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#1. It's how I express myself - through storytelling and characters. They often reveal very intimate, vulnerable sides of myself. - Author: Alexia Fast
Storytelling quotes by Alexia Fast
#2. Passed down from generation to generation, storytelling was an art in my family. - Author: David Mixner
Storytelling quotes by David Mixner
#3. If you know why someone is doing what they're doing, why they're behaving the way they are, then that's your job to reveal that, and often that's situational. The storytelling does that, and then some of it's your job as an actor to make that subtext come to life. - Author: Cate Blanchett
Storytelling quotes by Cate Blanchett
#4. When I used to watch vaudevillian impressionists, people like Rich Little or Frank Gorshin, I always felt like the voice was the only point. I didn't want to do that. I wanted to be of the Robin Williams or Jonathan Winters model, where observation and storytelling was important. - Author: Frank Caliendo
Storytelling quotes by Frank Caliendo
#5. Comedians are people who embarrass themselves in style. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#6. I need people - theatrics and schmoozing and storytelling are part of my talent. - Author: Joel Salatin
Storytelling quotes by Joel Salatin
#7. 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. - Author: Dan Harmon
Storytelling quotes by Dan Harmon
#8. I was raised, I feel like, on television, definitely a child of TV, and was always fascinated by storytelling. - Author: Jim Rash
Storytelling quotes by Jim Rash
#9. I don't assume, because I can write screenplays, that I know how to write a novel. It's a very different world. There's a craft involved in storytelling, and it's a different kind of craft. But yes, someday I will do that. It just might be awhile. - Author: Melissa Rosenberg
Storytelling quotes by Melissa Rosenberg
#10. Literature supplements the lives of people and enables us to feel connected with the world. Shared stories blunt a sense of tragic aloneness, and endow us with the tools to understand our humanness. Reading about the lives of other people acquaints us with the hardships of other people. The authorial voices of narrative prose express our shared feelings of deprivation - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Storytelling quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#11. You have to think about good storytelling and characters first. Then hopefully, the rest of that stuff will follow, some more than others. But if you don't have a good film and strong characters, then you don't have anything down the road. - Author: Pete Docter
Storytelling quotes by Pete Docter
#12. Writing is like breathing for my soul. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#13. For girls and women, storytelling has a double and triple importance. Because the stories of our lives have been marginalized and ignored by history, and often dismissed and treated as 'gossip' within our own cultures and families, female human beings are more likely to be discouraged from telling our stories and from listening to each other with seriousness. - Author: Gloria Steinem
Storytelling quotes by Gloria Steinem
#14. The announcement that you are going to tell a good story (and the chuckle that precedes it) is always a dangerous opening. - Author: Margot Asquith
Storytelling quotes by Margot Asquith
#15. Pulitzer's Gold is a goldmine of inspiration for both journalists and non-journalists. Those in the newspaper business, who now find themselves obsessing about staff cutbacks and circulation declines, should embrace this book as a reminder of the highest ideals, and the absolute thrills, to be found in their profession. As for regular readers, Pulitzer's Gold offers marvelous storytelling, real-life adventures, and absolute proof that journalism can change our world for the better. - Author: Jeffrey Zaslow
Storytelling quotes by Jeffrey Zaslow
#16. There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters. - Author: Sean Bean
Storytelling quotes by Sean Bean
#17. 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. - Author: Nancy Mellon
Storytelling quotes by Nancy Mellon
#18. Stories nowadays are put in to squares, just like everything else. Stories are ever changing. They are like rivers that flow, but mankind is busy trying to dam them up and as a result, they become stagnant. They divert the water into square swimming pools, and then add chemicals to it in order to keep it sterile. - Author: James Rozoff
Storytelling quotes by James Rozoff
#19. Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. - Author: Willa Cather
Storytelling quotes by Willa Cather
#20. The show is not a history lesson or intellectual exploration. It is entertainment based on tension, irony and storytelling that is closely related to today's life. - Author: Matthew Weiner
Storytelling quotes by Matthew Weiner
#21. I've always believed that as an author, I do 50% of the work of storytelling, and the reader does the other 50%. There's no way I can control the story you tell yourself from my book. Your own experiences, preferences, prejudices, mood at the moment, current events in your life, needs and wants influence how you read my every word. - Author: Shannon Hale
Storytelling quotes by Shannon Hale
#22. A masterpiece does not unfurl its wings immediately. It takes time. It will fly when it is ready. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#23. My love of storytelling comes from oral tradition, the stories from my grandmother and conversations with [my] mother. The world is full of discussions of condensation, drifts, misunderstanding, repetition. These are the materials I work with. My debt is to these women. - Author: Lucrecia Martel
Storytelling quotes by Lucrecia Martel
#24. Many words will be written on the wind and the sand, or end up in some obscure digital vault. But the storytelling will go on until the last human being stops listening. Then we can send the great chronicle of humanity out into the endless universe. - Author: Henning Mankell
Storytelling quotes by Henning Mankell
#25. When life gives you a second chance, don't just run with it…fly. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#26. When I work on my own stuff - and I think this is true for anybody - but when you work on something that you just completely own, you are trying to stay as true to your own storytelling voice as you can. - Author: Gene Luen Yang
Storytelling quotes by Gene Luen Yang
