11 Quotes Inspiring Survivors to Tell Their Powerful Stories

Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story. African Proverb (English)
"Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger." --Ben Okri

"People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another." —Studs Terkel

"Those who tell the stories rule the world." --Hopi American Indian proverb

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." --Robert McKee 

“No black woman writer in this culture can write “too much.” Indeed, no woman writer can write ‘too much’No woman has ever written enough.” – bell hooks

"Some people say when we are born, we’re born into stories. I say we’re also born from stories". --Ben Okri

"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it." --Hannah Arendt

“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." --Maya Angelou

"Stories mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” --Maya Angelou