Discover the most popular and inspiring quotes and sayings on the topic of Narratives. Share them with your friends on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blogs, and let the world be inspired by their powerful messages. Here are the Top 100 Narratives Quotes And Sayings by 93 Authors including Terry Tempest Williams,Jess Row,N.d. Wilson,Clarissa Pinkola Estes,Laura Holt for you to enjoy and share.

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Stories have the power to create social change and inspire community. -- Terry Tempest Williams
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Narrative stories are nothing but models of karma and causality - how one thing leads to another. And a lot of narrative fiction is about causality that we don't immediately understand. -- Jess Row
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Narrative living is the beginning of rhetoric. -- N.d. Wilson
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Story is a medicine which strengthens and arights the individual and the community. -- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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Stories are more than just words on paper. They are pieces of our souls. -- Laura Holt
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Well, I suppose I'm interested in ways of storytelling and in stories that are about storytelling. -- Neil Jordan
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Stories keep the fire burning inside us, stories keep us form dashing our heads against the wall. Without stories we'd be lost, dead, forgotten. -- Isla Morley
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Storytelling not only makes us human; it creates vulnerability. -- Herbert Anderson
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We are surrounded by story. -- Alice Mcdermott
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Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world. -- Chinua Achebe
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Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is. -- Tim O'brien
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Partnerships are good engines for narrative. -- Tommy Lee Jones
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My fiction may, now and again, illuminate aspects of the human condition, but I do not consciously set out to do so: I am a storyteller. -- William Trevor
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We are narrative creatures, and we need narrative nourishment - narrative catechisms. -- N.d. Wilson
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No matter where we are or how advanced we think we are, there are elemental issues of our civilization that stories help us work through. -- Christian Camargo
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I approach stories as a private educational enterprise: I want to learn about something. I teach myself through research, reporting, and thinking, and then, when I feel like I know the story, I tell it to readers. -- Susan Orlean
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The job of a storyteller is to speak the truth. But what we feel most deeply can't be spoken in words alone. At this level, only images connect. And here, story becomes symbol; symbol is myth. And myth is truth. -- Alan Garner
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I was an English-literature major, and that's all about stories and narratives. -- Rachel Weisz
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Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact. -- Robert Mckee
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Human beings cannot live without stories. -- Ann Douglas
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After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. -- Philip Pullman
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So, at the last, a story. -- Justin Cronin
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Story is a sacred visualization, a way of echoing experience. -- Terry Tempest Williams
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This unceasing interplay between experience and narrative is a uniquely human attribute. We are the storytellers, the ones who put life into words. -- Christina Baldwin
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It has been said that next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling. -- Khalil Gibran
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Stories make it possible for us to be human. -- Daniel Taylor
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For what is storytelling if not ideas brought full and whole to the inner eyes of those who listen? -- Sue Harrison
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A story is a kind of biopsy of human life. A story is both local, specific, small, and deep, in a kind of penetrating, layered, and revealing way. -- Lorrie Moore
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4: Stories let us lie to ourselves. And those lies satisfy our desires. -- Seth Godin
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I prefer to bring these to the service of story rather than to let them replace narrative. -- James Gunn
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Stories have the ability to take us inside all kinds of life. -- Christopher Bram
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There are stories to tell that are not songs. -- Michka Assayas
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Stories are nations, empires. -- Jess Walter
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Without stories, we are incomplete. -- Neil Gaiman
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In constructing our narratives, we identify which particular events or experiences were formative or transformative. In telling our stories, we also claim some authority over our own experiences and their meanings. -- Peg O'connor
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Stories are where you go to look for the truth of your own life. -- Frank Delaney
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Narrative secrets are not the same as human mysteries, a lesson that novelists seem fates to forget, again and again; the former quickly confess themselves, and fall silent, while the true mysteries go on speaking. -- James Wood
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Stories are one thing that will be constant in life. Whether told, written, reenacted they are a fundamental part of human nature. -- Jessica Shirvington
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All the truth in the world is held in stories. -- Patrick Rothfuss
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Stories wander around, go from one land to another, sometimes parts change. -- Ari Berk
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Storytelling can heal broken hearts and damaged minds. -- Dean Koontz
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Keeping imagination alive through the wonderful world of storytelling. -- Giacomo La Rosa
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I believe in broken, fractured, complicated narratives, but I believe in narratives as a vehicle for truth, not simply as a form of entertainment, though I love entertainment, but also a way of conveying what needs to be conveyed about the works that I care about. -- Stephen Greenblatt
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Storytelling is the art of unfolding knowledge in a way that makes each piece contribute to a larger truth. -- Philip Gerard
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Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories. -- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
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I love storytelling. -- Jennifer Lynch
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Narrative is the beginning of recovery. -- Amanda Ripley
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Stories change the world. -- A.d. Posey
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Stories open up new paths, sometimes send us back to old ones, and close off still others. Telling and listening to stories we too imaginatively walk down those paths - paths of longing, paths of hope, paths of desperation. -- Arthur Kleinman
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Stories are the currency of human relationships. -- Robert Mckee
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Fiction serves a noble purpose, to oust secrecy, to obliterate shame, to use narrative as a blessed valve to relieve the awful pressure of the pent-up, unspoken pain of existence -- Donal Ryan
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Because we are compelled to make stories, we are often compelled to take incomplete stories and run with them. -- Brene Brown
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Stories can save us. -- Tim O'brien
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a lifetime of stories -- Margot Lee Shetterly
