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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

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  my story (josh's life (past, present and future))
  videogames, movies, tv, anime
  books, manga, comics,
  word of mouth
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Rhetorical_modes ::: Four of the most common rhetorical modes and their purpose are: narration, description, exposition, and argumentation.

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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:The thriller is not a recent invention. It probably goes back to the dawn of storytelling. ~ Lee Child,
88:Every big company and brand that you can think of has indulged in imaginative storytelling. ~ Anonymous,
89:Anything that happens on any show is a plot contrivance because that's just storytelling. ~ Bryan Fuller,
90:Storytelling is like sex. We all do it naturally. Some of us are better at it than others. ~ David Mamet,
91:We are the storytelling chimpanzee, and we appreciate the meta-pattern involved in that. ~ Terry Pratchett,
92:I achieved perfection, my type of perfection - visual storytelling. Storytelling was my style. ~ Jack Kirby,
93:Keeping your characters consistent and believable is a very important part of good storytelling ~ Anonymous,
94:I love storytelling. I love stories, and I love the way in which we connect through stories. ~ Nicole Kidman,
95:I make no distinction between writing and storytelling; I've always wanted to tell stories. ~ Damon Lindelof,
96:What’s really important is storytelling. None of it matters if it doesn’t support the story. ~ Wally Pfister,
97:Beneath its broad surface, storytelling should always work hard to say more than it seems to. ~ Frank Delaney,
98:Seeing a fancy TV up close made her recognize how much she loved to witness good storytelling ~ Rakesh Satyal,
99:In learning the art of storytelling by animation, I have discovered that language has an anatomy. ~ Walt Disney,
100:It has been said that next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling. ~ Khalil Gibran,
101:Part of George R.R. Martins brilliant storytelling is taking the carpet out from under your feet. ~ Harry Lloyd,
102:Storytelling is a great gift because humanity is a great gift, something God himself delights in. ~ Mike Cosper,
103:Fear is ... a kind of unintentional storytelling that we are all born knowing how to do. ~ Karen Thompson Walker,
104:The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee coin—into a rupaiya. ~ Gulzar,
105:The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled. ~ Paulo Coelho,
106:Well, I suppose I'm interested in ways of storytelling and in stories that are about storytelling. ~ Neil Jordan,
107:If you’re too rigid in your thinking you may miss some wonderful opportunities for storytelling. ~ Vince Gilligan,
108:Rule of storytelling: When a character is shoved against a wall, shove them against a wall harder. ~ Aaron Sorkin,
109:storytelling is not just a way to remember what happened; it’s a way to understand what happened. ~ Eric Greitens,
110:They are the four pillars of meaning: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. ~ Emily Esfahani Smith,
111:For what is storytelling if not ideas brought full and whole to the inner eyes of those who listen? ~ Sue Harrison,
112:I fell in love with commerce and the opportunities that come with compelling visual storytelling. ~ Ruzwana Bashir,
113:We are pattern-seeking, storytelling animals, and have been since we began drawing on cave walls. ~ William Landay,
114:A curtain was drawn back in every man's inner theater and their storytelling minds got to work. ~ Diane Setterfield,
115:I love storytelling when the writing spins through me like photons on their way to lighting the world. ~ Kay Kenyon,
116:Storytelling is as natural as breathing; plotting is the literary version of artificial respiration. ~ Stephen King,
117:The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out. ~ Walter Benjamin,
118:... the twin pillars that guard the entrance to the shrine of religion are storytelling and cruelty. ~ Miriam Toews,
119:We are storytelling animals, and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
120:You're never going to kill storytelling, because it's built into the human plan. We come with it. ~ Margaret Atwood,
121:The single thing all women need in the world is inspiration, and inspiration comes from storytelling. ~ Zainab Salbi,
122:Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls. ~ Frank Darabont,
123:We are storytelling animals, and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
124:I grew up in a storytelling culture, a tribal culture, but also in an American storytelling culture. ~ Sherman Alexie,
125:I learned the power of storytelling and the responsibility that people with influence have to speak out ~ Demi Lovato,
126:My overall artistic goal is to marry graphic design with comic books and traditional storytelling. ~ Jonathan Hickman,
127:No, the thing is, we all love storytelling, and as a writer you get to tell stories all the time. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
128:An author must learn the principles of good storytelling only in order to write better from the heart. ~ Uri Shulevitz,
129:Come then, and let us pass a leisure hour in storytelling, and our story shall be the education of our heroes. ~ Plato,
130:I like storytelling, and I feel more confident as the years have gone on about my ability to do that. ~ Walton Goggins,
131:Man is the Storytelling Animal, and that in stories are his identity, his meaning, and his lifeblood. ~ Salman Rushdie,
132:[on scene execution] Interesting isn't the point...storytelling momentum and relevance is. ~ Larry Brooks,
133:An awful lot of storytelling isn't really about making people understand - it's about making people care. ~ Steven Moffat,
134:Everything in the world was about creativity: belief and creation. Storytelling was the essence of both. ~ Alethea Kontis,
135:I do think you learn things about genre storytelling, but you also have to be careful not to learn too much. ~ David Eick,
136:[M]an is in his actions and practice, as well as in his fictions, essentially a storytelling animal. ~ Alasdair Macintyre,
137:Most actors are drawn towards historical tellings because it's one of the most simple forms of storytelling. ~ Ben Barnes,
138:This book shows how to apply the power of storytelling to strategic messaging in the age of social media. ~ David A Aaker,
139:A good picture book can almost be whistled. ... All have their own melodies behind the storytelling. ~ Margaret Wise Brown,
140:All great literary works influence us as writers, not their stories as much as their storytelling ability. ~ Michael Scott,
141:I don't make unconventional stories; I don't make non-linear stories. I like linear storytelling a lot. ~ Steven Spielberg,
142:Storytelling has worked for 5000 years. It’s not going to stop now just because we have blogs and tweets. ~ James Altucher,
143:What I want to write about has changed somewhat, and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly. ~ Terry Brooks,
144:I believe the adventure game genre will never die any more than any type of storytelling would ever die. ~ Roberta Williams,
145:People believe in God because we are pattern-seeking, storytelling, mythmaking, religious, moral animals. ~ Michael Shermer,
146:Short forms are returning online. Interactivity is coming back; it was always there in oral storytelling. ~ Margaret Atwood,
147:Creating skillful native content has little to do with selling and a lot to do with skillful storytelling. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
148:For me, the best journalism is usually the best storytelling, and the best stories are those of real people. ~ Jason Rezaian,
149:Like a human rights lawyer who uses the law to rectify wrongs, I use filmic storytelling for the same effect. ~ Pamela Yates,
150:The biggest challenge is not the storytelling, it's to track every character's arc through the entire movie. ~ Simon Kinberg,
151:As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, it doesn't matter what format it is. ~ LeVar Burton,
152:Infinite possibilities exist within the art of storytelling. To me, it is nothing less than the magic of creation. ~ Rai Aren,
