"There are two levels to it. On one level the stories are made up. But they’re made up for a reason,…"

“There are two levels to it. On one level the stories are made up. But they’re made up for a reason, and the reason has to do with a different kind of truth. It has to do with emotional and spiritual truths. It is a way of trying to use a lie, which is the story, to approach some deeper, more spiritual sense of truth. I don’t mean truth with a capital T; I just mean small kinds of truth.”

Tim O’Brien  (via transmediatic)