I have always loved stories, whether reading books, hearing tall tales from friends or listening to words of wisdom from my parents. And ever since I started in business with blogging, I have been fascinated by the intersection between storytelling and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs who make a difference relate to and interact with other people – they are, in effect, professional storytellers. The story of my personal blog – its ups and down, opportunity and challenges – is what attracts people to our products and services, and also to work with us. We would be nothing without our story.
To encourage you to tell yours, here’s my top 10 quotes on the power of stories.
“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” – Steve JobsTweet
Whether you know it or not, your desire to write comes from the urge to not just be “creative,” it’s a need (one every human being on earth has) to help others. A well-told Story is a gift to the reader/listener/viewer because it teaches them how to confront their own discomforts.” – Shawn Coyne, The Story GridTweet
“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” – Muriel RukeyserTweet
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever.” – Ancient ProverbTweet
“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” – Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling AnimalTweet
“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – J.K. Rowling, authorTweet
“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” –Patrick Rothfuss, authorTweet
“Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.” – Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speakerTweet
“Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of others.” – Peter Forbes, photographer and authorTweet
I hope that you liked these quotes on storytelling as much as I did. How do you tell your story through the work that you do?
You may also like short stories. Every month I post one of the best short stories that I hear about. If you like inspirational short stories, you can find them over here: short stories series.
Head over to my bookshelf
If you want to see what kind of books I read.