What is great storytelling? Who better to ask than the storytellers themselves. Here is a list of quotes that I’ve found inspirational when thinking about stories I want to tell or ways I can tell better stories.
As a novelist, a storyteller, a writer of fiction for the page and the screen–I know the power of a good quote. Especially when you’re trying to pinpoint exactly what it is that you want to say. Some quotes last longer than others. For this article, I thought I’d collect some of my favorite quotes on storytelling. I hope you enjoy them.
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Each of us is a living story.
My confidence is more important than a few likes on a picture.
“The crucial element of design is not how it looks, but how it works.” – Steve Jobs
“I’ve lived through some hard times and some good times, and this is one of those good times.” –Bob Newhart
“Son, you don’t want to live your life like a man on a farm. Saying the roosters woke to such and such. You want to live like a man who rode on a horse at least once in his life.” —Mr
I can picture it now, yellow paint on the living room walls, light streaming in the window. Fresh flowers in every room. The kids playing with their new toys.
I was up at 5 AM to swim against the current, I’m a grown man with a job and car insurance, but I do what I love.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules-
I think everyone should have a dog so they can learn the importance of being grateful for what you have.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves
The hands of many men have been guided by a single mind. It is the privilege of good leaders to have wise men who will follow.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein
Exhale into a downward dog, inhale a deep breath of fall’s arrival.
A story should be like the line of a song, appreciating its ups and downs.
In the past, one would have needed to have been a part of something with those who lived it in order to be able to write about it later. Digital technologies now allow anyone to create their own history.
“What we put off doing today, is the task that determines the way we live tomorrow.”
My passion is the pursuit of the extraordinary.
My best friend grew up as a very awkward kid and hit his growth spurt in high school. His sister, who was much shorter than he was his whole life, called him “Shark Man.” But shortly after she said it, their dad
When life gives you pears, make pear sauce.
I’m adventurous, I just hate leaving my home. – Chris Pratt
A perfect day is when you don’t need to use all your vacation days—and it happens more than once a year. 🏈
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.‖ – Muhammad Ali
People say that you should follow your dreams. Well, I’m here to tell you don’t. Your dreams will lead you astray and bring nothing but misery and woe. Dreams are but a madman’s vapors
When life puts you in the mud, grab the nearest tequila.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all its pupils. – Louis Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot”
We march to the beat of our own drum, and that’s OK.
“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.”
I used to think the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. 😉
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make me happy.
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
Look at her, always late to everything…I swear she’s like a walking clock. She’s like a cat, and I’m like a dog – we’re like the two opposite ends of the leash.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Never trust a dog to watch your food.
There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
She was taught to cook by a southern belle who thought it was the only way to keep a man. “The morning after a man marries a cook,” she used to say, “he wakes up and thanks to God.
A brother is a friend given by nature.
Once there were two friends named Me and You. We were inseparable. Then life happened … .❄️
Every day was a bad hair day until I started using Dove Men + Care and discovered I’d been brushing my hair 100 times a night all wrong.
I’ve set a goal for myself that if I work hard, one day I could be like (insert name of your role model). It was really nice hearing about how you started off with nothing but now you are living the dream.
Be kind. It costs you nothing and makes the world a better place.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl whose father told her that if she picked three beans from the garden, she would be granted one wish. So she picked the first bean and wished that her dad would win the lottery. The next morning.
Linda Thompson, age 63 always wanted to run the Boston Marathon. She had taken her time setting up her training schedule because running at her age could be dangerous.
The great thing about art is that you don’t need to know what you are doing.
Where did you go today?
” I’m not a failure. Every time I fail, I’m one step closer to success. ” ~ Harold Smith
Last week may have been rough, but if you made it through, you’re officially a stronger person. #MakeItThroughThursday
The scariest moment is always just before you start. -Stephen King
It’s better to take action and fail than sit and do nothing. The consequences of doing nothing are much worse than taking a chance and failing.
There was a time when all old houses were haunted houses.'”
