Best 967 of Storytelling quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ursula K. Le Guin

A related point: The job of the imagination, in making a story from experience, may be not to gussy the story up but to tone it down. The fact is, the world is unbelievably strange and human behavior is frequently so weird that no kind of narrative except farce or satire can handle it. The function of the storyteller's imagination sometimes is simply to make it more plausible.

By Anonym 18 Sep

A. D. Posey

Speak from the heart and feel your tension melt away.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. D. Posey

Her words dance on the page.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Arzum Uzun

Tell me a story. Be my storyteller.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Laura Kipnis

Here’s the conundrum: We want to tell our stories! But if condensation is the language of wishes—especially the most verboten and destructive ones—the more you spell the story out, the less aesthetically charged it becomes. The question is whether untransformed experience can ever be aesthetically powerful, or whether it’s simply interesting. Literary language is one solution, with its habits of duality—metaphor, irony—and other techniques for saying opposing things at once. For haunting the reader with ghosts of buried meanings. Your story may be interesting, but what if, paradoxically, it’s what you can’t say that makes it lasting?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Aporva Kala

People who are left alone tell the story but are never a part of it; those who are a part of the crowd, are story bound, acting upon the role assigned to them in the theater of living, loving and longing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Vaynerchuk

Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill in business.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. D. Posey

In the end, we begin.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Aleksandar Hemon

Listening to Ella furiously and endlessly unfurl the yarns of the Mingus tales, I understood that the need to tell stories is deeply embedded in our minds, and inseparably entangled with the mechanisms that generate and absorb language. Narrative imagination--and therefore fiction--is a basic evolutionary tool of survival. We process the world by telling stories and produce human knowledge through our engagement with imagined selves.

By Anonym 19 Sep

A. D. Posey

There’s nothing like the gift of understanding.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Amy Bloom

In stories, when someone behaves uncharacteristically, we take it as a meaningful, even pivotal moment. If we are surprised again and again, we have to keep changing our minds, or give up and disbelieve the writer. In real life, if people think they know you well enough not only to say, 'It's Tuesday, Amy must be helping out at the library today,' but well enough to say to the librarian, after you've left the building, 'You know, Amy just loves reading to the four-year-olds, I think it's been such a comfort for her since her little boy died'—if they know you like that, you can do almost anything where they can't see you, and when they hear about it, they will, as we do, simply disbelieve the narrator.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ellen Van Neerven

This old woman can spin a yarn. She puts her whole body in it.

By Anonym 17 Sep

A. D. Posey

Live in the now and the how will take care of itself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Capecci

Be an advocate for the people and causes important to you, using the most powerful tool only you have—your personal stories.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marion Dane Bauer

Human beings are storytelling animals. That's what separates us from other creatures, not just having thumbs or using tools.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. D. Posey

I’d rather be a fool than afraid.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Scott Davis Howard

You cannot be a great bard unless you’ve had at least one great experience, and you cannot sing of valor, villainy, heroism, loss, love, or betrayal unless you’ve experienced them firsthand.

By Anonym 18 Sep

A. D. Posey

Open your arms to the world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. D. Posey

If someone tells you something is impossible, make it possible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Murray Bail

Descriptions of dreams have a dubious place in storytelling. For these are dreams which have been imagined--'dreamed up', to be slotted in. A story can be made up. How can a dream be made up? By not rising of its own free will from the unconscious it sets a note of falsity, merely illustrating something 'dream-like', which may be why dream descriptions within stories seen curiously meaningless. To avoid glazing over, best then to turn the page quickly.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Julie Eshbaugh

Why don't you tell me a story?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sil Lai Abrams

True revolutionary change begins by first challenging yourself -- not the world. Until you own your story and the complexities of your experience, no matter how much you may strain against it, you will still be enslaved -- if not by your oppressor, by your past.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Will Hindmarch

Who makes you Storyteller? You do. You are. Go play.

