The Giver | 10 Favorite Quotes about Stories & Memory Keeping

The Giver | 10 Favorite Quotes about Stories & Memory Keeping

The Evolution of Storytelling: Storytelling originated with visual stories, such as cave drawings, and then shifted to oral traditions, in which stories were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. There was then a shift to words formed into narratives, including written, printed and typed stories.


Stories have the ability to help us learn about others and to find understanding and empathy for them and their situations. Whether we actually know the individual or not, hearing their story evokes feelings within us.


VAULTED was inspired in part by Lois Lowry's, The Giver.  A childhood favorite of Vaulted's founders.


Memories need to be shared. The Giver explains to Jonas that memories go hand-in-hand with human connection. Our best memories are often with others, and sharing them with someone else is what makes those memories real. - Spark Notes.
Here's a look at other inspiring quotes:
  1. “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.”

    -- Sue Monk Kidd, author

    Works:  The Secret Life of Bees

  2. “A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”

     ― Graham Greene, novelist and author

     The End of the Affair, The Quiet American

  3. Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released.”

    -- Robin Moore, author

    Works: The Green Berets

  4. Stories are memory aids, instruction manuals and moral compasses.”

    -- Aleks Krotoski, author, broadcaster, journalist and social psychologist

    Works: Untangling the Web

  5. “The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic slice of truth, wisdom, is dying out.”

     – Walter Benjamin, philosopher and cultural critic

    Theses on the Philosophy of History, The Origin of German Tragic Drama, Arcades Project

  6. “Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” 

    ― L.M. Montgomery, author

    Works: The Story Girl 

  7. “Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.” 

    ― Oscar Wilde, author

    Works: The Importance of Being Earnest

  8. “No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.”

    ― Haruki Murakami, author

    Works: Kafka on the Shore

  9. “What are we, if not an accumulation of our memories?”

    ― S.J. Watson, author

    Works: Before I Go to Sleep

  10. “Stories are a way to preserve one’s self. To be remembered. And to forget.  Stories come in so many forms: in charcoal, and in song, in paintings, poems, films. And books.  Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives – or to find strength in a very long one.”

    ― V.E. Schwab, author

    Works: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue





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