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Narrative Point Of View Quotes


"I have a point of view. You have a point of view. God has view." - Madeleine L'Engle

"I focus on characters as individuals with attitudes and write each scene from a particular character's point of view. That way, even narrative passages take on the character's sound. I don't want the reader to be aware of me, writing." - Elmore Leonard

"I used to teach writing in a federal prison, and for my students' benefit, I would liken the narrative use of this highly personal point of view to a boxer's getting in close to his opponent." - Norman Lock

"I think there is a real value in an editorial point-of-view and in editorial curation, and in putting together an entire narrative around a set of topics is important." - Michael Wolf

"Reality is just a point of view." - Philip K Dick

"Leadership is having a point of view." - Roger Enrico

"Evil is just a point of view" - Anne Rice

"I write from my point of view." - Takudzwa Victoria Rosa Maidza

"Evil is a point of view." - Anne Rice

"Nothing's beautiful from every point of view." - Horace

"Spiritual progress is the changing of the point of view." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"The essential point of view of Christianity is sin." - Friedrich Schlegel

"Style is the perfection of a point of view." - Richard Eberhart

"The essential point of view of Christianity is sin." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"The essential point of view of Christianity is sin." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Sc

"Truth is only a question of point of view." - Karl Lagerfeld

"To hit someone means to adopt his point of view." - Paul Valery

"Decorating is not a look, it's a point of view." - Albert Hadley

"The cow's point of view deserves more literary attention." - Mason Cooley

"Your opinion is nothing but your point of view." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Depression means that you have no point of view." - Andrew Solomon

"I'm a dumb guy. My point of view is limited." - Hannibal Buress

"I wouldn't presume to be God's point of view." - Martin Scorsese

"Point of view is worth 80 IQ points" - Alan Kay

"I wanted a more female point of view." - Denis Leary

"Truth is a point of view about things." - Marcel Proust

"We're all undesirable elements from somebody's point of view." - Edward Abbey

"See things from the boy's point of view." - Robert Badenpowell

"An outsider's point of view is always handy." - Pat Oliphant

"When did ignorance become a point of view?" - Scott Adams

"See things from the boy's point of view." - Robert Baden-Powell

"One point of view gives a one dimensional world." - Liz Murray

"Not everyone writes well from a child's point of view." - Richard Russo

"Consider your house from an aesthetic point of view." - Anthea Turner

"Dialogue means debates and everyone's point of view." - Kevin Hart

"A point of view can be the most limiting view of all." - Alan Robert Neal

"With preference came point of view; with point of view, personality; with personality, uniqueness; with uniqueness, grief." - Jane Smiley

"Our reporters do not cover stories from their point of view. They are presenting them from nobodys point of view." - Richard S. Salant

"At no time do I come from a cynical point of view. I'm coming from a concerned point of view." - Sandra Bernhard

"The company should be run from a creative point of view rather than a financial point of view." - Michael Eisner

"Real people are what fascinates me, whether it's from an acting point of view or a directing point of view." - Paul Blackthorne

"In mindfulness, breath can not play as not only reference point but point of view." - Gary Gach

"My view of an excellent novel was probably set in the golden age of fiction in the 19th century: narrative, character and voice are of equal importance." - Joanna Trollope

"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

"It gives liberty and breadth to thought, to learn to judge our own epoch from the point of view of universal history, history from the point of view of geological periods, geology from the point of view of astronomy." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"From the point of view of emptiness, there is neither being nor non-being, but we're not on the point of view of emptiness, we're on the point of view of our relative being." - Tenzin Palmo

"I suppose the short chapters and differing narrative points of view are quite "cinematic" devices, which came very naturally to me." - Stef Penney

"My point of view when I make a book or I make a movie is to see the humanistic point of view. The point of view of the daily life of normal people." - Marjane Satrapi

"I take a biocentric point of view. I look at things from the point of view of the Earth and the laws of ecology. As opposed to the anthropocentric point of view, where everything revolves around humanity." - Paul Watson

