Plot Quotes

Why does God allow evil in the world? To thicken the plot.

- Ramakrishna

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Bigotrys birthplace is the sinister back room of the mind where plots and schemes are hatched for the persecution and oppression of other human beings.

- Bayard Rustin

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You can holler, protest, march, picket and demonstrate, but somebody must be able to sit in on the strategy conferences and plot a course. There must be strategies, the researchers, the professionals to carry out the program. That's our role.

- Whitney M. Young

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One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot.

- James Joyce

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Ugh! How many stories about love, copulation, marriage and death already exist, not one of which tells the truth! How sick I am of well-constructed plots and brilliant writing!

- Sadegh Hedayat

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Plot and character are virtually the same thing.

- Daniel Keys Moran

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Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories.

- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.

- Alan Moore

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Time is the metre, memory the only plot.

- Derek Walcott

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Accordingly, the poet should prefer probable impossibilities to improbable possibilities. The tragic plot must not be composed of irrational parts.

- Aristotle

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When you look back on your life, it looks as though it were a plot, but when you are into it, it's a mess: just one surprise after another. Then, later, you see it was perfect.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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The winner must promote social jusitce, remove corruption and discrmination, and stand against political, cultural and economic plots.

- Ali Khamenei

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A film with an untidy plot cannot grip the audience and define their emotional response.

- Kim Jong Il

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Culture is a plot against the expansion of consciousness.

- Terence McKenna

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The plots of God are perfect. The Universe is a plot of God.

- Edgar Allan Poe

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The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better you are as a writer.

- Billy Wilder

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Oh what would Rome be without a plot?

- Pope Alexander VI

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Crime fiction makes money. It may be harder for writers to get published, but crime is doing better than most of what we like to call CanLit. It's elementary, plot-driven, character-rich story-telling at its best.

- Linwood Barclay

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When we submit our lives to what we read in scripture, we find that we are not being led to see God in our stories but our stories in God's. God is the larger context and plot in which our stories find themselves.

- Eugene H. Peterson

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It takes a fierce devotion to defend your artistic space, and eternal vigilance over it, because the needs of others will grow like vines in your little plot and claim it back for the jungle.

- Judith Ortiz Cofer

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A potato can grow quite easily on a very small plot of land. With molecular manufacturing, we'll be able to have distributed manufacturing, which will permit manufacturing at the site using technologies that are low-cost and easily available.

- Ralph Merkle

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True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome.

- Walter Inglis Anderson

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The fantastic thing about the theatre is that it can make something be seen that's invisible, and that's where my interest in theatre is- that you can be watching this thing happening with actors and costumes and light and set and language, and even plot, and something emerges from beyond that, and that's the image part that I'm looking for, that sort of added dimension.

- Sam Shepard

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But keep characters in propinquity long enough and a story will always develop a plot.

- Keith Miller

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Use what you know. Draw from it. It doesnt always mean plot or fact. It means capturing a truth from your experiencing it, expressing values you personally feel deep down in your core.

- Andrew Stanton

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There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot – things are not as they seem.

- Jim Thompson

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If our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.

- Shane Black

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Life's generally artless ... but it does get these occasional hard-ons for plot. It connects things, nefariously, behind your back, and before you know it you're in the final act of a lousy movie.

- Glen Duncan

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You keep waiting for the moral of your life to become obvious, but it never does. Work, work, work: No moral. No plot. No eureka! Just production schedules and days. You might as well be living inside a photocopier. Your lives are all they're ever going to be.

- Douglas Coupland

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There is only one thing a writer can write about: what is in front of his senses at the moment of writing... I am a recording instrument... I do not presume to impose "story" "plot" "continuity"... Insofar as I succeed in Direct recording of certain areas of psychic process I may have limited function... I am not an entertainer.

- William S. Burroughs

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