Storytelling Quotes from Great Writers

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A collection of 16 Storytelling quotes from succesful writers such as Leo Tolstoy, Robert McKee, Alan Moore and Lewis Caroll. Enjoy!

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  • Storytelling quotes After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
  • Storytelling quotes When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.
  • Storytelling quotes The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.
  • Storytelling quotes When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller.
  • Storytelling quotes No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.
  • Storytelling quotes If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
  • Storytelling quotes A great lasting story is about everyone or it will not last. The strange and foreign is not interesting - only the deeply personal and familiar.
  • Storytelling quotes A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. W ithout stories we would go mad.
  • Storytelling quotes 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.
  • Storytelling quotes Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.
  • Storytelling quotes A story is based on what people think is important, so when we live a story, we are telling people around us what we think is important.
  • Storytelling quotes ...required for good fiction: character, conflict, change through time. And if you're really blessed, you get resolution. But life doesn't usually work out that way
  • Storytelling quotes Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.
  • Storytelling quotes All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.
  • Storytelling quotes He paused. His eyes held a distant gleam as if seeing into his past. - My first practice was a shock. I was a cocky smart aleck - Was? - Be quiet. I'm telling a story here.
  • Storytelling quotes I'll tell you a secret. Old storytellers never die. They disappear into their own story.
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