Tale Quotes

By | October 22, 2010

Quotations about Tales

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

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

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

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

History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities. ~ Graydon Carter

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

My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it. ~ D. H. Lawrence

Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

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

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 Quotes

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. ~ Bryan Procter

I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as it was said to me. ~ Sir Walter Scott

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

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

Thank God for dirty dishes; they have a tale to tell. While other folks go hungry, we’re eating pretty well. With home, and health, and happiness, we shouldn’t want to fuss; for by this stack of evidence, God’s very good to us. ~ Source Unknown

Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

A tale is born from an image, and the image extends and creates a network of meanings that are always equivocal. ~ Italo Calvino

Trust the tale, not the teller. ~ David Knopfler

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

Having achieved and accomplished love… man… has become himself, his tale is told. ~ D. H. Lawrence

Where no wood is, the fire goes out; so where there is no tale bearer, the strife ceaseth. ~ The Holy Bible

We love a tale of heroes and villains and conflicts requiring a neat resolution. ~ Barry Ritholtz

Your tale, sir, would cure deafness. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

And what’s romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it’s always daisy-time. ~ D. H. Lawrence

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

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

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