classes ::: Game Dev, subject, Mythology, Storytelling,
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branches ::: Storytelling
see also ::: rap, Story_Analysis, The_Heros_Journey, the_World, worldbuilding

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  the Protagonist(s),
  the Narrator(s),
  the Setting / World(s),

  Character ::: Antagonist Antihero Archenemy Character arc Character flaw Characterization Deuteragonist False protagonist Focal character Foil Gothic double Narrator Protagonist Stock character Straight man Supporting character Title character Tragic hero Tritagonist
  Plot ::: Action Backstory Chekhov's gun Clich Cliffhanger Climax Conflict Deus ex machina Dialogue Dramatic structure Dreamworld Eucatastrophe Exposition Foreshadowing Flashback Flashforward Frame story In medias res Kishtenketsu MacGuffin Occam's razor Pace Plot device Plot twist Poetic justice Red herring Reveal Self-fulfilling prophecy Shaggy dog story Story arc Subplot Suspense Trope
  Setting ::: Alternate history Backstory Dystopia Fictional location city country universe Utopia
  Theme ::: Irony Leitmotif Metaphor Moral Motif
  Style ::: Allegory Bathos Diction Figure of speech Imagery Narrative techniques Mode Mood Narration Stylistic device Suspension of disbelief Symbolism Tone
  Structure ::: Linear narrative Nonlinear narrative films television series Types of fiction with multiple endings
  Form ::: Cantastoria Comics Epic Fable Fabliau Fairy tale Flash fiction Folktale Kamishibai Gamebook Legend Novel Novella Parable Play Poem Screenplay Short story
  Genre ::: Action fiction Adventure Comic Crime Docufiction Epistolary Erotic Fantasy Fiction Gothic Historical Horror List of writing genres Magic realism Mystery Nautical Non-Fiction Paranoid Philosophical Picaresque Political Psychological Religious Romance Saga Satire Science Speculative Superhero Theological Thriller Urban Western
  Narration ::: First-person Multiple narrators Stream of consciousness Stream of unconsciousness Unreliable Diegesis Self-insertion
  Tense ::: Past Present Future
  Related ::: Audience Author Creative nonfiction Fiction writing Literary science Literary theory Monomyth Narratology Rhetoric Screenwriting Storytelling Tellability

  1) story analysis for patterns
    i) favorite stories (or parts of stories) (or games)
    a) what are stories? chains of events/space/time for information transferrence?

    characters, the world
    events (past, or present, or even future)
    draw in witness to identify with characters

  "Game Concept Analysis" has lists of things i love in games, more abstact

  my story (josh's life (past, present and future))
  videogames, movies, tv, anime
  books, manga, comics,
  word of mouth
final fantasy 7:


Rhetorical_modes ::: Four of the most common rhetorical modes and their purpose are: narration, description, exposition, and argumentation.

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subject class:Mythology

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1:Role-playing isn't storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it's not a game. ~ Gary Gygax,

