The Story Of Our Lives Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 92 Quotes About The Story Of Our Lives

#1. Adopted children are self-invented because we have to be; there is an absence, a void, a question mark at the very beginning of our lives. A crucial part of our story is gone, and violently, like a bomb in the womb - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#2. Sometimes he did not know if he slept or just thought about sleep. - Author: Mark Strand
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#3. Our lives are stories, and the stories we have to give to each other are the most important. No one has a story too small and all are of equal stature. We each tell them in different ways, through different mediums - and if we care about each other, we'll take the time to listen. - Author: Charles De Lint
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#4. Every character I play has to be the hero of his own story, the way we're all heroes of our own lives. - Author: Jesse Eisenberg
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#5. Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives. And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography. - Author: Linda Grant
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#6. If you write literary fiction that's set partly in the future, you're apparently a sci-fi writer ... I think of it as being more of a story about what remains after we lose everything and the importance of art in our lives. - Author: Emily St. John Mandel
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#7. We don't have to believe the story of our lives we've been told. You're not the same person you were when you first had sex and not the same as you'll be five years down the line. All redefining yourself requires is the bravery to be fearless, and let go of the judgments. - Author: Laura Berman
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#8. We have more control than most of us realize. Each day is filled with thousands of opportunities to change the story of our lives. - Author: Michael Hyatt
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#9. Story is the vehicle we use to make sense of our lives in a world that often defies logic. - Author: Jim Trelease
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#10. This was the story of our lives: minor insurrections, tiny victories, a brief chance to ridicule our oppressors, little floating vessels of hope amid a great sea of uncertainty, deprivation and fear. - Author: Jojo Moyes
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#11. We are not meant to spend the rest of our lives underground. We need to go home and tell a strange story that no one will believe. - Author: Courtney M. Privett
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#12. We build our lives in moments, and even the ones we can't remember become the story of who we are. - Author: Katherine Center
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#13. To get to this place of a warrior's courage, we must give up the stories that have ruled our lives and shatter the self-image we created to affirm our story. - Author: Debbie Ford
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#14. What if God, in giving us life, invites us to collaborate in writing the story of our lives? - Author: Adam Hamilton
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#15. The ordinary stories of our ordinary lives have extraordinary gifts coded within them ... - Author: Christina Baldwin
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#16. Christians must return to the great story that has its fulfillment in life after death, so we may live and die well in the light of our extraordinary hope that enables us to embrace the ordinary lives God gives us here and now. - Author: Michael Horton
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#17. If we allow our "high creativity" to remain alive, we will never be bored. We can pray, standing in line at the super market. Or we can be lost in awe at all the people around us, their lives full of glory and tragedy, and suddenly we will have the beginnings of a painting, a story, a song. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#18. The lost sense that we play out our lives as part of a greater story - Author: David Whyte
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#19. The story of Jesus changes our lives because it is true. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#20. I really believe it's the moments we can't talk about that become the rest of our lives. It's the moments we can't process by telling a story that destroy us in the end. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#21. A good poem brims with reflected beauty and even a bracing, beautiful ugliness. At the center of our lives, in the midst of the busyness and the forgetting, is a story that makes sense when everything extraneous has been taken away. - Author: David Whyte
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#22. With every step of our lives we enter into the middle of some story which we are certain to misunderstand. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#23. First-person narrators can't die, so as long as we keep telling the story of our own lives we're safe. Ha bloody fucking Ha. - Author: Pat Barker
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#24. When we have a clear idea of who we are and why we live, our lives become a journey. A story is created about our lives. And when the end comes, even if the story adds up to only one line, the story reaches a settled conclusion. - Author: Ilchi Lee
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#25. For every shrill and violent voice that throws itself in front of microphones and cameras in the name of God, there are countless lives of gentleness and good works who will not. We need to see and hear them, as well, to understand the whole story of religion in our world. - Author: Krista Tippett
