Quote unquote: a story is

“If a story is not about the hearer he will not listen. And I here make a rule – a great and lasting story is about everyone or it will not last. The strange and foreign is not interesting – only the deeply personal and familiar.”

Lee, the Adam Trask family’s Cantonese servant/philosopher in East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

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