153:I think that my sensibilities are becoming slightly less delicate and I'm venturing out in a storytelling world. ~ Will Smith,
154:The album ['A Seat at the Table'] really feels like storytelling for us all and our family and our lineage. ~ Solange Knowles,
155:I guess that storytelling would be for me to keep making art that touches people in a way that nothing else can. ~ Karla Souza,
156:No great television show has ever rested on just one person. They're all about great ensembles and storytelling. ~ Justin Kirk,
157:Stories are attempts to share our values and beliefs. Storytelling is worthwhile when it tells what we stand for. ~ Simon Sinek,
158: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,
159:What you demand from storytelling is a moral - even political - import. I tend to shun that didactic aspect. ~ Aleksandar Hemon,
160:Tribeca has always celebrated the most exciting new forms of storytelling, from video games to virtual reality. ~ Jane Rosenthal,
161:We are storytelling creatures, and as children we acquire language to tell those stories that we have inside us. ~ Jerome Bruner,
162: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,
163:Games are advancing in terms of storytelling and trying to create a character, and its a brand new audience for me. ~ Kevin Spacey,
164:I think video games are going to completely take over storytelling in our society. Video games are not a fad. ~ Guillermo del Toro,
165:Our country has the oldest tradition of storytelling, and this was much before writing stories even became a norm. ~ Ashwin Sanghi,
166:Stayed is a woman’s story of discovery and acceptance, redefined by Tanya Anne Crosby’s dramatic storytelling, ~ Tanya Anne Crosby,
167:Storytelling is a landscape, and tragedy is comedy is drama. It simply depends on how you frame what you’re seeing. ~ Lauren Groff,
168:I believe in storytelling, not story-selling. I want people to believe the characters are real. So I'm a realist. ~ Morgan Spurlock,
169:It would seem that the more irresponsible and crafty one is, the more likely one is to have a talent for storytelling. ~ Osamu Dazai,
170:While I think storytelling is a meaningful way to spend your life... it does feel a little bit secondary or off-point. ~ David Simon,
171:Every good story deserves a happy ending – it’s a basic rule of storytelling. The boy next door certainly shouldn’t die. ~ Cat Clarke,
172:History is a long and endlessly interesting argument, where evidence is everything and storytelling is everything else. ~ Jill Lepore,
173: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,
174: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,
175: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,
176:I love REAL set construction and think that sets are very important part of the storytelling and scope of a film. ~ Guillermo del Toro,
177:I did have a feeling then that the culture of factuality was so dominating that storytelling had lost all its authority. ~ E L Doctorow,
178:Elvis Costello's song writing is so peerless and individualistic. It's storytelling and it's deeply intelligent and clever. ~ Chip Esten,
179:I don't think the world objectively exists the way we think it exists. There's a constant sort of storytelling process. ~ Charlie Kaufman,
180: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,
181: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,
182: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,
183: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,
184:Theirs was the Norway of witchcraft, storytelling, and incest, not minimalist furniture and the Nobel Peace Prize. Rural ~ Blair Braverman,
185:Oral storytelling goes back so long ago, and those stories that were told orally were always layered and changed with time. ~ Ashwin Sanghi,
186:There is an extraordinary power in storytelling that stirs the imagination and makes an indelible impression on the mind. ~ Brennan Manning,
187: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,
188:Storytelling is the greatest activity of any culture. Storytelling is how you build a family, how you pass along identity. ~ Randall Wallace,
189: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,
190: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,
191:My brothers were the ones who taught me about mythology and storytelling, and showed me how to do stop-motion animation. ~ Geoffrey S Fletcher,
192: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,
193:'Nashville' songs and country music have always been about storytelling and about the heart and confessionals. They're monologues. ~ Chip Esten,
194:Storytelling is an escape from the jail of the self, leading to the ultimate adventure--seeing life through the eyes of another. ~ Tobias Wolff,
195:Human beings are storytelling animals. That's what separates us from other creatures, not just having thumbs or using tools. ~ Marion Dane Bauer,
196: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,
197:Storytelling wasn't about making things up. It was more like inviting the stories to come through her, let themselves be told. ~ Jennifer McMahon,
198: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,
199: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,
200: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,
201: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,
202: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,
203: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,
204:The joy of nonfiction is searching for balance between storytelling and reporting, finding a way to be both loquacious and observant. ~ Peter Hessler,
205:Tragedy is a great storytelling form. It worked extremely well for Shakespeare. It worked extremely well for Jim Cameron with Titanic. ~ Carlton Cuse,
206: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,
207:People are instinctive storytellers. Our ancestors, according to evolutionary psychologists, preferred descriptive storytelling over facts. ~ Amy Webb,
208: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,
209: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,
210: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,
211: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,
212: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,
213:Nothing unleashes curiosity in an audience like good storytelling. Nothing inspires storytelling, in turn, like the results of curiosity. ~ Brian Grazer,
214: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,
215: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,
217:Theatre is filled w/ passion, risk and drama (as much behind-the-curtain as on stage), perfect ingredients for documentary storytelling. ~ Dori Berinstein,
218: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,
219: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,
220: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,
221: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,
222: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,
223:Historical romance characters often benefit from the possible, which gives much more scope for storytelling than the likely or the everyday. ~ Theresa Romain,
224: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,
225: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,
226: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,
227: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,
228: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,
229: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,
230: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,
231: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,
232: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,
233: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,
234: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,
235: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,
236: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,
237: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,
238: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,
239: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,
240: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,
241: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,
242: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,
243: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,
