Quotes About Storyteller

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Haruki Murakami
“Your heart is like a great river after a long spell of rain, spilling over its banks. All signposts that once stood on the ground are gone, inundated and carried away by that rush of water. And still the rain beats down on the surface of the river. Every time you see a flood like that on the news you tell yourself: That’s it. That’s my heart.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Daniel Wallace
“A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.”
Daniel Wallace, The Kings and Queens of Roam

Cameron Dokey
“For surely a king is first a man. And so it must follow that a king does as all men do: the best he can.”
Cameron Dokey, The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of the Arabian Nights

Roald Dahl
“Obscurity is never a virtue.”
Roald Dahl

John Green
“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.”
John Green”
John Green

“Time changes nothing, girl, but the size of your underwear. . .and hopefully your hairdo.”
Minton Sparks

Vera Nazarian
“All stories have a curious and even dangerous power. They are manifestations of truth -- yours and mine. And truth is all at once the most wonderful yet terrifying thing in the world, which makes it nearly impossible to handle. It is such a great responsibility that it's best not to tell a story at all unless you know you can do it right. You must be very careful, or without knowing it you can change the world.”
Vera Nazarian, Dreams of the Compass Rose

Lloyd Alexander
“If a storyteller worried about the facts - my dear Lucian, how could he ever get at the truth?”
Lloyd Alexander, The Arkadians

Roald Dahl
“Perhaps it's chasing me. But I don't think it will ever catch me because I am moving fast.”
Roald Dahl

Robert McKee
“When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller.”
Robert McKee, Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Walter Benjamin
“Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.”
Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

“The skeleton key unlocks the mind and swings open the door of imagination. A far better place than here A much safer place than there The quintessential somewhere The mystical nowhere The enigmatic anywhere My gift to you - the key to everywhere.
The mortal will find itself lost while the soul always knows the way it is grateful for the darkness and celebrates the day

I can give you peace my peace I give you... but I cannot be your savior or your god - I cannot be the light along your path - I can only give you the lamp and point the way.

The blind will see... the deaf will hear... but those who choose reason will never understand.

Woe to the ones who think they know the answers they will cease to ask the questions that may be their own salvation.

We possess the knowledge of the Universe from conception. Once born we are taught to forget.

If we cannot look out at our world and see our children's vision then we are truly blind we are unable to lead them to paradise.

"Even people who are in the dark search for their shadows. Shadows exist only if there is light. We will never find total darkness - not even in death... ...and we always cast a shadow no matter how overcast our skies become. You are never alone."

Do not listen to the voice that shouts to you from behind desks behind podiums behind altars. Do not pay attention to the orators and the opportunists. Do not be distracted by the promises made behind masks. Listen to the quiet. Listen to the whispers as they gently guide you through the assaults of man's absurdities. Listen to the gentle breathing of your mother and lay your head to rest in her peace and in her warm embrace and understand that truth and power lie within you. Breathe silence.

The free bird will always return to the cage sooner or later to seek food and water and the loving hand of it's caretaker.”
M. Teresa Clayton

George Pelecanos
“If the storytellers told it true, all stories would end in death.”
George Pelecanos

Vera Nazarian
“I'll tell you a secret.

Old storytellers never die.

They disappear into their own story.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Vera Nazarian
“The difference between real life and a story is that life has significance, while a story must have meaning.

The former is not always apparent, while the latter always has to be, before the end.”
Vera Nazarian

Vera Nazarian
“I tell the story to you now, but in each telling the story itself changes a little, changes direction, and that in turn changes you and me. So be very careful not only in how you repeat it but in how you remember it, goslings. More often than you realize it, the world is shaped by two things -- stories told and the memories they leave behind.”
Vera Nazarian, Dreams of the Compass Rose

“When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller.”
Jim Henson Company

“If I were a zombie
I'd never eat your brain
I'd just want your heart”
Stephanie Mabey

Vera Nazarian
“The Gingerbread House has four walls, a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney. It is decorated with many sweet culinary delights on the outside.

But on the inside there is nothing—only the bare gingerbread walls.

It is not a real house—not until you decide to add a Gingerbread Room.

That’s when the stories can move in.

They will stay in residence for as long as you abstain from taking the first gingerbread bite.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Only a writer would slap a bumper sticker on her car that read, 'Seriously, I'd rather be working'.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Pawan Mishra
“Many storytellers with possibly more potential than Shakespeare, even though I have not read much of him, could not hit much fame because they treated their stories like their wives. Rather than limiting the emotion only to flirting with their stories, they married them, thus limiting their chances of experimenting.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Johnny Rich
“A thrilling story can be dull if told badly, but even the most mundane event can be elevated into a tale of epic scale by a good storyteller.”
Johnny Rich

“A story from beginning to end that might entertain, teach, or simply bore your listener. It's all in the delivery, my dear."

He got a smug look on his face as he scooted his posterior deeper into the chair and took his pipe between his teeth. "I'm just better at it than most.”
Karen L Milstein, Fergus and the Princess: A Lasker the Storyteller Tale

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Never be afraid to your share your story.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“But where did the storyteller go?
The one whose words could sculpt
A verse that made everything else melt into sense.”
Anna Jae

“They take their drama firsthand, in the real world, while I prefer the drama of fictional characters–in worlds where things happen for a reason, where questions are answered, where conflicts are always resolved.”
Kat O'Keefe

“They take their drama firsthand, in the real world, while I prefer the drama of fictional characters–in worlds where things happen for a reason, where questions are answered, where conflicts are always resolved.”
Kat O'Keeffe

Steven Magee
“You know that when a utility company is going down the fantasy route, they are likely hiding some illegal activity that they are engaging in. Fabricating fictional stories to their government regulator is just one of the many illegal activities that they engage in.”
Steven Magee, Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

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