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Tale Quotes

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All men are children, and of one family.
The same tale sends them all to bed,
and wakes them in the morning.
- Henry David Thoreau

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I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence
as early as Chaucer's time:
but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth.
- George Saintsbury

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is,
but how good it is, is what matters.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

Great deeds give choice of many tales.
Choose a slight tale, enrich it large,
and then let wise men listen.
- Pindar

Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it,
even though it was a fairy-tale movie.
- Colleen Atwood

Who tells a finer tale than any of us.
Silence does.
- Isak Dinesen

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The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him.
We are content with less than absolute truth.
- Charles Lamb

It's a difficult undertaking.
I've been married for four years and I see this movie
as a cautionary tale about people who've gone deeply out of communication.
- Mark Ruffalo

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching
for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
- Eugene O'Neill

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs,
and rather check than punish crimes,
had not Cervantes,
in that all too true tale of Quixote,
shown how all such efforts fail.
- Lord Byron

My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport.
- Joan Chen

Trust the tale, not the teller.
- David Knopfler

Having achieved and accomplished love...
man...
has become himself, his tale is told.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Never trust the artist.
Trust the tale.
The proper function of the critic is to save the tale
from the artist who created it.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The value of life lies not in the length of days,
but in the use we make of them...
Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years,
but on your will.
- Michel de Montaigne

Most of the auditions I went on, I passed up the projects
because I just wasn't interested.
When I read A Knight's Tale, that was that.
I knew I wanted to do this movie.
- Shannyn Sossamon

As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale -
my dreams become the substances of my life.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential
calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
- Kit Williams

Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical
sense) or whatever you want to call it.
- Johann G. Hamann

There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.
- Charles de Lint

I am your fairy tale.
Your dream.
Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your
hunger and your food and your drink.
- Klaus Kinski

The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale.
He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh,
there his quarry lies.
- Marc Bloch

If you see the magic in a fairy tale,
you can face the future.
- Danielle Steel

I was a great reader of fairy tales.
I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.
- Beverly Cleary

Drugs are not the way to the light.
They won't lead to a fairy-tale life,
they lead to suffering.
- Layne Staley

True stories, autobiographical stories,
like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account,
before the birth of some of the people in the tale.
- Harold Brodkey

I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner.
- Elisabeth Rohm

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and
faced my adversity and my nay-sayers,
but managed to do all right.
It is a pretty classic tale.
- Steve Nash

Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Of an old tale which every schoolboy knows.
- William Whitehead

The literature of women's lives is a tradition of escapees,
women who have lived to tell the tale.
- Phyllis Rose

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name;
And not a flow'r that grows beneath the moon,
But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale Of thee,
my love.
- Barry Cornwall

I'd imagine my wedding as a fairy tale...
huge, beautiful and white.
- Paris Hilton

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
affair which makes a part of the plot,
is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

The mind's passion is all for singling out.
Obscurity has another tale to tell.
- Adrienne Rich

When I went back to England after a year away,
the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale,
stifled by the weight of tradition.
- Brian Eno

It's a beautiful tale, and today is a beautiful day without any bugs.
- Hugo Pratt

Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances.
For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert,
under the indifferent heaven.
- T. E. Lawrence

To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.
- Nelly Sachs

Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has
the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more
purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.
- Jacques Lacan

I can't beleive I'm here to tell the tale,
this was my first brush with death, and God must have
been looking after us and obviously,
it wasn't our time.
- Samantha Fox

And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men.
I have told unto them the Epic of Kings,
and the Epic of Kings is come to a close,
and the tale of their deeds is ended.
- Ferdowsi

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now.
The book is actually divided into five sections,
through which the key character, the muse,
leads us.
- Kit Williams

My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films:
something with an Indian theme,
either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme.
I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of
chances don't always come.
- Ravi Shankar

The original fairy tale was about the youngest sister
going into a room in the castle and finding all the
bodies of the wives that came before her -
she is confronted with truth,
thinking about how often we think we know people and we really don't.
- Alice Hoffman

Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually
listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom.
Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans
that is normally lacking in Western films.
- Beau Bridges

Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles
and more about the domino effect of this girl's life,
and how everyone else is affected.
Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed
to an action sort of fairy tale.
- Amber Tamblyn

Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay.
As the tale was told to me, so, in turn,
will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge.
Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason.
- Marie de France

There must be possible a fiction which,
leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists,
can arrive at the truth about the human condition,
here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
- Ralph Ellison

He has not yet become an elder statesman,
though his foreign policy credentials are considerable,
but he is certainly our ancient mariner,
forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
- Ronald Steel

Why should a horror film be just a horror film? To me,
The Company of Wolves is a fairy tale;
it's got all those elements plus a lot more.
And we know that fairy tales aren't innocent any more.
- Neil Jordan

Is it not the business of the conductor to convey to
the public in its dramatic form the central idea of a composition;
and how can he convey that idea successfully if he
does not enter heart and soul into the life of the
music and the tale it unfolds?
- John Philip Sousa

Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood,
endurance and courage of my companions which would
have stirred the heart of every Englishman.
These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
- Robert Falcon Scott

Yes, hell exists.
It is not a fairy tale.
One indeed burns there.
This hell is not at the end of life.
It is here.
At the beginning.
Hell is what the infant must experience before he gets to us.
- Frederick Leboyer

The Long and the Short and the Tall made a great impression
on me because it was a very ugly tale about the reality
of soldiering at a time when we were being gung-ho
about the whole thing of war.
- Timothy West

And I thought, when I have kids, that's the sort of well told,
silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to.
But it was an amazing experience.
And I think Shrek is a real classic,
a fairy tale classic.
- Mike Myers

What's wonderful is to read the different translations -
some done in 1600 and some in 1900 -
of the same passage.
It's fascinating to watch the same tale repeated in
such a different way by two different centuries.
- Martin C. Smith

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of
Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress,
investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution.
It was a huge success at the time.
- Anthony Holden

I was just then going through a healthy reaction from
the orthodoxy of my youth;
religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession,
which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic
tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.
- Laurence Housman

The local music community here was dying for a place to record,
so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and
then did rock projects for other bands,
as well as for my son Tal and my own work.
- Randy Bachman

Don't ask questions about fairy tales.
- Yiddish Proverb

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark;
and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales,
so is the other.
- Francis Bacon

We may have forgotten how to feel.
Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after,
as we've heard in fairy tales.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I loved fairy tales when I was a kid.
Grimm.
The grimmer the better.
I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect,
I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic.
- Amy Tan

Definitely they write themselves.
It's an amazing experience.
It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting
on my shoulder talking to me,
telling me their tales.
- R. A. Salvatore

The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one
of the stories the father tells.
The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the
tales that he tells is how he met his wife.
- Danny DeVito

In kindergarten that used to be my job,
to tell them fairytales.
I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales,
all the classic fairy tales.
- Francis Ford Coppola


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