Quote of the Day

“My cousin Helen, who is in her 90s now, was in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. She and a bunch of the girls in the ghetto had to do sewing each day. And if you were found with a book, it was an automatic death penalty. She had gotten hold of a copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’, and she would take three or four hours out of her sleeping time each night to read. And then, during the hour or so when they were sewing the next day, she would tell them all the story. These girls were risking certain death for a story. And when she told me that story herself, it actually made what I do feel more important. Because giving people stories is not a luxury. It’s actually one of the things that you live and die for.”
— Neil Gaiman

One comment on “Quote of the Day

  1. Amy says:

    I love this quote. It carries such an impacting resonance, and speaks precisely what I believe about those of us who are “story tellers”. People who hear/read any given “story” and assume it is a “luxury” or all for fun and games- they just don’t get it; there is little hope for them. For the story tellers, the words come as a conviction- tell the story, or bust- and every now and then, some life changer will approach to hear the story, and that can make all the difference for humankind.

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