"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."
"The best films of any kind, narrative or documentary, provoke questions."
"All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary."
"I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow."
"You can't but know that if you can capture the emotions of the audience as well as their minds, the play will work better, because it's a narrative art form."
"My mom used to tell me stories at night, read books to me - and I read 'em over and over and over again. And you know what I learned from that? I went back and looked at everything - Why do I like reading the same stories over and over and over again? What, was I some kind of nincompoop? No - the narrative gave me connection with my mom."
"I don't think the relationship between novels and realities are one to one. Of course novels play different roles. It's essentially just a long narrative form. What you use that long narrative form for can be very different."
"I love the freedom that the narrative form provides."
"Short fiction is the medium I love the most, because it requires that I bring everything I've learned about poetry - the concision, the ability to say something as vividly as possible - but also the ability to create a narrative that, though lacking a novel's length, satisfies the reader."
"The kind of theater that I do is sort of 'narrative realism,' which I think in the broadest sense is legitimate to say is mainstream. I mean, in a certain sense, Suzan-Lori's plays have had mainstream levels of success. But Suzan-Lori is in some ways not a narrative realist."