165 Telling Stories Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of telling stories quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about telling your stories.

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  1. If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with my name. — Kendrick Lamar
  2. What I tell people is be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don't have to live anybody else's story. — Stephen Curry
  3. I am only a mouthpiece through which to tell the story of lynching and I have told it so often that I know it by heart. I do not have to embellish; it makes its own way. — Ida B. Wells
  4. Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times. — Helen Rowland
  5. Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times. — William Feather
  6. Try to reach for a simple, visual phrase that tells you what the picture is all about and evokes the essence of the story — Saul Bass
  7. Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song. — Gloria Naylor
  8. From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, "I survived." — Craig Scott
  9. But how could you live and have no story to tell? — Fyodor Dostoevsky
  10. There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Short Telling Stories Quotes

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  • I'm an athlete, I'm funny, I'm creative, I can tell a story, I'm likable. — Logan Paul
  • When the raindrop touches the ocean, can it tell a story. — Mooji
  • Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. — Mason Cooley
  • Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. — Robert McKee
  • Whoever tells the best story wins. — John Quincy Adams
  • Our point of view, not our drawing skills or musical virtuosity or ability to tell a story. — Rick Rubin
  • The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning. — John Lee Hooker
  • Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories. — Laurie Anderson
  • If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. — Lewis Hine
  • Most people don't know how to tell stories. — Ted Rall

Telling Stories Image Quotes

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Telling stories quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky

But how could you live and have no story to tell? — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Telling stories quote by Mooji

When the raindrop touches the ocean, can it tell a story. — Mooji

Telling stories quote Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no o
Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.
Telling stories quote by John Lee Hooker

The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning. — John Lee Hooker

Telling stories quote by Laurie Anderson

Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories. — Laurie Anderson

Telling stories quote by Lewis Hine

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. — Lewis Hine

Telling stories quote Every person you meet has a story to tell, a lesson to teach
Every person you meet has a story to tell, a lesson to teach and a dream to share.
Telling stories quote by Ted Rall

Most people don't know how to tell stories. — Ted Rall

Telling stories quote by Pat Conroy

The most powerful words in English are, 'Tell me a story.' — Pat Conroy

Telling stories quote by Martin Heidegger

Tell me how you read and I'll tell you who you are. — Martin Heidegger

Telling stories quote If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep
If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life.
Telling stories quote by Umberto Eco

To survive, you must tell stories. — Umberto Eco

Telling stories quote by James Dashner

Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story. — James Dashner

Telling stories quote by Mark Twain

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. — Mark Twain

Telling stories quote Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tel
Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.

Telling Our Stories Quotes

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If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are. — Madeleine L'Engle

Africa's risks are mainly perceived and not real. Unfortunately for us in Africa we are not really very good at telling our own story. But things are changing and people are beginning to understand that things are going very, very well. — Aliko Dangote

And it's a human need to be told stories. The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible. — Alan Rickman

Telling stories quote Those who tell the stories rule society.
Those who tell the stories rule society.

If you want your children to be smart, tell them stories. If you want them to be really smart, tell them more stories. If you want your children to be brilliant, tell them even more stories. — Albert Einstein

It's important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story — Iyanla Vanzant

No matter what you think your values are, your actions tell the real story. What we do with our spare time shows what we value. — Jay Shetty

Telling stories quote No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.
No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.

Ralph Lauren has always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting people to take part in our dream. We were the innovators of lifestyle advertisements that tell a story and the first to create stores that encourage customers to participate in that lifestyle. — Ralph Lauren

For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we're just the hired hands, acting. — Jimmy Smits

When we tell our own story, we teach the values that our choices reveal, not as abstract principals, but as our lived experience. We reveal the kind of person we are to the extent that we let others identify with us. — Marshall Ganz

Stories match the way our species thinks. Equally important, stories are something we share - everyone everywhere tells stories and oddly enough, in the same way. It all probably started around some campfire a million years ago. — John Daly

Telling Your Stories Quotes

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What if all those terrible stories you tell yourself about yourself aren’t true? What if the limits you self-impose on your capabilities are a lie? Consider the possibility. Then modify your behavior accordingly. — Rich Roll

Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love brought together under one roof. — Nate Berkus

Humans will always tell you the story. Dogs can only tell you the truth. Trust your instincts and listen your dog. — Cesar Millan

Telling stories quote Declarations of high confidence mainly tell you that an idividual has construced
Declarations of high confidence mainly tell you that an idividual has construced a coherent story in his mind, not necessarily that the story is true.

Marketing is about telling good stories. Social media marketing is about getting your customers to tell them for you. — Ryan Deiss

When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth. — Rumi

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it. — Jordan Belfort

Telling stories quote Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.
Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.