#27. Part of the power of all storytelling is reassurance, offering hope to those sat in the darkness, that good can succeed and wrongdoing fail. - Author: Charles Sturridge
Storytelling quotes by Charles Sturridge
#28. We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for. - Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Storytelling quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#29. I joke that I learned the essentials of storytelling from Hanna-Barbera, but I pretty much did. That kind of television is what enamored me as a kid, and that's what really got me hooked. You could say that's where it all began. - Author: Kurt Sutter
Storytelling quotes by Kurt Sutter
#30. Pour your heart onto the page. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#31. We make the revolutionary history, telling the past as we have learned it mouth-to-mouth, telling the present as we see, know, and feel it in our heats and with our words. - Author: Bell Hooks
Storytelling quotes by Bell Hooks
#32. There is an extraordinary power in storytelling that stirs the imagination and makes an indelible impression on the mind. - Author: Brennan Manning
Storytelling quotes by Brennan Manning
#33. Every story needs to be worth telling. - Author: Vera Nazarian
Storytelling quotes by Vera Nazarian
#34. Ture stories can't be told forward, only backward. We invent them from the vantage point of an ever-changing present and tell ourselves how they unfolded. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
Storytelling quotes by Siri Hustvedt
#35. It might sound crazy, but filming in a conflict zone, in Afghanistan, and being a female filmmaker was the easy part. I found people open and understanding of the importance and beauty of filmic storytelling. I never had to explain why Jake Bryant, my Director of Photography, and I were climbing up a ladder to get a high shot, or running ahead to get an arrival shot, or filming weeks after weeks, months after months, collecting so much material. The process was respected and honored. - Author: Pietra Brettkelly
Storytelling quotes by Pietra Brettkelly
#36. The storytelling in a movie is in the cut; it's in the edit. It's not an actor's job, really. Your job is such a tiny little thing, and I love the feeling of juggling or tightrope walking. - Author: Kerry Bishe
Storytelling quotes by Kerry Bishe
#37. I've had frustrated storytelling juices that have been lying dormant for a long time, and I guess the documentary was a way of me telling a story that I felt most qualified to tell. And I loved it, and I'd love to do something else someday, probably more narrative-based. But I'm in no rush. - Author: Eric Bana
Storytelling quotes by Eric Bana
#38. Human stories are practically always about one thing, really, aren't they? Death. The inevitability of death ...
... (quoting an obituary) 'There is no such thing as a natural death. Nothing that ever happens to man is natural, since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die, but for every man his death is an accident, and even if he knows it he would sense to it an unjustifiable violation.' Well, you may agree with the words or not, but those are the key spring of The Lord Of The Rings - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Storytelling quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#39. George Banks and all he stands for will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again. - Author: Walt Disney Company
Storytelling quotes by Walt Disney Company
#40. All tales, then, are at some level a journey into the woods to find the missing part of us, to retrieve it and make ourselves whole. Storytelling is as simple - and complex - as that. That's the pattern. That's how we tell stories. - Author: John Yorke
Storytelling quotes by John Yorke
#41. Every painting tells a story. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#42. To paint an image and to write a poem, is to reclaim the dignity and personal is an invitation for my creative contemplation of an opened is a storytelling venture on a blank page of paper and white is reclaiming my life. - Author: Isabella Koldras, Reclaiming My Life.
Storytelling quotes by Isabella Koldras, Reclaiming My Life.
#43. Well, we look for sources of inspiration in pop culture in general. It's very important for us that, when it comes to storytelling, we don't look into other video games. We'd rather look into other mediums
movies, television series and books
for sources of inspiration. - Author: Sam Lake
Storytelling quotes by Sam Lake
#44. Fly with a kind heart, a light spirit, and a resilient soul. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#45. Maybe I'm a little biased, but shows like 'Dexter' and 'Southland,' I'm just enthralled by that sort of storytelling, kind of clever and patient. - Author: Shawn Hatosy
Storytelling quotes by Shawn Hatosy
#46. I'm very lucky to be able to work in print and radio. I'm very lucky to be able to work at a time when finance and economics are really important. And the number of people who tell finance and economic stories in a kind of accessible storytelling way, there's much more demand than there is supply. - Author: David Plotz
Storytelling quotes by David Plotz
#47. Dr. Johnson's enticing images and language give us a fundamentally sound and memorable way of managing change." - Albert J. Simone, President ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY "Spencer Johnson's unique insights and storytelling make this a rare book that can be read and understood quickly by everyone who wants to do well in these changing times." - Randy Harris, Former Vice-Chairman MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL "This book is a simple, understandable road map for us to use as we deal with our own individual circumstances around change." - Michael Morley, Senior Vice President EASTMAN KODAK "This wonderful book is an asset to any person or group that applies its lessons." - John A. Lopiano, Senior V.P. XEROX CORPORATION - Author: Spencer Johnson
Storytelling quotes by Spencer Johnson
#48. Choose your story. Choose your future. - Author: Scott Perry
Storytelling quotes by Scott  Perry
#49. The love and support from the Witches of East End fans continues to blow us away and renews our faith that storytelling matters, strong female characters matter, and messages about faith and hope matter. I love this family. I love this story. And to be part of a show that has inspired and touched so many people's hearts is a true blessing. - Author: Rachel Boston
