Favorite Quotations ~  Storytelling, 3 Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, & Persuasion Through Art of Storytelling

"To be a person is to have a story to tell." ~ Isak Dinesen


Our stories matter...Your stories matter… For you never know how much of a difference they make and to whom. ~ Caroline Joy Adams

Homo fabula, homo historia, we are story, story is us. We communicate and experience life through stories every day of our lives. ~ Andrew Melrose, Write for Children

The sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives. ~ Reynolds Price

Broken stories can be healed. Diseased stories can be replaced by healthy ones. We are free to change the stories by which we live. ~ Daniel Taylor, Healing Power of Stories

Stories are like birds flying, here and gone in a moment. ~ Pamela Lyndon Travers

There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. ~ Willa Cather

What kind of people we become depends crucially on the stories we are nurtured on. ~ Chinweizu

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you. ~ Maya Angelou

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. ~ Muriel Rukeyser

A spoken story is larger than one unheard, unsaid. In nearly all creation accounts, words or songs are how the world was created, the animals sung into existence. ~ Linda Hogan, Woman Who Watches Over the World

The word "story" is short for the word "history." They both have the same root and fundamentally mean the same thing. A story is a narrative on an event or series of events, just like history. ~ James M. Kouzes

The problem with memory is that is changes whatever it touches. It is never that accurate. As a result, I end up modifying and revising my own experiences. It's myth making. ~ Li Young Lee, Leader as Designer

A man is always a teller of tales, he lives surrounded by his stories and the stories of others, he sees everything that happens to him through them; and he tries to live his life as if he were recounting it. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre, Sartre and Fiction