“After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
— Philip Pullman, an English writer. Author of the His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy.
Pullman doesn’t share the same worldview as I do—he calls himself an “agnostic atheist”—but I do agree with him in his sentiment regarding the importance of stories.
Stories, true ones and fictional ones, have saved me many times. Stories are the seeds that sprout in the garden of my mind, providing both beauty and food.
Do you see story this way? Do you have a different interpretation?