A lie, sometimes, can be truer than the truth, which is why fiction gets written.
A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.
A bullet can kill the enemy, but a bullet can also produce an enemy, depending on whom that bullet strikes.
By telling stories, you objectify your own experience. You separate it from yourself. You pin down certain truths.
Fiction is the lie that helps us understand the truth.
War is a fundamental aspect of human existence. It’s good to know what war entails and what the human sacrifice is.
Fantasy has a dark side to it. It also has a light hemisphere – the power of the human imagination to keep going, to imagine a better tomorrow.
Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.
But the thing about remembering is that you don’t forget.
What sticks to memory, often, are those odd little fragments that have no beginning and no end.