Throughout the ages, storytellers have offered their views on the art of telling stories, and the effect it has on those whom are storylisteners.

“Whoever tells the best story shapes the culture.” – Erwin Raphael McManus

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” – Ira Glass

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”
– Graham Greene

“True stories can’t be told forward, only backward. We invent them from the vantage point of an ever-changing present and tell ourselves how they unfolded.” – Siri Hustvedt

“Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form.” – Jean-Luc Godard

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

“Storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination.” – National Storytelling Network

“Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, sound and/or images, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture.” – Wikipedia

“You never know when your story needs to be poured into someone’s cup.” – Skyler McCurine