Humans are storytellers by nature, but sometimes we’re not sure how to tell our own story. Here are some tips on telling your personal brand story with Instagram captions or bios.”
Good stories never end. They live on in our memories, passed from one friend to another.
More often than not, someone’s life turned out “like one of those ‘what if’ stories that are so embarrassing to tell.” ~ Buzz Bissinger
Moments of joy help you see all the beauty, love, and potential in this world. – Kristin Hannah
Remember that guy who, literally years ago, said you weren’t good enough? Yeah, no wonder your self-worth needed a boost. Moving on.
Wrapped in this sweet morning fog. Wrapped in this soft blanket. Wrapped in you.
When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story. -Barney Stinson
And you know what the secret to life is? It’s leaving everything else to chance. You can’t control anything, so you might as well sit back and enjoy it. -Gwyneth Paltrow
She said, “I’m a burden on everyone, but I can’t stop. I don’t know how to live differently.”
Sophie loves her Aunt Helen’s cooking so much she even makes it at home. #homecooking #homecookingwiththedooferkins
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. -Helen Keller
Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
“Life is short, live it up” -Jimmy Buffet. Isn’t that the truth! We are always here to help celebrate life’s special moments.
Pull up a hay bale or scroll through your photos with your best friends at this ranch style loft, the perfect place to relive the memories. #VisitCapeCod
Being wise isn’t as important as being strong.
Some love stories are best left untold.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.
You can’t get a cup of coffee big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein 😎
What are you willing to believe in, that others won’t?
“Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and children gotta build tree forts.” -Jim Gaffigan
Life is about never giving up, loving people, and making time for what matters.
The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. – John Ruskin
A spouse noting a similar feeling about her partner
Why do we do what we call “extreme sports”? Because it’s all relative. All out is another way of doing nothing out. Some people sit and think: “If I was to climb something, what would be the highest I could go?”
Remember those days as a kid when you were carefree? The grass was greener and the sky was bluer. Nothing could stop you from running until you got that delicious ice cream. Those were such good times for us then, make them good
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t–you’re absolutely right.
“It is better to wear out than to rust out.” -Ivan Illich
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. -W.E. Henley
A little kindness can make a big difference when it comes to helping others. #BeKind @yourstorytelling
STORYTIME with a creative director turned writer turned life coach.
A quote showing my journey from being a teenager to being my own boss.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let
We’ll make sure our dreams are your reality.
The post-my-relationship-breakup feelings were the best I’ve ever felt. New freedom to be myself. You can’t tell me what to do anymore. Now, of course, I am single for the second
Do more of what makes you happy.” ― Steve Maraboli
Life is a canvas, and the artist is a fool who, unable to make a stunning masterpiece, flings random colors into the blue, red, or green splotches then steps back to judge their work.
I made my first turkey when I was 16 for Thanksgiving, and I loved it. But my mother never liked the way it turned out—browned but raw in the middle, so she banned me from ever cooking a turkey again.
They sled down hills to build up their strength, but my hill is back home. ~(Henry David Thoreau)
Watching leaves change color, then get dark and crisp under the snow.
“Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ― Plato
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
A great story with an exciting start, middle, and end.
Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dreams.
If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.
Today is my day, the world’s my playground.” – Robin Williams
She broke all the rules, by wearing her own makeup. She broke my heart…with the way she looked at me.’ – Christian Dior
When you have to choose between being right or being kind, choose kind. – Anonymous
There is a certain satisfaction – even pleasure – in the feeling of having understood someone.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’
I get by with a little help from my friends.
☝🏼Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. – Theodore Roosevelt
Join me on @xxxxxxx to find out how I make my own Greek Yogurt! #ohsheglows
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S Lewis
I find solace in the colors of the fall.
Once upon a time, @xxxxx achieved great success “…” That is the story of [Company] [Product] [Service] [etc.]
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”
“We serve a huge market that has been ignored for far too long.”
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.” ― John Cage
Bedtime in the city is always my favorite time
Like a fine wine, I’ve gotten better with age.