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Storytelling is the important thing. -- Vincent Kartheiser
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Stories change us; they change the world. People are stories of themselves. -- Karen Healey
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A story is a garden you carry in your pocket. The stories we tell ourselves and each other are for pleasure and refuge. Like gardens they are small places in a large world. But, Jinhua, we must never mistake the stories we tell for truth. -- Alexandra Curry
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The stories that bind us, Halli. The stories we live by, that dictate what we do and where we go. The stories that give us our names, our identities, the places we belong, the people we hate. -- Jonathan Stroud
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Storytelling is not something we do. Storytelling is who we are. -- Carmine Gallo
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Not all events are stories. -- Scarlett Thomas
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We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives. -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
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Stories are one of the most powerful ways in which we communicate ideas among ourselves. They are the stuff that brings us together, the things we celebrate, the things we share with one another. -- Robert Stephen Parry
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I had always felt life first as a story: and if there is a story there is a story-teller -- G.k. Chesterton
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Stories are Life's instruction manuals. -- Robert Peate
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A story can always break into pieces while it sits inside a book on a shelf; and, decades after we have read it even twenty times, it can open us up, by cut or caress, to a new truth. -- Andre Dubus
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Storytelling is ultimately a creative act of pattern recognition. Through characters, plot and setting, a writer creates places where previously invisible truths become visible. Or the storyteller posits a series of dots that the reader can connect. -- Douglas Coupland
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The desire for narration keeps on reasserting itself, so that since modernism and fiction brought narration to an end, it is sought in memoirs. -- Vivian Gornick
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Stories should put knowledge into a frame work that is more lifelike. -- Chip Heath
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Stories are there to entertain, preserve history, or serve a societal purpose of some kind. -- Sylvain Neuvel
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Stories are living things, creatures that move and grow in the imaginations of writer and reader. They must be solid and touchable just like the land, and must have fluid half-known depths just like the sea. -- David Almond
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Stories are where memories go when they are forgotten. -- Steven Moffat
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Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder. -- Paul Ricoeur
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Storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us. -- Robert Redford
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Stories are the shortcut to the heart. -- Robert G. Allen
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Storytelling is the game. It's what we all do. It's why Nike is Nike, it's why Apple is Apple, it's why Walt Disney built Disney World and it's why Vince McMahon makes a billion dollars. -- Gary Vaynerchuk
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Fiction isn't made by scraping the bones of topicality for the last shreds and sinews, to be processed into mechanically recovered prose. Like journalism, it deals in ideas as well as facts, but also in metaphors, symbols and myths. -- Hilary Mantel
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The task is not primarily to have a story, but to penetrate the story, to discard the elements of it that are merely shell, or husk, that give apparent form to the story, but actually obscure the essence. In other words, the problem is to transcend the givens of a narrative. -- Deborah Eisenberg
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Memoirists are our contemporary mythmakers. -- Maureen Murdock
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Since the dawn of humanity, stories have allowed each of us to be many. -- Neil Gaiman
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My father never told us how the stories worked. He didn't reveal the layers, the nuggets of information, the fragments of truth and fantasy. He didn't need to
because, given the right conditions, the stories activated, sowing themselves. -- Tahir Shah
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What are we but our stories? -- James Patterson
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Storytelling is important. Part of human continuity. -- Robert Redford
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A story can sing the truth and not just tell it. -- Robert Barron
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We need myths to get by. We need story; otherwise the tremendous randomness of experience overwhelms us. Story is what penetrates. -- Robert Coover
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Narrative is one of the best intoxicants or tranquilisers. -- A.s. Byatt
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There are mythic patterns under all of our lives. Each one of us, often unbeknownst to ourselves, is engaged in a drama of soul that is not reserved only for gods, heroes, and saints. Story is one bridge between the human realm and the divine. -- Deena Metzger
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Narrative is so rich; it's given up so much. -- Jim Crace
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Stories have a tendency to seep across the shining membrane walls separating the universes. They whisper and flutter like the feathers of birds, from island to mainland and back again. They fall into dreams like rain. -- Kelly Barnhill
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The telling of stories creates the real world. -- Alberto Manguel
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Story is the mother of us all. First we wrap our lives in language and then we act on who we say we are. We proceed from the word into the world and make a world based on our stories. -- Christina Baldwin
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Some after-the-fact storytelling is inevitable, and, in fact, very good and useful. But then we want always to be able to enrich the stories, or maybe change the stories with a fresh infusion of specificity. -- Nicholson Baker
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Storytelling is about two things; it's about character and plot. -- George Lucas
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In learning about the myths and legends of old, we learn something of ourselves. Stories, Maisie, are never just stories. They contain fundamental truths about the human condition. -- Jacqueline Winspear
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What critics miss, however, is that there is no such thing as non-narrative thought, free of possible worlds and ongoing enactments. There are always multiple narratives at work, framing our perceptions, memories, active thoughts, decisions and actions. -- Venkatesh G. Rao
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Storytelling is shaped by two contrary, yet complementary, impulses - one toward brevity, compactness, artful omission; the other toward expansion, amplification, enrichment. -- Joyce Carol Oates
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Stories enabled you to forget your life and your limits. They urged you to reach for a world that was never meant to be yours. There was nothing more dangerous than an imagination. -- Tiffany Truitt
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Storytelling is the distinctly human implement designed to synthesize our purposeful interaction with reality. -- Kilroy J. Oldster
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Storytelling has a narcotic power. -- Robert Harris
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Stories are artifacts, not really made things which we create and can take credit for, but pre-existing objects which we dig up. -- Stephen King
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A successful story always offers its audience more than a simple resolution of events. A story offers a dramatic affirmation of human needs that are acted out to resolution and fulfillment. Even when that resolution and fulfillment are dark, the journey can still be vivid, potent and illuminating. -- Bill Johnson