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1:History is Storytelling. ~ Yaa Gyasi
2:ABS—Always Be Storytelling. ~ James Altucher
3:Storytelling always changes time. ~ Stephen King
4:We are the storytelling animal. ~ Salman Rushdie
5:Storytelling is what lights my fire. ~ Hope Davis
6:Storytelling has a narcotic power. ~ Robert Harris
7:I am teaching. Storytelling is teaching ~ Frank McCourt
8:I am teaching. Storytelling is teaching. ~ Frank McCourt
9:I'm a fan of great storytelling. ~ Nikolaj Coster Waldau
10:Storytelling is the important thing. ~ Vincent Kartheiser
11:The best advocacy is always storytelling. ~ Willie Parker
12:Storytelling is about listening in any media. ~ Chris Vance
13:The storytelling ... is kind of amazing. ~ Lisa Schwarzbaum
14:Good storytelling appeals to me - good writing. ~ Sanaa Lathan
15:Quality storytelling inspires quality dialogue. ~ Robert McKee
16:Storytelling is the game. It's what we all do. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
17:I've set the bar quite high in terms of storytelling. ~ E L James
18:Science is the storytelling of our time. ~ William Irwin Thompson
19:The storytelling in 'Doctor Who' is quite universal. ~ Matt Smith
20:foreshadowing is the storytelling companion of fate. ~ John Irving
21:Storytelling is a gift, but writing is a learned art. ~ Beem Weeks
22:It's a leap of faith doing any serialised storytelling. ~ J J Abrams
23:Storytelling can heal broken hearts and damaged minds. ~ Dean Koontz
24:Storytelling is important. Part of human continuity. ~ Robert Redford
25:Storytelling with music is a really powerful device. ~ Randy Harrison
26:I am a big fan of music in terms of storytelling device. ~ John Musker
27:Of course I believe in magic. I believe in storytelling. ~ Luke Taylor
28:Storytelling is the oldest form of education. ~ Terry Tempest Williams
29:The basic rule of storytelling is 'show, don't tell. ~ Julianna Baggott
30:Gaming is going into storytelling. It was a new audience. ~ Kevin Spacey
31:["John F. Kennedy" movie] was just really clever storytelling. ~ Rob Lowe
32:Consistent contentment rarely makes for good storytelling. ~ Rebecca Serle
33:Storytelling bridges the generational gaps in ideology. ~ Elise M Boulding
34:I love all things Queen - their songs are epic storytelling. ~ Nina Arianda
35:The greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling. ~ Cecil B DeMille
36:I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling. ~ Quentin Tarantino
37:My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history. ~ Russell Banks
38:I think in Russia, there's a lot of storytelling and anecdotes. ~ Eugene Mirman
39:Storytelling is about two things; it's about character and plot. ~ George Lucas
40:Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill in business. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
41:I mean, I'm in the business of storytelling, not message making. ~ John le Carre
42:Pixar has outdone itself in visual magic and vivid storytelling. ~ Peter Travers
43:Storytelling is not something we do. Storytelling is who we are. ~ Carmine Gallo
44:When the storytelling goes bad in a society, the result is decadence. ~ Aristotle
45:But storytelling always changes time. At least it does in my world. ~ Stephen King
46:In Wales, singing and storytelling are party skills, not professions. ~ Rhys Ifans
47:I like to believe that storytelling transcends age limitations. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
48:Storytelling is my passion, and it rises from a love of reading. ~ Kelley Armstrong
49:I've never been a fan of whimsical or confusing storytelling. ~ Paul Thomas Anderson
50:The key elements of storytelling are love, mystery & conflict. ~ Mark Rubinstein
51:There's not really genres as storytelling in Austria, unfortunately. ~ Susanne Wuest
52:Actors have an opportunity to use storytelling as a way to solve pain. ~ Nicolas Cage
53:Storytelling can save you. Both the telling and the listening. ~ Catherynne M Valente
54:Storytelling is power. A powerful book or movie can inform and inflame. ~ Jean Sasson
55:I grew up on movie sets, getting to see storytelling happen up close. ~ Scott Eastwood
56:The hardest part about storytelling is knowing what happens in the end. ~ Tye Sheridan
57:We need storytelling. Otherwise life just goes on and on, like the number Pi. ~ Ang Lee
58:Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. ~ Hannah Arendt
59:I think the more honest you are with the storytelling, the better it works. ~ Fede Alvarez
60:Artists should always think of themselves as cosmic instruments for storytelling. ~ Ted Lange
61:I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications. ~ Casey Kasem
62:I think storytelling is storytelling. It doesn't matter what format it's shot on. ~ James Wan
63:The goal of storytelling should be to make stories as ubiquitous as music. ~ Malcolm Gladwell
64:Storytelling was the most honored of all talents, for it benefited everyone. ~ Stephenie Meyer
65:As a kid, I loved storytelling, and I liked the way rappers would paint pictures. ~ Jensen Karp
66:good storytelling is good because the characters — not the author — are in charge. ~ Sean Platt
67:There is no society that does not highly value fictional storytelling. Ever. ~ Orson Scott Card
68:Don’t try to be different or memorable with your storytelling voice—be authentic. ~ Steven James
69:I still see storytelling for men by men that is always reinforcing the male gaze. ~ Jill Soloway
70:Theater and film are essentially the same - just different kinds of storytelling. ~ Howard Shore
71:Directing is all about storytelling. It's not about equipment, or anything else. ~ John Carpenter
72:I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition. ~ Bruce Springsteen
73:I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct, rescued me most of my life. ~ Armistead Maupin
74:Storytelling is fine as long as you can encourage people to act on the stories. ~ Karen Armstrong
75:Storytelling may be what most distinguishes social movements from interest groups. ~ Marshall Ganz
76:The way I look at it, movies are a different medium for storytelling than books. ~ Josh Hutcherson
77:To me, the AMC brand is great storytelling - they call it slow-burn storytelling. ~ Billy Campbell
78:Just as with storytelling, so with life: it's important how well it is done, not how long. ~ Seneca
79:The joke is the purest, most essential form of storytelling. Every word has to count. ~ Paul Auster
80:I've always loved news. I've always loved storytelling and being where the scene is. ~ Abby Huntsman
81:Television can take anything. It can take the most exaggerated of storytelling forms. ~ Ian Mckellen
82:We can distance ourselves from the reality of what we did through storytelling. ~ Joshua Oppenheimer
83:I think color, for a costume designer, is one of your biggest storytelling devices. ~ Alexandra Byrne
84:Maia Sharp is one of America's great singer-songwriters. Her storytelling runs profound and ~ Don Was
85:Role-playing isn't storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it's not a game. ~ Gary Gygax
86:I'm interested in storytelling. I love being an artist now and connecting through art. ~ Nicole Kidman
87:Role-playing isn't storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it's not a game. ~ Gary Gygax,
88:The thriller is not a recent invention. It probably goes back to the dawn of storytelling. ~ Lee Child
89:Every big company and brand that you can think of has indulged in imaginative storytelling. ~ Anonymous
90:Anything that happens on any show is a plot contrivance because that's just storytelling. ~ Bryan Fuller
91:Storytelling is like sex. We all do it naturally. Some of us are better at it than others. ~ David Mamet
92:We are the storytelling chimpanzee, and we appreciate the meta-pattern involved in that. ~ Terry Pratchett
93:I achieved perfection, my type of perfection - visual storytelling. Storytelling was my style. ~ Jack Kirby
94:Keeping your characters consistent and believable is a very important part of good storytelling ~ Anonymous
95:I love storytelling. I love stories, and I love the way in which we connect through stories. ~ Nicole Kidman
96:I make no distinction between writing and storytelling; I've always wanted to tell stories. ~ Damon Lindelof
97:What’s really important is storytelling. None of it matters if it doesn’t support the story. ~ Wally Pfister
98:Beneath its broad surface, storytelling should always work hard to say more than it seems to. ~ Frank Delaney
99:Seeing a fancy TV up close made her recognize how much she loved to witness good storytelling ~ Rakesh Satyal
100:In learning the art of storytelling by animation, I have discovered that language has an anatomy. ~ Walt Disney
101:It has been said that next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling. ~ Khalil Gibran
102:Part of George R.R. Martins brilliant storytelling is taking the carpet out from under your feet. ~ Harry Lloyd
103:Storytelling is a great gift because humanity is a great gift, something God himself delights in. ~ Mike Cosper
104:Fear is ... a kind of unintentional storytelling that we are all born knowing how to do. ~ Karen Thompson Walker
105:The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee coin—into a rupaiya. ~ Gulzar
106:The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled. ~ Paulo Coelho
107:Well, I suppose I'm interested in ways of storytelling and in stories that are about storytelling. ~ Neil Jordan
108:If you’re too rigid in your thinking you may miss some wonderful opportunities for storytelling. ~ Vince Gilligan
109:Rule of storytelling: When a character is shoved against a wall, shove them against a wall harder. ~ Aaron Sorkin
110:storytelling is not just a way to remember what happened; it’s a way to understand what happened. ~ Eric Greitens
111:They are the four pillars of meaning: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. ~ Emily Esfahani Smith
112:For what is storytelling if not ideas brought full and whole to the inner eyes of those who listen? ~ Sue Harrison
113:I fell in love with commerce and the opportunities that come with compelling visual storytelling. ~ Ruzwana Bashir
114:We are pattern-seeking, storytelling animals, and have been since we began drawing on cave walls. ~ William Landay
115:A curtain was drawn back in every man's inner theater and their storytelling minds got to work. ~ Diane Setterfield
116:I love storytelling when the writing spins through me like photons on their way to lighting the world. ~ Kay Kenyon
117:Storytelling is as natural as breathing; plotting is the literary version of artificial respiration. ~ Stephen King
118:The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out. ~ Walter Benjamin
119:... the twin pillars that guard the entrance to the shrine of religion are storytelling and cruelty. ~ Miriam Toews
120:We are storytelling animals, and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives ~ Stephen Jay Gould
121:You're never going to kill storytelling, because it's built into the human plan. We come with it. ~ Margaret Atwood
122:The single thing all women need in the world is inspiration, and inspiration comes from storytelling. ~ Zainab Salbi
123:Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls. ~ Frank Darabont
124:We are storytelling animals, and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. ~ Stephen Jay Gould
125:I grew up in a storytelling culture, a tribal culture, but also in an American storytelling culture. ~ Sherman Alexie
126:I learned the power of storytelling and the responsibility that people with influence have to speak out ~ Demi Lovato
127:My overall artistic goal is to marry graphic design with comic books and traditional storytelling. ~ Jonathan Hickman
128:No, the thing is, we all love storytelling, and as a writer you get to tell stories all the time. ~ Joyce Carol Oates
129:An author must learn the principles of good storytelling only in order to write better from the heart. ~ Uri Shulevitz
130:Come then, and let us pass a leisure hour in storytelling, and our story shall be the education of our heroes. ~ Plato
131:I like storytelling, and I feel more confident as the years have gone on about my ability to do that. ~ Walton Goggins
132:Man is the Storytelling Animal, and that in stories are his identity, his meaning, and his lifeblood. ~ Salman Rushdie
133:[on scene execution] Interesting isn't the point...storytelling momentum and relevance is. ~ Larry Brooks
134:An awful lot of storytelling isn't really about making people understand - it's about making people care. ~ Steven Moffat
135:Everything in the world was about creativity: belief and creation. Storytelling was the essence of both. ~ Alethea Kontis
136:I do think you learn things about genre storytelling, but you also have to be careful not to learn too much. ~ David Eick
137:[M]an is in his actions and practice, as well as in his fictions, essentially a storytelling animal. ~ Alasdair Macintyre
138:Most actors are drawn towards historical tellings because it's one of the most simple forms of storytelling. ~ Ben Barnes
139:This book shows how to apply the power of storytelling to strategic messaging in the age of social media. ~ David A Aaker
140:A good picture book can almost be whistled. ... All have their own melodies behind the storytelling. ~ Margaret Wise Brown
141:All great literary works influence us as writers, not their stories as much as their storytelling ability. ~ Michael Scott
142:I don't make unconventional stories; I don't make non-linear stories. I like linear storytelling a lot. ~ Steven Spielberg
143:Storytelling has worked for 5000 years. It’s not going to stop now just because we have blogs and tweets. ~ James Altucher
144:What I want to write about has changed somewhat, and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly. ~ Terry Brooks
