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Collected by       Nick Potterwww.storypot.co.nz
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Ten Stories (2012)

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Ten Stories that I read or watched in 2012 that made a mark on me.

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Ten Stories (2012)

  1. 1. “The world isnt just the way it is.It is how we understand it, no?And in understanding something,we bring something to it, no?Doesnt that make life a story?” Yann Martel Life of Pi
  2. 2. “I had very good eyes once. Thoughits another thing to say what I saw.In my experience, it is entirelypossible to watch something happenand not to see it at all.” Anna Funder All That I Am
  3. 3. “When it all goes quietbehind my eyes, I see everythingthat made me flying around ininvisible pieces.” Benh Zeitlin & Lucy Alibar Beasts of the Southern Wild
  4. 4. ”So many words get lost. They leavethe mouth and lose their courage,wandering aimlessly until they areswept into the gutter like deadleaves. On rainy days, you can heartheir chorus rushing past.” Nicole Krauss The History of Love
  5. 5. “The human world is made ofstories, not people. The peoplethe stories use to tell themselvesare not to be blamed.” David Mitchell Ghostwritten
  6. 6. “Telling the story of who she was,[she realized] that she was no longerthe same person. That she had made amistake, and the mistake had changedher, and now she would not make themistake again because she had becomesomeone else, someone less afraid,someone more compassionate.” Orson Scott Card Speaker for the Dead
  7. 7. “Tengo decided to discard the manuscripthe had written thus far and start abrand-new story from scratch. He closedhis eyes and, for a long time, listenedclosely to the dripping of the littlespring inside him. Eventually the wordsbegan to come naturally to him. Littleby little, taking all the time heneeded, he began to form them intosentences.” Haruki Murakami 1Q84
  8. 8. “Nothing comes from nothing...no story comes from nowhere;new stories are born from old—it is the new combinations thatmake them new.” Salman Rushdie Haroun and the sea of stories
  9. 9. “Stories in their fullness are beyondtelling. They arc from here into spacesbeyond words and things, where storiesdo not dwell...Only fragments are leftto us to make structures out of, thatplease and hint and delight us throughthe labyrinth. Fragments glimpsed inthe invisible book of life.” Ben Okri Starbook
  10. 10. “Just by living we change the world.” Anne Michaels The Winter Vault
  11. 11. Collected by Nick Potterwww.storypot.co.nz

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