33 powerful quotes for storytelling (of 1000) to spellbound anyone

33 powerful quotes for storytelling (of 1000) to spellbound anyone
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Storytelling has changed the lives of millions of people. Perhaps even it has impacted your life as well that’s why you are here. In this blog, I have researched for weeks and collected the best quotes for storytelling.

Powerful quotes for storytelling

“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 Kid, Author

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”

-Graham Green, Novelist and author

“The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions.”

-Michael Margolis

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”

-J.K. Rowling

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”

– Brandon Sanderson

“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.”

– Dr. Howard Gardner


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“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.”

– Robert McKee

There is no greater power on this earth than story.”

– Libba Bray

“If you wish to influence an individual or a group to embrace a particular value in their daily lives, tell them a compelling story.”

– Annette Simmons

“I realized the importance of having a story today is what really separates companies. People don’t just wear our shoes; they tell our story.”

– Blake Mycoskie

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
― Patrick Rothfuss

“Every great love starts with a great story…”
-Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Funny how a beautiful song could tell such a sad story”

-Sara Dessen, Lock and Key

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

“You have to understand that the shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story.”

– Anthony de Mello

“Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form.”

-Jean Luc Godard

 “That’s what storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instil hope again and again.”

– Walt Disney.

“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”

– Jimmy Neil Smith.

 “If you’re going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all.”

– Joseph Campbell.

 “The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.”

– Steve Jobs.

“Scratch the surface in a typical boardroom and we’re all just cavemen with briefcases, hungry for a wise person to tell us stories.”

– Alan Kay

“People do not buy goods & services. They buy relations, stories & magic.”

– Seth Godin

“Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill when it comes to business.”

– Gary Vaynerchuk.

STORY is a SENSE-MAKING device: the human brain is drawn towards clarity and away from clutter.

 “Every business has a story to tell.”

– Jay Baer.

“To be a person is to have a story to tell.”

–  Isak Dinesen.

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

– J. K. Rowling

“The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.”

– Mary Catherine Bateson

“I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself.”

– Mark Twain

 “Stories are a communal currency of humanity.”

– Tahir Shah

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”

– William H. Gass

“The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.”

– Paulo Coelho

“‘You’re a storyteller. Dream up something wild and improbable,’ she pleaded. ‘Something beautiful and full of monsters… All the best stories are.'”

– Laini Taylor

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

– Philip Pullman

“You’re never going to kill storytelling because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.”

– Margaret Atwood

“Purposeful storytelling isn’t show business, it’s good business.”

– Peter Guber


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