Storytelling inspiration

This evening I'm content. I've just done a bang-up job at turning something I dreamed up into a real thing. That is always a guaranteed mood-boost for me.

Specifically, Jacob showed me how to use Inkscape a little bit, and I made a graphic organizer  a document I'm calling "Story Club worksheet" right now. Basically it will help you organize your thoughts of Who, What, When, Where and Why so that you can start your Story Club. :-)

As you can see, the printed version is much more beautiful and readable than the first draft.

Anyway, tonight I wanted to share some of the lovely storytelling quotes I have begun to collect. The first comes from an author whose books I love, the second from an author whose work I have not read. Both are lovely.

"Stories make us more alive, more human, 
more courageous, more loving.”
  Madeleine L'Engle 

 "Stories can conquer fear, you know. 
They can make the heart bigger.” 
 Ben Okri

Do you agree with the quotes above? Is there a time when a story has helped you in one of those ways? Hearing my mom tell stories about her childhood helped me conquer some of my own fears when I was young. Tell me your experience.

Got any great storytelling quotes? I would love to put them in my repository. Share in the comments, below!


  1. My grandmother always has the best stories! I remember riding my bike to her house, grabbing a handful of york peppermint patties, and laying my head on her lap while she would tell me a story. Sometimes it was a made-up story, a story she read as a girl, but often it was a story from her life. These are some of my very fondest memories.

    1. What an awesome grandmother! She sounds wonderful. My grandmother kept a candy dish, too. I got nostalgic the other day when I saw some strawberry hard candies, because she often had those in stock. :D


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