Storytellers Quotes

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Lisa See
“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”
Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Chinua Achebe
“Storytellers are a threat. They threaten all champions of control, they frighten usurpers of the right-to-freedom of the human spirit -- in state, in church or mosque, in party congress, in the university or wherever.”
Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah

Sandra Dallas
“You know what a storyteller is, don't you? It's a person that has a good memory who hopes other people don't.”
Sandra Dallas

W.B. Yeats
“What is literature but the expression of moods by the vehicle of symbol and incident? And are there not moods which need heaven, hell, purgatory, and faeryland for their expression, no less than this dilapidated earth? Nay, are there not moods which shall find no expression unless there be men who dare to mix heaven, hell, purgatory, and faeryland together, or even to set the heads of beasts to the bodies of men, or to thrust the souls of men into the heart of rocks? Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet."

(A Teller of Tales)”
W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore

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

“Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.”
A.D. Posey

Rabih Alameddine
“By nature, a storyteller is a plagiarist. Everything one comes across—each incident, book, novel, life episode, story, person, news clip—is a coffee bean that will be crushed, ground up, mixed with a touch of cardamom, sometimes a tiny pinch of salt, boiled thrice with sugar, and served as a piping-hot tale.”
Rabih Alameddine, The Hakawati

Melanie Tem
“Stories are masks of God.

That's a story, too, of course. I made it up, in collaborations with Joseph Campbell and Scheherazade, Jesus and the Buddha and the Brother's Grimm.

Stories show us how to bear the unbearable, approach the unapproachable, conceive the inconceiveable. Stories provide meaning, texture, layers and layers of truth.

Stories can also trivialize. Offered indelicately, taken too literally, stories become reductionist tools, rendering things neat and therefore false. Even as we must revere and cherish the masks we variously create, Campbell reminds us, we must not mistake the masks of God for God.

So it seemes to me that one of the most vital things we can teach our children is how to be storytellers. How to tell stories that are rigorously, insistently, beautifully true. And how to believe them.”
Melanie Tem, The Man on the Ceiling

Peter Brooks
“Woman, especially her sexuality, provides the object of endless commentary , description, supposition. But the result of all the telling only deepens the enigma and makes woman's erotic force something that male storytelling can never quite explain or contain.”
Peter Brooks

“We are the thoughts we choose to keep.”
A.D. Posey

Germany Kent
“5 Ways To Build Your Brand on Social Media:

1 Post content that add value
2 Spread positivity
3 Create steady stream of info
4 Make an impact
5 Be yourself”
Germany Kent
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Linda Daly
“Storytellers are individuals who enjoy creating a holiday for the mind.”
Linda Daly

Joseph Conrad
“My weakness consists in not having a discriminating eye for the incidental --- for the externals, --- no eye for the hod of the rag-picker or the fine linen of the next mean. Next man---that's it. I have met so many men." he pursued, with momentary sadness--- "met them too with a certain, certain impact, let us say; like this fellow, for instance--- and in each case all I could see was merely a human being. A confounded democratic quality of vision which may be better than total blindness, but has been of no advantage to me-- I can assure you. Men expect one to take into account their fine linen. But I never could get up any enthusiasm about these things. Oh! It's a failing; and then comes a soft evening; a lot of men too indolent for whist-- and a story...." [p.44]”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“All poets and story tellers alive today make a single brotherhood; they are engaged in a single work, picturing our human life. Whoever pictures life as he sees it, reassembles in his own way the details of existence which affect him deeply, and so creates a spiritual world of his own.”
Haniel Long, Notes for a New Mythology: Pittsburgh Memoranda

Laurie H. Hutzler
“Storytellers are the most powerful people on earth. They might not be the best paid-- but they are the most powerful. Storytellers have the power to move the human heart-- and there is no greater power on earth.”
Laurie H. Hutzler

“Always choose love over fear.”
A.D. Posey

Karl Wiggins
“This goes out to all the Rag Tags and the negative shits and anyone else who resents people who have the courage to follow their dreams, and not only that but to show their dreams to somebody else.

