A Quote by Orson Scott Card on audiences, clarity, desires, existence, experience, fear, guidance, hope, mind, order, reality, and words

This is the essence of the transaction between storyteller and audience. The 'true' story is not the one that exists in my mind; it is certainly not the written words on the bound paper that you hold in your hands. The story in my mind is nothing but a hope; the text of the story is the tool I created in order to try to make that hope a reality. The story itself, the true story, is the one that the audience members create in their minds, guided and shaped by my text, but then transformed, elucidated, expanded, edited, and clarified by their own experience, their own desires, their own hopes and fears.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on guidance, hospitality, and loneliness

Turn, gentle Hermit of the Dale, And guide my lonely way To where yon taper cheers the vale With hospitable ray.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Hermit

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A Quote by Olaf Stapledon on brevity, community, crisis, darkness, defeat, effort, guidance, love, play, praise, reality, struggle, and world

Two lights for guidance. The first, our little glowing atom of community, with all that it signifies. The second, the cold light of the stars, symbol of the hypercosmical reality, with its crystal ecstasy. Strange that in this light, in which even the dearest love is frostily asserted, and even the possible defeat of our half-waking world is contemplated without remission of praise, the human crisis does not lose but gains significance. Strange, that it seems more, not less, urgent to play some part in this struggle, this brief effort of animacules striving to win for their race some increase of lucidity before the ultimate darkness.

Olaf Stapledon

Source: Star Maker

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A Quote by Norman Macleod on brothers, courage, darkness, god, guidance, humility, trust, and path

Courage, brother! Do not stumble, Though thy path be dark as night; There's a star to guide the humble: 'Trust in God, and do the Right.'

Norman Macleod (1812 - 1872)

Source: Edinburgh Christian Magazine, Jan. 1857

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on army, books, guidance, ideas, life, maxims, power, and soul

The Bible is not merely a book-it is a living power. . . . Nowhere as in the Bible can be found such a series of beautiful ideas and admirable maxims which pose before us like the battalions of a celestial army. . . . The soul can never go astray while it has this book for its guide.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on children, guidance, and learning

Since I would rather make of him [the child] an able man than a learned man, I would also urge that care be taken to Choose a guide [tutor] with a well-made rather than a well-filled head.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Maxwell N. Cornelius on beginning, darkness, fear, god, guidance, heaven, hope, meaning, mystery, praise, songs, tears, trust, and understanding

Not now, but in the coming years, It may be in the better land, We'll read the meaning of our tears, And then, ah, then we'll understand. We'll catch the broken threads again And finish what we here began; Heaven will the mysteries explain, And then, ah, then we'll understand. We'll know why clouds instead of sun Were over many a cherished plan, Why song has ceased when scarce begun; 'Tis there sometime we'll understand. Why what we long for most of all Eludes so oft our eager hand, Why hopes are crushed and castles fall, Up there, sometime we'll understand. God knows the way; he holds the key; He guides us with unerring hand; Sometimes with tearless eyes we'll see, Yes, there, up there we'll understand. Then trust in God through all thy days; Fear not, for he cloth hold thy hand; Though dark thy way, still sing and praise, Sometime, sometime we'll understand.

Maxwell N. Cornelius

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on direction, gifts, god, guidance, promises, and strength

There is a gift available to all of us-the gift of looking to God for direction. Here is an avenue of strength, comfort, and guidance. . . . "Look to God and live." This is the wonderful promise given so often in the scriptures. . . . Our capacity to see and comprehend is increased only in proportion to our willingness to look. God becomes more approachable as we look to him.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, November 1987, p. 21.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on confidence, failure, family, feeling, god, guidance, heart, needs, prayer, sorrow, and world

God knows the feelings in every human heart. He can soften sorrow and lead when there seems to be no light. Prayer can give guidance and confidence. It reminds us that no one need be alone in this world. If all else fails, remember, God and one other person can be a family.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p.64.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on guidance, men, power, science, and spirituality

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: 1965

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