that Facts Can't
A fact is like a sack -- it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.
Nasrudin, a wise yet sometimes foolish man, was invited by village elders to speak in their village mosque for three consecutive weeks. Nasrudin, who knew he had many wise ideas in his head, had foolishly neglected to prepare a sermon. That first morning, he stood at the door of the mosque, puffed out his chest and decided to wing it. He turned to the people and asked, "My beloved, who amongst you knows that of which I speak?" and the people looked down and said, "We are poor simple people. We do not know that of which you speak." He then threw his robe across one shoulder and pronounced,
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Publication information: Book title: The Story Factor:Secrets of Influence from the Art of Storytelling. Contributors: Annette Simmons - Author. Publisher: Perseus Publishing. Place of publication: Cambridge, MA. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 49.