Posts Tagged ‘storyteller’

Quote of the day, Aug. 19

August 19, 2017

Flannery O’Connor, on writing (from Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose)

‚ÄúThere is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.”

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Quote of the day, May 20

May 20, 2017

Barry Levinson, on Avalon

“When I began to think about the head of the family, the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller, the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came.”