Storytelling quotes by Rachel Boston
#50. Love that Literature. - Author: S McPherson
Storytelling quotes by S McPherson
#51. I used to do more melodic stuff, and I used to do more actual rap - like traditional hip hop vocals. I think my method of storytelling has led me to this point, at which I want to pare down my style. I think I give the lyrics more thought, and then when I try to perform the lyrics over the track I'll try it over and over again, and eventually the lyrics will sink into the track by the way I project them. - Author: Galcher Lustwerk
Storytelling quotes by Galcher Lustwerk
#52. The joke is the purest, most essential form of storytelling. Every word has to count. - Author: Paul Auster
Storytelling quotes by Paul Auster
#53. You can put the camera in places where you may not necessarily be able to put it there if I don't do the stunt. If it's character and it's storytelling, then we do it. We design the things around me. I don't do it just to do a stunt. It's storytelling for me and how I can best bring the audience into the action, bring the audience into the story. And that's how we always look at at. - Author: Tom Cruise
Storytelling quotes by Tom Cruise
#54. Is this a kissing book? - Author: William Goldman
Storytelling quotes by William Goldman
#55. Love writes without words. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#56. You are your own magical elixir. Waste not one drop. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#57. Lying in small doses makes a good storyteller great. - Author: Bryan Way
Storytelling quotes by Bryan Way
#58. Look through the eyes of your highest self. What do you see? - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#59. This unceasing interplay between experience and narrative is a uniquely human attribute. We are the storytellers, the ones who put life into words. - Author: Christina Baldwin
Storytelling quotes by Christina Baldwin
#60. Storytelling is a business of unique snowflakes. Every writer is different; every book is different; every reader is different. This is why it's so hard to give writing advice, because what works for me might be poison to someone else. But if I could make one absolute assertion, it would be this: If you are not enjoying your writing, you're doing it wrong. A book is not a battle, nor is it a conquest. A book is a story, and telling it should be an enjoyable exercise. So the next time you don't want to write, don't waste time beating yourself up. Instead, stop and ask yourself why. Why do you not want to do this fundamentally enjoyable thing? What's really going on? - Author: Rachel Aaron
Storytelling quotes by Rachel Aaron
#61. Magicians and Mentalist predict the future because they create it. - Author: Amit Kalantri
Storytelling quotes by Amit Kalantri
#62. Everything I do in its essence is about helplessness. That's the story I want to tell all the time. It's the story I wanted to live - somebody who appears to be, or is, weak becoming stronger. - Author: Joss Whedon
Storytelling quotes by Joss Whedon
#63. A great story can change the world. - Author: Stewart Stafford
Storytelling quotes by Stewart Stafford
#64. It's easier to make up stories
than it is to write them down. When I speak, the words come pouring out of me. The story
wakes up and walks all over the room. Sits in a chair, crosses one leg over the other, says,
Let me introduce myself. Then just starts going on and on. - Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Storytelling quotes by Jacqueline Woodson
#65. If you judge everything by how photographically real it looks, then you're missing out on a lot of what art is about and what communication is. There are ambiguities in life, and that should be reflected in art, cinema, and storytelling, I think. - Author: Ben Wheatley
Storytelling quotes by Ben Wheatley
#66. There's nothing like the gift of understanding. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#67. As I've gotten older and my life is a lot more stable, I've gotten more into storytelling. - Author: Scott Weiland
Storytelling quotes by Scott Weiland
#68. I have the heart of an artist and the soul of a writer. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#69. Ironically, [living in] communities of the like - minded is one of the greatest dangers of today s globalized world. And it s happening everywhere, among liberals and conservatives, agnostics and believers, the rich and the poor, East and West alike. We tend to form clusters based on similarity, and then we produce stereotypes about other clusters of people. In my opinion, one way of transcending these cultural ghettos is through the art of storytelling - Author: Elif Shafak
Storytelling quotes by Elif Shafak
#70. I'll tell you a secret.
Old storytellers never die.
They disappear into their own story. - Author: Vera Nazarian
Storytelling quotes by Vera Nazarian
#71. Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both. - Author: Criss Jami
Storytelling quotes by Criss Jami
#72. I really do think of it in moral terms. I think that we can't kid ourselves that the storytelling impulse is innocent and does nothing but bring good to the world. - Author: Lynn Coady
Storytelling quotes by Lynn Coady
#73. When I was 9 or 10, I used to get all the lead roles because I was the tallest person. But my interest in music soon drew me to country music. I was infatuated with the sound, with the storytelling. I could relate to it. I can't really tell you why. With me, it was just instinctual. - Author: Taylor Swift
Storytelling quotes by Taylor Swift
#74. Storytelling bridges the generational gaps in ideology. - Author: Elise M. Boulding
Storytelling quotes by Elise M. Boulding
#75. Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze. - Author: James Nathan Miller
Storytelling quotes by James Nathan Miller
#76. That's the thing - you do a job like 'Shameless,' and suddenly that's why you can get a job like 'The Virgin Queen', not because of all the classical theatre you've done. But we can be very snippy about television. It's absolutely the most potent and powerful form of storytelling we have. - Author: Anne-Marie Duff
Storytelling quotes by Anne-Marie Duff
#77. What may be myth in one world may always be fact in some other. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Storytelling quotes by C.S. Lewis
#78. To refrain from storytelling is perhaps one of the highest forms of respect we can pay. Those people, with no stories to circle them, can die without being misunderstood. - Author: Ben Marcus
