Favorite Quotes: Grant Morrison

Think of a STORY. My contention is that a story can be made sufficiently complex that it achieves some measure of self-awareness – in fact I believe this is what’s happening when authors talk about characters ‘taking control’ or when they say ‘the story just took a turn I wasn’t planning…’. When I was doing¬†The Invisibles, I was definitely aware of the book as a living entity which was interacting with me in many of the ways a human being might but at the time I was thinking of this ‘aliveness’ as a kind of mystical quality¬†not as an emergent property that could reproduced without recourse to the spirit world. I’d like to see if I can deliberately ‘wake up’ a story and let it make its own decisions.

from an interview with Grant Morrison.


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