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Storyteller Quotes

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"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

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Directing a film was something I was yearning to do.
I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.
- Kevin Spacey

A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I like to think of myself as a storyteller.
- Kate DiCamillo

 

I'm not fighting any causes.
I'm black, everybody can see that, but I am a storyteller for the masses.
- Jackie Torrence

Frank is such a great visual storyteller,
that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin
City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
- Robert Rodriguez

Sometimes you have to go places with characters and
emotions within yourself you don't want to do,
but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.
- Hugh Jackman

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That's the mark of a great storyteller,
never to give away secrets in advance.
- Ian McDiarmid

I don't view myself as a political leftie.
I view myself as a storyteller who is fair to both sides.
- Tim Robbins

Look, I'm just a storyteller.
When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
- Norman Jewison

No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller,
or you're not.
- John Milius

I don't mind UFO's and ghost stories,
it's just that I tend to give value to the storyteller
rather than to the story itself.
- Robert Stack

I'm just a storyteller.
- Norman Jewison

To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller,
but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it.
- Joyce Maynard

A good storyteller is a person with a good memory and
hopes other people haven't.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Read the folklore masters.
Go to galleries.
Walk in the woods.
That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller.
- Terri Windling

I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director.
And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move!
- Howard Hawks

Writing is a passion I have never understood,
yet a storyteller is all I have ever wanted to be.
- Ruth Park

I think of myself as a storyteller, and that is it.
- Tanith Lee

I'm a good storyteller.
- Sophie Marceau

I think I'm a born storyteller.
Inspiration is all around me.
I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.
- Jackie Collins

I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else.
If I was always anything, I was a storyteller,
and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in.
- Nicholas Meyer

I wanted to hold onto and exploit the power of narrative.
This is not only a book about a great storyteller,
but there have to be stories about the storyteller.
- Stephen Greenblatt

I'm an assistant storyteller.
It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant,
but I'm waiting on six million people a week,
if I'm lucky.
- Jane Fonda

I'm a director's actor; I'm a storyteller's actor.
- Michael Ironside

I am definitely a storyteller, but probably not a traditional Storyteller.
- James Welch

The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one
of the stories the father tells.
The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the
tales that he tells is how he met his wife.
- Danny DeVito

Sam Walton was a master storyteller who used illustrative
stories to reinforce his cultural standards.
- Michael Bergdahl

Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film,
you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form.
The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots.
- John Crowley

I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early
'60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television.
I just thought I was a storyteller.
I didn't even think of myself as a singer.
- Judy Collins

The first job I was offered was as an editorial assistant.
I think it was the best thing for me,
in terms of being a storyteller by nature,
to have spent years being an editor because I learned so much from it.
- Terri Windling

When you make work, your goal might not be first and
foremost to have as many people as possible see it,
but it might be more about honing your craft as a storyteller or making art,
but, there's no doubt about it, you want lots of people to see it.
- Jim McKay

I grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller,
but nobody wrote.
It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition:
everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties,
even at the clubs and raves.
- Irvine Welsh

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller,
Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans,
an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS,
who does not have much longer to live.
- Armistead Maupin

My father who in this case was an obsessive life-long storyteller,
and by a very peculiar trick of my father's.
My father would tell a very, very long story,
and the punch line would be in Yiddish.
- Stephen Greenblatt

When I began to think about the head of the family,
the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller,
the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came.
- Barry Levinson

Humans are essentially storytellers.
- Walter Fisher

Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the
myth in their own traditions,
so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
- Joan D. Vinge

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
- Peter Handke

I come from a family of great readers and storytellers.
- Katherine Dunn

What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue
it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
- Terri Windling

Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing.
Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should
be able to create entire landscapes with nothing.
- Ajay Naidu

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote,
psychologists, botanists, zoologists,
archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters.
- Kazimir Malevich

Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device.
- Donna Tartt

Because if we the storytellers don't do this,
then the bad people will win.
- Christiane Amanpour

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was
to tell the story I wanted to tell.
That's what I love.
- Spike Lee

And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson,
Silverberg...
we tell stories.
People like them.
They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is.
- Jerry Pournelle

My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story.
That's what directors are, they're storytellers because
they're directing where your focus is going to be as an audience.
- Dennis Quaid

I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not.
He is one of a small group of real storytellers.
He has enormous imagination and ability to write.
I'm glad he's coming back.
It's going to be good for the show.
- Matthew Ashford

Because of all the concurrent stories going in 24 and its fast pace,
it can be complicated in terms of the story,
so I thought sound could help with the storytelling.
- Stephen Hopkins

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

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

Storytelling is what lights my fire.
- Hope Davis

What I want to write about has changed somewhat,
and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly.
- Terry Brooks

I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct,
rescued me most of my life.
- Armistead Maupin

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

But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work
in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
- Brian De Palma

I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition,
a folk tradition.
- Bruce Springsteen

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures,
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
- George Murray

My major allegiance has been to storytelling,
not to history.
- Russell Banks

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

It's all storytelling, you know.
That's what journalism is all about.
- Tom Brokaw

I like the storytelling and reading the letters,
the long-distance dedications.
- Casey Kasem

So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling.
Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects
of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.
- Brian De Palma

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

I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling.
- Quentin Tarantino

Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward.
It has great force behind it.
It makes for great storytelling.
- Holly Near

The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't.
But style is at least partly a learned thing:
one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice -
by work.
- Donna Tartt

I like the storytelling and reading the letters,
the long-distance dedications.
Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level,
you're really connecting.
- Casey Kasum

Well, I suppose I'm interested in ways of storytelling
and in stories that are about storytelling.
- Neil Jordan

I've been obsessed with this kind of visual storytelling for quite a while,
and I try to create material that allows me to explore it.
- Brian De Palma


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