• Noun: an act of narration; examples: "he was the hero according to his own relation", "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
• Noun: informing by words
• Noun: disclosing information or giving evidence about another
• Adj: disclosing unintentionally; examples: "a telling smile", "a telltale panel of lights", "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"
• Adj: powerfully persuasive; examples: "a cogent argument", "a telling presentation", "a weighty argument"
• Adj: producing a strong effect; examples: "gave an impressive performance as Othello", "a telling gesture"
To me, horror is when I see somebody lying. I mean a person I know. A friend. And he's telling me something that I accept. And then suddenly, as he or she is telling it, there's something that gives them away. They're not telling me the truth.
Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you.
Because you're telling a story, and I'm sure people fifty years ago would tell the same story differently if they were telling it to you today. Because the time is different. The film is the work of today's audience.
Seem to be telling this, but really telling that. Three-dimensional writing, like three-dimensional chess. Nabokov was the other master of that. You could learn something from Nabokov on every page he ever wrote.
I like to interpret 'Call me a River', as if I'm saying, 'Now you're telling me you love me after all that, and I'm telling you to shove off.' That's my interpretation. But I would never 'say' that because somebody else might interpret the song in another way.
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.