Thanks for all the words of inspiration you've sent my way.
Thanks for sending words of inspiration to your own friends and followers.
So this is an extra special edition dedicated to the storyteller, the people who use words to change reality.
No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever.
It is an ancient need to be told stories. But the story needs a great storyteller.
We are the stories we tell ourselves.
-Shekhar Kapur, director
I was a kid who allowed these world and stories to really exist, to really tell me what the world was like.. or more accurately...
what the world could be like.
-Seth Worley, Director (on growing up loving movies)
Part of me wonders if our stories aren't being stolen by the easy life.
-Donald Miller, author
Some stories are true that never happened.
Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.