Graham Swift Quotes: Children Only Animals Live Entirely In

Children, Only Animals Live Entirely In The Here And Now. Only Nature Knows Neither Memory Nor History. But Man - Let Me Offer You A Definition - Is The Storytelling Animal. Wherever He Goes He Wants To Leave Behind Not A Chaotic Wake, Not An Empty Space, But The Comforting Marker-buoys And Trail-signs Of Stories. He Has To Go On Telling Stories. He Has To Keep On Making Them Up. As Long As There's A Story, It's All Right. Even In His Last Moments, It's Said, In The Split Second Of A Fatal Fall - Or When He's About To Drown - He Sees, Passing Rapidly Before Him, The Story Of His Whole Life.
— Graham Swift —

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