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Legends Quotes

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Legends die hard.
They survive as truth rarely does.
- Helen Hayes

Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
- Salman Rushdie

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends
of the far-off centuries fade and pass away.
No one sees their influence upon culture;
no one sees their educational power.
- Douglas Hyde

They do not depend upon mere legends and myths.
They are not predicated on the false conception that
the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people
are superior to other races.
- Emperor Hirohito

 

All the great legends are Templates for human behavior.
I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
- John Boorman

Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.
- Hervey Allen

As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio,
about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the
Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.
- Neil Armstrong

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If I'm such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you,
legends are all very well if you've got somebody around who loves you.
- Judy Garland

When the legends die, the dreams end;
there is no more greatness.
- Tecumseh

Nobody in America, in the modern generation,
has read their mythology or legends.
- Kenneth Anger

A second type of direct evidence is formed by statements,
whether as formal legends or personal information,
regarding the age or relative sequence of events in
tribal history made by the natives themselves.
- Edward Sapir

An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment:
great vices are made greater,
great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting,
softer legends more soft.
- Walter Bagehot

The child in me could not die as it should have died,
because according too legends it must find its father again.
The old legends knew, perhaps, that in absence
the father becomes glorified, deified, eroticized,
and this outrage against God the Father has to be atoned for.
The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human,
as man who created a child and then, by his absence,
left the child fatherless and then Godless.
- Anais Nin

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
- Judy Garland

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
- H. L. Mencken

Jackie Robinson is a true legend.
- Sidney Poitier

Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend

Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle
philosophical discussion;
America was the land of grubby pragmatism.
- Daniel Bell

We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only
that which everyone knows by heart.
A beautiful age of the legend would then begin.
- Hugo Ball

John legend is a nickname that somebody started calling
me a while ago and part of it is 'cos I sound like an old man when I sing.
- John Legend

I'm also getting an Ovation Legend, because I like them so much.
- Mark Knopfler

In the end, Dan Rather's legend skewered him,
CBS and the craft of journalism.
- Tina Brown

Robert Morley is a legend in his own lunchtime.
- Rex Harrison

A lot of rock bands are truly a legend in their own minds.
- David Lee Roth

He will be beginning a brand new chapter in the Michael Jackson legend.
- LaToya Jackson

In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites,
as the official legend would have us believe,
but one is the means and the expression of the other.
- Karl Liebknecht

There is an ancient legend which warns that,
should we ever learn our true origin,
our universe will instantly be destroyed.
- Len Wein

I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna.
Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing,
the audience is just in awe of her.
- Britney Spears

Batman has been acknowledged as a legend in my lifetime.
- Bob Kane

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

I want to make it faster than anyone has ever made it before.
I'd like to be a legend by the time I'm 25.
- Bobby Darin

My mother's life had been destroyed by the Garland legend.
- Lorna Luft

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth,
and the root function of language is to control the
universe by describing it.
- James A. Baldwin

I won't be a rock star.
I will be a legend.
- Freddie Mercury

Nobody knows anything about Shakespeare the person.
It's all legend, it is all rumor.
- Jeanette Winterson

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do.
I'm still doing it.
- Miles Davis

I set about seeking a thread, a theme,
a style, in the realm of legend.
Something that might allow me to give free rein to
my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image.
- Leni Riefenstahl

But then I always wanted to play for Rangers.
Man United is a great club and Alex Ferguson is a legend.
- Paul Gascoigne

I can't be a legend yet.
I'm not dead.
- Maynard James Keenan

There is a legend.
And to protest is daft.
- Peter O'Toole

I know what I've done for music, but don't call me a legend.
Just call me Miles Davis.
- Miles Davis

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that
the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices,
the expanse of glass in individual offices is said
to be a dead giveaway as to rank.
Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.
- Enid Nemy

I intend to explode the myths about myself and get
down to the real truth about the legend that is Batman.
- Bob Kane

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness.
And they live by what they hear.
Such people become crazy...
or they become legend.
- Jim Harrison

I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing.
With their music, you keep your clothes on.
- Ben E. King

Legend remains victorious in spite of history.
- Sarah Bernhardt

If it's a role like this one, an actual live person,
a legend, there's lots of material laid out.
- David Strathairn

According to an ancient Sardinian legend,
the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will
never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.
- Grazia Deledda

Legend has it that when God created me,
he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness and no heart.
- Ethel Merman

I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend,
and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
- Francis Bacon

The Aztecs believe they started up in what's now New Mexico,
and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now,
in Mexico City.
That's a weird legend.
- Jerry Pournelle

I'm thankful that I have lived long enough to become a legend,
and I hope I deserve it.
- Ralph Stanley

I'm a legend in this sport.
If you don't believe me, ask me.
- Bobby Heenan

I read H.P.
Lovecraft.
I also like Sword and Sorcery stuff,
Arthurian legend.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I may be a living legend, but that sure don't help
when I've got to change a flat tire.
- Roy Orbison

People are always asking me what it's like to be Judy Garland's daughter.
It's hard to be a legend's child.
- Lorna Luft

How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy -
I want to talk about the movie in a second -
but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really
is a legend in his own time?
- Tavis Smiley

Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its
own strange and graceful legend attached to it.
- Douglas Hyde

Well, actually, I don't consider myself a jazz legend or anything.
- Joseph Jarman

I was always the front man for what I was doing from when I was 6.
- John Legend

I played classical as a kid.
- John Legend

It is curious to reflect, for example,
upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher's Stone,
one of the oldest and most universal beliefs,
the origin of which, however far back we penetrate
into the records of the past,
we do not probably trace its real source.
- Frederick Soddy

He's a legend and I respect his work,
so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set.
He was nice but I think he lied a little.
He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me,
but I don't believe it.
- Mark Wahlberg

All though I didn't meet him.
His legend and his saga and his story is just that.
Jackie Robinson, we all have to tip our hat to him.
Because he made the game available to guys like me.
- Dave Winfield

In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders,
I'm sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music.
- John Legend

The best training is to play by ear:
trial by fire.
- John Legend

I think it's silly for anyone to think you could write under the influence,
but if they'd like to think that, I'd like to keep the legend alive.
Maybe I was under the influence when I wrote Jesus'
Son and I just didn't know it.
- Denis Johnson

Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along.
I did know it - but I should have guessed that it would
be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together.
So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
- Jackie Kennedy

I want to move people.
- John Legend

I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes.
- John Legend

The first thing I think of when I hear the name of
Lucille Ball is a Hollywood legend.
I have fond memories of growing up at her house,
but she was a different person off the set than she was on the set.
- Keith Thibodeaux


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