it isn't.

Steve Erickson

The last thing I want is that sense of artifice - rather I want the reader drawn into the story and lost in it and vested in it. So the emotional connection is everything, albeit a connection on my terms.

Steve Erickson

Come then, and let us pass a leisure hour in storytelling, and our story shall be the education of our heroes.

Plato