A story should be taken to heart
The subject of a good story is always you.
Every one of you.
Not you as you are.
You as you could be.
And, perhaps, really ought to be.
Good stories are a part of that science of the soul
which insists that your world cannot be changed
without first changing yourself.
Even the most seemingly insignificant story
can pick up your soul and shake it like a leaf in the wind.
Where then is the world
you thought you lived in?
Only after the incubation
The brooding and mulling
Should the story be left
To fly free
In the world.
– Count Jack Black