145:I believe the adventure game genre will never die any more than any type of storytelling would ever die. ~ Roberta Williams
146:People believe in God because we are pattern-seeking, storytelling, mythmaking, religious, moral animals. ~ Michael Shermer
147:Short forms are returning online. Interactivity is coming back; it was always there in oral storytelling. ~ Margaret Atwood
148:Creating skillful native content has little to do with selling and a lot to do with skillful storytelling. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
149:For me, the best journalism is usually the best storytelling, and the best stories are those of real people. ~ Jason Rezaian
150:Like a human rights lawyer who uses the law to rectify wrongs, I use filmic storytelling for the same effect. ~ Pamela Yates
151:The biggest challenge is not the storytelling, it's to track every character's arc through the entire movie. ~ Simon Kinberg
152:As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, it doesn't matter what format it is. ~ LeVar Burton
153:Infinite possibilities exist within the art of storytelling. To me, it is nothing less than the magic of creation. ~ Rai Aren
154:I think that my sensibilities are becoming slightly less delicate and I'm venturing out in a storytelling world. ~ Will Smith
155:The album ['A Seat at the Table'] really feels like storytelling for us all and our family and our lineage. ~ Solange Knowles
156:I guess that storytelling would be for me to keep making art that touches people in a way that nothing else can. ~ Karla Souza
157:No great television show has ever rested on just one person. They're all about great ensembles and storytelling. ~ Justin Kirk
158:Stories are attempts to share our values and beliefs. Storytelling is worthwhile when it tells what we stand for. ~ Simon Sinek
159:There's no harmony in most people in a way, and I'm attracted to it, and I think it makes for good storytelling. ~ Greg Kinnear
160:What you demand from storytelling is a moral - even political - import. I tend to shun that didactic aspect. ~ Aleksandar Hemon
161:Tribeca has always celebrated the most exciting new forms of storytelling, from video games to virtual reality. ~ Jane Rosenthal
162:We are storytelling creatures, and as children we acquire language to tell those stories that we have inside us. ~ Jerome Bruner
163:Storytelling is at the heart of life. As a child, I was never bored because I could always get on with my story. ~ Marion Woodman
164:Games are advancing in terms of storytelling and trying to create a character, and its a brand new audience for me. ~ Kevin Spacey
165:I think video games are going to completely take over storytelling in our society. Video games are not a fad. ~ Guillermo del Toro
166:Our country has the oldest tradition of storytelling, and this was much before writing stories even became a norm. ~ Ashwin Sanghi
167:Stayed is a woman’s story of discovery and acceptance, redefined by Tanya Anne Crosby’s dramatic storytelling, ~ Tanya Anne Crosby
168:Storytelling is a landscape, and tragedy is comedy is drama. It simply depends on how you frame what you’re seeing. ~ Lauren Groff
169:I believe in storytelling, not story-selling. I want people to believe the characters are real. So I'm a realist. ~ Morgan Spurlock
170:It would seem that the more irresponsible and crafty one is, the more likely one is to have a talent for storytelling. ~ Osamu Dazai
171:While I think storytelling is a meaningful way to spend your life... it does feel a little bit secondary or off-point. ~ David Simon
172:Every good story deserves a happy ending – it’s a basic rule of storytelling. The boy next door certainly shouldn’t die. ~ Cat Clarke
173:History is a long and endlessly interesting argument, where evidence is everything and storytelling is everything else. ~ Jill Lepore
174:I'm really trying to focus on the storytelling, more so than ever before I think, partly because it makes for easier pages. ~ Jim Lee
175:Good storytelling is harder than it sounds, but the easy part is that everyone has the ability to do it. ...Tap into it. ~ Peter Guber
176:I don't know when I made that active decision to be a writer or to try to write, but I know I always liked storytelling. ~ John Ridley
177:I love REAL set construction and think that sets are very important part of the storytelling and scope of a film. ~ Guillermo del Toro
178:I did have a feeling then that the culture of factuality was so dominating that storytelling had lost all its authority. ~ E L Doctorow
179:Elvis Costello's song writing is so peerless and individualistic. It's storytelling and it's deeply intelligent and clever. ~ Chip Esten
180:I don't think the world objectively exists the way we think it exists. There's a constant sort of storytelling process. ~ Charlie Kaufman
181:In storytelling, the audience actually wants to work for their meal, they just don't want to know that they're doing it. ~ Andrew Stanton
182:Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth. It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling. ~ Jeremy Northam
183:I think photography is a universal language as far as storytelling goes, and I think that's what it's most successful at. ~ Mary Mattingly
184:My style is colloquial storytelling. It's the way we tell stories to one another - it's not writerly, it's not overdone. ~ James Patterson
185:Theirs was the Norway of witchcraft, storytelling, and incest, not minimalist furniture and the Nobel Peace Prize. Rural ~ Blair Braverman
186:Oral storytelling goes back so long ago, and those stories that were told orally were always layered and changed with time. ~ Ashwin Sanghi
187:There is an extraordinary power in storytelling that stirs the imagination and makes an indelible impression on the mind. ~ Brennan Manning
188:I'm kind of a pop balladeer because I love the art of storytelling. I call myself 'HBO for the ears'; I sing little movies. ~ Amanda McBroom
189:Storytelling is the greatest activity of any culture. Storytelling is how you build a family, how you pass along identity. ~ Randall Wallace
190:Storytelling is a landscape, and tragedy is comedy is drama. It simply depends on how you frame what you’re seeing. Look here, ~ Lauren Groff
191:The function of camera movement is to assist the storytelling. That's all it is. It cannot be there just to demonstrate itself. ~ Mike Figgis
192:My brothers were the ones who taught me about mythology and storytelling, and showed me how to do stop-motion animation. ~ Geoffrey S Fletcher
193:Writing is storytelling. No matter how you slice it, you're saying, 'Once upon a time.' That's what writing is all about. ~ Mary Higgins Clark
194:'Nashville' songs and country music have always been about storytelling and about the heart and confessionals. They're monologues. ~ Chip Esten
195:Storytelling is an escape from the jail of the self, leading to the ultimate adventure--seeing life through the eyes of another. ~ Tobias Wolff
196:Human beings are storytelling animals. That's what separates us from other creatures, not just having thumbs or using tools. ~ Marion Dane Bauer
197:If someone likes my fiction more for the quality of my prose rather than the quality of my storytelling, I'm doing something wrong. ~ Jamie Ford
198:Storytelling wasn't about making things up. It was more like inviting the stories to come through her, let themselves be told. ~ Jennifer McMahon
199:Women’s fiction is often considered a more intimate brand of storytelling that doesn’t tackle the big issues found in men’s fiction. ~ Roxane Gay
200:I come from a filmmaking tradition and a storytelling background. So somehow I've emerged like a mutant who can straddle both worlds. ~ Alex Gibney
201:I think storytelling is all about children. We human beings love to hear stories being told - and it first happens when you're a kid. ~ David Chase
202:I'd like to think that we strive in film and theatre to tell great stories, and I believe in the power of storytelling in our culture. ~ Andy Serkis
203:When I pick up the guitar, it's a melody, and that's what drives the lyrics. It's bits and pieces of truth, but it is storytelling. ~ Ray LaMontagne
204:It goes against the American storytelling grain to have someone in a situation he can’t get out of, but I think this is very usual in life ~ Joe Hill
205:The joy of nonfiction is searching for balance between storytelling and reporting, finding a way to be both loquacious and observant. ~ Peter Hessler
206:Tragedy is a great storytelling form. It worked extremely well for Shakespeare. It worked extremely well for Jim Cameron with Titanic. ~ Carlton Cuse
207:I don't think there's a subject matter that can't absorb 3-D; that can't tolerate the addition of depth as a storytelling technique. ~ Martin Scorsese
208:People are instinctive storytellers. Our ancestors, according to evolutionary psychologists, preferred descriptive storytelling over facts. ~ Amy Webb
209:What I like is not a particular genre, it's storytelling. There's a lot of great storytelling in jazz, and in folk and in country music. ~ Lizz Wright
210:I hope that as my career continues I get to create and work on more LGBT projects and bring LGBT storytelling into more mainstream media! ~ Hannah Hart
211:A modern-day Dickens with a popular voice and a genius for storytelling in any genre, Stephen King has written many wonderful books. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
212:Every bit as visceral and hypnotic as its award-winning predecessor, On the Ropes is a tour-de-force of fluid, yet detailed storytelling. ~ Dave Gibbons
213:For me, the drive is storytelling. To be a part of an art that tells a story and to be a catalyst, a color in that, is very exciting. ~ Alden Ehrenreich
214:Nothing unleashes curiosity in an audience like good storytelling. Nothing inspires storytelling, in turn, like the results of curiosity. ~ Brian Grazer
215:People seem generally happy to see their favorite world come to life, even if it it slightly changed to fit storytelling for television. ~ Jade Hassoune
216:I just adore being on set. I adore storytelling. I can be on a set 70 hours a week and on those weekends, I'll still want to watch movies. ~ Jay Baruchel of art—be it poetry, storytelling, painting, sculpture, or music—enables people to transcend any barriers man has yet devised. ~ Mary Ann Shaffer
218:Theatre is filled w/ passion, risk and drama (as much behind-the-curtain as on stage), perfect ingredients for documentary storytelling. ~ Dori Berinstein
219:Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we'd naturally do. ~ Dan Harmon
220:The thing I love about this story [The Killing] and this type of storytelling is that I don't have to know the end before I know the beginning. ~ Veena Sud
221:I practiced on the greatest model of storytelling we've got, which is "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." I told those stories many, many times. ~ Philip Pullman
222:We've had fiction from the time of cave drawings. I think fiction, storytelling, and narrative in general will always exist in some form. ~ Edwidge Danticat
223:For storytelling purposes, there has to be conflict, but that doesn't mean the people have to be mean. I've never liked mean-spirited comedy. ~ Michael Schur
224:Historical romance characters often benefit from the possible, which gives much more scope for storytelling than the likely or the everyday. ~ Theresa Romain
225:When people sat in caves, they told stories. It was for sharing, learning, entertaining. Storytelling is as old as we are. It will never die. ~ Mark Rubinstein
226:Maybe I'm a little biased, but shows like 'Dexter' and 'Southland,' I'm just enthralled by that sort of storytelling, kind of clever and patient. ~ Shawn Hatosy
227:You have only so many chances to tell stories. I didn't want to be forever wedded to one form of storytelling when there are so many out there. ~ Michael Koryta
228:You've got to trust your instincts, your judgment and trust the storytelling that came before and the quality of the acting with the emotion. ~ Jean Marc Vallee
229:I am a storyteller, and I grew up with a father who told big-fish stories, so storytelling is very much a part of me. It was a part of my family. ~ Susan Stroman
230:If your stories are all about your products and services, that's not storytelling. It's a brochure. Give yourself permission to make the story bigger. ~ Jay Baer
231:I love to do fashion. I always put fashion in all of my storytelling because that's what I am, but I'm not selling clothes, I'm telling a story. ~ Patricia Field
232:In the best of all possible worlds, directors would obsess about the quality of their storytelling, and not the details of their technical methods. ~ Roger Ebert
233:Personally, I've made myself a very small window of what I enjoy in this business, which is I love being a big part of the storytelling process. ~ Bradley Cooper
234:The quality of a brand’s storytelling is directly proportional to the quality of its content. If it’s not good, no one will pay attention. What ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
235:While I don't like violent programs per se, I do like good storytelling, which made me a fan of shows like Breaking Bad and American Horror Story. ~ Hank Stuever
236:In one of the paradoxes of storytelling, readers want to predict how the story will end (or how it will get to the end), but they want to be wrong. ~ Steven James
237:She looked at the boy. He knew her weakness for storytelling. And it was, after all, only a story. Still, she wished he had chosen a happier one. ~ Marie Rutkoski
238:Humans are, by nature, pattern-seeking, storytelling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns whether they exist or not. ~ Michael Shermer
239:My work is basically images set to my particular voice. It's the way the images rhyme and the rhythm. It's a way of economical storytelling for me. ~ Frances Stark