Storytelling quotes by Ben Marcus
#79. All you can do is show people ... You tell stories that are true and compelling. - Author: Bruce Springsteen
Storytelling quotes by Bruce Springsteen
#80. I think that, at the end of the day, I'm drawn to a certain level of ambiguous storytelling that requires hard thought and work in the same way that the 'New York Times' crossword puzzle does: Sometimes you just want to put it down or throw it out the window, but there's a real rewarding sense if you feel like you've cracked it. - Author: Damon Lindelof
Storytelling quotes by Damon Lindelof
#81. People are hungry for stories. It's part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another. -Studs Terkel - Author: Studs Terkel
Storytelling quotes by Studs Terkel
#82. A writer's breakthrough is a breakdown with a smile. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#83. Wherever you are, wherever you go, be sure to spread the light. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#84. As a writer, Chris Columbus was a big influence. 'The Goonies' was the first movie I ever saw that kids speak normally and not imagined how kids would talk. Always a big fan of Chris Columbus' dialogue and storytelling. - Author: Adam Green
Storytelling quotes by Adam Green
#85. Write what speaks to your soul. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#86. If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story. - Author: John Lasseter
Storytelling quotes by John Lasseter
#87. Look upon the world with wonder. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#88. Since the beginning of storytelling, he explained, Death has called on the unwitting. In one tale or another, it arrives quietly in town and takes a room at an inn, or lurks in an alleyway, or lingers in the marketplace, surreptitiously. Then just when the hero has a moment of respite from his daily affairs, Death pays him a visit. This is all well and good, allowed the Count. But what is rarely related is the fact that Life is every bit as devious as Death. It too can wear a hooded coat. It too can slip into town, lurk in an alley, or wait in the back of a tavern. Hadn't it paid such a visit to Mishka? Hadn't it found him hiding behind his books, lured him out of the library, and taken his hand on a secluded spot overlooking the Neva? - Author: Amor Towles
Storytelling quotes by Amor Towles
#89. LOVE is measured in GAUGE TWENTY- specifically, love pressure in the surrounding area. If it drops below four percent, though, you may have trouble-the VW might get sad, slow down, or even stop altogether. If this occurs, you have to immediately find/write a story that somehow convinces him that there is more love, caring or compassion in the area than he thinks there is. I can't tell you how many times this has been a problem for us- how many trips were interrupted because I had to head into the nearest populated town to see if we could find examples of kindness. - Author: Christopher Boucher
Storytelling quotes by Christopher Boucher
#90. Storytelling is my passion, and it rises from a love of reading. - Author: Kelley Armstrong
Storytelling quotes by Kelley Armstrong
#91. But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore. - Author: Brian De Palma
Storytelling quotes by Brian De Palma
#92. In the end, you have to make love to your story and see what happens. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#93. It can be very seductive to tell our story to others who will listen because, lets face it, who doesn't love to 'commiserate' (in this context, meaning to share their misery) with other likeminded people. It justifies our attachment to the drama. The interesting thing about telling our story over and over is that it becomes even more deeply ingrained in our minds each time we tell it, and the universe delights in keeping whatever we claim as our story alive. - Author: Dennis Merritt Jones
Storytelling quotes by Dennis Merritt Jones
#94. I went to a seminar early in my career on the craft of storytelling by Robert McKee. It was really life altering. There are basic principles on how to craft an engaging story and he covers them well. He's got a book out, 'Story,' that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in improve their storytelling. - Author: Jane Jensen
Storytelling quotes by Jane Jensen
#95. Kvothe continued, smiling himself "I see you laugh. Very well, for simplicity's sake, let us assume I am the center of creation. In doing this, let us pass over innumerable boring stories: the rise and fall of empires, sagas of heroism, ballads of tragic love. Let us hurry forward to the only tale of any real importance." His smile broadened. "Mine. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Storytelling quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#96. I stole a ton of film language from Steven Soderbergh and 'The Limey.' It's the definition of elliptical. It was the first movie I remember that introduced me to storytelling that isn't just one scene after another, and that things can be mixed up in the way that real experiences can. - Author: Shane Carruth
Storytelling quotes by Shane Carruth
#97. In December 2011, I will be opening up my production house, Sharmeen Obaid Films, and aspire to change the way Pakistanis approach nonfiction storytelling. There are thousands of stories to be found here. - Author: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Storytelling quotes by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
#98. It was all I had, all I've ever had, the only currency, the only proof that I was alive.
Memory. p 380 - Author: Abraham Verghese
Storytelling quotes by Abraham Verghese
#99. Storytelling is all about using the imagination, for me at least it is. That's why I'm bored sometimes to see movies. I'm bored to see TV. I never see TV. I see news sometimes. I'm sorry to say, I work in this business and I love working in it, but I haven't seen a movie in so many years. - Author: Peter Stormare
Storytelling quotes by Peter Stormare
#100. When we have made an experience or a chaos into a story we have transformed it, made sense of it, transmuted experience, domesticated the chaos. - Author: Ben Okri
Storytelling quotes by Ben Okri
#101. A story is a really weird art object that should contain life but not be enslaved by the banality. - Author: George Saunders
Storytelling quotes by George Saunders
