Stories

Stories & Psyche

"The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in."

Harold Goddard  

 

"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories."

Ursula K. LeGuin

 

"To be a person is to have a story to tell."

Isak Dinesen

The First Storytellers

Rocks are the original storytellers.

"The most important story they tell is about the age of Earth, and that all of it, both animate and inanimate, has been morphing into an incredible variety of shapes for billions of years and will continue to do so for billions of years to come. And we are not just part of this story. We are the story.”

Larry Edwards, Ph.D., Chemical Physicist

The Story Experience

"We know them, find them, reconsider them, manipulate them, use them to understand the world and to operate in the world, adapt them to new purposes, tell them in new ways, and we invent them (...) Our ability to utilize these stories in novel ways is a hallmark of what we consider to be intelligence."
Roger Schank, pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence