Some quotes about narrative ….

Carlos Ruiz Zafon (2008, English translation 2009). El Juego del Angel  (translated by Lucia Graves as The Angel’s Game), Madrid: Editorial Planeta / London: Phoenix.

pg.121 of the 2009 English translation:

“Everything is a tale, Martin. What we believe, what we know, what we remember, even what we dream. Everything is a story, a narrative, a sequence of events with characters communicating an emotional content. We only accept as true what can be narrated ….”


“They teach us that human beings learn and absorb ideas concepts through narrative, through stories, not through lessons of theoretical speeches. This is what any of the great religious texts teach us. They’re all takes about characters who must confront life and overcome obstacles, figures setting off on a journey of spiritial enrichment through exploits and revelations. All holy books are, above all, great stories whose plots deal with the basic aspects of human nature, setting them within a particular moral frame and a particular framework of supernatural dogmas …..”