The topic we are going to talk about today is 15 inspirational quotes to help you move your audience.
Even without modern neurological research showing that storytelling is the best way to capture people's attention, store information in their memory, and build strong personal bonds.
Humanity has always inherently known that people crave and seek great stories almost as much as food and water.
And the people (and brands) who know how to tell the most compelling stories can have the greatest influence in their communities.
In the marketing industry, where 5% of brand content attracts 90% of total engagement, the need to tell stories is more pressing than ever. Brands are creating content at a record pace and volume, but producing more content does not necessarily mean that it is attracting more attention, in reality it is only making more noise.
If brands really want to make their way through disorder and attract an audience, it will no longer be enough to focus only on the definitive lists and guides; they must also tell exciting stories.
To help you channel your inner narrator, I have selected 15 narrative quotes from some of the most insightful authors and filmmakers in the world. Keep reading to get inspired.
15 inspiring storytelling quotes to help you move an audience
- "No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love the most lives in us forever. So, whether you come back on the page or on the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." – J. K. Rowling
- "There is no friend more loyal than a book" – Ernest Hemingway
- "I'm obsessed with giving the audience something they don't see coming." – Jordan Peele
- "You're never going to kill storytelling, because it's built on the human plane. We come with that." – Margaret Atwood
- "The most surprising thing for me is that every person who watches a movie, not necessarily one of my films, brings a complete set of unique experiences, but through careful manipulation and good narration, you can get everyone to applaud at the same time, hopefully laugh at the same time and be afraid at the same time." – Steven Spielberg, filmmaker
- "I'm writing my story so that others can see fragments of themselves." – Lena Waithe
- "I'll tell you a secret. Old storytellers never die. They disappear in their own story." – Vera Nazarian
- "The reason I write is not to walk sleepwalking all my life." – Zadie Smith
- "Many stories matter. The stories have been used to strip and defame. But stories can also be used to empower and humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity." – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- "Think of the word destroy. Do you know what it is? History. Destroy. Destruction. You'll see. And restore, That's a re-story. Do you know that only two things have been shown to help Holocaust survivors? The massage is one. Telling his story is different. Be touched and touched. Telling your story is moving. It sets you free." – Francesca Lia Block
- "We are, as a species, addicted to history. Even when the body falls asleep, the mind stays awake all night, telling stories." – Jonathan Gottschall
- "It turns out that history was crucial for our evolution, more than the opposite thumbs. The opposable thumbs allow us to hold on; History told us what to hold on to." – Lisa Cron
- "Good stories surprise us. They make us think and feel. They are engraved in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that a PowerPoint full of bar graphics can never do." – Joe Lazauskas and Shane Snow
- "Whether you know it or not, your desire to write comes from the impulse not only to be "creative", it is a need (that every human being has on earth) to help others. A well-told story is a gift for the reader/listener/spectator because it teaches him to face his own discomforts." – Shawn Coyne
- "Create those things where the human protagonists relate to us, where risks and conflicts catch us, and where emotions move us. Create those simple things, those glorious things, those things that are so often forgotten but are so desperately needed. There is no hidden or corporate meaning behind the word 'history'. We know what they are. And we have to start telling him." – Jay Acunzo