August 9, 2021

38 Best Quotes About Storytelling To Captivate Your Audience Easily!

If you want your audience to listen, understand and remember what you have to say, storytelling is the way forward. A captivating story can move people in a way that no other form of communication can- so why not use it? I couldn't agree more with the quote from Seth Godin, "In a world of information overload, telling stories is one of the most powerful tools you have." In this post, I'm going to share 38 quotes about storytelling that will help you captivate your audience easily. These quotes are sure to get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to create great content for the world out there!

Who does not like to hear something that is unusual and out-of-the-box? We all do! Stories are one such way that helps manifest our unconscious thoughts into consciousness. Today, allow me to add some awesome quotations to your existing knowledge base, that will spark interest and catch hold the attention of your audience for a longer time. 

Quotes about storytelling will keep your audience entertained, engaged, and on the edge of their seat. They are guaranteed to captivate your vast audience. These quotes are the ones that will get your audience interested in listening to your story or presentation. This will pique their curiosity and help you fully immerse them. In an age of information overload, a well-chosen quote is a great way to make your audience want to learn more about you and the topic at hand. 

Using quotes from other sources is a great tactic for adding value to presentations or speeches. Not only because quotes can be used as attention grabbers but also because audiences love quotes! Whether it is a wise saying by a famous person or a line from a movie everyone knows. Quotes about storytelling hold immense power over people's emotions and associations, as they put words into people's mouths.

These quotes can give your audience a new way to look at things and inspire them. If they come from trusted sources like peers, celebrities, news gatherers, or world leaders, they can add authority and credibility to your content. Quotes about storytelling are also great for entertainment purposes. As those that get the biggest laughs or generate huge applause will stick in people's minds long after you have left the room.

Here are the top 38 quotes about storytelling that can be used if you need inspiration or pique other's interests;

"Stories don't just happen; stories are not accidental; they are made" 

~ Diana Renn 

"A story is different from an anecdote or a joke or some other brief narrative form because it embeds knowledge (and recognition), making it memorable. We remember what we understand" 

~ Barbara Oakley 

"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them" 

~ Ralph Nichols 

"The secret of our success as storytellers lies largely in the fact that we are sincere, that our concern is genuine, that we are committed to what we are saying, that it matters to us. We cannot fake this sincerity any more than people can fake laughter"

~ Peter Drucker 

"Every great story has a hero. And every great hero has a quest" 

~ Matthew Reilly 

"All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun" 

~ Jean Paul Belmondo

"Storytelling implies morality; there is good and bad in it" 

~ Yann Martel

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist" 

~ Louis Nizer 

"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." 

~ C.S. Lewis

"People don't want to hear the best evidence if it's not packaged properly" 

~ Malcolm Gladwell 

"The most honest three words you can say to anybody are 'I was wrong"

~ John C. Maxwell 

"We live in a world where there is a lot of storytelling going on. People trust other people more than they trust brands" 

~ Lee Clow 

"The problem is not how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out" 

~ Mark Twain

"Everything has been said before. But since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again" 

~ Andre Gide

"Creating compelling presentations that move audiences to action requires delivering the right content in a logical, interesting order that captures attention and encourages engagement" 

~ Biznology 

"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it" 

~ Simon Sinek 

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing" 

~ Aristotle 

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear" 

~ Nelson Mandela

"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves" 

~ Alan Watts 

"We all need a narrative with which we explain both our own lives and how the world itself works" 

~ Susan Neiman 

"It's about having this gut feeling when you think something is right" 

~ Matt Brittin

"The art of storytelling lies in telling what comes next" 

~ George R.R. Martin

"If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today"

~ E.J. Kelly 

"Storytelling helps the audience understand its world, and motivates them to improve it"

 ~ Nell Painter 

"It's a privilege to have been able to live long enough to get old"

 ~ Bishop Gene Robinson 

"A story has but one central truth, which is this - someone changed forever in a way that can never be changed back" 

~ Richard Peck 

"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live" 

~ Dorothy Thompson 

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself" 

~ Joseph Campbell

"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choices" 

~ George Eliot 

"When you are telling stories about your product, tell stories that matter to people." 

~ Megan O'Neill 

"I don't believe that anyone can actually make an audience laugh or cry. But they can certainly make it possible for the audience to do so themselves" 

~ Edward Albee 

"Leadership comes from aligning the organization around a clear set of values and beliefs - then holding everyone accountable not only for what they do but how they do it" 

~ Robin S. Sharma

"The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference" 

 ~ Elie Wiesel 

"Running a business means making tough decisions where there are no easy answers" 

~ John Tague 

"Leadership doesn't always wear the harness of compromise. Sometimes leadership stirs people to defy an authority or tradition in order to take a stand for what they believe is right"

 ~ James O'Toole 

"Consultants are not paid to make sense; they are paid to cover their ass" 

~ Lee Cockerell 

"You have got to learn the rules of the game. And then you have got to play better than anyone else" 

~ Albert Einstein

"The first step toward loving anything is to realize that it might be lost" 

~ Yann Martel 

Final Thoughts

Robert McKee may have stated that storytelling is the most potent way to spread ideas today, but I believe that storytelling has always been the strongest instrument for communicating ideas, persuading others, and getting what you want. So, what story or quotes about storytelling are you letting the world know about you? Let me know in the comments below!

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