240:Music's always been a big part of my life, but it kind of all happened in one big ball of storytelling rather than splitting acting and singing apart. ~ Clare Bowen
241:There is a big difference between storytelling and being alive. Those are the two things that I prefer in life - telling stories and being alive. ~ Jaco Van Dormael
242:With any sci-fi fantasy storytelling, you must have rules be very clear, otherwise you lose people, like 'OK, they can fly; now they can't fly.' ~ Melissa Rosenberg
243:I think my love is storytelling. No matter what it is, it's storytelling. And so whatever the medium is, what's right for the story, I enjoy doing it. ~ Neil Strauss
244:Most young people haven't used their storytelling skills since they were 8 or 9 or 10 and wanted to persuade Mom and Dad to take them to the ball game. ~ Peter Guber
245:Short forms are returning online. Interactivity is coming back; it was always there in oral storytelling. Each form has its pluses and its minuses. ~ Margaret Atwood
246:Chord progression is progression of emotions; storytelling - taking one person from one mood to the next. We are doing the same thing within a DJ set. ~ Richie Hawtin
247:My life is making movies. I like storytelling, and I've got a lot of stories that are stored up in my head that I hope to get out before my time is up. ~ George Lucas
248:For all their reputation for chattiness and storytelling, the Irish I knew were so skillful with words there was sometimes no need for them at all. ~ Camille DeAngelis
249:For me and my storytelling and the way that I embrace stories in the way that I embrace characters, I desperately needed to know that everything was okay. ~ Will Smith
250:If you're doing a big spectacle film, you've got to be mindful of large masses. Even then, you've got to be responsible only to your storytelling. ~ Guillermo del Toro
251:Storytelling--that's not the future. The future, I'm afraid, is flashes and impulses. It's mode up of moments and fragments, and stories won't survive. ~ Dexter Palmer
252:The bedrock thing of country music is, it's about storytelling. I feel like I was able to find a niche because I connected to that in some way. ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
253:I think great filmmakers will always talk in terms of storytelling. These guys were always about the story. That is how I love to talk about a film. ~ Michael Giacchino
254:I've always wanted to explore characters of all races, all genders, all ages. It just seems to me to be a natural way to approach any kind of storytelling. ~ Alan Moore
255:I think when I write movies and plays and books and magazine articles, they're all storytelling, and reality is the common denominator that binds them. ~ Lawrence Wright
256:Actors, we like stories, we like storytelling, we love being a part of the story, and if you give us a story that's interesting then we'll want to do it. ~ Aaron Stanford
257:I like storytelling movies and more than that I like historical movies; and I think someday I'll definitely make a movie about the past 50 years history. ~ Asghar Farhadi
258:in a story there is always a reader, and this reader is a fundamental ingredient not only of the process of storytelling but also of the tale itself. Today, ~ Umberto Eco
259:In movies, storytelling and every single art form, we're creating wonder. You're starting with a blank page and creating something that doesn't exist. ~ David Copperfield
260:The most important thing is, how can I move forward towards something that I can't articulate, that is new in storytelling with moving images and sound? ~ Martin Scorsese
261:We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for. ~ Malcolm Gladwell
262:We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t really have an explanation for. ~ Malcolm Gladwell
263:A short film is just another storytelling medium like TV, Features, and Webisodes. I am just thrilled that Silent Cargo is getting out there for people to see. ~ Ellen Wong
264:First of all, there is absolutely an order that we have put together to create the maximum number of surprises, but that's just part of our storytelling. ~ Mitchell Hurwitz
265:[Some people think] that storytelling is telling jokes. So they have to be discouraged! Then others think that storytelling-is like an encounter group . . . ~ Doris Lessing
266:Expedition EVEREST adds a new dimension to our storytelling in Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's a thrilling adventure themed to the folklore of the mysterious yeti. ~ Joe Rohde
267:Gareth [Edwards] was very open to just shaping the performances and the scenes to fit what was happening with the actors and the storytelling that was emerging. ~ Alan Tudyk
268:My story - my own personal story - ended before my writing began. Storytelling has only ever been a way of filling in the time since everything finished. ~ Diane Setterfield
269:There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do. ~ Aaron Sorkin
270:I love comedy. I love to make people laugh. (But) anything that's telling a good story makes me happy. So, I just like to be part of the storytelling process. ~ Teryl Rothery
271:Too many brands treat social media as a one way, broadcast channel, rather than a two-way dialogue through which emotional storytelling can be transferred. ~ Simon Mainwaring
272:Woodrell's storytelling is as melodic, jangly and energetic as a good banjo riff.... Sammy Barlach's story is a tragedy, but the telling of it is a pleasure. ~ Valerie Sayers
273:It is a great vehicle for storytelling, especially for a certain kind of exhaustively reported, painstakingly fact-checked, and beautifully produced narrative. ~ Clara Jeffery
274:People like to separate storytelling which is not fact from history which is fact. They do this so that they know what to believe and what not to believe. ~ Jeanette Winterson
275:Humanity's legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. ~ Doris Lessing
276:The Internet is allowing us to get back to what's really more natural, which is that storytelling is a shared thing. It's our natural way to be communal. ~ Joseph Gordon Levitt
277:If I really knew how to do good storytelling, I would be a writer. Mystery is not a huge part of it. ... It's tension, it's relationships. I think it's a struggle. ~ Scott Cohen
278:For a truly effective social campaign, a brand needs to embrace the first principles of marketing, which involves brand definition and consistent storytelling. ~ Simon Mainwaring
279:I like storytelling, and for storytelling you need a drama. And for there to be drama, you need twists, and by twists I mean the ability to constantly change the ~ Asghar Farhadi
280:I really admire visual storytelling that shows you what's happening, instead of tells you what's happening. I think it really forces the filmmaking to be very clear. ~ John Kahrs
281:It is a curious thing that the more the world shrinks because of electronic communications, the more limitless becomes the province of the storytelling entertainer. ~ Walt Disney
282:We learn about ourselves when we learn about others,” Jade said. “We respect different ways of life as food, traditions, and storytelling are shared across borders. ~ Julie C Dao
283:I don't think that digital technology will ever take away the humanity of storytelling, because storytelling is entirely, in and of itself, a wholly human concern. ~ David Fincher
284:I just loved storytelling. That's what I thought I would end up doing. I thought I would probably go to school and end up writing for a magazine or something. ~ Michelle Rodriguez
285:I always say that, if you have great actors and great storytelling and great monsters, and you mix them together, nine times out of 10, it explodes in your face. ~ Gregory Nicotero
286:I enjoy storytelling. I like to write it, I like to direct it, I like to act in it, I like to produce it. I like to be around storytellers. That's what excites me. ~ Bryan Cranston
287:It's populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling. ~ Aaron Sorkin
288:The show is not a history lesson or intellectual exploration. It is entertainment based on tension, irony and storytelling that is closely related to today’s life. ~ Matthew Weiner
289:I've always loved writing, and the impulse for me is storytelling. I don't sit down and think: 'What political message can I sell?' I love the creativity of it. ~ Randa Abdel Fattah
290:I love graphic design. I love working with design, and I love storytelling, so I've been working on a children's book for a while, and I'd like to see that through. ~ Colleen Haskell
291:Storytelling, a primitive art, is as old as the beginning of mankind. People want to receive what's out there in the form of stories, not just facts, opinion, analysis. ~ Lee Gutkind
292:The key is to work with people who are passionate about storytelling and who have a similar sensibility of the type and nature of the stories that you want to tell. ~ Patrick Lussier
293:I really love storytelling, and I love the stories as they reveal themselves. It's an incredibly nourishing process; it's probably the closest I come to having a religion. ~ Alan Ball
294:I think my mother's and Granny's storytelling had had the same effect upon me when a child, as the reading of books: my mind was stimulated, my creativity encouraged. ~ Mark Mathabane
295:People are hungry for stories. It's part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another. -Studs Terkel ~ Studs Terkel
296:To refrain from storytelling is perhaps one of the highest forms of respect we can pay. Those people, with no stories to circle them, can die without being misunderstood. ~ Ben Marcus
297:We aren't natural statisticians. What we are is natural storytelling machines. And so what we do after we have the facts in hand is build a story to explain the facts. ~ Michael Lewis
298:I always thought storytelling was like juggling [...] You keep a lot of different tales in the air, and juggle them up and down, and if you're good you don't drop any. ~ Salman Rushdie
299:I grew up with some kind of storytelling instinct, and when I write, my default setting is to find a story and then to tell it. It's the only way I know how to write. ~ Khaled Hosseini
300:With movies and TV, storytelling, it's a different medium. I really love it, but I'm one part of many, many pieces of that puzzle and a lot of it is out of my control. ~ Juliette Lewis
301:At the end of the day, storytelling is actually very simple in its origin as long as there are people who want to tell stories and there are people who want to hear them. ~ Kevin Spacey
302:Horror is great storytelling with scary elements on top of it, but if you don't have great storytelling, you can have all the scares in the world, but the movie won't work. ~ Jason Blum
303:Since 1977, there have been many science fiction movies, but none has managed to equal [A New Hope's] blend of adventure, likable characters, and epic storytelling. ~ James Berardinelli
304:The funny thing is that in Bosnia there are no words that are equivalent to fiction and nonfiction. From the storytelling point of view, the difference is artificial. ~ Aleksandar Hemon
305:Storytelling sticks in the mind because it attaches emotions to events, and that's the way we remember things. If you don't tell stories, no one will remember what you say. ~ Nick Morgan
306:Everything has its cycle. I think it's appropriate for us to be ending now. But the beauty of storytelling, and the beauty of film and television is that it continues on. ~ Jennifer Beals
307:He was charmed out of all reason as he watched her, this sandy, disheveled, storytelling mermaid, who seemed already to belong to him and yet wanted nothing to do with him. ~ Lisa Kleypas
308:When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness. ~ Vincent Starrett, Attributed to Starrett in Michael Dirda, On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling (2012), page 112.
309:Writing is storytelling and all of us are authors, not just of words but of reality. You are the author of your life, so go out and live! Then never quit writing about it! ~ Ben Mikaelsen
310:Many Southern writers must have learned the art of storytelling from listening to oral tales. I did. It gave me the knowledge that the simplest incident can make a story. ~ Erskine Caldwell
311:So there’s a freeing up that happens when I can go into that storytelling mode...It isn’t about how much sense you make, it is about how compelling you are.
(interview) ~ Nalo Hopkinson
312:So that’s why I’m such a big fan of storytelling. I think the most important thing is empathy. And it’s less about ‘those people’. Because I think we’re all ‘those people’. ~ Jeannette Walls
313:Star Wars is mythology. Its like Greek mythology or Shakespeare. Its the story of good versus evil over a very long span of time. The storytelling is universal and timeless. ~ Michael Franti
314:Well, if storytelling is important, then your narrative ability, or your ability to put into words or use what someone else has put into words effectively, is important too. ~ Howard Gardner
315:I think television is a unique form, in terms of storytelling. Having source material for these really dense, complicated, serialized dramas is a great way of world-building. ~ Chris Albrecht
316:It's become almost a cliche at this point that movies in the general sense are the place you go for superheroes and explosions and TV is where you go for actual storytelling. ~ Alan Sepinwall
317:Poetry’s got a really particular kind of magic. It brings together storytelling, music,lyric,really deep intense feeling, it just seems like a really irresistible concoction to me. ~ Liz Berry
318:I can do my part of the storytelling. I can carry it. I can paint it. I can maneuver it. I can massage it. But if I don't have anything to work with, then there's nothing. ~ Nicolas Winding Refn
