Lived Life and Stories

Claire Messud:

Each of us is made up of our lived experiences, of course; but also, both consciously and unconsciously, of all the stories that we have heard, read, or watched. Without realizing it, we come to understand what a story is and how it means by the accretion of narratives in our heads.

Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write, p. 65