Thursday, February 19, 2009

Story Gives Life Meaning

"Classical story design charts the vast interconnectedness of life from the obvious to the impenetrable, from the intimate to the epic, from individual identity to the international infosphere. It lays bare the network of chain-linked causalities that, when understood, gives life meaning."

- Robert McKee. Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principals of Screenwriting. ReganBooks: New York, 1997. pg 52

This is a great quote that can be paraphrased to "story gives life meaning." Perhaps it is not that simple, but I believe that story has a lot to say about the nature of reality.

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