319:I think there is much more storytelling in stand-up now. Less emphasis on the joke. Jokes are still important, but it feels like a more intimate and personal experience these days. ~ Doug Benson
320:The L Word reaffirmed that good storytelling has a way of creating community. Fans everywhere have been connecting with each other online, in public and at home-viewing parties. ~ Jennifer Beals
321:The way to avoid the ills of the narrative fallacy is to favor experimentation over storytelling, experience over history, and clinical knowledge over theories. Certainly ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
322:Everyone will say I'm insane, but I don't care, Rose. Is it insane to marry the girl I love? A girl with golden brown hair, with gifts of beauty and goodness and storytelling? ~ Melanie Dickerson
323:My childhood was surrounded by books and writing. From a very early age I was fascinated by storytelling, by the printed word, by language, by ideas. So I would seek them out. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
324:Storytelling draws on the magic of language to created Elsewheres. Writers use a linguistic sleight-of-hand to take an attribute, attach them to new objects, and create enchantment. ~ Maria Tatar
325:I make a living from storytelling - if you're a public person and you sing songs about getting married to get a visa, and you are actually doing that, you're gonna end up in trouble. ~ Jens Lekman
326:I think good storytelling continues to teach you how it unfolds. And so I don't think that film and stage are mutually exclusive at all. It's just that you're always in a wide shot. ~ Terry Kinney
327:I love storytelling so for me to get behind a story and get in there early in its infancy and kind of develop it in the early stages was something I really wanted to be a part of. ~ Josh Hutcherson
328:I think it's very important for any actor to eventually produce, and create the projects they want to create. I believe it's all a part of the same art form, which is storytelling. ~ Michael Eklund
329:Medicine, I said, begins with storytelling. Patients tell stories to describe illness; doctors tell stories to understand it. Science tells its own story to explain diseases. ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee
330:My background was producing and writing and performing in television when I started out, and I really missed that, that whole creative process that comes from sort of 'me' storytelling. ~ Eric Bana
331:Unlike fiction, which you create before you go into production, with reality you kind of create it after everything is produced. The drama and the storytelling is really done in post. ~ Kurt Sutter
332:His exposure to storytelling, through Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte, had ill prepared him for characters who came from and traveled nowhere -- or for stories that made no sense. ~ John Irving
333:Newspaper reporting is really storytelling. We call our articles 'stories,' and we try to tell them in a way that even people who don't know all the background can understand them. ~ Serge Schmemann
334:Social media companies must combine their mastery of the latest in real-time, location based or augmented reality technologies in the service of clear and consistent storytelling. ~ Simon Mainwaring
335:The future of cinema and communications is all about collaboration and the decentralized control of storytelling. We're all part of the story; we can all contribute and participate. ~ Adrian Grenier
336:Not all poetry wants to be storytelling. And not all storytelling wants to be poetry. But great storytellers and great poets share something in common: They had something to say, and did. ~ Sarah Kay
337:The evil of storytelling is you're trying to make the audience complicit in murder - 'Kill the guy! Jump him!' And then once you've done it, it's like, 'I've killed this guy, now what? ~ Bruno Heller
338:I used to do a lot of story writing and storytelling coming up through grade school. By the time I got to college, I decided that I wanted to perform as well, and that's where I started. ~ Rhea Seehorn
339:Studios and networks who ignore either shift - whether the increasing sophistication of storytelling, or the constantly shifting sands of technological advancement - will be left behind. ~ Kevin Spacey
340:We actually try our best to be non-biased, but for me, that was the best movie ["Sicario"], filmmaking-wise and storytelling-wise, and connected to me the most. I thought it was great. ~ John Krasinski
341:That's the crux of my prayer for you as you walk through difficult relationship -- that you would begin to see God's storytelling in your life even in the midst of pain and bewilderment. ~ Mary E DeMuth
342:But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling. ~ Guillermo del Toro
343:I'm too much left brain. I very much have an emotional response to things; I love literature and films and storytelling. I need to nourish my right side, it doesn't get a lot of exercise. ~ Felicity Jones
344:Old wives' tales — that is, worthless stories, untruths, trivial gossip, a derisive label that allots the art of storytelling to women at the exact same time as it takes all value from it. ~ Angela Carter
345:Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for. ~ Russell Banks
346:Storytelling is the game. It's what we all do. It's why Nike is Nike, it's why Apple is Apple, it's why Walt Disney built Disney World and it's why Vince McMahon makes a billion dollars. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
347:To me good storytelling is about journeys. It's about people's journeys, people's discoveries and how they deal with those discoveries; circumstances that put people in different situations. ~ Scott Cohen
348:...we are a narrative, storytelling species. Revealing our own histories, and understanding those of others can really help us appreciate the humanity in all of our fellow individuals. ~ Stephen P Hinshaw
349:I don't see any difference in the craft of acting, in film or television. It's absolutely the same. It's different storytelling, playing a character over multiple hours, as opposed to two. ~ David Duchovny
350:Man is the storytelling animal, the only creature on earth that told itself stories to understand what kind of creature it was. The story was his birthright, and nobody could take it away. ~ Salman Rushdie
351:Telling our stories is what saves us. The story is enough... The very act of storytelling, of arranging memory and invention according to the structure of narrative is, by definition, holy. ~ James Carroll
352:At breakfast, Babette read all our horoscopes aloud, using her storytelling voice. I tried not to listen when she got to mine, although I think I wanted to listen, I think I sought some clues. ~ Don DeLillo
353:I hope, too, that my book will illuminate my belief that love of art-be it poetry, storytelling, painting, sculpture, or music-enables people to transcend any barrier man has yet devised. ~ Mary Ann Shaffer
354:I love being a part of storytelling, so whether I'm getting to do that on Survivor, or do it through kids' adventure books, or directing a movie, it's all sort of the same: Once Upon a Time... ~ Jeff Probst
355:Even if I made pornography, the trauma would show, though. It will always be there because it's my verité. It's my kind of narrative, it's my kind of storytelling. It's not style; it's just there. ~ Lav Diaz
356:I fell in love with poetry through storytelling, so my poetry tends to be fairly narrative. I like characters, I like having a beginning, middle, and ending, though not necessarily in that order. ~ Sarah Kay
357:I went to drama school for three years, and the whole thing there is that hopefully you are introduced to a man called William Shakespeare who is the greatest of all time of all storytelling. ~ Hayley Atwell
358:Literature is nothing more than the expansion of storytelling. Storytelling is obviously the impulse to chronicle something you’ve been through in order to give it its due, to have a catharsis. ~ Ron Perlman
359:The technology can change, but storytelling remains the same. It's just a digital world now instead of an analog world, but now the storytelling's the same. You got different tools. That's all. ~ David Lynch
360:My brand is good storytelling. I really want [my company] Hillman Grad Productions to be associated with great stories, interesting characters; things that are three-dimensional and feel honest. ~ Lena Waithe
361:Part of what makes me love acting so much is, I love the mystery of the universe and the human experience, and storytelling is a great way to perform that, and that is always inspiring to me. ~ Mariana Klaveno
362:I just feel that God gave me a certain gift, and that was to go out, do storytelling and be an actor. And my responsibility with that gift is to do the best job possible and to re-create real life. ~ Eric Close
363:I think the most important part of storytelling is tension. It's the constant tension of suspense that in a sense mirrors life, because nobody knows what's going to happen three hours from now. ~ Richard Condon
364:Memory is not a storage place but a story we tell ourselves in retrospect. As such, it is made of storytelling materials: embroidery and forgery, perplexity and urgency, revelation and darkness. ~ Noam Shpancer
365:The kind of people that love 'The Rocketeer' are the kind of people that love good storytelling and innocence and a better world, so to speak, so they're almost always nice people to bump into. ~ Billy Campbell
366:"The Lucky One" is at its heart a romance novel, elevated however by Nicholas Sparks' persuasive storytelling. Readers don't read his books because they're true, but because they ought to be true. ~ Roger Ebert
367:I do think there are always ways to create what seem like insurmountable powers, but then suddenly you find their limitations and that's the nature of comic book storytelling - always has been. ~ Scott Derrickson
368:I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we'd sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling. ~ Brad Pitt
369:Im not really devoted or specified towards any specific genre at all. I really like it all. Theres good storytelling in all the genres, you know. I just want to tell good stories and do good work. ~ Angela Bettis
370:Anaphora is a storytelling device where a word or phrase is repeated at the beginning of successive clauses and sentences. In politics Democratic and Republican leaders share one big love—anaphora. ~ Carmine Gallo
371:European films were what it was about for me - the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films ~ Charlotte Rampling
372:A mundane lie hiding an exotic truth is deception; an exotic lie hiding a mundane truth is storytelling. Deception may be necessary to preserve life, but storytelling makes life worth living. ~ Christopher Buehlman
373:Electronic music lends itself to an abstract way of storytelling, so it keeps evolving. Theres a whole movement truly driving music further and there is no other music innovating as much as film music ~ Hans Zimmer
374:I meet a number of people as a writer of fiction who say "Oh, I don't read much fiction," as if the history of the United States, just as an example, isn't an exercise in storytelling and myth-making. ~ Yann Martel
375:It's all about this abstract entity called the story. It's all about the best way to tell the story, and to make a movie about the issues that this story is about. Filmmaking is storytelling, for me. ~ Jose Padilha
376:I love the supernatural in storytelling. The Twilight Zone was a huge influence on me, in terms of writing and storytelling, where you're not restricted to the parameters of reality to tell your tale. ~ Bryan Fuller
377:In documentary films, being able to be a storytelling and embrace film as an art form - while being very clearly connected in trying to help make the world a better place - is really important to me. ~ James Redford
378:When you don't put your initials behind your name, and I've got tons of them, and when you talk about storytelling or love or gratitude, you're diminishing your legitimacy and importance in this world. ~ Brene Brown
379:I feel that the power that storytelling has to change people, to bring them together, to have that cathartic sort of experience, is something that definitely has helped my life be worthwhile and better. ~ Karla Souza
380:My life has been the antithesis of that book 'The Secret'. I've always been interested in doing what I do. I love storytelling and I really enjoyed acting, but it never seemed like a realistic thing. ~ Aaron Stanford
381:We need time to relax and enjoy ourselves too, no matter how dark the story. The occasional humorous moment helps with that. That's one of the things that Joss Whedon excels at in his storytelling. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
382:To aspiring writers, I say : Don't give up. Storytelling has been an integral part of the human condition since the beginning of time. Don't let anyone tell you your dreams don't have value. They do. ~ Beverly Jenkins
383:Fiction is very, very important," he said, his voice is rising. "Storytelling is how people learn. You get people to understand new cultures and other lives through stories. Made-up stories. Fiction. ~ Kristine Grayson
384:Losing all the preconceptions that I had about storytelling, about the world, you know, and learning to see the world from a different perspective. It sounds romantic, but it's not an easy process at all. ~ Ciro Guerra
385:'St. Elmo's Fire' is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don't get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes. ~ James McAvoy
386:There’s a saying in the oral tradition of storytelling that when you tell a story, when you give out a story, it is no longer yours; it belongs to everyone who encounters it and everyone who takes it in. ~ Ishmael Beah