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#26. The things we remember are what we hold on to. And what we hold on to becomes the story of our lives. - Author: Katherine Center
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#27. The sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives. - Author: Reynolds Price
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#28. I never have a thematic intention at the outset. The story informs the theme for me rather than the other way around. But as it happens, this is, at least to a degree, about getting old and the rapid passage of our lives. - Author: Stephen King
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#29. If music is
the story
of our lives,
what song
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sing
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#30. We spend our lives telling ourselves the story of past and future, while the reality of the present goes largely unexplored. Now we live in ignorance of the freedom and simplicity of consciousness, prior to the arising of thought. - Author: Sam Harris
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#31. I associate times with certain music. It still is that for me. It's telling the story of our lives. - Author: James Hetfield
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#32. I think the membrane - I say that the membrane between life and death is perilously thin. And I do think the story of Jesus, this great mythical story, can have transforming value in our lives. - Author: Jay Parini
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#33. I can't write my life story without Emmitt and Troy. They can't write their life stories without me. We're tied together forever. This is a day to remember for the rest of our lives. - Author: Michael Irvin
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#34. Alright, alright, I admit it: my husband is the quiet, kind, accepting parent, and I'm the one who wants so much to be part of our two daughters' lives than I can't even let them finish a story without interrupting. - Author: Robin Marantz Henig
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#35. God writes the story of our lives with the pen strokes of our own free choices. - Author: Peter Kreeft
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#36. Stepping into God's story means abandoning a deeply held desire to make meaning of our own lives on our own terms based on the preciousness of our own feelings. - Author: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
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#37. 'Cars 2' is about a character learning to be himself. There's times in our lives where people always say, 'Well, you've gotta act differently. You should always be yourself.' That's the emotional core of the story. - Author: John Lasseter
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#38. How much of our lives is consumed with meeting people, attracting people, keeping people and missing people? Usually, when everything is resolved romantically in one of my books, the characters stop talking in my head, and I stop telling the story. - Author: Susanna Kearsley
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#39. People don't handle reality very well and prefer the story we make of our lives instead. - Author: Laura Gilfillan
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#40. Whether we deserve this or not, whether these turn out to be the darkest days of our lives or the brightest happiness, we've been guided by love. How can we go wrong when we're guided by love, Olivia. - Author: Morgan Parker
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#41. I think we're always in the process of writing and rewriting the story of our lives, forming our experiences into a narrative that makes sense. Much of that work involves demythologizing family myths and cultural myths - getting free of what we have been told about ourselves. - Author: Sam Keen
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#42. The story tells us that living the life of an artist is not as useful as living our lives as a work of art. - Author: Martin Prechtel
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#43. Taken as a whole, the story of Ruth is one of those signs. It was written to give us encouragement and hope that all the perplexing turns in our lives are going somewhere good. They do not lead off a cliff. In all the setbacks of our lives as believers, God is plotting for our joy. - Author: John Piper
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#44. Ideally, travel broadens our perspectives personally, culturally, and politically. Suddenly, the palette with which we paint the story of our lives has more colors. - Author: Rick Steves
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#45. We're going to spend the rest of our lives together in my head: a love story - Author: Melissa Broder
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#46. It isn't enough to have had an interesting or hilarious or tragic life. Art isn't anecdote. It's the consciousness we bring to bear on our lives. For what happened in the story to transcend the limits of the personal, it must be driven by the engine of what the story means. - Author: Cheryl Strayed
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#47. Everything is a story, and we are the authors of our own lives. - Author: Tim Green
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#48. People come and go in our lives; that's as old a story as there is. But some of them the heart cries out to keep forever; and that is a fresh saga everytime. - Author: Ivan Doig
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#49. It's sometimes hard to wrap your head around a big story, and for most of us drawing editorial cartoons 9/11/ 01, that was the biggest story of our professional lives. - Author: Steve Breen