"I've always been a big proponent of point of view in cinema. Not necessarily that the point of view has to be subjective, but that in all great films the point of view has been taken into account and established." - John Hyams

"There is only one point of view, that is your point of view. You are making a mistake if you see the point of view of people. There is only one and that is your livelihood." - Harry Benson

"From a high-tech point of view, an agriculture point of view, a goods-and-services point of view, a great deal of [committee Democrats] have no choice except to support allowing America access to these markets." - Charles Rangel

"Zen doesn't believe in the reconciliation of opposites because from the point of view of Zen, there is no point of view." - Frederick Lenz

"Your point of view sets you up well in advance for how you view the events as they unfold." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"From my point of view, which is the point of view of no illusions, there is only winning and losing. You might as well be a winner." - Frederick Lenz

"Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view. From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher." - Antonio Tabucchi

"I swing both ways. I can see things from a kind of conservative point of view and from a more socially liberal or left-wing point of view." - Evan Davis

"The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one." - Brooks Atkinson

"every subjective phenomenon is essentially connected with a single point of view, and it seems inevitable that an objective, physical theory will abandon that point of view." - Thomas Nagel

"It was easier to know a character's point of view than it was to figure out what your point of view was." - Nick Kroll

"It's so important that we say 'I can see his point of view and I can see his point of view'." - Robert Hood

"Comics write to their point of view. If you're an exceedingly irreverent comedian, you've got to see where that point of view fits or produces the most funny." - Jim Gaffigan

"The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one." - Brooks Atkinson

"The individual point of view is the only point of view from which one is able to look at the world in its truth." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"The BAFTAs give the British point of view, and the Oscars give the American point of view, but the truth is we're all working in an international industry." - Ian Mckellen

"My films are very rooted in specific people's point of view. Some film-makers give a more global point of view, like God looking down at the characters." - Doug Liman

"I assume that the point of American democracy is you can express any point of view you want." - Gore Vidal

"Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Humor is the contemplation of the finite from the point of view of the infinite." - Christian Morgenstern

"The choice of a point of view is the initial act of a culture." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"The attainment of enlightenment from ego's point of view is extreme death." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Prayer is the act of seeing reality from God's point of view." - Philip Yancey

"I must say Ive always composed music from the point of view of the performers." - Walter Piston

"In his ignorance of the whole truth, each person maintains his own arrogant point of view." - Gautama Buddha

"The art of war in its highest point of view is policy." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"You will survive anything if you live your life from the point of view of truth." - Oprah Winfrey

"Just another point of view, I'm just a reflection of you." - Bootsy Collins

"The worldly person is insane from the point of view of the spiritual person." - Robert Thurman

"I write a lot of songs about my impressions from a man's point of view." - Kool Keith

"I've always really loved stories told from the point of view of children." - Mara Wilson

"From the point of view of the relative world, merit is very important." - Tenzin Palmo

"I must say I've always composed music from the point of view of the performers." - Walter Piston

"From my point of view, a great deal of openly expressed piety is insufferable conceit." - Robert A Heinlein

"I was interested in implements of mass destruction - from an academic point of view." - Dan Farmer

"From a strictly articulatory point of view there is no succession of sounds." - Roman Jakobson

"I have a tendency to often share the point of view of the conspiracy theory." - Marion Cotillard

"I think I want to talk about life from the point of view of death." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"I define myself from a vision, from a point of view of life." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"Art is a point of view, and a genius way of looking at things." - Henry James

"Art is, from any point of view, the greatest of risks." - Jean Helion

"Liberals are not always so liberal with people who disapprove - disapprove of their point of view." - Clint Eastwood

"It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you're not." - Michael Ondaatje

"From my point of view, there is a lot of joy in stage work." - George Peppard

"My priority is my books, at least at this point. What I have to do is write the narrative of this time." - Haruki Murakami

"Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view." - George H W Bush

"Courtesy towards opponents and eagerness to understand their view-point is the ABC of non-violence." - Mahatma Gandhi

