Storytelling

A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on stories, storytelling, women, princesses, witches, stepmothers, mermaids, fairy godmothers, wickedness, and beauty

Tell me the story...
It was a woman.
You always say that.
There's always a woman somewhere, child; a princess, a witch, a stepmother, a mermaid, a fairy godmother, or one as wicked as she is beautiful, or as beautiful as she is good.
Is that the complete list?
Then there is the woman you love.
Who's she?
That's another story.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: Lighthousekeeping, Pages: 73

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on truth, storytelling, readers, and writing

No matter how true I believe what I am writing to be, if the reader cannot also participate in that truth, then I have failed.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on ideas, radicalism, stories, storytelling, and open mindedness

When I am grappling with ideas which are radical enough to upset grown-ups, then I am likely to put these ideas into a story which will be marketed for children, because children understand what their parents have rejected and forgotten.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Seth Godin on storytelling and marketing

Question: What is an example of company that created a brand by conducting a dialogue with customers?

Answer: You don’t know many either, do you Guy? Ahh, we agree! I think that while markets are conversations, marketing is a story. Starbucks creates conversations among customers, so does Apple. The NYSE makes a fortune permitting people to interact with each other. But great marketing is storytelling, and if you’ve been to a Broadway show lately, you’ll notice that audience participation is discouraged. That doesn’t mean that great playwrights don’t listen! They do. They, like great marketers, listen relentlessly. They engage in offline conversations constantly. They poll and they do censuses and most important, they have true conversations with small groups of real people. But THEN, they tell a story.

Seth Godin

Source: How to Change the World: Ten Questions with Seth Godin: http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/08/ten_questions_w.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Ian McEwan on differences, acceptance, tolerance, writing, fiction, and storytelling

She could write the scene three times over, from three points of view...none of these three was bad, nor were they particularly good.  She need not judge...She need only show seperate minds, as alive as her own, struggling with the idea that other minds were equally alive. It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp that other people are as real as you. And only in a story could you enter these different minds and show that they had equal value.  That was the only moral a story need have.

Ian McEwan

Source: Atonement: A Novel, Pages: 38

Contributed by: Wednesday

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on storytelling

The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.

Paulo Coelho

Source: Goodreads interview

Contributed by: rainwriter

A Quote by Seth Godin on market, conversations, marketing, storytelling, and story

I think that while markets are conversations, marketing is a story. Starbucks creates conversations among customers, so does Apple. The NYSE makes a fortune permitting people to interact with each other. But great marketing is storytelling, and if you’ve been to a Broadway show lately, you’ll notice that audience participation is discouraged. That doesn’t mean that great playwrights don’t listen! They do. They, like great marketers, listen relentlessly. They engage in offline conversations constantly. They poll and they do censuses and most important, they have true conversations with small groups of real people. But THEN, they tell a story.

Seth Godin

Source: Ten Questions with Seth Godin: http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/08/ten_questions_w.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Mitch on storytelling, interesting, compelling, and work

When relating a story at work, think of ways to make what you have to say interesting and compelling.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Joseph W. Meeker on play, comic, survival, animals, comedy, stories, and storytelling

All of the elements of the comic way tend to spread to others, insinuating joy where it was previously absent. Conversation has a way of leaping among persons, as it does at parties and celebratory gatherings. Storytelling always begets storytelling. It is difficult to watch others at play without wanting to join them. This is not only a human phenomenon, for researchers have consistently noted that animals at play are often imitated by other animals. So wherever it is possible to initiate a playful activity, it will have a good chance of replicating itself through other parts of the system.

Joseph Meeker

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Clarisa Pinkola Estes on story, stories, and storytelling

"Stories are medicine.
They have such power; they do not require that we do, be, act anything -
we need only listen"

Clarisa Pinkola Estes

Source: Clarisa Pinkola Estes

Contributed by: Samme

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