387:The storytelling tradition that you bring from the South, I don't know where it arose, but it's still there. You can't go to the feed store, or the country courthouse without running into storytellers. ~ Charles Kuralt
388:I was always storytelling, since I was a child. I remember myself at 10 years old telling stories to my sisters and brother. This is something I did through my adolescence and even through my twenties. ~ Pedro Almodovar
389:When necessity demands it, I'm an excellent liar. Not the noblest of skills, but useful. It ties closely to acting and storytelling, and I learned all three from my father, who was a master craftsman. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
390:I really enjoy the pastiche storytelling of watching separate stories slowly collide with one another. The audience gets to participate in trying to guess and decipher how one story will connect with another. ~ Tim Kring
391:I've been very passionate about storytelling ever since I was a kid. I really don't remember a time when I didn't want to be an actor, and ever since I could remember, I had a really extravagant imagination. ~ Inbar Lavi
392:Someday, I'd like to sit down with a small group of people, in a relaxed environment, and make a film that feels more independent. That way we can be a little more free in terms of storytelling and subject. ~ Chris Wedge
393:It’s easy to find that five or six hours have sped by without my noticing. I am having fun. This is not my world, these are not my fears. Supernatural is great storytelling, and it is not my story. ~ Abigail Thomas
394:What interests me about fiction is plot. And what interests me about plot is whether someone tells a story that moves me within the constraints of storytelling. And I have narrowly defined storytelling. ~ Malcolm Gladwell
395:For me, a story's a story if people want to hear it; it's very much based on oral storytelling. And for me, a story is a story when people give me the privilege of listening when I'm speaking it out loud. ~ Sandra Cisneros
396:Me and Biggie share a storytelling ability--he was an actor on wax, too. His stories were so vivid and torrid, he made you feel them. And we both have the hardness. When I come out on the mic, you know it's me. ~ Black Rob
397:For me, I think there's a lot more room in cable television to tell broader stories. NBC and the networks, they're all very mainstream, and they're a little more conservative in how they approach storytelling. ~ Gabriel Macht
398:I think stories do have an ending. I think they need to have an ending eventually because that is a story: a beginning, middle and end. If you draw out the end too long, I think storytelling can get tired. ~ Melissa Rosenberg
399:Some after-the-fact storytelling is inevitable, and, in fact, very good and useful. But then we want always to be able to enrich the stories, or maybe change the stories with a fresh infusion of specificity. ~ Nicholson Baker
400:From the beginning of time, we've told stories, Shamans and Medicine People, and not to be pompous about it, but I feel like that is the lineage I take down and where I come from. There is magic to storytelling. ~ Lynn Collins
401:I believe that Jesus was both priest and poet. Imagine those powerful parables! My experience as a priest tells me it's not possible to reach the hearts of the congregants without a bit of poetry and storytelling. ~ Uwem Akpan
402:You may have observed in your own lives that there is a great power in storytelling. A well-spun tale can transport listeners away from their humdrum lives and return them with an enlarged sense of the world. ~ Jonathan Auxier
403:I'm a visual filmmaker so the camera is a big part of my storytelling tool and it's something that I really rely on to tell a scene or create the suspense that I need and create the emotion of a scene or a sequence. ~ James Wan
404:I'm not a big gamer myself. I've (become) increasingly interested in games. And I certainly am passionate about, about storytelling in gaming. And, and the marriage of, you know, immersive characters, with gaming. ~ Andy Serkis
405:That film, I mean "The shining" got me thinking about the way of telling stories and how effective it can be and how it can really shape people and move people to such a degree. It got me questioning storytelling. ~ Freya Mavor
406:In December 2011, I will be opening up my production house, Sharmeen Obaid Films, and aspire to change the way Pakistanis approach nonfiction storytelling. There are thousands of stories to be found here. ~ Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
407:I remember that - you know, I didnt receive a formal education. I was educated in the Montevideo cafe, in the cafes of Montevideo. There, I received my first lessons in the art of telling stories, storytelling. ~ Eduardo Galeano
408:Liberation is always in part a storytelling process: breaking stories, breaking silences, making new stories. A free person tells her own story. A valued person lives in a society in which her story has a place. ~ Rebecca Solnit
409:Country is bringing in a little rock element... a little '80s element. Melody is king now. But its just in the music, its not so much in the songwriting, which is still very basic to the storytelling aspect of it. ~ Lionel Richie
410:I am and will always be a HUGE Star Wars Geek and wanted to study film making. I really am not a fan of writing- I prefer storytelling and rather jump to storyboards to relay my vision then a lot of wordy words. ~ Holly Golightly
411:I like directing much better. It's more fun, that's all there is to it. It's essentially the same job, which is storytelling, but you have more control over the way you want to tell the story. It's a high. I love it. ~ Mel Gibson
412:Storytelling requires two minds. The writer draws the basic outlines and adds some detail. It’s never complete, however, until the reader fills in that outline with the colors and experiences of his or her own life. ~ Rysa Walker
413:There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters. ~ Sean Bean
414:I've been transformed by stories, and I think that storytelling is definitely sacred. I take it very seriously because my life has been changed, whether it was a movie, a play, a piece of writing, poetry, a painting. ~ Karla Souza
415:Storytelling wise, you've gotta take it as far as you can possibly take it with each individual movie. If you're holding out something for a sequel or some cliff-hanger, that's not how I think of a satisfying story. ~ Rian Johnson
416:Back in the day, you'd walk down to a street corner and see some people making a story with a hat in front of them. It's ancient entertainment, ancient storytelling and oral history - now we're doing it on YouTube. ~ Rosario Dawson
417:Honestly, I don't try to guess at what most people want. I don't think I'd guess right, and I just think that that's not a good recipe for storytelling. I try to write what I like, what I think my friends would like. ~ Aaron Sorkin
418:If I weren't a theatre designer, I wouldn't be any other kind of designer. Design is interesting to me as it relates to narrative: the design has to support the narrative. Storytelling is the most important thing. ~ Christine Jones
419:I was a Spidey fan as a kid. I always liked the complexity and the teenaged angst that Spider-Man, Peter Parker, always had to deal with. It was kind of a deeper, darker storytelling that just good-guy-beats-bad-guy. ~ Jack Coleman
420:Sometimes I think on television, you use maybe a tenth of what you are able to do. So it’s nice to go, Well, I’m gonna take two months and reinvest in acting and storytelling. You don’t get to do that on television. ~ Sarah Paulson
421:The western will always be here. And it just depends on how good you make one. And one movie doesn't kill it. And one movie doesn't preserve it. It's storytelling. It's a very American thing. I'll continue to do it. ~ Kevin Costner
422:I'd love to take a stab at writing videogames. There are a lot of storytelling opportunities that really aren't being taken advantage of in that field. I'd like to experiment with telling a truly non-linear story. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
423:Storytelling is about exploring the nuances of life, the anguish within beauty and the wisdom within pain. When we hold our stories inside, they weigh us down. When we release them, we find not only voice but perspective. ~ Jen Knox
424:Am I boring you? I don't really care, I suppose, but I'll be more comfortable if I knew all this interested you. No doubt when I get the hang of storytelling, after a chapter or two, I'll go faster and digress less often. ~ John Barth
425:When it comes to storytelling, not taking risks is riskier than swinging for the fences. I have very simple ambitions when it comes to taking risks in storytelling and programming. I try very hard to avoid the expected. ~ David Nevins
426:Seldom does a storytelling talent come along as potent and fully mature as Mike Brotherton. His complex characters take you on a voyage that is both fiercely credible and astonishingly imaginative. This is Science Fiction. ~ David Brin
427:For me, personally, the point of writing is to connect me to this world, to my fellow humans. We are all miles apart. We have no real means of connecting except via language. And the deepest form of language is storytelling. ~ Matt Haig
428:Lots of TV is kind of becoming almost the new form for adult storytelling and cinema, but still with some independent films you still have those kind of jewels that people are able to make and it takes a lot of effort. ~ Alicia Vikander
429:Truman Capote said that he learned how to write a story not from reading but from sitting on his aunts' front porch in Alabama and listening to them tell stories. This was my earliest education in the art of storytelling too. ~ Ann Hood
430:I have always enjoyed storytelling, especially narratives told through the voices of the African diaspora. Their influences are so diverse, so vast. I love incorporating elements of fiction and fantasy into their realities. ~ C P Patrick
431:What a director does... essentially, it's storytelling, but a director also controls the feeling and the sounds and the texture. It's an act of creation, like a symphony or a painting or a story. But with different tools. ~ John Carpenter
432:Where we stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves. ~ Gabrielle Roth
433:I do like 'Munich'.It's a really wonderful film. I mean, there's 'Schindler's List', there's 'Saving Private Ryan'. But 'Munich' - of all the other films, Munich would be the one that's really, really amazing storytelling. ~ Janusz Kaminski
434:I liked Truffaut a lot, I've felt a lot of admiration for his way to address the audience, and his storytelling.... La nuit américaine is adorable, and another film I like to see is L'enfant sauvage, with its fine humanism. ~ Ingmar Bergman
435:I joke that I learned the essentials of storytelling from Hanna-Barbera, but I pretty much did. That kind of television is what enamored me as a kid, and that's what really got me hooked. You could say that's where it all began. ~ Kurt Sutter
436:I think I can work with different crews; I've worked with Bulgarian, Norwegian, Japanese, and Chinese crews. For me, the most important thing is the storytelling, and I'm really comfortable working with all kinds of languages. ~ Isabel Coixet
437:I'm interested in everything. I don't see why Borges can't work along with Neil Gaiman, or Stephen King can't be mixed with Balzac. It's just storytelling; it's different ways of using codes and images and words and sounds. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
438:Storytelling has driven faith and religious practice, keeping them alive for millennia. Just as every hymn, icon, and stained-glass window in a church links to a story, brands have the potential to build holistic identities. ~ Martin Lindstrom
439:The incredible brand awareness and bottom-line profits achievable through social media marketing require hustle, heart, sincerity, constant engagement, long-term commitment, and most of all, artful and strategic storytelling. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
440:The ultimate gift, in our digital age, is a CEO who has the storytelling talent to capture the imagination of the markets while surrounding themselves with people who can show incremental progress against that vision each day. ~ Scott Galloway
441:It's my passion, that's what I wanna do, it's the end goal, that's what I crave every second of the day is to be working on a production but also to be the person leading the production and guiding the pacing of the storytelling. ~ Logan Lerman
442:Strangely, Indians travelling outside the subcontinent do not seem to have left itineraries of where they went or descriptions of what they saw. Distant places enter the narratives of storytelling only very occasionally. Notions ~ Romila Thapar
443:Mostly their troubles were minor ones, for they followed a healthy lifestyle, waking at sunrise to bathe in the river, then spending long hours in study or prayer, followed by daily chores, simple meals, storytelling ~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
444:Storytelling has always been at the heart of being human because it serves some of our most basic needs: passing along our traditions, confessing failings, healing wounds, engendering hope, strengthening our sense of community. ~ Parker J Palmer
445:There has to be a reason of whether you look right or you bring the emotional or intellectual baggage of what's required for the storytelling. For me, it's not something I've aspired to say, "I'm going to be working in Hollywood." ~ Ciaran Hinds
446:The visitor from outer space made a serious study of Christianity, to learn, if he could, why Christians found it so easy to be cruel. He concluded that at least part of the trouble was slipshod storytelling in the New Testament. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
