Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The Storyteller’s Creed
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge,
That myth is more potent than history,
That dreams are more powerful than facts,
That hope always triumphs over experience,
That laughter is the only cure for grief,
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you. —Maya Angelou
A song ain’t nothin’ in the world but a story just wrote with music to it. —Hank Williams, Sr.
Stories are the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.
—Howard Gardner, Harvard University
Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all. —Hans Christian Andersen
The universe is made of stories, not atoms. —Muriel Rukeyser
It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. —Native American saying
The story was the bushman’s most sacred possession.
These people knew what we do not; that without a story you have not got a nation, or culture, or civilization.
Without a story of your own, you haven’t got a life of your own.
—Laurens Van der Post