Story Quotes (40+ quotes)

Story quotes celebrate the importance of giving value to sharing our stories. Everyone has a story to tell. Stories can restrict or expand our experience. Each of us has the power to create a new story.

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Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
Brené Brown

The shortest distance between two people is a story.
Patti Digh

How do we change the world? Change the story. The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation.
Charles Eisenstein

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?
Angeles Arrien

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
Robert McKee

Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. Don't get the green disease of envy. Don't be fooled by success and money. Don't let anything come between you and your work.
Louise Bourgeois

This is all I ever wanted – to help students and artists see myth as a reflection of the one sublime adventure of life, and then to breath new life into it.
Joseph Campbell

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
Irene C. Kassorla

The best teachers are the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories.
Frank Smith

We are the hero of our own story.
Mary McCarthy

We need images and myths through which we can see who we are and what we might become.
Christine Downing

Love is who we are without our stories.
Byron Katie

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
Ben Okri

Science is the storytelling of our time.
William Irwin Thompson

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
Rumi

The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can't have it.
Anthony Robbins

A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end...but not necessarily in that order.
Jean-Luc Godard

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf

Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.
Barry Lopez

When there's a disappointment, I don't know if it's the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.
Pema Chödrön

I really think that anyone who's fortunate enough to live to be over fifty years old should take some time, even if it's just a couple of weekends, to sit down and write the story of your life, even if it's only twenty pages, and even if it's only for your children and grandchildren…You'll be surprised what you find.
Bill Clinton

There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself.
Mark Twain

A human being is nothing but a story with skin around it.
Fred Allen

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter ‘till they bloom, ‘til you yourself burst into bloom.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.
Muriel Rukeyser

All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
Isak Dinesen

As you begin to pay attention to your own stories and what they say about you, you will enter into the exciting process of becoming, as you should be, the author of your own life, the creator of your own possibilities.
Mandy Aftel

Every one of us is a wonder. Every one of us has a story.
Kristin Hunter

If a story is in you, it has got to come out.
William Faulkner

In the degree that we remember and retell our stories and create new ones we become the authors, the authorities, of our own lives.
Sam Keen

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

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.
Marilyn Ferguson

Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Gilda Radner

Stop being so impressed with what other people are doing and get impressed about yourself. You have a story that the world wants to hear. Go tell it!
Stone Evans

Telling stories is as basic to human beings as eating. More so, in fact, for while food makes us live, stories are what make our lives worth living.
Richard Kearney

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
J.M. Barrie

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, to rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.
Salman Rushdie

To be a person is to have a story to tell.
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

We are, each of us, our own prisoner. We are locked up in our own story.
Maxine Kumin

When you make loving others the story of your life, there's never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another.
Oprah Winfrey

Who are you?' someone asks. ‘I am the story of my self,' comes the answer.
M. Scott Momaday

You must define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.
Oprah Winfrey



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