#102. I am the unseen. For centuries I have been here, beneath this great city, this metropolis. I know your language. I know all languages ... My cave is broad and cool. The sun cannot send its heat down here. The damp soil is rich and fragrant. I turn softly on my back and place my eight legs to the cave ceiling. Then, I listen. I am the spider. I see sound. I feel taste. I hear touch. I spin this story. This is the story I've spun. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Storytelling quotes by Nnedi Okorafor
#103. Rhyannon Byrd has a gift for beautiful, sensual storytelling. - Author: Cheyenne McCray
Storytelling quotes by Cheyenne McCray
#104. Now, before you make a movie, you have to have a script, and before you have a script, you have to have a story; though some avant-garde directors have tried to dispense with the latter item, you'll find their work only at art theaters. - Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Storytelling quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#105. Most young people haven't used their storytelling skills since they were 8 or 9 or 10 and wanted to persuade Mom and Dad to take them to the ball game. - Author: Peter Guber
Storytelling quotes by Peter Guber
#106. Believing in fate has probably always arisen in part because of the delights and terrors of storytelling. We have to realize
to learn
that in life we are not the readers but the authors of our own narratives. - Author: Margaret Visser
Storytelling quotes by Margaret Visser
#107. One of the reasons humans tended toward insanity was the weight of fear they carried. The blessings of storytelling, the handing down of knowledge and warnings, had a flip side. People carried the collective fears of their history, the biases of those long dead, the paranoias of other ages. Anna flashed - Author: Nevada Barr
Storytelling quotes by Nevada Barr
#108. Entertain, yes. That goes without saying. But a good writer does that automatically, it's built into the machine. Telling a thumpingly good, mesmerizing story is what one does without question. But beyond that, any writer worth his/her hire knows that all writing, one way or another, is subversive. It is guerrilla warfare against the status quo. - Author: Harlan Ellison
Storytelling quotes by Harlan Ellison
#109. Life is absurd. But there is one meaningful thing, one inarguable thing, and that is that there is suffering. Fine writing helps alleviate that suffering – and anything that puts meaning and beauty into the world in the form of story, helps people to live with more peace and purpose and balance, is deeply worthwhile. - Author: Robert McKee
Storytelling quotes by Robert McKee
#110. The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in. - Author: Henry Green
Storytelling quotes by Henry Green
#111. Storytelling in general is a communal act. Throughout human history, people would gather around, whether by the fire or at a tavern, and tell stories. One person would chime in, then another, maybe someone would repeat a story they heard already but with a different spin. It's a collective process. - Author: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Storytelling quotes by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
#112. Why go to Antarctica, why do a film like 'Grizzly Man'? It's the sheer joy of storytelling - it's the urge. - Author: Werner Herzog
Storytelling quotes by Werner Herzog
#113. Songwriters I've always been drawn to are people who deal with something of depth in the lyric writing ... I've always been influenced by the folk song, the storytelling tradition in folk music. And so for years I wrote mostly story songs. I still do that, but as I've gone on, it's gotten a little more personal. I used to write mostly in the third person. I write a little more in the first person now. - Author: Bruce Hornsby
Storytelling quotes by Bruce Hornsby
#114. The marketplace tells us that good, visceral storytelling has a place. But there are lots of questions about the format that stories take. - Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Storytelling quotes by Paolo Bacigalupi
#115. But I hasten to finish my story. Brevity is justified at once to those who readily understand, and to those who will never understand. - Author: George Eliot
Storytelling quotes by George Eliot
#116. That is the power of a good story. It can encourage you, it can make you laugh, it can bring you joy. It will make you think, it will tap innto your hidden emotions, and it can make you cry. The power of a story can also bring about healing, give you peace, and change your life! (p.15) - Author: Jeff Dixon
Storytelling quotes by Jeff Dixon
#117. I mean, I'm in the business of storytelling, not message making. - Author: John Le Carre
Storytelling quotes by John Le Carre
#118. Take a deep breath. Inhale peace. Exhale happiness. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#119. Narrative storytelling enables us to derive ideas from the disparate facts, incongruent motives, conflicting emotions, and other absurdities inherent in living dynamically. The narrative that we select to tell our life story acts as a lens that assigns value to our shape shifting experiences: it pulls humor from catastrophes; it places a patina of irony over our checkered history; it allows us to explore our pessimism; and it provides a platform from which vantage point we can optimistically view the future. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Storytelling quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#120. The old-fashioned sins of reading is the only sense that matters. - Author: Harold Bloom
Storytelling quotes by Harold Bloom
#121. Usually, but not always, a story is told mostly for the benefit of the teller. The story (...) demonstrates how the teller has lived a life full of adventure, of meaning; that they're comical, self-deprecating, and brave; that they're ultimately a person worth knowing.
It's as though folks need to remind themselves of their own worth, and they do this by telling and retelling their favourite eleven or twelve stories, the anecdotes that fundamentally define who they are. - Author: Penny Reid
Storytelling quotes by Penny Reid
#122. Our country has the oldest tradition of storytelling, and this was much before writing stories even became a norm. - Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Storytelling quotes by Ashwin Sanghi
#123. Stories are our gifts to a world that doesn't see us. - Author: Sarah Black
Storytelling quotes by Sarah Black
#124. Rain's pouring and it's too cold.
