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1. "From early on there were two things that filled my life - music and storytelling, both of them provoked by my father. He was a jazz pianist and also a very good storyteller, an avid reader. He passed both those interests on to me."
Author: Athol Fugard
2. "I'm not a good storyteller - I much prefer to be with people who are chatty, to have the luxury of listening."
Author: Conor McPherson
3. "In documentary films, you're a storyteller using found objects. You still have to have a story arc and all the elements that make a good story. It really helped me mature as a storyteller."
Author: Garth Stein
4. "A good storyteller is a person with a good memory and hopes other people haven't."
Author: Irvin S. Cobb
5. "I look at the human sciences as poetic sciences in which there is no objectivity, and I see film as not being objective, and cinema verite as a cinema of lies that depends on the art of telling yourself lies. If you're a good storyteller then the lie is more true than reality, and if you're a bad one, the truth is worse than a half lie."
Author: Jean Rouch
6. "Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film, you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form. The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots."
Author: John Crowley
7. "In a lot of ways, TV writing taught me how to be a good storyteller. I learned about dialogue, scenes, moving the plot forward."
Author: Maria Semple
8. "The only thing Luo was really good at was telling stories. A pleasing talent to be sure, but a marginal one, with little future in it. Modern man has moved beyond the age of the Thousand-and-One-Nights, and modern societies everywhere, whether socialist or capitalist, have done away with the old storytellers — more's the pity."
Author: Sijie Dai
9. "I'm a good storyteller."
Author: Sophie Marceau
10. "He was a good storyteller, but he told the kind of stories that made children run away from the village and adults look for a length of rope and some soap."
Author: Sorin Suciu
11. "Let the systematic theologian spell it out. Let the artists throw out thoughts and slants, maybe even slants no one else has thought of. They should give another view of something familiar to help us learn more about it. They should deal with love, life, good, evil, God, the world and faith. Many of the biblical writers were poets more than they were theologians. Poets and prophets ranted and raved, and storytellers wrote great yarns that all had different slants on God and life and faith. Perhaps the poet's absence from the Church for many centuries has left it deprived of much insight."
Author: Steve Stockman

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