You may do this, I tell you, it is permitted. Begin again the story of your life. — Jane Hirshfield

Instead of telling a story about how great your brand is, try telling a story that shows you completely understand and empathize with your customer and their life. — Lewis Howes

Exercise your purchasing power as a consumer, volunteer and bring joy to those in need, and share your experiences, tell your stories, and inspire others along the way. — Blake Mycoskie

Let me tell you how the story ends, where the good guys die and the bad guys win. It doesn't matter how many friend you make, but the graffite they write on your grave. — Gerard Way

Hiding Story Quotes

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By telling my own story, I hope to help remove the stigma. It never should be something to hide. — Richard Dreyfuss

People will tell you most of the story… and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part. People hide the truth because they’re afraid. — Nicholas Sparks

Whether it's foreign money or hiding emails, these stories are creating a narrative about Hillary Clinton trying to be above everyone else and operating under her own set of rules. — Dana Perino

Telling stories quote Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism.
Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism.

Everyone has a story; everyone hides his past as a means of self-preservation. Some just do it better, and more thoroughly, than others. — Jodi Picoult

All good, clean stories are melodrama, it's just the set of devices that determines how you show or hide it. — Baz Luhrmann

You tried to hide between the lines of a story never told. — Lisa Loeb

Telling stories quote Great stories happen to those who can tell them.
Great stories happen to those who can tell them.

Neither novels or their readers benefit from any attempts to divine whether any facts hide inside a story. Such efforts attack the very idea that made-up stories can matter, which is sort of the foundational assumption of our species. — John Green

Don’t let people interfere with you. Boot ’em out, turn off the phone, hide away, get it done. If you carry a short story over to the next day you may overnight intellectualize something about it and try to make it too fancy, try to please someone. — Ray Bradbury

My hobbies include: editing my life story, hiding behind metaphors, and trying to convince my shadow that I’m someone worth following. — Rudy Francisco

I see caring for somebody as a creative outlet. I like drawing little faces and writing little stories and hiding them in places. I don't think it's that hard to be thoughtful, especially when you do care about the person. — Channing Tatum

Telling Your Story Quotes

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Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world. — Ben Okri

Tell me who your enemy is, and I will tell you who you are. — Carl Schmitt

Your face tells a story and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office. — Julia Roberts

Listen carefully, be transparent, be responsive, be authentic, tell great stories-the qualities that would make you the hotshot at a party-and they'll make your organization a likeable one on social networks. — Dave Kerpen

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life. — Emilia Fox

Learn to tell the parts of your story you’d rather shove under the rug. — Brianna Wiest

Now, as for this new breed of musicians with their 'ultrasonic' conservatory technique, I say: So What. Tell me a story from the heart of your soul and what your existence in this Universe is all about! — Woody Shaw

I believe your home tells a story about who you are and who you aspire to be. We represent ourselves through the things we own. I don't believe in trends. I believe in collecting things that you connect with. We should surround ourselves with things we care about, that have meaning. — Nate Berkus

We don’t make commercials. We don’t sell your product. We tell stories that make the right audience fall in love with you. – Pat Flynn — Pat Flynn

Tell me how many songs that I must sing before I can see you in your glory, hear your whole entire story, bathe inside your golden, golden sea? — Trevor Hall

Story-telling Quotes

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That's what we do, man, we're like storytellers. We tell you stories from the streets. Whether we did it before when we was young or we heard it from one of the homies telling us a tale of what he been through. It's all in having fun and creating a movie like vibe to tell a tale from the streets. — Kurupt

I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories. — Hedy Lamarr

There is probably a smell of roasted chestnuts and other good comfortable things all the time, for we are telling Winter Stories - Ghost Stories, or more shame for us - round the Christmas fire; and we have never stirred, except to draw a little nearer to it. — Charles Dickens

If you want real control, drop the illusion of control; let life have you. It does anyway. You’re just telling yourself the story of how it doesn’t. — Byron Katie

That was certainly true the first time, when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed. I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story, and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked about it was that it was so extreme in style. — Lawrence Kasdan

Schizophrenics have a whole lot of trouble telling the level of abstraction of a story. They're always biased in the direction of interpreting things more concretely than is actually the case. — Robert M. Sapolsky

You need contrast and conflict in order to tell a story. Stories need to have dark and light, turmoil, all those things. But that does not mean the filmmaker has to suffer in order to show the suffering. Stories should have the suffering, not the people. — David Lynch

The best story wins. Not the best idea, or the right idea, or the most rational idea. Just whoever tells a story that catches people’s attention and gets them to nod their heads is the one who tends to be rewarded. — Morgan Housel

Movements have narratives. They tell stories, because they are not just about rearranging economics and politics. They also rearrange meaning. And they're not just about redistributing the goods. They're about figuring out what is good. — Marshall Ganz

The world is not a courtroom There is no judge no jury no plaintiff. This is a caravan filled with eccentric beings telling wondrous stories about God. — Saadi Shirazi

Sharing Stories Quotes

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Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls. — Melody Beattie

Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues -- communicating with an audience. — Casey Kasem

While every refugee's story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage - the courage not only to survive, but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives. — Antonio Guterres


Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. — Shannon Alder

I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts, and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith. — Brian Littrell

