Inspirational Quotes From Successful Arts Entrepreneurs

“People crave and seek out great stories almost as much as food and water,” writes Clifford Chi on HubSpot. Chi has compiled a list of 15 inspiring storytelling quotes from some of the world’s most insightful authors and filmmakers to help you channel your inner storyteller.

We share four quotes below, then read the rest here:

“The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences, but through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time.” –Steven Spielberg, filmmaker

“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” –Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal

“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, Wired for Story

“Good stories surprise us. They make us think and feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that a PowerPoint crammed with bar graphs never can.” –Joe Lazauskas and Shane Snow, The Storytelling Edge

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