Big Story Colophon

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

― Maya Angelou

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

― Lao Tzu

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

― Louis L’Amour

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

― Ray Bradbury

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

― Virginia Woolf

A story is the relationship that you develop between who you are, or who you potentially are, and the infinite world.”

―   Shekhar Kapur

You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus.”

―   Mark Twain

Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully but write boldly. Then, like the hero of the fable, your dance will dazzle the world.”

— Robert McKee

My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.”

―   Robert Bresson

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”

―   CS Lewis

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

―  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

―  Beverly Sills

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

―  Aristotle


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