All people bored and I even accord
What to do but spell a tale told:
So once upon a time a land in the shore... - Author: Ana Claudia Antunes
Storytelling quotes by Ana Claudia Antunes
#125. You can't sell anything if you can't tell anything. - Author: Beth Comstock
Storytelling quotes by Beth Comstock
#126. Storytelling has a narcotic power. - Author: Robert Harris
Storytelling quotes by Robert Harris
#127. Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you male, but about the stories you tell. - Author: Seth Godin
Storytelling quotes by Seth Godin
#128. Fiction is entertaining. Nonfiction is epic. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#129. I am free to write: therefore, I am free to be. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#130. Picture to yourself the most beautiful girl imaginable! She was so beautiful that there would be no point, in view of my meagre talent for storytelling, in even trying to put her beauty into words. That would far exceed my capabilities, so I'll refrain from mentioning whether she was a blonde or a brunette or a redhead, or whether her hair was long or short or curly or smooth as silk. I shall also refrain from the usual comparisons where her complexion was concerned, for instance milk, velvet, satin, peaches and cream, honey or ivory, Instead, I shall leave it entirely up to your imagination to fill in this blank with your own ideal of feminine beauty. - Author: Walter Moers
Storytelling quotes by Walter Moers
#131. Actors, we like stories, we like storytelling, we love being a part of the story, and if you give us a story that's interesting then we'll want to do it. - Author: Aaron Stanford
Storytelling quotes by Aaron Stanford
#132. Pheoby's hungry listening helped Janie to tell her story. - Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Storytelling quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
#133. It's all about this abstract entity called the story. It's all about the best way to tell the story, and to make a movie about the issues that this story is about. Filmmaking is storytelling, for me. - Author: Jose Padilha
Storytelling quotes by Jose Padilha
#134. Each word was shaped with certainty, and I felt, more strongly than ever before in my life, that I had at last found my true path. I knew the story would change as I told it. No one can tell as tory without transforming it in some way; it is part of the magic of storytelling. Like the troubadors of the past, who hid their messages in poems, songs and fairy tales, I too would hide my true purpose [ ... ]
It was by telling stories that I would save myself. - Author: Kate Forsyth
Storytelling quotes by Kate Forsyth
#135. I've thought and thought, but there's no other way to give you the truth except to hide it in a story and let you find your own way inside. All stories contain a truth if you look hard enough - but it might not be a good truth. - Author: Kirsty Logan
Storytelling quotes by Kirsty Logan
#136. Woodrell's storytelling is as melodic, jangly and energetic as a good banjo riff ... Sammy Barlach's story is a tragedy, but the telling of it is a pleasure. - Author: Valerie Sayers
Storytelling quotes by Valerie Sayers
#137. Maybe your past isn't perfect. Maybe it was brutal. Maybe you were brutal. Maybe you've got more scars than you thought one skin could hold. You can't linger on those thoughts. You will drown in them. After all, it's only an interesting backstory if you can get past it. - Author: Jessica Hagy
Storytelling quotes by Jessica Hagy
#138. 'Orphan Black' allows for people to have debates and theories and allegiances to different characters - to trust characters and hate other characters - but it doesn't tell you who is good or bad or right or wrong. That's the most exciting storytelling, in my book. - Author: Tatiana Maslany
Storytelling quotes by Tatiana Maslany
#139. Growing up in Ireland, there never seemed to be the notion that children should be seen and not heard. We all looked forward to mealtimes when we'd sit around the table and talk about our days. Storytelling and long, rambling conversations were considered good things. - Author: Maeve Binchy
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#140. A single recipe holds countless stories. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#141. Good storytelling is one thing rural whites and Indians have in common. But native Americans have learned through harsh necessity that people who survive encroachment by another culture need story to survive. And a storytelling tradition is something Plains people share with both ancient and contemporary monks; we learn our ways of being and reinforce our values by telling tales about each other. - Author: Kathleen Norris
Storytelling quotes by Kathleen Norris
#142. My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
Storytelling quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#143. After a childhood reading fairy tales and myths, is it any wonder that when I began to write my own stories I included fairy tales? Fairy tales are storytelling at its most basic. They've been with mankind for as long as people have told stories to each other. Fairy tales speak to something intrinsic in humans - they touch our most primitive selves. How else to explain that the Cinderella story is told in nearly every society on earth? To think of fairy tales as merely stories for children is to ignore thousands of years when fairy tales were used to teach morality, to warn, and to entertain both children and adults. - Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Storytelling quotes by Elizabeth Hoyt
#144. You must never tell people their own stories. They have no interest in them, or they think they can tell them better themselves. Give them a stranger's life, and then they're content. - Author: Karen Lord
Storytelling quotes by Karen Lord
#145. Both oral and written stories are an important aspect of culture. Stories are a ubiquitous component of human communication. People use stories to explain historical events and to illustrate ideology. Stories teach ethical principles through parables. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Storytelling quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#146. There's always a reason to look up. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#147. Tell your story even if you have a small audience. - Author: Mitta Xinindlu
Storytelling quotes by Mitta Xinindlu
#148. I have witnessed how the power of listening, storytelling and embracing gray areas breaks through the rigid 'us vs. them. - Author: Aspen Baker
Storytelling quotes by Aspen Baker
#149. Americans think cinema is about storytelling; I don't believe that. I think it's a language and everyone has to find their own way of speaking. It's not so much what you say as the way you say it. - Author: Marjane Satrapi
Storytelling quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#150. I like storytelling. We all have an active thing that we do that gives us self-esteem, that makes us proud; it's necessary. I have to tell stories because that's the way the wiring went in. - Author: Paul Zindel
Storytelling quotes by Paul Zindel
#151. The Christian story, centered as it is on the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the only story for making sense of desire and loss. - Author: Jen Pollock Michel
Storytelling quotes by Jen Pollock Michel
