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Narrative Perspective Quotes


"Narrative tension is primarily about withholding information," - Ian Mcewan

"Perspective will come in retrospect." - Melody Beattie

"Perspective is the cure for depression." - Bono

"Cultural perspective on gender diversity in computing," - Lenore Blum

"Going beyond one's backyard grants one perspective." - Sara Genn

"Things definitely got out of perspective." - Katie Hoff

"The continuous narrative of existence is a lie. There is no continuous narrative, there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark." - Jeanette Winterson

"Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time." - William Cowper

"Nothing puts things in perspective as quickly as a mountain." - Josephine Tey

"My perspective is a little different because I'm from Manhattan." - Kool Moe Dee

"Find a perspective that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary." - Dewitt Jones

"Reality is perspective. All you have to do is Believe." - Criss Angel

"Values provide perspective in the best of times and worst." - Charles A. Garfield

"Stories don't give answers, but they do offer perspective." - Dan B. Allender

"He simply contemplated human realities from a divine perspective." - Salvador Bernal

"In the darkest of times, laughter helps revolutionize our perspective." - Phil Callaway

"You have to know how to keep things in perspective." - Tony Parker

"If you're religious, it gives you a perspective." - Martha Beck

"An empowering perspective gives birth to an empowered life." - Hal Elrod

"I look at this game from a different perspective." - Pitbull

"Perspective is the enemy of long-lost love." - Amy Dickinson

"You can move beyond the ego's perspective and see reality from the perspective of a higher consciousness." - Steve Pavlina

"Motherhood puts everything into perspective, changes the way you look at life, and your perspective of what's actually important." - Kelis

"The best way to truly understand narrative art is to experience it." - George Lucas

"Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid." - Thomas Carlyle

"I think that's true of real life - we don't ever know anyone completely. Secrets are very important to creating a narrative work that's believable. The characters come into that world with secrets, as happens to all of us. As honest as we try to be in our relationships, we can never completely know someone. From a narrative perspective it's very important and pleasing - you want to have those secrets there. The secret is an essential part of the creation of the novel." - Jaume Cabre

"From its aptly noirish title on, Martin Preib's The Wagon has rightness of authenticity about it. From the perspective of a cop he fashions a compelling view of the Chicago Algren once called 'the dark city.' There's a unique quality to his essays which manage to be broodingly meditative even as their narrative drive keeps you turning pages." - Stuart Dybek

"The silencing of the Haitian Revolution is only a chapter within a narrative of global domination. It is part of the history of the West and it is likely to persist, even in attenuated form, as long as the history of the West is not retold in ways that bring forward the perspective of the world." - Michel-Rolph Trouillot

"It is difficult to disturb the common usage of Korean that is bent to the perspective of a male-oriented society. Korean society is based on both a politics and history that have been disguised as a solid society of solid male poems, a solid written language, fixed rules of how to write literature, and a narrative language." - Kim Hyesoon

"Taking photographs seems to be a means to express some kind of emotional, abstractive narrative. I look at the images that I'm most proud of like a film about the world the way I see it (or at least saw it at that moment, a perspective that seems to be ever-shifting and filled with self-doubt.)" - Anton Yelchin

"If you think of even Tolstoy or a book like 'Anna Karenina,' you go from character to character, and each section is from the third person perspective of a different character, so you get to see the whole world a little more kaleidoscopically that way. That's traditional narrative manner, and I haven't done a book like that before, but I enjoyed it." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"We are all one Energy Stream, but what makes the separations or distinguishes the differences is perspective. You are a unique and individual perspective." - Esther Hicks

"Even a small amount of perspective can change our lives. Because even the smallest amount of perspective can change how we are able to navigate hard times." - Andy Andrews

"I recognize that virtually every company that comes in here has a perspective. It's often not difficult to understand why they have the perspective that they have." - Charles James

"The ninety percent of human experience that does not fit into established narrative patterns falls into oblivion." - Mason Cooley

"My god is narrative filmmaking." - Darren Aronofsky

"STORY, n. A narrative, commonly untrue. The truth of the stories here following has, however, not been successfully impeached." - Ambrose Bierce

"What other species now require of us is our attention. Otherwise, we are entering a narrative of disappearing intelligences." - Terry Tempest Williams

"I hear music as narrative." - Ajay Naidu

"Jung Chang was the first person to tell a grand historical, political story through a personal narrative." - Aminatta Forna

"I think Kurosawa was one of the first storytelling geniuses who began to change the narrative structure of films." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"The expected vertical line of Ikiru's narrative breaks when Kurosawa does a flash-forward in the middle of the film." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"Everything is a narrative in life. I learned that early on as a reporter at the 'Washington Post.'" - Kara Swisher

