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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

 

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

A budget tells us what we can't afford,
but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
- William Feather

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Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
- Andre Breton

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little,
and that true reality is only in dreams.
- Charles Baudelaire

Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know,
that is, the questions to which an answer is needed.
- Talcott Parsons

He tells you stories, but then, after a while,
when you want more, he doesn't give you more.
He insists on this old elaboration, the old stories that never changes.
- Albert Finney

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
- George Bernard Shaw

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil.
That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.
- Ayn Rand

I'm a survivor, at least that's what everyone tells me.
- Courtney Love

My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative
party is on a road back to government.
- Peter MacKay

The media is not at all homogeneous in the way it tells us about war.
- Bruce Jackson

As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body,
the parents, the place, and the circumstances that
suited the soul and that,
as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
- James Hillman

First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount
of diversity in life forms can develop once we have
various types of complex living organisms already in existence.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of
human beings have a sense of irony,
which means that eighty percent of the world takes
everything at face value.
- Doug Coupland

The whole system of society tells you what to do.
- Barry White

The blues tells a story.
Every line of the blues has a meaning.
- John Lee Hooker

One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible,
and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so.
- Franz Kafka

Painting is a blind man's profession.
He paints not what he sees, but what he feels,
what he tells himself about what he has seen.
- Pablo Picasso

Other times, you're doing some piece of work and suddenly
you get feedback that tells you that you have touched
something that is very alive in the cosmos.
- Leonard Nimoy

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been.
- Billie Holiday

What does one tell a husband? One tells him nothing.
- Dewitt Bodeen

The Church does not pretend to be scientists.
It teaches based upon what science tells it.
- Wellington Mara

The real problem is arranging that experience in a way that tells a story,
which is just incredible enough to be interesting,
but credible enough to be believed.
- Richard Helms

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

The blues tells a story in itself.
It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.
- Jimmy Rushing

The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish,
when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are
always and invariably futile.
- Alan Watts

I'm more interested in seeing what the material tells
me than in imposing my will on it.
- John Chamberlain

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

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best.
It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves,
the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough -
that we should try again.
- Julia Cameron

Who will wear a shoe that hurts him,
because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well made?
- Algernon Sydney

The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls;
the soldier details his wounds,
the shepherd his sheep.
- Laurence J. Peter

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race
is greater than it knows.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Death is a challenge.
It tells us not to waste time...
It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
- Leo Buscaglia

An expert is someone who tells you why you can't do something.
- Alec Issigonis

In Buddhism there are words you can say...
as you say the words with rhythm the conscious tells the subconscious.
- Tina Turner

A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man
who tells other people what to do with their money.
- Amiri Baraka

Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan,
I know he's going to vote against me.
- Harry S. Truman

You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win,
and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
- Lou Holtz

A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway,
tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it.
- Frank Howard Clark

An athlete who tells you the training is always easy
and always fun simply hasn't been there.
Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding.
- Alberto Salazar

One who breaks an unjust law
that conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts
the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If I had my choice, I'd pick a song that tells a story every time.
There is a great deal of pleasure in doing the vocal
on a number that you can put feeling into.
- Vaughn Monroe

Music tells no truths.
- Philip James Bailey

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it.
I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
- Malcolm X

When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him,
he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
- Chinua Achebe

God tells me how the music should sound,
but you stand in the way.
- Arturo Toscanini

Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded
people who need strength in numbers.
It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business.
- Jesse Ventura

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people
are the same the whole world over except when they are different.
- Nancy Banks-Smith

Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in
so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.
- Howard Nemerov

Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of
fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.
- Charley Pride

My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.
- Benjamin Jowett

Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
- Don Marquis

So long as there are earnest believers in the world,
they will always wish to punish opinions,
even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and
their conscience that it is wrong.
- Walter Bagehot

I find it very offensive when the government tells
me what I can and cannot watch.
Censor yourself.
- Michael Badnarik

Where we come from in America no longer signifies.
It's where we go, and what we do when we get there,
that tells us who we are.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Each environment has its own signature.
Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing,
where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on.
- Stephen Hopkins

Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint,
and this was true for all of the band members.
This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul.
- Wim Wenders

The real reason your pro tells you to keep your head
down is so you can't see him laughing at you.
- Phyllis Diller

If there is a look of human eyes that tells of perpetual loneliness,
so there is also the familiar look that is the sign of perpetual crowds.
- Alice Meynell

I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model.
My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty.
All of us are imperfect.
- Miley Cyrus

And I will never, ever respond to anybody -
man,
woman, vegetable, or mineral - who tells me to keep my mouth shut.
- Janice Dickinson

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


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