via Neil:

Stories should change you — good stories should change you.

… and this:

But what we can do, I think, is try and create stories that are interesting enough and important enough that our grandchildren might want to tell those stories to their grandchildren — because that’s the purpose of stories, that’s what they’re for: They make live worth living and, sometimes, they keep us alive.

I feel that weight often. Great stories keep me going and sometimes it’s the only way I make it through the day.