Successful people often enjoy telling their story. — Lewis Howes

Gender has always been considered a fact immutable. But we now know it's actually more fluid, complex, and mysterious. Because of my success, I never have the courage to share my story. Not because I thought what I am is wrong but because of how the world treats those of us who wish to break free. — Geena Rocero

That's the strange thing about a good story. No pleasure if you can't share it. — Carsten Jensen

Sharing our stories can also be a means of healing. Grief and loss may isolate us, and anger may alienate us. Shared with others, these emotions can be powerfully uniting, as we see that we are not alone, and realize that others weep with us. — Susan Wittig Albert

Writing Stories Quotes

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Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter. — African Proverbs

Africa’s story has been written by others; we need to own our problems and solutions and write our story. — Paul Kagame

If someone writes a great story, people praise the author, not the pen. People don't say, 'Oh what an incredible pen...where can I get a pen like this so I can write great stories?' Well, I am just a pen in the hands of the Lord. He is the author. All praise should go to him. — Keith Green

All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. — Leo Tolstoy

You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart--your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were born. — Anne Lamott

It's possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring—with immense, even startling power. — Raymond Carver

I don't have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turning into confident ducks. — Maeve Binchy

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice. — Octavia Butler

There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place. — Tim Cahill

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A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it. — Edgar Allan Poe

Power Of Stories Quotes

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If we lived in an even somewhat decent and sane society the Epstein child sex ring would be the lead story everyday. ABC would have seen mass firings for the coverup and all of the powerful people associated would be relentlessly hassled by the press to explain their involvement. — Dave Smith

The most powerful person in the world is the story teller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come. — Steve Jobs

Nothing is more powerful than a compelling story, especially in the framework of a revolution, which entails a struggle to create new symbols, new vocabularies, new ways of looking at the world, new identities, new myths. — Stephen Kotkin

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. — Gene Roddenberry

Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need. — John Lennon

This is the power of myth: that we can experience invisible spiritual realities and truths greater than visible, material things in story form. — John Granger

I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners. — Hayao Miyazaki

Overconfidence is a powerful source of illusions, primarily determined by the quality and coherence of the story that you can construct, not by its validity. — Daniel Kahneman

A story communicates fear, hope, and anxiety, and because we can feel it, we get the moral not just as a concept, but as a teaching of our hearts. That’s the power of story. — Marshall Ganz

All history is only one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellow-men in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others and might shift the burdens of life from their own shoulders upon those of others. — William Graham Sumner

Interesting Stories Quotes

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I have a lot of stories about being a kid because it was the last time I was interesting. — John Mulaney

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom. — Isabel Allende

I made the key discovery for CRISPR there, while living in my scientific monastery in northern Sweden. At the same time, I was very interested in detective stories, searching for enigmas. — Emmanuelle Charpentier

The Bible is endlessly interesting because it is God's story, and God by nature is himself endlessly interesting. The Bible is an ever-flowing fountain. The more you read it, the more you find its truth and beauty to be inexhaustible. — D. A. Carson

Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party. — Joan Crawford

It's really hard to get stories made that are about women. Not just women being obsessed with men, or supporting men. And it's really hard to get men to be a part of films that are about women in a leading role. I'm really interested in how we can adjust that. — Olivia Wilde

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Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story. — James Dashner

Television news is now entertainment, and the stories are being written by the people that have a special interest in them. — James Taylor

There's a great appetite for smart television. Every day I get up and there are interesting stories I want to do. — Sayings

I feel very privileged to hear how somebody used to run around stickin' people up and stealing cars, and now they're gettin' their life back together... I just love the stories. The stories of the fallen world, they excite us. That's the interesting stuff. — Denis Johnson

Reading Stories Quotes

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Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success. — Abdul Kalam

We take it for granted we know the whole story - We judge a book by its cover and read what we want between selected lines. — Axl Rose

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. — George Eliot

I'd like to do the young cadet thing again for sure, but that's why I wanted to do this, to see if I could do it. I took the scenes out of the script and put them together and read them as one little arc, story and that seemed to work. — Scott Speedman

So take seriously the story that God has given you to live. It’s time to read your own life, because your story is the one that could set us all ablaze. — Dan B. Allender

I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium. — Lynn Abbey

Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog. — Philip Yancey

As the child approaches a new text he is entitled to an introduction so that when he reads, the gist of the... story can provide some guide for a fluent reading. — Marie Clay

I loved ghost stories, creaky staircases, stormy nights. If it guaranteed nightmares I read it by flashlight, after midnight. — Lisa Gardner

I will tell you something about stories . . . They aren't just entertainment. Don't be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death. — Leslie Marmon Silko

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I will never again play anything that does not have social significance. We American jazz musicians of African descent have proved beyond all doubt that we are master musicians of our instruments. Now what we have to do is employ our skill to tell the dramatic story of our people and what we've been through. — Max Roach

Our minds are mischievously clever. Time and again, they pull us back to the past and yank us forward into the future. Our perception of the world – and the story we tell ourselves about who we are – is completely colored by half-baked memories and imagined projections. But in truth this is all illusion... The only objective truth is the present moment – the now. — Rich Roll

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