I have always loved stories, whether reading books, hearing tall tales from friends or listening to words of wisdom from my parents. And ever since I started in business with Student Magazine, I have been fascinated by the intersection between storytelling and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs who make a difference relate to and interact with other people – they are, in effect, professional storytellers. The story of Virgin – its ups and down, opportunity and challenges – is what attracts people to our products and services, and also to work with us. We would be nothing without our story.
To encourage you to tell yours, here’s my top 5 quotes on storytelling.
“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” – Steve Jobs
Whether you know it or not, your desire to write comes from the urge to not just be “creative,” it’s a need (one every human being on earth has) to help others. A well-told Story is a gift to the reader/listener/viewer because it teaches them how to confront their own discomforts.” – Shawn Coyne, The Story Grid
“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” – Muriel Rukeyser
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever.” – Ancient Proverb
I hope that you liked these quotes on storytelling as much as I did.
You may also like short stories. Every month I post one of the best short stories that I hear about. If you like inspirational short stories, you can find them over here: short stories series.