The highest and noblest thing that history can be is a good story.

G.K. Chesterton

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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

In short, the way to the heart is through the body, and the way into the body is through story.

James K. A. Smith

Music is the shortest route to the deepest emotion.

Mike Aquilina

Culture represents an investment over many generations.

Roger Scruton

A culture is a work of an imagination.

Johnathan Rogers

Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful – but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.

Scandinavian Design Philosophy

Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.

Steve Jobs

If you’re not on the knife edge, you’re in the ditch.

Marion Lovett

What glorifies God the most in our lives is perseverance.

Marion Lovett

We are miserable moderns and rationalists who do not merely love ourselves more than we love duty, we actually love ourselves more than we love joy.

G. K. Chesterton

The men who have really been the bold artists, the realistic artists, the uncompromising artists, are the men who have turned out, after all, to be writing with a purpose.

G. K. Chesterton

The Globe Trotter lives in a smaller world than the peasant.

G. K. Chesterton

All art selects what is significant and suppresses the trivial.

Ken Myers

It’s much better to build something halfway, right, rather than all the way wrong.

George Grant

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who want to get things done and those who don’t want to make mistakes.

John Maxwell

Pessimism is not in being tired of evil, but in being tired of good. Despair does not lie in being weary of suffering, but in being weary of joy.

G. K. Chesterton

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

G. K. Chesterton

Those who say it can’t be done must get out of the way who are doing it.

Chinese Proverb

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

G. K. Chesterton

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

Stories do not inspire movements. Well-told stories do.

Carmine Gallo

Emotional Storytelling always comes back to passion. If you are genuinely excited about a topic, it will show. And your enthusiasm will run off on the viewer.

Carmine Gallo

The art of storytelling is your most powerful weapon in the war of ideas.

Carmine Gallo

Among entrepreneurs, storytelling is the most underrated skill.

Ben Horowitz

I will always choose a lazy person to do a hard job because he will find an easy way to do it.

Bill Gates

If there were no God, there would be no atheists.

G. K. Chesterton

I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities – and found no statues of committees.

G. K. Chesterton

When it seems that everything is going wrong, remember that you are in the middle of the story.

Vaneetha Risner

If you ask of the Lord and He grants it, you must be willing to follow through.

Marion Lovett

Duty is only a substitute for love.

C. S. Lewis

Classic never goes out of style.

Jordan Goodwin

Hold lightly to goals and firmly to intentions.

Ed Catmull

The antidote to fear is trust. Trust is the best tool for driving out fear.

Ed Catmull

The best teachers remember what it is like to be ignorant.

Johnathan Rogers

The greatest scientists are artists as well.

Albert Einstein

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs

Wealth is the absence of scarcity. It is the healing of the world.

Rod Martin

Visions without execution are hallucinations.

Walter Isaacson

Always err on the side of starting too small. The reason is simple, it’s easier to dominate a small market than a large one.

Peter Thiel

Content is about feeding people who are hungry.

Jordan Goodwin

80% of the magic in sound is below 800hz.

Jonathan Landell

To direct men, you may face them. But to lead men, you have to be willing to turn your back on them.

Doug Wilson

Effortlessness is about fearlessness more than it is about skill.

Jacob Collier

Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.

T. S. Elliot

Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.

Stephen Covey

The job of art is to chase ugliness away.

Steve Jobs

The reality of doing the right thing is more important than the perception of doing the right thing.

Elon Musk

People don’t buy what do you do they buy why you do it.

Simon Sinek

So much skill has been lost to fast and furious.

James Dunn

Busy is the new stupid.

Jack Fuller

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Create like a god. Command like a king. Work like a slave.

Constantine Brancusi

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

Daniele Varè

You can never outsource the entrepreneur.

Jeffrey Wolf

The best marketing is just telling the truth. The ultimate job of marketing is to find the very best way to tell the true story of your product.

Tony Faddell

The strongest thing your company can do is something no one else will do, or do well.

Yvon Chouinard

Amateurs see systems as an end-goal. Professionals see systems as a starting-point.

Evan Travers

You have to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.

Steve Jobs

There is not a single raindrop that falls without the hand of God directing it.

Marion Lovett

Many battles in life have been won through worship.

Marion Lovett

Changing your character is the most powerful way to change the world.

Marion Lovett

It is shameful to turn up your nose at someone to whom Christ has chosen to dwell in.

Keith Bradshaw

You can’t live in a culture without being effected by it.

Marion Lovett

A basic design is always functional, but a great one will say something.

Tinker Hatfield

Creating something from our imagination is about as ex nehilio as we can get.

N. D. Wilson

It is faith that moves mountains, not facts. Facts do not give birth to faith. Faith needs a story to sustain it-a meaningful story that inspires belief in you and renews hope that your ideas do indeed offer what you promise. Genuine influence goes deeper than getting people to do what you want them to do. It means people pick up where you left off because they believe.

Annette Simmons

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can break your heart.

George Grant

Figurative uses of language came not to describe things, but to connect them, and the connection is forged in the feeling of the perceiver.

Roger Scruton

Art moves us because it is beautiful, and it is beautiful in part because it means something. It can be meaningful without being beautiful, but to be beautiful it must be meaningful.

Roger Scruton

The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.

Steve Jobs

Marketing, when done well, is about story telling.

Evan Williams

That’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.

Walt Disney (in Saving Mr. Banks)