Cultivating storytelling as art, storytellers as artists,
and stories as the roots of both.
Stories Enliven Spirits
Stories Shape Culture
Stories Bond Communities
"Think about the word destroy. Do you know what it is? De-story. Destroy. Destory.
You see. And restore. That's Re-story." -Francesca Lia Block, Author
"Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution - more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to." - Lisa Cron, Author
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
-Maya Angelou, Author
"Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize." -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author
""That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination.
We instill hope again and again and again." - Walt Disney
"Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity."
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author
"It's not magic that takes us into another world - it's storytelling."
- Val McDermid, Author
"Story is the song line of a person's life. We need to sing it and we need someone to hear the singing. Story told. Story heard. Story written.
Story read creates the web of life in words." - Christina Baldwin, Author
"There is no greater power on earth than story."
- Libba Bray, Author
"Do you know that only two things have been proven to help survivors of the Holocaust? Massage is one. Telling their story is another. Being touched and touching. Telling your story is touching. It sets you free." -Francesca Lia Block, Author
"Storytelling is the oldest form of education."
- Terry Tempest Williams, Author
"The universe is made of stories not of atoms."
- Muriel Rukeyser, Poet
"Storytelling is the essential human activity."
- Timothy O'Brien, Author