Quotation Explorer - 'Tales'

I told my three sons stories about germs more than fifty years ago as fanciful bedtime tales. - Arthur Kornberg
Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor. - Jack D. Zipes
I don't feel any shame I won't apologize if there ain't nowhere you can go running away from pain when you've been victimized tales from another broken home. - Green Day
they say that girls are the ones who want fairy tail endings, but then again, who are the authors of fairy tales? mostly men... - Alina Radoi
Your life have to be filled with interesting tales that it should not bore your grandchildren, when you tell them someday. - Pradeepa Pandiyan
Happiness, you see, its just an illusion of Fate, a heavenly sleight of hand designed to make you believe in fairy tales. But there's no happily ever after. You'll only find happy endings in books. Some books. - Ellen Hopkins
Rudeness, abruptness, gory tales of blood and thunder, and coarse language usually show up the greenhorn or counterfeit, and certainly the ill-bred. "The bravest are the tenderest; the gentlest are the daring. - Kenneth W. Estes
Great novels are above all great fairy tales . . . literature does not tell the truth but makes it up. - Vladimir Nabokov
Fairy Tales give you more than just smile. They give you Hope. Hope that at the end true love conquers all odds and slays every dragon. - Ameya Agrawal
We fall asleep to fairy tales, and the world rotates and revolves and time passes and we grow up and we understand that they are false. There are not heroes and princesses and villains. It's not that easy. - Amy Zhang
Through her the battling man becomes sublime,and fairy tales are spun from gray-maned storms;From moments' tears immortal pearls are formedAnd dulcet wonders cradle bloody times("She Rests") - Konstantin Balmont
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. - G.K. Chesterton
In my heaven sweet melodies of the skies ripple pool of the sea playing sweet song to me, sharing tales of the past, blending with mine as mirage, painting new...I breathe in, am in love and alive... - Oksana Rus
If you are a dreamer come inIf you are a dreamer a wisher a liarA hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyerIf youre a pretender com sit by my fireFor we have some flax golden tales to spinCome in! Come in! - Shel Silverstein
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. - Albert Einstein
People open bookstores because they want their souls back.(from "Two Women" published in Do Me: Tales of Sex & Love from Tin House) - Elizabeth Tallent
Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb? - Faraaz Kazi
It's only in fairy tales that words have the power to change things. - Marty Rubin
Learning how to learn involves examining assumptions. Mulla Nasrudin tales very often fulfil this funcition. - Idries Shah
I will meet you on the nape of your neck one day, on the surface of intention, word becoming act.We will breathe into each other the high mountain tales, where the snows come from, where the waters begin.-In the yellow time of pollen - Luke Davies
Your belief is mostly your prison! To discover the world outside your prison, you must first realize the walls surrounding you! Otherwise you shall continue being stuck in the prison of childish tales and fallacious illusions! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We build our understanding of the emotional world through the myths and legends of our culture. We are all, in part, made of fairy tales. - Will Storr
As a novelist it is my job to tell stories that inspire and entertain but I am increasingly mindful that many of these historical tales (which of themselves are fascinating) relate directly to our issues in society today. - Sara Sheridan
Tales of glory Baby Tales Of our love I can’t stopThinking of you I can’t tell enough ……………… - sami abouzid
I sense the joy of young and old,I hear wondrous tales told,Beauty surrounds me as I gaze above,But I am alone for I live without love. - Anonymous
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten. - Neil Gaiman
I am a storyteller, spiraling fantasy and reality into mystical tales. That eerie space between fact and fiction, where only the brightest light can scare the shadows—you will find me there. - Sara Frost
Even though fairy tales are fictitious, they made us believe that dragons exist and you can overcome them. - Ane Krstevska
Life is the greatest author of us all, for it writes the very best and very worst of all tales & stories... - Andrè Michael Pietroschek
Classic fairy tales do not deny the existence of heartache and sorrow, but they do deny universal defeat. - Greenhaven
Like some wondrous birds out of fairy tales, books sang their songs to me and spoke to me as though communing with one languishing in prison; they sang of the variety and richness of life, of man’s audacity in his strivings towards goodness and beauty. - Maxim Gorky
We read the weird tales in newspapers to crowd out the even weirder stuff inside us. - Alain de Botton
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. - C.S. Lewis
But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false? - H.P. Lovecraft
At nineteen, one lives in the utter idolatry, therefore the extreme superstition, of sex. Monstrously exaggerated tales about sexual feats, which we listen to greedily, determine our expectations. The disappointments are correspondingly great. - Gregor von Rezzori
This was not what we wanted to hear that morning. Adventures inspire, tall tales excite, and fantasies stir the imagination, but sad stories seldom ever buoy the spirit. We all paused to take in the sad news. - J.W. Lord
You are the storyteller and the editor of your book of life. So write tales of imagination, tragedy, and adventure and illustrate it with the colors of beauty. - Debasish Mridha
I like the fact that kids are willing to be imaginative and go along with me when I'm telling strange tales. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
In fairy tales they all seem perfect, but really they are just as troubled as we are! - Teal Vitler
Chilling Tales For Dark Nights, these people or let's say these team is trying to return the fear, the theater... Which so far is great to hear, acting in reading a story and everything one place, just awesome, - Deyth Banger
People shouldn't just talk about you, they should tell your tales. - Amit Kalantri
It's not the tales of Stephen King that I've read,I need protection from the things in my head . . . - Jimmy Buffett
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told. - Homer
I left the fairy tales lying on the floor of the nursery, and I have not found any books so sensible since. - G.K. Chesterton
Shamans enter the dream world of sub-consciousness to wrestle with demons and rally angels. They return with tales of their encounters which become the myths and legends of their communities. - Jeff Rasley
Some dark nights hide the cruelest of secrets. Such are the tales of the dark shadows hidden in that old castle in a distant land. The story of ages started with a classic; highlighting the infamous monster made out of a man. - Adhish Mazumder
All good writing is persuasive writing; persuading the reader to buy what you're selling, to side with you, to believe the tales you tell. - Ramsey Isler
If you are a dreamer, come sit by my fire. For we have some flax-golden tales to spin; come in! Come in! - Shel Silverstein
G. I. , "Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson"So-and-so-and-so-must-be; do-not-do-what-must-not-be. Mullah's favorite saying. p. 598 - Gurdieff
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. - Sir Francis Bacon
Where were you when I undressed and told the tales of my day?Where were youwhenI was silent with God in prandial pray?Where were youwhen I recited love poems as I lay?Where were you? - Kamand Kojouri
Each of us has been designed for one of two immortal functions, as either a storyteller or as a cross-legged listener to tales of wonder, love, and daring. When we cease to tell or listen, then we no longer exist as a people. - Bryce Courtenay
If you are a dreamer, come in,If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...If you're a pretender, come sit by my fireFor we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in!Come in! - Shel Silverstein
In India we never distinguished between history and myth. Our Puranas as well as Itihasas contain fantastical tales. They are lies that convey deeper truths. - Ashwin Sanghi
Fairy tales are make believe and reality sucks, but I happen to live in both worlds. - Emily Hodson
But tales like this must not be taken as truth. You must remind yourself that it is hard to tell where truth ends and a lie begins. So listen all you like, but disbelieve all you hear...You are in the city of lies. - Arlene J. Chai
No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded. - Margaret Mead
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