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- The Babadook: when allegory meets expressionism in a therapeutic horror classic.
Category Archives: Empathy
“If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” – Mother Teresa Sitting horseback atop a hill overlooking the Cracow ghetto, Oscar Schindler watches the Nazis mass-murder Jews when, amongst the massive … Continue reading
“Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.” – Judith Wright WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Leave it to the storytelling gurus behind Pixar Animation Studio … Continue reading
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.” -Roger “Verbal” Kint, The Usual Suspects, Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie Much effort has been made to define empathy and how its ability to emotionally connect … Continue reading
“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison I remember stepping out into … Continue reading
“For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.” –Milan Kundera, The Unbearable … Continue reading
“MYTH: ‘Show, don’t tell’ is literal-Don’t tell me John is sad, show him crying.” REALITY: ‘Show, don’t tell’ is figurative-Don’t tell me John is sad, show me why he’s sad.” -Lisa Cron, Wired For Story. One of the most difficult … Continue reading
“COGNITIVE SECRET: Emotion determines the meaning of everything— if we’re not feeling, we’re not conscious. STORY SECRET: All story is emotion based— if we’re not feeling, we’re not reading.” –Cron, Lisa (2012-07-10). Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using … Continue reading