"You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective." - Denis Waitley

"Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears." - Kate Winslet

"Joy is always a function of gratitude - and gratitude is always a function of perspective." - Ann Voskamp

"The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective." - Al Neuharth

"Suffering ceases to be suffering when you have a redemptive perspective." - Donald Miller

"Whether a man is a criminal or a public servant is purely a matter of perspective." - Tom Robbins

"It's my personal perspective that you live as hard and as vigorously as you can..." - Diem Brown

"I would like travelers, especially American travelers, to travel in a way that broadens their perspective..." - Rick Steves

"Ultimately, tragedy on earth can only be understood rightly from the perspective of heaven." - David Platt

"Sometimes two people could look at the same picture and see different images. Position determines perspective." - Nikki Turner

"The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective." - Warren G. Bennis

"If we don't have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective" - Wayne Thiebaud

"When teaching a rapidly changing technology, perspective is more important than content." - Richard E. Pattis

"In the perspective of every person lies a lens through which we may better understand ourselves." - Ellen Langer

"Travel is rich with learning opportunities, and the ultimate sourvenir is a broader perspective." - Rick Steves

"Nick is like a good stiff drink: He gives everything the correct perspective." - Gillian Flynn

"We all need people who will help us look at situations from a different perspective." - David Cottrell

"You just need a little perspective. Warmed chocolate can give you that." - Giada De Laurentiis

"Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form." - Richard Carlson

"Compassion can drive us to do amazing things and give us perspective." - Bethany Hamilton

"Perspective is a moment in time that cannot be fully appreciated until that moment has passed." - Tibor Kalman

"Less opinion, more perspective." - Lil B

"Lord help me to see M. L. King as M. L. King in his true perspective." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A sweet thing, perspective - a chance to see your enemies so small." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"I am suggesting that quality in undergraduate education means giving students a perspective that is global." - Ernest L. Boyer

"This is what is known as perspective, and it is a swindle." - Kurt Schwitters

"Family is a collective expression of individual perspective-a living work of art." - Wes Fesler

"The point, do whatever it take to approach the Word with a fresh perspective." - Howard G. Hendricks

"Creativity is just learning to do something with a different perspective." - Benjamin Carson

"I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential." - Oliver Sacks

"Nothing puts peace in its proper perspective better than the loss of personal liberty first." - John Longenecker

"What is nonsense, and what is not, then, may be merely a matter of perspective." - Gary Zukav

"I used to get stressed out, but my cancer has put everything into perspective." - Delta Goodrem

"All those things they say about a baby changing your perspective - it does!" - Rachel Zoe

"A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way." - Allen Klein

"I've always been interested in writing from the perspective of an outsider." - Isaac Marion

"Values provide perspective in the best of times and the worst." - Charles Garfield

"Truth is multi-dimensional; it depends on the perspective you view from." - Peter Shepherd

"Perspective is a ghastly mistake which it has taken four centuries to redress." - Georges Braque

"You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN." - Alan Perlis

"That's what makes a character interesting from an actor's perspective - the more screwed up, the better." - Jeri Ryan

"I think I've always had a decent perspective on wins and losses on the tennis court." - Andy Roddick

"You ought to have a perspective when you're making a film." - Vera Farmiga

"Because of the feminist perspective, we have gotten a view of the world that is distorted." - Warren Farrell

"Most people's historical perspective begins with the day of their birth." - Rush Limbaugh

"If nothing changes, you will have to put your disappointment in perspective." - Amy Dickinson

"In the beginning, I wrote OK songs, but they didn't have a unique perspective." - Kacey Musgraves

"There is not an issue that a woman cannot bring a perspective to." - Eddie Bernice Johnson

"If you read any of my books, they tend to have a strong historical perspective." - Eric Kandel

"I think the perspective that small-town directors bring to films is very different." - Anurag Kashyap

"The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry-is not even a "subject"-but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning." - Neil Postman

"I believe when you're writing film or television, you can't rely on a crutch or rule that exists outside of the narrative of the film." - David S Goyer

"I tried to control the narrative." - Lance Armstrong

"Life is never static. Despite catastrophic tragedies, life has persisted in evolving new varieties of unimaginable forms. I find comfort in the narrative of evolutionary history." - Greg Graffin

"There was a hidden narrative I felt we could get into, It's about an accessible world. Family and relationships are accessible subjects." - John Madden

"STORY, n. A narrative, commonly untrue." - Ambrose Bierce

"The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed, and hopes that have been disappointed." - Samuel Johnson

