Stories Can Save

But this too is true: stories can save us.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Tim O’Brien Quotes (Author of The Things They Carried). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2330.Tim_O_Brien [Accessed 1 Oct. 2019].
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A Thing May Happen And Be A Total Lie

A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Tim O’Brien Quotes (Author of The Things They Carried). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2330.Tim_O_Brien [Accessed 1 Oct. 2019].

You Dream It As You Tell It

The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in the head. There is the illusion of aliveness.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Tim O’Brien Quotes (Author of The Things They Carried). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2330.Tim_O_Brien [Accessed 1 Oct. 2019].

Stories Are For Eternity

Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Tim O’Brien Quotes (Author of The Things They Carried). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2330.Tim_O_Brien [Accessed 1 Oct. 2019].