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“Storytelling is not what I do for a living – it is how I do all that I do while I am living.” Donald Davis



“Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” Hannah Arendt



“We’re so preoccupied with protecting children from disappointment and discomfort that we’re inadvertently excusing them from growing up.”  LZ Granderson, journalist


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  – A. Einstein

NOTE: now here’s the really fascinating thing.  This quote has become so popular with dissemination by the internet that the American Folklore Society (AFS) did some research to try to determine whether Einstein actually said this.  There is no publication by Einstein that documents his having said this quote, and the AFS’s conclusion is that this quote is, itself, a popular culture legend.  Here’s their article on it.

“There is no way to develop the various senses of story except through exposure to stories themselves.”

Farrell, C. (194). Seeing language skills as a whole. In S. Dailey & National Storytelling Association (Eds.), Tales as tools: The power of story in the classroom (pp. 39-42). Jonesborough, TN: National Storytelling Press.