Quoting Humanisms

 

                                      We tell ourselves stories in order to live

                                                      Joan Didion, title of her collected stories.

 

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Stories animate human life: that is their work.

Arthur W.Frank   Letting Stories Breathe

 

Narrative makes the earth habitable for human beings” Frank, again: p46

 

 

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We have each of us, a life story, an inner narrative – whose continuity, whose sense is our lives…. A man needs such a narrative, a continuous inner narrative to maintain his identity…

Oliver Sachs  opening to The man who mistook his wife for a hat

 

Oliver Sachs

 

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