By Anonym 18 Sep

A. D. Posey

Sometimes you have to take a shot in the dark to discover the light.

By Anonym 18 Sep

A. D. Posey

Stories change the world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Goitsemang Mvula

IN THE END, THE JOURNEY OF THE STORY BEGINS

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

My background was producing and writing and performing in television when I started out, and I really missed that, that whole creative process that comes from sort of 'me' storytelling.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ted Conover

...required for good fiction: character, conflict, change through time. And if you're really blessed, you get resolution. But life doesn't usually work out that way.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. D. Posey

Fame is neither something to value nor to view as a threat.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jeanette Leblanc

I’m mesmerized by lipstick prints on coffee cups. By the lines of lips against white pottery. By the color chosen by the woman who sat and sipped and lived life. By the mark she leaves behind. Some people read tea leaves and others can tell your future through the lines on your palm. I think I’d like to read lipstick marks on coffee mugs. To learn how to differentiate yearning from satiation. To know the curve of a deep-rooted joy or the line of bottomless grief. To be able to say, this deep blue red you chose and how firmly you planted your lips, this speaks of love on the horizon. But, darling, you must be sure to stand in your own truth. That barely-there nude that circles the entire rim? You are exploding into lightness and possibilities beyond what you currently know. The way the gloss only shows when the light hits it and the coffee has sloshed all over the saucer? people need to take the time to see you whole but my god, you’re glorious and messy and wonderful and free. The deep purple bruise almost etched in a single spot and most of the cup left unconsumed? Oh love. Let me hold the depth of your ache. It is true. He’s not coming back. I know you already know this, but do you also know this is not the end? Love. This is not the end. I imagine that I can know entire stories by these marks on discarded mugs. Imagine that I know something intimate and true of the woman who left them. That I could take those mugs home one day and an entire novel worth of characters would pour out, just like that.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rachel Kadish

The story that had once singed and flared in her had long since receded, as her habit of silence turned, over the decades, into law. Did she mean to take it to the grave with her, then? Plainly, that was what she was going to do. She was going to take it to the grave. And it would end there. Dust.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Amit Kalantri

Live your life in such a way that it is going to be the favorite story of your generation and generations to come.

By Anonym 17 Sep

A. D. Posey

Listen to what the sky is telling you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. D. Posey

Find beauty in the madness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

C. Alexander London

Ha-ha!' the fox laughed. '*Just* stories, you say, as if stories mean nothing? Stories are the stuff that sticks the world together. Stories are the mud from which we're all made. The power to imagine stories is the power to remake the world as we dream it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

A. D. Posey

Your life should always come with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sharon Salzberg

Our senses are often the gateway to our stories.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Read a short story every day. By the end of the week you would have read volumes of stories.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Eugene H. Peterson

Parables release the adrenaline of urgency into our bloodstream.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sharon Salzberg

The idea that traumatic residues—or unresolved stories—can be inherited is groundbreaking.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Richard Kearney

Narrative is an open-ended invitation to ethical and poetical responsiveness. Storytelling invites us to become not just agents of our own lives, but narrators and readers as well. It shows us that the untold life is not worth living. There will always be someone there to say, 'tell me a story', and someone there to respond. Were this not so, we would no longer be fully human.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Cathleen Falsani

Maybe that's why Jesus was so fond of parables: Nothing describes the indescribable like a good yarn.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Zaleski

Christian myth, reveals the truth that "the Christian was (and is) still like his forefathers a mortal hemmed into a hostile world.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Julian Barnes

So (and this would have happened earlier, but I am only remembering it now): I am visiting her one afternoon.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. K. Kuykendall

I'm finally coming to terms with the unalloyed insanity of being a writer. Now that's coming out.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Harold Holzer

The press-savy Lincoln looked not to the future, but to the past.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Cynthia Hand

Without stories, we're all just lonely islands...stories let us see and hear and feel what someone else does...they build bridges to the other islands. That's why stories are so important. They create true empathy.