It always seemed to me that the why and the how would solve most ills — or at least ailments — that we face… Louis
You need passion to be successful. You can’t wake up tired and go to work with passion.
A 👩❤️👨 is a mother of 👶.💙👪.
When life gives you lemons, squeeze them into the water and drink the water. It will taste sour but it helps quench your thirst.
“Let each of us please, in his degree, express himself in all ways. If you are backward, you have the remedy at hand. I do not believe that anyone was ever made irrevocably bad by being backward or un pol
Our society places such a premium on work and productivity—pushing past your limits and achievements. But life is also about enjoying the process, not just the results—the journey, not just the destination. If you don’t stop to enjoy
As a photographer, I tried many things, but I can tell you that photography was always my first love.
Girlfriends… don’t get tired. Don’t get weak in the knees. Don’t give up and forget what you want. And when someone else tries to take away your sparkle
We will all look back on our time here and be either proud of what we did or embarrassed. The choice is yours.
I’d like to name all the things I love about you. One by one, there would be too many names to ever finish the list…
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Love is not a noun, it’s a verb. It isn’t something that happens to us, but something we have to give—every day.
Some people chase their dreams, others are just vivid enough to get out of the way. – John Sebastian
Funny things happened when I started dating him, which was a month before my 30th birthday.
They said it couldn’t be done, but we did it anyway.
Have you ever had one of those days where it seems to take forever but the time slips by without you noticing it?
“If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. But if you teach him to fish, he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.” – John Gierach
Stories are powerful things. They can bring people together and break them apart.
“That’s the exciting thing about the indie world – we do things for love and we hope we can spread that love to people.” – Sam Raimi
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you aren’t.
I hug my memories to me When I feel the world spinning ’round me And I’m glad for everyone. -Miles Moore
Back in high school, I threw a party that ended in a police standoff. I’m surprised they haven’t knocked on my door yet.
You’ve got to love yourself first before you can love someone else -Cher
We are who we are because of the choices that we have made.
I have learned to use the word “impossible” with the greatest caution.
And so they lived happily ever after…
What a great idea to get from Jimmy from Chipfat Chipfat & Co. after talking about the smaller bird watching at Yayasan Jalanan.
The United States while twinkling stars shine on the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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Procrastination is just giving yourself an excuse to delay the inevitable. You’re either in motion or you’re still, there is no in between.
I like the feeling of when it snows before Christmas because it means Christmas is coming…🎄 #ChristmasIsComing #Xmas #snow
1. No goal is worthwhile unless it beckons beyond your grasp
Stories help us feel connected, important, and alive.
These days, even famed philosophers walk among us—and they’re a lot like you and me.
Life’s like a box of chocolates… So many feelings, so few sugars.” – Forrest Gump
It takes a lot of time to be a stranger, you have to leave your house. – John Crawford
I was born to make mistakes. That’s how I learn.
A falling leaf drifts slowly down to the river…”
“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” – Unknown
The past is never dead, it’s not even past. -William Faulkner
“A boy begins by loving his mother. When he is a man, he acknowledges her as one among many.”~Kahlil Gibran
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
“If you want to soar with the eagles, you have to understand vultures.” – Unknown
Every time I see an old person, I no longer see a useless eater. I see a life that might have been and will never be again. – Albert Camus
In the land of Hashem, there is no zero. In the land of zero, there is Hashem.
The best stories come from people, not brands.
The sky is gray and rainy today, but I’m grateful it’s Wednesday…cause that means this weekend is so close.
Pictures are perfect, but sometimes words go further. We asked our friends what still doesn’t look digital to them. Here’s what they said.
I started out with nothing & still have most of it left ‚ Randy Bachman
When I was six years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’
We’re not drinking pumpkin spice lattes, we’re making them better. 😀
“Here we go, we don’t stop
“To live outside the law, you must be honest.” –Hunter S. Thompson
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built
My favorite part about the beach is the ocean…..the animals, the time with friends and family…I can’t imagine a better place to be. – Taylor Swift #beachbabe
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
– St. Augustine 💭
I support the right to bear arms.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African Proverb