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#50. A good story is always written with the tears of tragedies and triumphs, and the love and kindness of our lives. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#51. I am convinced that when we bring our griefs and sorrows within the story of God's own grief and sorrow, and allow them to be held there, God is able to bring healing to us ans new possibilities to our lives. That is, of course, what Good Friday and Easter are all about - Author: N. T. Wright
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#52. To us he's like... like scenery, in the background of our lives, but for him, he's the main character. He has a life and a job and a whole story. He's a real person. And to him, we're the background scenery. - Author: Dan Wells
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#53. Ebb and flow, ebb and flow, our lives. Is that why we're fascinated by the steadfastness of stars? The water reaches my calves. I begin the story of the Pleiades, women transformed into birds so Swift and bright that no man could snare them. - Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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#54. If our lives are to be shaped by the story of Scripture, we need to understand two things well: the biblical story is a compelling unity on which we may depend, and each of us has a place within that story. - Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
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#55. Story is the mother of us all. First we wrap our lives in language and then we act on who we say we are. We proceed from the word into the world and make a world based on our stories. - Author: Christina Baldwin
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#56. We can spend out lives letting others dictate our narrative, and cast ourselves as the victims. Or we can realize the truth: that we are the creators of our own story. - Author: Rania Al-Abdullah
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#57. A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really our own but only the continuation of someone else's story. - Author: Diane Setterfield
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#58. There's a romance to danger. There's a romance to drinking, to drugs, to petty crime and to heartbreak and loneliness. All of those things can be used to make the STORY of our lives better. - Author: Joey Comeau
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#59. I see all art as a complement to telling people's stories. I'm in the storytelling business. I believe that the humanity that all of us share is the stories of our lives, and everybody has a story. Your story is as important as the next person's story. - Author: Oprah Winfrey
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#60. What we do with our lives every day, whether at school, a desk job, or keeping the home in order, is our most basic opportunity to glorify God. That's what your role in His story looks like day in and day out. Instead of waiting to be offered a new role, play the current one well. - Author: Trip Lee
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#61. All around us God is writing a grand story of His love and He invites us to let our lives fill the pages. - Author: Kristen McNulty
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#62. I write because the lives of all of us are stories. If enough of those stories are told, then perhaps we will begin to see that our lives are the same story. The differences are merely in the details. - Author: Julius Lester
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#63. God is writing His story on the pages of our lives. - Author: Rick Anderson
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#64. We are reading the story of our lives
As though we were in it
As though we had written it. - Author: Mark Strand
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#65. We insignificant people with our daily words and acts are preparing the lives of many Dorotheas, some of which may present a far sadder sacrifice than that of the Dorothea whose story we know. - Author: George Eliot
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#66. We are always young to know the story of our lives. - Author: Himanshu Chhabra
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#67. When we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves from the parts of our lives that don't fit with who we think we're supposed to be, we stand outside of our story and hustle for our worthiness by constantly performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving. - Author: Brene Brown
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#68. Unacceptable Levels is Powerful. It tells the story of toxic chemicals in just about every aspect of our lives, and the egregious lack of regulation. Our ability to protect our families is at stake. - Author: Joan Blades
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#69. Narratives are the primary way in which we make sense of our lives, as opposed to, for example schema,cognition, beliefs, constructs. Definition of narrative include the important element of giving meaning to events and experiences over time by connecting them as a developing, continuing story. - Author: Jacqui Stedmon
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#70. How complex, untrustworthy, and important our stories are. We will never tell you the true story of our lives. - Author: Andy Quan
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#71. When we leave the pen in His hands we will never be disappointed with the story of our lives. - Author: Eric Ludy
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#72. The man on the rock had pitched five outs in the losing game, and had given up two runs on a single. But he'd inherited loaded bases. The story of his life. The story of all our lives. - Author: David James Duncan