244: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,
245: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,
246: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,
247: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,
248: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,
249: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,
250: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,
251: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,
252: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,
253: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,
254: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,
255: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,
256: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,
257: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,
258: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,
259: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,
260: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,
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: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,
263: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,
264:[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,
265: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,
266: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,
267: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,
268: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,
269: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,
270: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,
271: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,
272:It is a great vehicle for storytelling, especially for a certain kind of exhaustively reported, painstakingly fact-checked, and beautifully produced narrative. ~ Clara Jeffery,
273: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,
274: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,
275: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,
276: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,
277: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,
278: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,
279: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,
280: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,
281: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,
282: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,
283: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,
284: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,
285: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,
286: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,
287: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,
288: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,
289: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,
290: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,
291: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,
292: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,
293: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,
294: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,
295: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,
296: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,
297: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,
298: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,
299: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,
300: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,
301: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,
302: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,
303: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,
304: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,
305: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,
306: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,
307: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,
308: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,
309: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.
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310: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,
311: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,
312: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,
313: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,
314: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,
315: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,
316: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,
317: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,
318: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,
319: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,
320: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,
321: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,
322: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,
323: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,
324: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,
325: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,
326: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,
327: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,
328: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,
329: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,
330: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,
331: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,
332: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,
333: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,
334: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,
335: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,
336: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,
337: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,
338: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,
339: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,
340: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,
341: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,
342: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,
343: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,
344: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,
345: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,
346:...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,
347: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,
348: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,
349: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,
350: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,
351: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,
352: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,
353: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,
354: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,
355: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,
356: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,
357: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,
358: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,
359: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,
360: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,
361: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,
362: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,
363: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,
364:"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,
365: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,
366: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,
367: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,
368: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,
369: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,
370: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,
371: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,
372: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,
373: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,
374: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,
375: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,
376: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,
377: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,
378: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,
379: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,
380: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,
381: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,
382: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,
383:'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,
