“Every human existence is a life in search of a narrative.  This is not simply because it strives to discover a pattern to cope with the experience of chaos and confusion.  It is because each human life is always already an implicit story."   - Richard Kearney

". . . stories that call most on the imagination work on a deep level of the mind, beneath reason . . .  using symbol as poetry does to express what can’t be said directly, using imagery to express what can’t be perceived directly, using indirection to indicate the truthward direction." 
     - Ursula K. LeGuin