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Storytellers Quotes
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Humans are essentially storytellers.
- Walter Fisher

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was
to tell the story I wanted to tell.
That's what I love.
- Spike Lee

Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing.
Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should
be able to create entire landscapes with nothing.
- Ajay Naidu

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
- Peter Handke

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Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote,
psychologists, botanists, zoologists,
archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters.
- Kazimir Malevich

Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the
myth in their own traditions,
so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
- Joan D. Vinge

Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device.
- Donna Tartt


 

What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue
it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
- Terri Windling

I come from a family of great readers and storytellers.
- Katherine Dunn

Because if we the storytellers don't do this,
then the bad people will win.
- Christiane Amanpour

And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson,
Silverberg...
we tell stories.
People like them.
They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is.
- Jerry Pournelle

I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not.
He is one of a small group of real storytellers.
He has enormous imagination and ability to write.
I'm glad he's coming back.
It's going to be good for the show.
- Matthew Ashford

My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story.
That's what directors are, they're storytellers because
they're directing where your focus is going to be as an audience.
- Dennis Quaid

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I don't view myself as a political leftie.
I view myself as a storyteller who is fair to both sides.
- Tim Robbins

I'm just a storyteller.
- Norman Jewison

A good storyteller is a person with a good memory and
hopes other people haven't.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Frank is such a great visual storyteller,
that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin
City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
- Robert Rodriguez

I'm a director's actor; I'm a storyteller's actor.
- Michael Ironside

Look, I'm just a storyteller.
When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
- Norman Jewison

I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else.
If I was always anything, I was a storyteller,
and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in.
- Nicholas Meyer

To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller,
but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it.
- Joyce Maynard

I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director.
And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move!
- Howard Hawks

I wanted to hold onto and exploit the power of narrative.
This is not only a book about a great storyteller,
but there have to be stories about the storyteller.
- Stephen Greenblatt

I think I'm a born storyteller.
Inspiration is all around me.
I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.
- Jackie Collins

Read the folklore masters.
Go to galleries.
Walk in the woods.
That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller.
- Terri Windling

I'm a good storyteller.
- Sophie Marceau

No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller,
or you're not.
- John Milius

I am definitely a storyteller, but probably not a traditional Storyteller.
- James Welch

That's the mark of a great storyteller,
never to give away secrets in advance.
- Ian McDiarmid

Writing is a passion I have never understood,
yet a storyteller is all I have ever wanted to be.
- Ruth Park

I think of myself as a storyteller, and that is it.
- Tanith Lee

The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one
of the stories the father tells.
The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the
tales that he tells is how he met his wife.
- Danny DeVito

I like to think of myself as a storyteller.
- Kate DiCamillo

Directing a film was something I was yearning to do.
I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.
- Kevin Spacey

I'm an assistant storyteller.
It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant,
but I'm waiting on six million people a week,
if I'm lucky.
- Jane Fonda

I don't mind UFO's and ghost stories,
it's just that I tend to give value to the storyteller
rather than to the story itself.
- Robert Stack

I'm not fighting any causes.
I'm black, everybody can see that, but I am a storyteller for the masses.
- Jackie Torrence

Sometimes you have to go places with characters and
emotions within yourself you don't want to do,
but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.
- Hugh Jackman

Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film,
you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form.
The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots.
- John Crowley

Sam Walton was a master storyteller who used illustrative
stories to reinforce his cultural standards.
- Michael Bergdahl

When I began to think about the head of the family,
the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller,
the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came.
- Barry Levinson

When you make work, your goal might not be first and
foremost to have as many people as possible see it,
but it might be more about honing your craft as a storyteller or making art,
but, there's no doubt about it, you want lots of people to see it.
- Jim McKay

The first job I was offered was as an editorial assistant.
I think it was the best thing for me,
in terms of being a storyteller by nature,
to have spent years being an editor because I learned so much from it.
- Terri Windling

My father who in this case was an obsessive life-long storyteller,
and by a very peculiar trick of my father's.
My father would tell a very, very long story,
and the punch line would be in Yiddish.
- Stephen Greenblatt

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller,
Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans,
an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS,
who does not have much longer to live.
- Armistead Maupin

I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early
'60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television.
I just thought I was a storyteller.
I didn't even think of myself as a singer.
- Judy Collins

I grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller,
but nobody wrote.
It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition:
everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties,
even at the clubs and raves.
- Irvine Welsh

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
- Janine Turner

This is God's world, not Satan's.
Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians.
- Gary North

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

When I find that I can't accept what is happening,
I turn my attention to accepting my non-acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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