#152. All storytelling is a form of travel. All of the things you know you should do when traveling this world apple in Elfland as well. The Charms will open the doors to strange and wondrous lands, so some travel tips and runic etiquette may be in order: Be polite. Don't take anything without asking. Laugh at their jokes. Remember, humor is sacred: so is hospitality. Beware of the dark woods at night. Do not trust the wolf in winter. Take notes. Sing for your supper. Pack extra sandwiches. Bring fine gifts. Always tell a story when asked. Listen as if your life depended on it. Start early. Walk the land. Keep your eyes open. Travel wisely and well. Come back safe and sound. - Author: Ari Berk
Storytelling quotes by Ari Berk
#153. Every good story deserves a happy ending – it's a basic rule of storytelling. The boy next door certainly shouldn't die. - Author: Cat Clarke
Storytelling quotes by Cat Clarke
#154. I'm too much left brain. I very much have an emotional response to things; I love literature and films and storytelling. I need to nourish my right side, it doesn't get a lot of exercise. - Author: Felicity Jones
Storytelling quotes by Felicity Jones
#155. I first read 'The Lord of the Rings' as an adolescent. It's a dense novel, a sprawling, complex monster of a book populated with a prolific number of characters caught up in a narrative structure that, frankly, does not lend itself to conventional storytelling. - Author: Peter Jackson
Storytelling quotes by Peter Jackson
#156. Everything was down to chance, that the world existed in a state of perpetual chaos, and only some primitive storytelling instinct, itself doubtless a hangover from religion, retrospectively imposed meaning on what might or might not have happened. - Author: Julian Barnes
Storytelling quotes by Julian Barnes
#157. I want to put everything I think I've learned about filmmaking and storytelling and put it to the test in other areas. - Author: Peter Jackson
Storytelling quotes by Peter Jackson
#158. When you don't put your initials behind your name, and I've got tons of them, and when you talk about storytelling or love or gratitude, you're diminishing your legitimacy and importance in this world. - Author: Brene Brown
Storytelling quotes by Brene Brown
#159. All art that is not mere storytelling, or mere portraiture, is symbolic, and has the purpose of those symbolic talismans which medieval magicians made with complex colours and forms, and bade their patients ponder over daily, and guard with holy secrecy; for it entangles, in complex colours and forms, a part of the Divine Essence. - Author: William Butler Yeats
Storytelling quotes by William Butler Yeats
#160. She looked at the boy. He knew her weakness for storytelling. And it was, after all, only a story. Still, she wished he had chosen a happier one. - Author: Marie Rutkoski
Storytelling quotes by Marie Rutkoski
#161. Storytellers are master manipulators transforming non-reality (grounded in reality) into vicarious experience. - Author: BatWhaleDragon
Storytelling quotes by BatWhaleDragon
#162. Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. - Author: Louis L'Amour
Storytelling quotes by Louis L'Amour
#163. Sometimes you're the protagonist and someone else is the hero. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#164. Words, you see," he said, looking at me again, "allow us to make permanent what is essentially transient.Turn a world filled with injustice and hurt into a place that is beautiful and lyrical. - Author: Vaddey Ratner
Storytelling quotes by Vaddey Ratner
#165. There will always be reservations, things one must leave out, events one can't explain without handing over a full map of one's life, unfolding it, making clear that all the lines and contours stand for long days and nights when things were bad or good, or when things were too small to be described at all: when things just were. This is a life. - Author: Colm Toibin
Storytelling quotes by Colm Toibin
#166. Am I boring you? I don't really care, I suppose, but I'll be more comfortable if I knew all this interested you. No doubt when I get the hang of storytelling, after a chapter or two, I'll go faster and digress less often. - Author: John Barth
Storytelling quotes by John Barth
#167. Storytelling is a gift from God ... with some assembly required. - Author: Ane Mulligan
Storytelling quotes by Ane Mulligan
#168. There is a storytelling element in there. The tango form is a little like the blues in that you have a kind of structure. It's not as rigid as twelve bar, but it's very much a storytelling medium -- and there's an element of call-and-response, and a particular arc in the musical form, that suggest a story. It's about being in the moment, with the music; and responding to your partner, and the particular feeling and momentum in her body in any one moment. It's a very concentrated thing; you can't think about anything else while you are doing it. If you try to hold a conversation, it just kind of falls apart. The music was what really drew me into tango. Everyone knows a few of the more popular tango classics, but once you get into it, there's such a rich field. It's astonishing, this kind of miraculous musical form that developed in a very small locality: two cities on either side of the River Plate, in Argentina and Urugauy. It started in the 1880s or '90s, and there are all kinds of mysteries, myths and stories, about how tango started and developed. It was first of all considered really low-life, almost reptilian. Something to be avoided and not talked about. And then it became this word wide phenomena. . .and I could go on talking about tango forever. . . . but its also to do with movement. I try to get that into my pictures: a sense of movement, something flowing through. A while ago, I realised how much I'd been drawing dancing figures in the corners of my sketchbooks fo - Author: Alan Lee (artist)
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#169. A few mad exaggerations, alright, within a couple of days: swear to fucking god, they were like throwing grenades and pulling out all kinds of crazy knackery, it was out of control. Whatever. As if the story, if big enough, reflected glory on the teller. - Author: China Mieville
Storytelling quotes by China Mieville
#170. That's the strange thing about a good story. No pleasure if you can't share it. - Author: Carsten Jensen
Storytelling quotes by Carsten Jensen
#171. There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
Storytelling quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#172. Though Nathalie Dupree did not remember much about my presence in her class, it marked me forever. I remain her enthusiast, her evangelist, her acolyte, and her grateful student. She taught me that cooking and storytelling make the most delightful coconspirators. - Author: Pat Conroy
Storytelling quotes by Pat Conroy
#173. If you don't humiliate yourself, you don't live. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#174. I see rock music as the best example of modernday storytelling that exists in our society. Songs are narratives that help the listeners cope with the reality of life that can't be easily spoken about in everyday conversation. It is a hugely powerful process of helping people find themselves through music. - Author: Stephan Jenkins
Storytelling quotes by Stephan Jenkins
#175. My story being done,
She gave me for my pains a world of sighs:
She swore,––in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange;
'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful:
She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd
That heaven had made her such a man: she thank'd me,
And bade me, if I had a friend that lov'd her,
I should but teach him how to tell my story.
And that would woo her. - Author: William Shakespeare
Storytelling quotes by William Shakespeare
#176. I felt as though the
past and the future, cause and effect, patterns and connections, were a huge complicated artifice, and it was only by my efforts that they kept going.