"Specificity is the soul of narrative." - John Hodgman

"Narrative living is the beginning of rhetoric." - N.D. Wilson

"Narrative is the beginning of recovery." - Amanda Ripley

"Change the narrative, change the laws." - Ani Difranco

"You can reclaim your own narrative." - Paula Broadwell

"Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their relationship with the divine other, God or the gods, and with the human other, the stranger." - Timothy Radcliffe

"Partnerships are good engines for narrative." - Tommy Lee Jones

"Brands' products should be the manifestation of a company's values. Those values should be the subject of all sorts of wonderful stories that comprise your company's narrative." - Shawn Amos

"The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse." - Robert Morgan

"'Survivor' was, to me, an absolute reaction that the audience was having to the sort of staid nature of narrative drama on television." - Thomas Schlamme

"Right perspective is no perspective or all perspectives." - Gautama Buddha

"Life is about perspective and I have a different perspective from most. I am not trying to be in Hip Hop at 43 and looking like an old man. I always enjoyed business and my independence. I am an Entrepreneur." - Damon Dash

"Humor requires perspective. Perspective requires focus. Focus requires balance. Balance requires attention to the present moment. In the 'now' one is freed from labels. Success and failure, good luck and bad-they're all constructs of your mind." - Tom Bergeron

"I think it enriches you as a scientist to be able to see things in an artistic perspective and as an artist to see things in a scientific perspective." - Masi Oka

"Why would you create a movie for black people if you don't understand the history and perspective of the people you are doing it for? You need historical perspective to make sound decisions." - Tim Reid

"Lots of times, our main problem isn't our problem. Our biggest problem is our perspective on our problem." - Steven Furtick

"Half of bravery is perspective." - Veronica Roth

"Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective." - Dalai Lama

"Don't discount yourself, no matter what you're doing. Everyone has a unique perspective that they can bring to the world." - Mark Zuckerberg

"It is good to look to the past to gain appreciation for the present and perspective for the future." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Perspective is a gift nowadays." - Brian Solis

"For us, from Korea's perspective, China is the number one investment destination as well as number one trading partner." - Lee Myung-bak

"Too often in life we pass by important things. Let's pause, change perspective and see things more clearly." - Sergio Pinto

"The systems perspective tells us that we must look beyond individual mistakes or bad luck to understand important problems." - Peter Senge

"I am a rational man, but haven't you heard? i'm also insane. It gives me a unique perspective on things." - Derek Landy

". . . hope resides in the future, while perspective and wisdom are almost always found by looking to the past." - Greg Mortenson

"Let heaven fill your thoughts instead. Because when you do, everything on earth gets placed in its proper perspective." - Greg Laurie

"Human beings are the center of the universe from only one perspective, and that is our own." - J. B. MacKinnon

"Making the case (for same-sex marriage) from a conservative values perspective is an imperative, not an option." - Ken Mehlman

"The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?" - Oprah Winfrey

"History needs distance, perspective. Facts and events which are too well attested cease, in some sort, to be malleable." - Joseph Joubert

"Power in the hands of particular groups and classes serves like a prism to refract reality through their own perspective." - Sheila Rowbotham

"Perseverance and perspective until victory." - Lincoln Diaz-Balart

"The biggest obstacle to taking a bigger perspective on life is that our emotions capture and blind us." - Pema Chodron

"Keep your head and heart clear. Perspective can just as easily be lost as it can be found." - Andy Andrews

"A quiet morning with a loving God puts the events of the upcoming day into proper perspective." - Janette Oke

"Since 1789 history has had a new perspective, revolution being a successful revolt, and revolt a revolution that has failed." - Andre Malraux

"Only God can provide us with an eternal perspective and speak to us with absolute and final authority." - R C Sproul

"Recalling what our lives were like before Jesus Christ entered them will help keep our daily problems in perspective." - Max Anders

"You want to make your own decisions, but you ought to make those decisions with an eternal perspective." - James E Faust

"The beauty of science and the nature of scientific revelations constiture part of the modern theologian's perspective and toolbox." - Joseph Silk

"Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll find it there." - Robb Sagendorph

"Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict." - Elizabeth Wilson

"Painters and poets are obliged to exaggerate the proportions of their figures in order to give true perspective." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Always keep things in perspective." - Angie Martinez

"Gratitude puts everything into perspective." - Danielle LaPorte

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." - Marcus Aurelius

"I'm hard on myself, so I'm working on shifting perspective toward self-acceptance, with all my flaws and weaknesses." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"During his long political career, my father was always active in communicating the Christian gospel from the evangelical perspective,..." - Preston Manning

"Perseverance and perspective until victory." - Lincoln Diazbalart



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