447:If events occur to challenge and test us and we experience them only as a story to be recorded and sold, then have we lived? Have we matured? Or will we die fighting vaguely cheated and shortchanged by our storytelling vacation? ~ Chuck Palahniuk
448:Photography's future is infinite and bright. It's growing exponentially, so that's great, but for me as a practitioner, that exponential growth makes it even more problematic. And so for me, it's got me more engaged with storytelling. ~ Alec Soth
449:We're [also] trying to talk to a generation who grew up on the Internet. They're digital natives, and, essentially, they speak through sequential storytelling. I mean, a good comic-book panel is not that much different than a meme. ~ Andrew Aydin
450:For me, storytelling is all about how we learn about each other. I'm so curious about people, what makes them tick, why they are who they are, and how we all relate to each other, despite the fact that we may not think that we do. ~ Thomas Sadoski
451:Most people think its sex, money, and drugs but Hip-Hop is about lyrics, storytelling, and everybody having a different style. That's just another idea of beautiful, being yourself and creating music that represents you and what you like. ~ Rapsody
452:My humor tends to be a little more edgy than is appropriate for 'Twilight', although I got some in there. That was fun! There's just a tonal difference. For me, storytelling is storytelling. But, I do like writing for grown ups. ~ Melissa Rosenberg
453:The lively oral storytelling scene in Scots and Gaelic spills over into the majority English-speaking culture, imbuing it with a strong sense of narrative drive that is essential to the modern novel, screenplay and even non-fiction. ~ Sara Sheridan
454:To be honest, I found the 3D in 'Avatar' to be inconsistent and while ground breaking in many respects, sometimes I thought it overwhelmed the storytelling. Technology aside, I wish 'Avatar' had been more original in its storytelling. ~ Mark Canton
455:We have in our head something called story grammar. We see the world as a series of episodes rather than logical propositions... In our serious society, storytelling is seen as being soft. But people process the world through story. ~ Daniel H Pink
456:But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem. ~ Jane Campion
457:Don't despair for story's future or turn curmudgeonly over the rise of video games or reality TV. The way we experience story will evolve, but as storytelling animals, we will no more give it up than start walking on all fours. ~ Jonathan Gottschall
458:I loved adventure movies. I loved movies where people went on an adventure to an unknown land, an undiscovered country, or a new territory. I think there's something, right at the center of storytelling, that people love about that. ~ Tom Hiddleston
459:I wanted to do a book that was extremely suspicious of storytelling... it ("Embassytown") is very skeptical of the liberating potential of narrative. [I present] the idea that narrative may just as well be a shackle as [well] as a key. ~ China Mi ville
460:Talking with friends about books harks back to the original impulse behind storytelling, the forging of human bonds. We have told ourselves stories not just, in Joan Didion's phrase, in order to live, but in order to live with one another. ~ Brian Hall
461:There was once a child whose mother fell asleep. The end.
Is that it? I said
What else do you need to know? you said.
Can't you tell me a little more about them? I said. (I was beginning to despair of your storytelling technique.) ~ Ali Smith
462:And I don't mean that the storytelling that's out there shouldn't be happening. I just feel like that there's this huge imbalance with it all. Where are the shows that allow the entire family to sit down and enjoy something together? ~ Michael Landon Jr
463:You have to think about good storytelling and characters first. Then hopefully, the rest of that stuff will follow, some more than others. But if you don't have a good film and strong characters, then you don't have anything down the road. ~ Pete Docter
464:Like storytelling, that incessant loving rush of explaining and repositioning and telling again, all for the sake of finding something shared, something mutually recognized -- so interpreting seemed to me. It seemed a kind of goodness. ~ Leah Hager Cohen
465:There is something particularly unique about the films of Hong's got to do with his masterful sense of storytelling... as the critic Manny Farber once said of Hitchcock's ROPE Hong Sang-soo's pictures unpeel like an orange. ~ Martin Scorsese
466:It is our job to ruin the perfection of the empty page. It is our job to disrupt the status quo: because that’s what storytelling us. Taking a straight line and bending it, breaking it, shaping it into something far stranger and far greater. ~ Chuck Wendig
467:I just hope that readers and publishers continue to appreciate good writing and good storytelling in all their various forms. And I hope that people continue to read books, even though we have so many other options for entertainment. ~ Karen Thompson Walker
468:Storytelling helps us understand each other, translate the issues of our times, and the tools of theater and film can be powerful in helping young people to develop communication/collaboration skills, let alone improving their own confidence. ~ Kevin Spacey
469:Lies are just another kind of storytelling, but with the very distinct and enlivening motive of desperation. Since writers are by nature desperate creatures, they usually do a pretty good (or pretty awful, but always interesting) job of lying. ~ John Hodgman
470:Storytelling was a way to see the world bigger than the one you were looking at, and that had great appeal for me. I think since that was part of my upbringing, it became part of me, and I wanted to pass it along to my kids and my grandkids. ~ Robert Redford
471:There is a surprising amount of overlap between the storytelling and burlesque communities, maybe because they both, in a way, involve getting naked. People who choose to be vulnerable are rare. People who manage to do it well are even more so. ~ Mara Wilson
472:Everybody loves a good story, but good storytelling doesn't come easy to everybody. It's a skill that takes a lifetime to master. So study the great stories and then go find some of your own. Your stories will get better the more you tell them. ~ Austin Kleon
473:I became an actress because I discovered the world of the imagination when I was about 14 or so and the concept that you could engage in this amazing world of storytelling. I saw a production of Hamlet, and I didn't know Hamlet died in the end. ~ Helen Mirren
474:I feel like success to me is about feeling like I have done something in storytelling, where I've gotten close to articulating something intangible that I'm feeling, and I think I get closer every time, but I don't know that I've done that yet. ~ Brit Marling
475:Writing controlled fiction is called “plotting.” Buckling your seatbelt and letting the story take over, however…that is called “storytelling.” Storytelling is as natural as breathing; plotting is the literary version of artificial respiration. ~ Stephen King
476:If you judge everything by how photographically real it looks, then you're missing out on a lot of what art is about and what communication is. There are ambiguities in life, and that should be reflected in art, cinema, and storytelling, I think. ~ Ben Wheatley
477:It's about storytelling. The story is told through images. So with the cast, I had to make sure that the emotions were readable without sound... I know some great actors, if you turn off the sound, you don't really know what they're saying ~ Michel Hazanavicius
478:Writing controlled fiction is called "plotting." Buckling your seatbelt and letting the story take over, however...that is called "storytelling." Storytelling is as natural as breathing; plotting is the literary version of artificial respiration. ~ Stephen King
479:I love creating partnerships; I love not having to bear the entire burden of the creative storytelling, and when I have unions like with George Lucas and Peter Jackson, it's really great; not only do I benefit, but the project is better for it. ~ Steven Spielberg
480:everything was down to chance, that the world existed in a state of perpetual chaos, and only some primitive storytelling instinct, itself doubtless a hangover from religion, retrospectively imposed meaning on what might or might not have happened. ~ Julian Barnes
481:I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then... it's sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats. ~ Jonathan Franzen
482:If you trust that the people making the show love the source material and the characters, and it's a different medium and there are different requirements for long-form storytelling that will hopefully carry over a number of seasons, then it's exciting. ~ Greg Bryk
483:I'm not a sci-fi lover; I wasn't from the start. So perhaps I miss that passion for other worlds, other dimensions, that sort of scope and that magnitude of storytelling; that's not my thing though I meet plenty of people whose thing it definitely is. ~ Paul McGann
484:The motor of fiction is narrative. The motor of essay is thought. The default of fiction is storytelling. The default of essay is memoir. Fiction: no ideas but in things. (Serious) essay (what I want): not the thing itself but ideas about the thing. ~ David Shields
485:I don't procrastinate because I love the English language and the process of storytelling, and I'm always curious to see what will come to me next. If you procrastinate a lot, you might be one who loves having written, but doesn't so much like writing. ~ Dean Koontz
486:I look for really great characters. I say great because as long as they're really good, there's something you can do. And really good storytelling. And when people ask me what the story is, I say it's really several stories really. They're intermeshed. ~ Matt Dillon
487:Violence has been a part of storytelling forever and there's obviously a reason for it. Fairy tales are really violent, the original ones. I think there's something cathartic about having kids live through their fears through a book or any kind of story. ~ Jane Levy
488:I don't assume, because I can write screenplays, that I know how to write a novel. It's a very different world. There's a craft involved in storytelling, and it's a different kind of craft. But yes, someday I will do that. It just might be awhile. ~ Melissa Rosenberg
489:Many words will be written on the wind and the sand, or end up in some obscure digital vault. But the storytelling will go on until the last human being stops listening. Then we can send the great chronicle of humanity out into the endless universe. ~ Henning Mankell
490:The narrative compression of storytelling, especially in the movies, beguiles us with happy endings into forgetting that sustained stress is corrosive of feeling. It's the great deadener. Those moments of joyful release from terror are not so easily had. ~ Ian McEwan
491:A gifted storyteller should be able to tell their stories in different genres, mediums, and platforms. The art of storytelling is the same since civilization began. Only the way of telling it has changed because of technology. - Kailin Gow on Storytelling ~ Kailin Gow
492:And it's only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we'll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we'll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019. ~ Bob Iger
493:Buildings for me represent opportunities of agency, transformation, and storytelling. They are not just artifacts. There is this big tradition of buildings-as-artifacts - constructed artifacts - but for me they are these incredible sites of negotiation. ~ David Adjaye
494:I see all art as a complement to telling people's stories. I'm in the storytelling business. I believe that the humanity that all of us share is the stories of our lives, and everybody has a story. Your story is as important as the next person's story. ~ Oprah Winfrey
495:Storytelling is ultimately a creative act of pattern recognition. Through characters, plot and setting, a writer creates places where previously invisible truths become visible. Or the storyteller posits a series of dots that the reader can connect. ~ Douglas Coupland
496:A big segment of the storytelling is about personal suffering. There’s the stink of catharsis. Of melodrama and memoir. A writer friend refers to this school as “the-sun-is-shining-the-birds-are-singing-and-my-father-is-on-top-of-me-again” literature. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
497:All novels are about crime. You'd be hard pressed to find any novel that does not have an element of crime. I don't see myself as a crime novelist, but there are crimes in my books. That's the nature of storytelling, if you want to reflect the real world. ~ Carl Hiaasen
498:As long as you still have one bridge left, nothing is lost. But from the moment that you cannot even understand the storytelling or the music of other cultures anymore, then we become strangers to each other and the situation will become very complicated. ~ Paulo Coelho
499:Even though L.A Confidential box-office was a fraction of, say, Titanic or the Grinch movie, it finds its audience and will continue doing so for who knows how long, because of the basic thing we love about movies, which is storytelling and performances. ~ Curtis Hanson
500:I was lucky enough to see the original cast of 'In the Heights.' This one blew my mind. The infusion of Latin, hip hop and rap with musical theatre, great storytelling and talent was a powerful combination to me during a time when I'd not been moved by much! ~ Josh Young