384: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,
385: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,
386: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,
387: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,
388: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,
389: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,
390: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,
391: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,
392: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,
393: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,
394: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,
395: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,
396: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,
397: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,
398: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,
399: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,
400: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,
401: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,
402: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,
403: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,
404: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,
405: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,
406: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,
407: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,
408: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,
409: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,
410: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,
411: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,
412: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,
413: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,
414: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,
415: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,
416: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,
417: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,
418: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,
419: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,
420: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,
421: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,
422: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,
423: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,
424: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,
425: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,
426: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,
427: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,
428: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,
429: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,
430: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,
431: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,
432: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,
433: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,
434: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,
435: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,
436: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,
437: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,
438: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,
439: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,
440: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,
441: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,
442: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,
443: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,
444: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,
445: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,
446: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,
447: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,
448: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,
449: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,
450: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,
451: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,
452: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,
453: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,
454: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,
455: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,
456: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,
457: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,
458: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,
459: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,
460: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,
461: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,
462: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,
463: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,
464: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,
465: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,
466: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,
467: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,
468: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,
469: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,
470: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,
471: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,
472: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,
473: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,
474: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,
475: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,
476: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,
477: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,
478: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,
479: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,
480: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,
481: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,
482: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,
483: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,
484: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,
485: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,
486: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,
487: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,
488: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,
489: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,
490: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,
491: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,
492: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,
493: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,
494: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,
495: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,
496: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,
497: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,
498: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,
499:The anthropologists got it wrong when they named our species Homo sapiens ('wise man'). In any case it's an arrogant and bigheaded thing to say, wisdom being one of our least evident features. In reality, we are Pan narrans, the storytelling chimpanzee. ~ Terry Pratchett,
500:I love storytelling and I love just relating directly to an audience. That's why we do theatre, it's because we love contact with the audience. We love the fact that the audience will change us. The way the audience responds makes us change our performance. ~ Simon Callow,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   2 The Mother

   2 The Mothers Agenda

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Its way of working (I think I've 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

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  No, that habit of imagining is very, very... I consider it very baneful.
  I had that tendency very strongly in the past; that's what I called "Storytelling" - everything,
  everything became stories: all the work, all that had to be done. But I stopped it completely,

Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  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, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  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.

class, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     5 The Diamond Sutra
     5 Storytelling
     5 short story

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #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

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