The planet needs more writers, artists and musicians. More tattooed storytellers.

Why so many people seem to resent the storyteller is beyond me. We’re not raging against the machine, but we do want the opportunity to show our art to as many people as possible. What’s so wrong with that?

And believe it or not, we won’t go away.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Gretchen Anthony
“Stories are shaped by the ones who tell them.”
Gretchen Anthony, The Kids Are Gonna Ask

Naomi Klein
“When governments talk of truth and reconciliation, and then push unwanted infrastructure projects, please remember this: There can be no truth unless we admit to the 'why' behind centuries of abuse and land theft. And there can be no reconciliation when the crime is still in progress.

Only when we have the courage to tell the truth about our old stories will the new stories arrive to guide us. Stories that recognize that the natural world and all its inhabitants have limits. Stories that teach us how to care for each other and regenerate life within those limits. Stories that put an end to the myth of endlessness once and for all.”
Naomi Klein, On Fire: The Case for the Green New Deal

“Perspective. Storytellers tell their own stories. They don't mean to. They let their life experiences and ideas slip in between the bits and pieces of history that have come to them. There are so many versions among us, of this first woman, this mother of Manaboozhou, Nanabush, our goofy, loving, mixed up teacher and hero. They are all valid. They are all real. They are all traditional. None of us knows them all by heart. We take the parts that we need and understand. These are the stories that we share with our children. In a sense, that makes us all a little bit like Winona and Epanigishimoog. We are the creators of the Anishnabe generations who come after us. I like that responsibility.”
Lois Beardslee, Lies to Live By

“Stories don’t discriminate between reality and fiction. A story is a story – a chain of thought that forms a narrative. A narrative that greases the wheels of the constantly moving human mind; at times even forcing a change of track. Fiction may not be real but its impact definitely is. Generations of ‘real’ humans will live and die and still not have the sort of impact a fictional character like ‘Harry Potter’ has. The right story, at the right time – can change the world forever.”
Adeel Ahmed Khan

Sindiwe Magona
“Central to the stories in which people featured, was the bond of love with the concomitants: duty, obedience, responsibility, honor, and orderliness; always orderliness. Like the seasons of the year, life was depicted full of cause and effect, predictability and order; connectedness and oneness.”
Sindiwe Magona, To My Children's Children

Germany Kent
“Storytellers have passion and are at the forefront of creating original content. They embrace new and emerging trends and are contributors to creating successful multimedia narratives.”
Germany Kent

Dipa Sanatani
“Business is in my blood. I don’t know where the need to write books and tell stories came from, but it’s there. It’s always been there. So I might as well write my own books and sell them.
I am The Merchant of Stories.”
Dipa Sanatani, The Merchant of Stories: A Creative Entrepreneur's Journey

Lidia Longorio
“Every author needs to add a drop of themselves in their work.”
Lidia Longorio

Lidia Longorio
“There is no need for a heart without the brain. You need emotion to add some humanity to your writing and you need intellect to get through the story.”
Lidia Longorio

Avijeet Das
“There is a story within all of us that we want to tell one day.”
Avijeet Das

“Rockwell once said, 'The commonplaces of America are to me the richest subjects in art.' His paintings depict the dignity of everyday people, like the books of Charles Dickens, who in many ways was like Rockwell, appreciated by the masses in his lifetime, but not until after death by critics, and they were both the most fabulous storytellers....”
Karen Weinreb, The Summer Kitchen

Jeanette LeBlanc
“You alone own your story. Do not let another tell it, and if you find yourself in the company of one determined to rewrite your words or own your narrative, fight like hell until you hold it again. There is little in life that is solely ours. Your story is one of those priceless few things. It is beyond precious. The people meant to be In your life will only strengthen your voice, not take it from you.”
Jeanette LeBlanc

Drue Grit
“I’m a storyteller and a vessel for teaching love. My purpose is to help others understand love so they can truly understand themselves and write their own stories. Today I honor my higher purpose by loving more, giving more, and smiling more.”
Drue Grit

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