“The number 1 thing that I don’t want to see in a story is when characters exist simply to be proven wrong.”

Brandon Sanderson

“People see in stories what they’re looking for, my young friend.”

Brandon Sanderson

“Every man is a hero of his own story.”

Brandon Sanderson

“An unread book does nobody any good. Stories happen in the mind of a reader, not among symbols printed on a page.”

Brandon Mull

“All of these lines across my face, tell you the story of who I am. So many stories of where I’ve been and how I got to where I am.”

Brandi Carlile

“People sing each other’s songs and they cultivate standards. That’s the reason why we have folk music and folk stories. History is told through song.”

Brandi Carlile

“Hackle may be the best absurdist story writer working today.”

 

Bradley Sands

“There are certain aspects of celebrity that I understand, although that’s not the main point of the story [in Assassination of Jesse James] , but it is one of the by products. I certainly understand what its like to be hunted and have a bounty on my head but at least nobody is pointing guns at me.”

 

Brad Pitt

“I got into [producing] to be part of stories that wouldn’t necessarily be right for me as an actor.”

 

Brad Pitt

“I had the luxury of working on the script with Andrew [Dominik] for a good year before the film started, so I was already intimate with the story [of The Assassination of Jesse James] and felt quite prepared walking into it.”

 

Brad Pitt

“I just take credit for being smart enough to find a guy as smart as Benett [Miller] to tell the story [of “Moneyball”].”

 

Brad Pitt

“You know, you find that these stories … will turn one of us into the good guy and one of us into the bad guy. If you look at it closely or even not that closely … it’s ridiculous.”

 

Brad Pitt

“You know I’ve been in these tabloids for years now. And at some point you just become a Zen master of it all. Most of these stories, you get probably 2 percent real fruit juice and the rest is just garbage with no nutritional value.”

 

Brad Pitt

“How many stories have you read that aren’t true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up? And when we don’t split up, there’s a whole new round that we’ve made up and we’re back together again!”

 

Brad Pitt

“For me a film is at its best when you can start filling in the story with your own life experience.”

 

Brad Pitt

“Iliad by Homer is one of the great stories in literature. And I thought its themes really resonated today, whether that was my projection or Homer’s intentions. It didn’t seem like we had come very far.”

 

Brad Pitt

“Stories aren’t the beauty of what did happen. They’re the beauty of what could happen.”

 

Brad Meltzer

“Tell your story.That’s the secret of immortality. The one true way to live forever.”

 

Brad Meltzer

“David Cristofanos debut novel captures the essence of the human spirit, and delivers a story that is simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking.”

 

Brad Listi

“I’m proud of the way I rearrange and put things together, like a chef who makes a great meal, or a filmmaker who puts together a story – it’s casting, editing, cinematography.”

 

Bonnie Raitt