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#73. The real story of our times is seldom told in the horse-puckey-filled memoirs of dopey, self-serving presidents or generals, but in the outrageous, demented lives of guys like Lenny Bruce, Giordano Bruno, Scott Fitzgerald - and Paul Krassner. The burrs under society's saddle. The pains in the ass. - Author: Harlan Ellison
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#74. For the soul-wounded woman. Your healed voice is my favorite sound. Your hurts, they walk right into our hearts; but your story of healing
that can change lives. Never be afraid to find and use your voice. - Author: Jo Ann Fore
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#75. Gossip is the story of our lives," she said.''It is the way a society works out how it is to behave. Our manners, our morals,our mores - Author: Marion Halligan
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#76. FREQUENTLY, PHYSICAL ILLNESSES are the body's response to permanent disregard of its vital functions. One of our most vital functions is an ability to listen to the true story of our own lives. - Author: Alice Miller
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#77. Our lives are a novel being written. We are its author. Every action we encounter and every person we meet has a role and a place in our ultimate story. It is in our control to decide the level of how, who and what impacts us and how large a role we decide to assign each. - Author: Mark W. Boyer
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#78. How much more do they deserve our reverence and praise, whose lives are devoted to the formation of institutions, which, when they and their children are mingled in the common dust, may continue to cherish the principles and the practice of liberty in perpetual freshness and vigour. - Author: Joseph Story
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#79. Ken has three kids. I have three kids. The first movie was basically the story of our lives. Every man is kind of a villain until he then has kids. And then, they soften us up. - Author: Cinco Paul
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#80. Story affirms that not everything in the universe can or must be explained propositionally; the loose ends of story aren't always neatly tied together, because neither are the loose ends of our lives. "Life can bear only so much reality," says poet and pastor Calvin Miller. - Author: Sarah Arthur
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#81. 'Years of Living Dangerously' is a wonderful opportunity to reach a lot of people with the story and importance of climate change in our lives; in recent history, there's no bigger threat to the quality of human life than what is taking place right now in respect of climate change. - Author: Harrison Ford
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#82. What we gain in the world, we lose in the world, forgotten in death. We must rather fancy what we brought into the world, for therein lives our story, our legend. - Author: Palle Oswald
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#83. We make our lives bigger or smaller, more expansive or more limited, according to the interpretation of life that is our story. - Author: Christina Baldwin
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#84. Merilyn Simonds maintains an effortless balance between the dictates of story and memory ... these aren't just the stories of one life; here are the patterns found in all our lives, richly celebrated. - Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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#85. The Torah is the foundational text for Jewish law, but the Haggadah is our book of living memory. We are not merely telling a story here. We are being called to a radical act of empathy. Here we are, embarking on an ancient, perennial attempt to give human lives - our lives - dignity. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#86. The first good news for all of us, the first joyful story of our lives, is that there is a story at all, and an Author who has loved us into being. - Author: Anthony M. Esolen
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#87. There are mythic patterns under all of our lives. Each one of us, often unbeknownst to ourselves, is engaged in a drama of soul that is not reserved only for gods, heroes, and saints. Story is one bridge between the human realm and the divine. - Author: Deena Metzger
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#88. An abiding preoccupation for me is how much of our lives are invisible and unknown by other people, like the Chekhov story 'The Lady With the Little Dog.' - Author: Claire Messud
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#89. Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned. - Author: Brad Watson
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#90. Christmas is a story that has both religious and pagan origins, and to ignore its power is to ignore the power of myth - those symbols and legends that help us to ground our lives. - Author: Jay Parini
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#91. So there are countless reasons to remain on this Godforsaken planet that was long considered the only world, if for no other reason than to learn the end of our story: what the author of our lives has not yet taken the trouble to finish. - Author: Filippo Bologna
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#92. Sometimes love brings us into the darkest corners of our lives, he told me. But we survive because love guides us through the fears and uncertainties. And other times, love brings us to the brightest sunshine, the most absolute happiness we have ever known. - Author: Morgan Parker
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