13 Inspiring Quotes for Storytelling

Storytelling helps us turn the chaos into context. Our diversity is our human advantage. The more perspectives from which we see the world, the more understanding we gather about our precious, complex existence.

Modern life is about understanding the nuance and digging deeper. Information alone will not advance us, we are becoming more knowledge-based. This means we must embrace our myriad stories and allow them to foster empathy and connection that fortifies our human growth; this makes storytelling a crucial element of building brand and cultural legacy in the next  few years.

What’s imperative can easily feel stale. To keep this necessity from turning into a task, here are 13 Inspiring Quotes for Storytelling to ignite your inner voice.

“Those who tell the stories rule the world.” | Hopi Proverb

“The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind.” | Vera Nazarian

“Stories are a communal currency of humanity.” | Tahir Shah

“People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.” | Seth Godin

“Narrative in the most general terms is a version of, or a special expression of, ideology; representations by which we construct and accept values and institutions.” | Rachel DuPlessis

“If you want to learn about culture, listen to the stories. If you want to change a culture, change the stories.” | Michael Margolis

“The role of the storyteller is to awaken the storyteller in others.” | Jack Zipes

“You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.” | Margaret Atwood

Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be the heroes. ” | Kenyan Proverb

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact it’s the other way around…” | Terry Pratchett

“Storytelling captures an aspect of childhood experience when being told a story was a common ritual. It’s a warm place for most of us and in some ways represents our first listening experience in really listening.” | Paul Lansky

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.” | William H. Gass

“Maybe stories are just data with a soul.” | Brene Brown

I hope these quotes help you stay focused and energized. If you’re getting too routine with your media strategy, consider mixing things up. Discomfort improves your content.