Fierce Excerpts: 13 quotes to inspire your storytelling prowess

Beckie ManleyFierce Excerpts, Storytelling

Now Reading | 13 Quotes to Inspire your Inner Storyteller, Inc. Magazine

It has been true since the beginning of time that storytelling is the very best way to share ideas. Every photo and every person and every brand has a story and at Fierce, we love to discover and share all of these beautiful and magical tales. The photo above might just look like a silly snapshot of a pair of shoes. But there is such a huge story behind that simple photo and those little Donald Pliner heels. They are nicknamed the “holy cow” shoes because they were purchased on October 16th, a momentous life-changing day when I discovered a terrible truth that I could never have imagined. That day chartered an entirely new course for my life and it changed me forever. I think of this every time I wear those shoes—and I smile because it led me to the incredible journey I am on today. Stories bring an amazing dimension to objects and to brands and their power—it’s truly awesome.

Here’s 13 quick quotes to inspire your storytelling prowess today. My favorite is #2 from one of my absolute favorite storytellers, Ira Glass:

  1. “Stories are a communal currency of humanity.” –Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights
  2. “Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” –Ira Glas
  3. “The engineers of the future will be poets.” –Terence McKenna
  4. “The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.” –Mary Catherine Bateson
  5. “Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form.” –Jean Luc Godard
  6. “Story is a yearning meeting an obstacle.” –Robert Olen Butler
  7. “If you’re going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all.” –Joseph Campbell
  8. “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” –Hannah Arendt
  9. “The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions.” –Michael Margolis
  10. “Those who tell the stories rule the world.” –Hopi American Indian proverb
  11. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –Maya Angelou
  12. “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” –J.K. Rowling
  13. Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” —Robert McKee 

Read the entire article here: http://www.inc.com/dave-kerpen/you-need-to-become-a-better-storyteller-heres-some-inspiration.html