Top 30 Narration Quotes

In this post, you will find great Narration Quotes from famous people, such as Mike Nichols, Jacques Lacan, Min Jin Lee, Janet Evanovich, Kiara Advani. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

A play, after all, is a mystery. There's no narration.

A play, after all, is a mystery. There’s no narration. And as soon as there’s no narration, it’s open to interpretation. It must be interpreted. You don’t have a choice… Each play can become many things.
The narration, in fact, doubles the drama with a commentary without which no mise en scene would be possible.
Jacques Lacan
As an artist, my wheelhouse is 19th-century literature. I want to write realist novels in a Victorian sense, and the writers I admire in that style tend to do omniscient narration.
Like ‘Metro‘ and ‘Motor,’ ‘Troublemaker‘ is written in first person. The only narration that happens is Barney speaking to the reader/thinking in her head. First person was a big challenge in the graphic novel because we want both men and women of all ages to enjoy ‘Troublemaker.’
Machine‘ was one of the biggest decisions I have taken in my life – it was the best narration till date. It is a typical Abbas-Mustan thriller.
All of the narration in ‘Smile‘ is first-person. Most of the books that I grew up reading had first-person narrators for some reason. My diaries were written in this voice, and since this story is autobiographical, it just felt like a natural extension.
Raina Telgemeier
I use a lot of narration; I have a very prosaic style. I like to get you invested in the character first and do a lot of work in the first pages of each issue to try to re-establish things and keep the symbolism of a story very tucked beneath the surface.
In ‘Kalank,’ I am playing a character, which is quite strong, quiet a little complex yet interesting, that drew me towards the character when I heard the narration from director Abhishek Varman.
As with instant replay, NFL Films’ use of slow motion, camera angles and the narration of Facenda was not just a technical breakthrough but a conceptual breakthrough.
Tony Verna
I think that first-person narration is very characteristic of contemporary optics, in which the individual performs the role of subjective center of the world.
For me it’s a very organic process. I read the script/hear a narration and pretty much know instantly if it’s something I want to be a part of or not. It’s really as simple as that.
Doing narration is a totally different art form. I do some video games, and some that I’ve done are iconic.
Since most of ‘Mean Girls’ consists of the outsider Cady observing the tribal rites of her new setting and laying it all out in narration, this movie is just like home for the meticulous and ruthless deadpan that Ms. Fey has perfected for the satirical ‘S.N.L.’ newscast in which she and Jimmy Fallon are the anchors.
When you pick up a book, everyone knows it’s imaginary. You don’t have to pretend it’s not a book. We don’t have to pretend that people don’t write books. That omniscient third-person narration isn’t the only way to do it. Once you’re writing in the first person, then the narrator is a writer.
Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew what questions I was going to ask them, and all of my character’s voice-over narration and scenes were added after the fact.
Griffin Dunne
Trying to get the sentences right and the structure of the narration right is about as big a job as I can handle. But I also know that if you handle that job properly, everything else just clicks into place.
Bob Shacochis
I judge my film choices based on the director, and then I see how much the story has affected me when I read it or when I hear it in the narration. Then comes how important my role is in it, but primarily director, script, and then role.
Each time I’m starting to work on a film, even if I love to settle the plot in the real world, I start to think about the plot as a fairy tale, or a dream, or a nightmare… As if it was the best way to tell the truth about characters or narration, instead of realism.
Arnaud Desplechin
I wrote the chorus specifically for ‘Same Love’ as a narration of my story. I decided to release ‘She Keeps Me Warm‘ as an extension of the chorus because I felt like there was more that needed to be said.
I don’t watch many films. I just make sure my directors are really good. I will work even with a debut director, but the one-hour narration of the script should be mind-blowing.
I enjoy dramatic narration, of course, because I’m an actor and I started as an actor. But I love things that are a challenge, and I look forward to more work with that in the future. So there’s always a sun coming up the following day for me.
Peter Cullen
My sister and I had jointly heard the narration of ‘Revolver Rani’ in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s office. After hearing the narration, my sister was very scared and adamant that I should not do this film, as my character was twisted, neurotic, violent and abusive.
Kangana Ran
Mahanati’ starts its narration from Savithri garu’s childhood. And it is wrapped up with her passing away.
Nag Ashwin
Whenever I hear the narration for a new film, I have this process back home where my mother reads all my scripts.
As a young girl, I loved having stories read to me. There is something magical about narration and voiceovers. Recording a voiceover is an art form in itself.
The writer must face the fact that ordinary lives are what most people live most of the time, and that the novel as a narration of the fantastic and the adventurous is really an escapist plot; that aesthetically, the ordinary, the banal, is what you must deal with.
I remember Yash Chopra ji had called me for a narration. I was preoccupied with other films and couldn’t take up the offer as many of the projects I had signed on were already on floors and filmmakers were fighting for my dates. Well, the film was ‘Darr,’ which later went to Shah Rukh Khan and shaped his career.
Effective stream-of-consciousness narration is the product of verbal precision, not just of literal documentation. It is decidedly not a matter of unedited free-association.
Albert Murray
I’m working 2 days a week right now, narration usually on Wed., and host on camera on Friday.
We object not to the narration of the deeds of our unregenerate condition, but to the mode in which it is too often done. Let sin have its monument, but let it be a heap of stones cast by the hands of execration – not a mausoleum erected by the hands of affection.