Some of my favorite quotes about stories and storytelling:

The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in (Harold Goddard)

 

I will tell you something about stories. They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death (Leslie Marmon Silko)

 

If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life (Siberian Elder)

 

God made man because he loves stories (Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlev)

 

If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life (Jean Houston)

 

The universe is made of stories, not atoms (Muriel Rukeyser)

 

 

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