   2 Integral Yoga
   1 Psychology
   1 Poetry

   2 The Mother
   2 Satprem

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  What we have been calling ideologies are closely linked to secondary concerns, and in large measure
  consist of rationalizations of them. And the longer we look at myths, or Storytelling patterns, the more
  clearly their links with primary concern stand out.... This rooting of poetic myth in primary concern

1963-08-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #unset, #Kabbalah
   I had that tendency very strongly in the past; thats what I called Storytellingeverything, everything became stories: all the work, all that had to be done. But I stopped it completely, completely, as a dangerous thingit gives a great material power (thats probably why the Swami asked you to do it), what it gives is a material power, but its VERY bad, it falsifies all that comes from above.

1969-02-19, #Agenda Vol 10, #unset, #Kabbalah
   Its way of working (I think Ive already told you once or twice) is a sort of Storytelling based on experiences, memories, very small dormant things that seemed to be gone, and which awaken for the experience to become concrete. So then, all that unfolds, with the human sensation, human vision, human understanding (even the most spiritual understanding, I might say), and at the same time this Presence. And then the Presence brings the TRUE understanding. Something wonderful.

1.asak - Rise early at dawn, when our storytelling begins, #unset, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #Kabbalah
  object:1.asak - Rise early at dawn, when our Storytelling begins
  author class:Abu-Said Abil-Kheir
   English version by Vraje Abramian Original Language Persian/Farsi Rise early at dawn, when our Storytelling begins. In the dead of the night, when all other doors are locked, the door for the Lovers to enter opens. Be wide awake in the dark when Lovers begin fluttering around the Beloved's window, like homing pigeons arriving with flaming bodies. [1472.jpg] -- from Nobody, Son of Nobody: Poems of Shaikh Abu-Saeed Abil-Kheir, Translated by Vraje Abramian <   

Blazing P1 - Preconventional consciousness, #unset, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #Kabbalah
  in the childs immediate spatial environment, are added actions occurring in the past (as
  engendered by Storytelling), and elsewhere, e.g., in distant space, as well as the mental division
  of objects and collections into parts, etc. The practical reversibility of the sensorimotor

BS 1 - Introduction to the Idea of God, #unset, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #Kabbalah
  Jung got very interested in dreams, and he started to understand the relationship between dreams and myths. He was deeply read in mythology, and he would see, in his clients dreams, echoes of stories that he knew. He started to believe that the dream was the birthplace of the myth and that there was a continual interaction between the two processes: the dream and the story, and Storytelling. You can tell your dreams as stories, when you remember them, and some people remember dreams all the timetwo or three, at night. Ive had clients like that. They often have archetypal dreams that have very clear mythological structures. I think thats more the case with people who are creativeespecially if theyre a bit unstable at the timebecause the dream tends to occupy the space of uncertainty, and to concentrate on fleshing out the unknown reality, before you get a real grip on it. So the dream is the birthplace of thinking. Thats a good way of thinking about it, because its not that clear. Its doing its best to formulate something. That was Jungs notion, as of post-Freud, who believed that there were internal censors that were hiding the dreams true message. Thats not what Jung believed. He believed the dream was doing its best to express a reality that was still outside of fully articulated, conscious comprehension.


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Wikipedia - Damsel in distress -- Theme in storytelling, stock character; a noble Lady in need of rescue, traditionally from dragons
Wikipedia - Hero's journey -- Pattern in storytelling
Wikipedia - Interactive storytelling
Wikipedia - Kamishibai -- Form of Japanese street theatre and storytelling
Wikipedia - List of storytelling events -- Wikipedia list article
Wikipedia - Organizational storytelling
Wikipedia - Running gag -- Literary device that takes the form of an amusing joke or a comical reference and appears repeatedly throughout a work of literature or other form of storytelling
Wikipedia - Story arc -- Extended or continuing storyline in episodic storytelling media
Wikipedia - Storybook Dads -- Charity helping prisoners maintain connections with their children through storytelling
Wikipedia - Storytelling device
Wikipedia - Storytelling (film) -- 2001 film by Todd Solondz
Wikipedia - Storytelling System
Wikipedia - Storytelling
Wikipedia - The Beginner's Guide -- 2015 interactive storytelling video game
Wikipedia - Transmedia storytelling
Wikipedia - Upworthy -- Website dedicated to positive storytelling (started March 2012)
Wikipedia - World Storytelling Day
The Flip Wilson Show (1970 - 1974) - The Flip Wilson Show was the first successful network variety series with an African-American star. In its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings placed it as America's second most-watched show. Flip Wilson based his storytelling humor on his background in black clubs, but adapted easily to a televi...
Charlie and Lola (2005 - 2008) - Animation following a boy's efforts to get his stubborn little sister to try new things. Through wild and fanciful storytelling and visuals, Charlie and Lola struggle to understand each other and the world around them. Based from the popular book series by Lauren Child.
Mathica's Mathshop (1993 - 1994) - Mathica's Mathshop is a math tutorial TV series produced for TVO from 1993-1994. The 15-minute programs focus on teaching basic mathematics for primary grades by incorporating storytelling with the principles of the subject. Every program presents math through a familiar fairytale context which enco...
My Bedbugs (2004 - 2005) - Three siblings teach positive life lessons through storytelling and songs.
American Pop(1981) - Journey into an explosion of sight, sound, song and superb storytelling as brilliantly conceived by animation innovator Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, The Lord of the Rings, Wizards). From a turn-of-the-century immigrant vaudevillian to a rock superstar, American Pop is the story of four generations w...
16 Days Of Glory(1986) - The definitive photographic record of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, told "from the inside" through the lives of the participants, the words of David Perry, and the singing voice of Placido Domingo. From the opening to closing ceremonies, this unique style of storytelling shows a side of the Olympic...
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj ::: TV-MA | 25min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | TV Series (20182020) -- In this weekly show, the former Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger grim trends shaping our fragmented world. Creators:
Storytelling (2001) ::: 6.8/10 -- R | 1h 27min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 February 2002 (Canada) -- College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil. Director: Todd Solondz Writer: Todd Solondz
Genius Party Beyond -- -- Studio 4°C -- 5 eps -- Original -- Sci-Fi Music Dementia Fantasy -- Genius Party Beyond Genius Party Beyond -- Containing shorts that couldn't be included in the original, Genius Party Beyond weaves stories that are both deep and insightful: the idea all life is relative in size, the consequences of an oppressive government, and how to deal with your darker desires, among others. -- -- From the directors and artists of works such as Samurai Champloo, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Akira, come a multitude of thought-provoking tales, to create a collection equalling the original in storytelling genius. -- -- Movie - Oct 11, 2008 -- 16,643 7.22
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu -- -- - -- ? eps -- Visual novel -- Mystery Dementia Horror Psychological Supernatural Thriller -- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu -- Sequel to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou. -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- TV - Jul ??, 2021 -- 22,024 N/A -- -- Yami Shibai 4 -- -- ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 4 Yami Shibai 4 -- Excited children gather around the enigmatic masked Storyteller once more. His unique kamishibai storytelling draws them into tales of fear and dread. These are dark and foreboding stories, which could happen to anyone... -- -- This season has tales of a salaryman who buries a dead cat, only to be haunted soon after; a college student and her cheap new apartment that hides a ghastly secret; boys exploring an abandoned haunted house before coming across a strange fish tank; a man who finds himself on the wrong bus, and in more danger than he thought possible; and a young couple's visit to an amusement park, which suddenly takes a dark turn. All these stories and more await in Yami Shibai 4. -- -- 21,571 5.73
Nanatsu no Taizai Movie 2: Hikari ni Norowareshi Mono-tachi -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Action Adventure Supernatural Magic Fantasy Shounen -- Nanatsu no Taizai Movie 2: Hikari ni Norowareshi Mono-tachi Nanatsu no Taizai Movie 2: Hikari ni Norowareshi Mono-tachi -- (No synopsis yet.) -- Movie - Jul 2, 2021 -- 19,058 N/A -- -- Yami Shibai 5 -- -- ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 5 Yami Shibai 5 -- The mysterious masked Storyteller returns to tell more twisted tales of horror. Continuing his particular style of kamishibai inspired storytelling, he now finds that his audience is an eerie crowd of young girls, who eagerly await his devilish stories. -- -- He recounts ghostly legends involving girls of all ages: a housewife who receives a barrage of chilling phone calls; a strange girl whose flower readings are always right; a mother and daughter's ominous meeting with the "crow lady"; and a young girl whose demands from others grow more and more outrageous with each request. Witness once again the Storyteller's haunting and gripping tales, which are sure to leave one with more than just chills... -- -- 19,027 6.30
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu -- -- Studio Deen -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Drama Historical Josei -- Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu -- Yotarou is a former yakuza member fresh out of prison and fixated on just one thing: rather than return to a life of crime, the young man aspires to take to the stage of Rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling. Inspired during his incarceration by the performance of distinguished practitioner Yakumo Yuurakutei, he sets his mind on meeting the man who changed his life. After hearing Yotarou's desperate appeal for his mentorship, Yakumo is left with no choice but to accept his very first apprentice. -- -- As he eagerly begins his training, Yotarou meets Konatsu, an abrasive young woman who has been under Yakumo's care ever since her beloved father Sukeroku Yuurakutei, another prolific Rakugo performer, passed away. Through her hidden passion, Yotarou is drawn to Sukeroku's unique style of Rakugo despite learning under contrasting techniques. Upon seeing this, old memories and feelings return to Yakumo who reminisces about a much earlier time when he made a promise with his greatest rival. -- -- Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is a story set in both the past and present, depicting the art of Rakugo, the relationships it creates, and the lives and hearts of those dedicated to keeping the unique form of storytelling alive. -- -- 231,915 8.60
Yami Shibai 2 -- -- ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 2 Yami Shibai 2 -- For the second time, the masked storyteller returns to tell children tales and legends of horror and woe, such as the tale of a ventriloquist's dummy, a locker that grants wishes, a capsule toy machine that returns lost possessions, and a strange food called Ominie-san. -- -- Building on the foundation that was laid by the first, Yami Shibai 2 is a collection of Japanese scary stories of the unknown and the occult that are truly terrifying, narrated in a style of art that mimics kamishibai storytelling. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- TV - Jul 7, 2014 -- 38,170 6.50
Yami Shibai 2 -- -- ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 2 Yami Shibai 2 -- For the second time, the masked storyteller returns to tell children tales and legends of horror and woe, such as the tale of a ventriloquist's dummy, a locker that grants wishes, a capsule toy machine that returns lost possessions, and a strange food called Ominie-san. -- -- Building on the foundation that was laid by the first, Yami Shibai 2 is a collection of Japanese scary stories of the unknown and the occult that are truly terrifying, narrated in a style of art that mimics kamishibai storytelling. -- -- TV - Jul 7, 2014 -- 38,170 6.50
Yami Shibai 3 -- -- ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 3 Yami Shibai 3 -- A young boy silently sketches out the forms of the horrors that dwell in his mind. During this adventure into the occult and mysterious, he tells tales that involve dreams of a person with a muscular arm that you must not look at, a hospital with a room that holds a grim secret, and a visit to an eerily silent taxidermy museum. -- -- These tales and more are compiled in Yami Shibai 3. Presented in an art style similar to kamishibai storytelling, this horror series stays true to the gruesome and creepy trend that is prominent in Yami Shibai and Yami Shibai 2nd Season. -- -- 28,685 6.29
Yami Shibai 4 -- -- ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 4 Yami Shibai 4 -- Excited children gather around the enigmatic masked Storyteller once more. His unique kamishibai storytelling draws them into tales of fear and dread. These are dark and foreboding stories, which could happen to anyone... -- -- This season has tales of a salaryman who buries a dead cat, only to be haunted soon after; a college student and her cheap new apartment that hides a ghastly secret; boys exploring an abandoned haunted house before coming across a strange fish tank; a man who finds himself on the wrong bus, and in more danger than he thought possible; and a young couple's visit to an amusement park, which suddenly takes a dark turn. All these stories and more await in Yami Shibai 4. -- -- 21,571 5.73
Yami Shibai 5 -- -- ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 5 Yami Shibai 5 -- The mysterious masked Storyteller returns to tell more twisted tales of horror. Continuing his particular style of kamishibai inspired storytelling, he now finds that his audience is an eerie crowd of young girls, who eagerly await his devilish stories. -- -- He recounts ghostly legends involving girls of all ages: a housewife who receives a barrage of chilling phone calls; a strange girl whose flower readings are always right; a mother and daughter's ominous meeting with the "crow lady"; and a young girl whose demands from others grow more and more outrageous with each request. Witness once again the Storyteller's haunting and gripping tales, which are sure to leave one with more than just chills... -- -- 19,027 6.30
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