"How do you stand out? Just find your point-of-view." - Kevin Pollak

"From an evolutionary point of view, man has stopped moving, if he ever did move." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"With your spirit open and unconstricted, look at things from a high point of view." - Miyamoto Musashi

"You get a wonderful view from the point of no return." - Terry Pratchett

"Used to tell me the sky's the limit, now the sky is our point of view." - Big Sean

"I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view." - Laura Welch Bush

"The last change in our point of view gives the whole world a pictorial air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We have only to change the point of view and the greatest action looks mean." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"The best products in the world have a point of view. The worst products have none." - Kevin Systrom

"Some musicians are not great technicians, but they give you a rich point of view." - Nathan Milstein

"It is better to be blind than to see things from only one point of view." - Sabrina Jeffries

"In science, each new point of view calls forth a revolution in nomenclature." - Friedrich Engels

"We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience." - Bashar al-Assad

"From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog." - Mabel Robinson

"A unicorn is just a horse with a point of view" - Ron Sexsmith

"Ugliness is a point of view; an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist." - Austin O'Malley

"You mustn't look at a film with only one point of view." - Jafar Panahi

"All it really needed was the proper point of view. No one's gonna bring me down." - James Taylor

"From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August." - Andrew Card

"The author's opinions do not necessarily coincide with his point of view." - Victor Pelevin

"From a certain point of view our real enemy, the true troublemaker, is inside." - Dalai Lama

"You can't see other people's point of view when you have only one language." - Frank Smith

"Try honest to see things from the other person's point of view." - Dale Carnegie

"I find a woman's point of view much grander and finer than a man's." - Katharine Hepburn

"The stronger a brand's point of view, the greater its voltage." - Ben Richards

"Not to have a correct political point of view is like having no soul..." - Mao Zedong

"A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view." - Robert Frost

"If anything can be done, it can be overdone is my point of view." - Winston Smith

"As the Chinese will tell you, history depends on your point of view." - Tim Allen

"From my point of view, photography never got any better than it was in 1840." - Chuck Close

"Race totally matters. Race totally changes your point of view. It's a different experience." - Bryan Fuller

"I believe in the directorial point of view and directorial choices." - Laszlo Nemes

"The stronger a brand's point of view, the greater its voltage." - Ben Richards

"Our point of view is we will sell more if we help people make purchasing decisions." - Jeff Bezos

"A moral point of view too often serves as a substitute for understanding in technological matters." - Marshall Mcluhan

"From the totalitarian point of view, history is something to be created rather than learned." - George Orwell

"Reality makes no sense at all, except possibly from God's point of view" - Lori Singer

"History has a point of view; it cannot be all things to all people." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I've never heard a song written from a stepmother's point of view, about their family." - Leann Rimes

"We have no outside point of view. We are nature too." - Frank Schaeffer

"From an acting point of view you need to look at what you're bringing in." - Emily Berrington

"Happiness is such a fleeting point of view - there's no such thing as continual happiness." - Indira Gandhi

"Writing in the first person automatically gives you a point of view." - Truman Capote

"The need for a pro-life point of view undergirds everything you do." - Nat Hentoff

"I'm inventing new principles. The audience has a point of view that no one can predict." - David Copperfield

"Not to have a correct political point of view is like having no soul..." - Mao Tse-Tung

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view but that's seriously a weird one." - Kevin Rudd

"If you do not agree with the prevalent point of view, be ready to explain why." - Martin H Fischer

"From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog." - Mabel Louise Robinson

"That's from a logical point of view To always love a woman uglier than you." - Raphael De Leon

"The world's creation has a beginning from the world's point of view, not from God's." - Rowan D. Williams

"We always did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point of view..." - Bob Dylan

"From my point of view, things don't have to change to get better. Things are fantastic." - Ben Mendelsohn

"Ugliness is a point of view: an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist." - Austin O'Malley



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