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Quotes About Storytelling

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.

— Madeleine L’Engle

Each of us has a family tree full of stories inside of us… Each of us has a story blossoming out of us.

— Francesca Lia Block

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

— Hannah Arendt

We learn best – and change – from hearing stories that strike a chord within us.

— John Kotter

People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.

— Terry Pratchett

Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we’d naturally do.

— Dan Harmon

We’re all made of stories. When they finally put us underground, the stories are what will go on.

— Charles de Lint

Telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live a life worth remembering.

— Rachel Naomi Remen

Storytellers have as profound a purpose as any who are charged to guide and transform human lives. I knew it as an ancient discipline and vocation to which everyone is called.

— Nancy Mellon

Stories are important…They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.

— Patrick Ness

Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.

— Studs Terkel

Perhaps it is how we are made; perhaps words of truth reach us best through the heart, and stories and songs are the language of the heart.

— Stephen R. Lawhead

The telling and hearing of stories is a bonding ritual that breaks through illusions of separateness and activates a deep sense of our collective interdependence.

— Annette Simmons

In the end, only the stories survive.

— Alexis M. Smith

In this time of ‘information overload’, people do not need more information. They want a story they can relate to.

— Maarten Schäfer

We owe it to each other to tell stories.

— Neil Gaiman

Storytelling is among the oldest forms of communication. Storytelling is the commonality of all human beings, in all places, in all times.

— Rives Collins

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

— Søren Kierkegaard

This is the sorcery of literature. We are healed by our stories.

— Terre Tempest Williams

My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.

— Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.

— Philip Pullman

Story gives people enough space to think for themselves.

— Annette Simmons

There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story.

— Maya Angelou

It was all I had, all I’ve ever had, the only currency, the only proof that I was alive. Memory.

— Abraham Verghese

Stories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons and light candles on the darkest night-every storyteller knows she or he is also a teacher.

— Patti Davis

Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.

— Thomas M. Cirignano

Writing nonfiction means I tell people’s stories for them, not because they’re special but because we all are.

— Jo Deurbrouck

No matter what you do in your life, what you create, what career you have… your greatest creation is always going to be your life’s story.

— Jonathan Harris

The telling and hearing of stories is a bonding ritual that breaks through illusions of separateness and activates a deep sense of our collective interdependence.

— Annette Simmons

All sorrows can be born if you put them in a story or tell a story about them.

— Isak Dinesen

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here

— Sue Monk Kidd

If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.

— Siberian Elder

The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.

— Mary Catherine Bateson

The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind.

— Vera Nazarian

We cannot think without language, we cannot process experience without story.

— Christina Baldwin

Stories break silence and nourish those who work, feel, and dream.

— Carmen Naranjo

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.

— Ben Okri

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

— Rudyard Kipling

Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.

— Yvonne Woon

The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story.

— Michael Margolis

Stories…are like prayers. It does not matter when you begin, or when you end, only that you bend a knee and say the words.

— Catherynne Valente

There is no greater power on this earth than story.

— Libba Bray

People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being.

— Studs Terkel

Stories give color to black and white information.

— Todd Stocker

One of the ways to reincarnate is to tell your story.

— Spalding Gray

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