If I gave up it would all dissolve into the raw chaos of the senses. That's all we really have. The rest is romanticism and storytelling. But we need
those stories. I guess I do. - Author: Ann Brashares
Storytelling quotes by Ann Brashares
#177. Which story do you want to hear my child?"he picked him up and made him sit on his lap.
"Tell us the story of that fairy who lived in a house of wafers,had a garden of chocolate trees and a pond full of goldfishes,"the child wrapped his arms around his shoulder. - Author: Chitralekha Paul
Storytelling quotes by Chitralekha Paul
#178. I look for really great characters. I say great because as long as they're really good, there's something you can do. And really good storytelling. And when people ask me what the story is, I say it's really several stories really. They're intermeshed. - Author: Matt Dillon
Storytelling quotes by Matt Dillon
#179. We tell ourselves our own stories, selectively, in order to keep our sense of self intact. - Author: Robert Stone
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#180. I know what the value [of storytelling] is to me
varied and huge, giving me everything from delight, to knowledge, to access to friends and colleagues, a desirable identity through valued work, escape from pain, and a steady income. Not bad, for something so intangible as making and selling dream-by-number kits. - Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
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#181. Dance when the sun comes up. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#182. Allow your mood to be sweet and your day will be sweet too. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#183. The question is what story do you need to tell, in order to give notice to that thing with fangs that keeps chewing through your insides. - Author: Will Willingham
Storytelling quotes by Will Willingham
#184. I was feeling really restless in my hard-rock band. I wanted to learn more about storytelling in music, and that's what country music is. - Author: Lindsey Haun
Storytelling quotes by Lindsey Haun
#185. A great story is impossible to forget. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#186. Storytelling is important. Part of human continuity. - Author: Robert Redford
Storytelling quotes by Robert Redford
#187. The passion and knowledge of journalism as storytelling is incredibly infectious. - Author: Tom McCarthy
Storytelling quotes by Tom McCarthy
#188. Atonement theology is not the pathway to life. The ability to give ourselves away to others in love is. It is not the winners who achieve life's meaning; it is the givers. That is the basis upon which a new Christianity can be built for a new world. Atonement theology was born in Gentile ignorance of Jewish worship traditions. It was fed over the centuries by literalizing biblical narratives in ways that Jewish worshippers, who knew about storytelling, would never have understood. I say it again: Biblical literalism is nothing less than a Gentile heresy. Its results are now revealed in the fact that Christianity has been transformed into a religion of victimization. For centuries we have practiced our faith by building up ourselves as winners, survivors, the holders of ultimate truth, while we have denigrated the humanity of others. That is the source of evil. That is why Christianity has given birth to anti-Semitism. That is why the crusades were initiated to kill "infidels." That is why we gave our blessing to such things as the divine right of kings, slavery, segregation, and apartheid. That is why we defined women as sub-human, childlike, and dependent. That is why we became homophobic. That is why we became child abusers and ideological killers. What human life needs is not a theology of human denigration. That is what atonement theology gives us. What we need is a theology of human fulfillment. - Author: John Shelby Spong
Storytelling quotes by John Shelby Spong
#189. In life, be a kid in a candy store. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#190. If I look at the mass I will never act. - Author: Mother Teresa
Storytelling quotes by Mother Teresa
#191. The more intelligent the storytelling becomes and the deeper the character development, people will realize in film and television, like they do in real life, that human beings possess both good and bad. - Author: Robert LaSardo
Storytelling quotes by Robert LaSardo
#192. In learning the art of storytelling by animation, I have discovered that language has an anatomy. - Author: Walt Disney
Storytelling quotes by Walt Disney
#193. Honestly, I don't try to guess at what most people want. I don't think I'd guess right, and I just think that that's not a good recipe for storytelling. I try to write what I like, what I think my friends would like. - Author: Aaron Sorkin
Storytelling quotes by Aaron Sorkin
#194. Every work of art tells a story. - Author: A.D. Posey
Storytelling quotes by A.D. Posey
#195. Keep in mind that in the whole long tradition of storytelling, from Greek myths through Shakespeare through King Arthur and Robin Hood, this whole notion that you can't tell stories about certain characters because someone else owns them is a very modern one - and to my mind, a very strange one. - Author: Michael Montoure
Storytelling quotes by Michael Montoure
#196. Legal ethics is a misnomer ... lawyers conducting themselves legally are not necessarily conducting themselves morally ." ... and ... "The zero sum nature of the legal system, combined with the universal adoption of zealotry as the marching orders of practioners and prosecutors, transforms the moral mission of the legal system from one of truth-seeking, storytelling, and justice, to one of fabrication, distortion, and manipulation in pursuit of victory. These victories, however, make us all losers. - Author: Thane Rosenbaum
Storytelling quotes by Thane Rosenbaum
#197. Telling the story, acknowledging what has happened and how you feel, is often a necessary part of forgiveness. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
Storytelling quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#198. I have enough friends who are gamers. I actually enjoy watching them play because of the visuals and the storytelling of the games. I just love being able to go on an adventure and games are just so sophisticated now that you can just get lost in a world for 20 hours and just be someone else in a very visceral, emotional way. And that's just fascinating. - Author: Bill Watterson
Storytelling quotes by Bill Watterson
#199. Literature is nothing more than the expansion of storytelling. Storytelling is obviously the impulse to chronicle something you've been through in order to give it its due, to have a catharsis. - Author: Ron Perlman
Storytelling quotes by Ron Perlman
#200. It's great to work in film and TV, and I love it, but there's nothing that can replace that instantaneous storytelling you get in theater. - Author: Pablo Schreiber
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