Quotation Explorer - 'Told'

...hope nourishes while loss empties a person out," he said.... "Lila, my love, my love,...lay down your weapons. Don't punish us because I told myself a different story than the one you told yourself. - Anat Talshir
Like most novelists, I like to do exactly the opposite of what I'm told. It's in my nature as a novelist. Novelists can't trust anything they haven't seen with their own eyes or touched with their own hands. (Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech, JERUSALEM POST, Feb. 15, 2009) - Haruki Murakami
When someone told me I live in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn. - Unknown
Destiny isn't something you make as you're told. By overcoming difficulties, life and this whole world can advance forward. That's what destiny is for. A world that has lost the power to advance forward, will be destroyed - Aladdin - Shinobu Ohtaka
I don't see what women see in other women," I'd told Doctor Nolan in my interview that noon. "What does a woman see in a woman that she can't see in a man?"Doctor Nolan paused. Then she said, "Tenderness. - Sylvia Plath
My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
This would go a lot easier if you'd stop screaming in pain,' Zoe told the muscular man lying beneath her. - Jaime Rush
A thrilling story can be dull if told badly, but even the most mundane event can be elevated into a tale of epic scale by a good storyteller. - Johnny Rich
Will you miss him Holly? he asked suddenly. [...] No, she said. I will not miss him. But her eyes told the real story. - Eoin Colfer
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. - C. S. Lewis
I told my three sons stories about germs more than fifty years ago as fanciful bedtime tales. - Arthur Kornberg
The greatest stories are simple, but well told. - Tova Dian Dean
(On his gravestone): "I told you I was ill". - Spike Milligan
A friend told me that one day he and I would be rich and famous. I told him that I'd trade my half of the fame, for his half of the money. - Quentin R. Bufogle
When true love broke my heart in half,I took the whiskey from the shelf,And told my neighbors when to laugh.I keep a dog, and bark myself. - Theodore Roethke
I play with the fire of my own truth," she told me, "I will burn for the things I love. - Mia Hollow
I met a woman who told me that she wasn't attracted to Asians. "No worries," I said. "I'm not attracted to racists - Simon Tam
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal
That's what you want to do? Then nothing beats a trial but a failure. Give it everything you've got. I've told you many times, 'Cant do is like Dont Care.' Neither of them have a home. - Maya Angelou
As we were told about others, so others will be told about us. that is "HISTORY". and the most painfull thing about it is that, it does not repeat itself. it comes onece in life and never again. - Hamzat haruna Ribah
Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve told yourself and the ones that have been told to you. - Maya Angelou
He was the perfect soldier: he went where you sent him, and stayed where you put him, and had no idea of his own to keep him from doing exactly what you told him. - Dashiell Hammett
My publisher told me that the number of readers of this book will be inversely proportional to the number of equations it contains. - Stephen Hawking
As a friend of mine told me about Real Happiness: you wrote this one in American. - Sharon Salzberg
There are kisses and kisses, I am told, and this must have been quite the other sort from Millie's resonant signals of regard. - H.G. Wells
People want to be told what to do so badly that they'll listen to anyone.[Written by Andre and Maria Jacquemetton] - Don Draper from 'Mad Men'
In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard. - John Grisham
To learn that it's easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. - C. S. Lewis
Small wonder that spell means both a story told, and a formula of power over living men. -On Fairy Stories - J.R.R. Tolkien
I don't hire people who have to be told to be nice. I hire nice people. - Leona Helmsly
Vlad was sexting Elizabeth a picture of his pulă rigiditate, while he told Mina. I vould like totally hang up on the dude. He’s no Baldwin." Bats 2015 - Fred Barnett
now I'm told that this is life, that pain is just a simple comprimise so we can get what we want out of it. Would someone care to classify a broken heart and some twisted minds so I can find someone to rely on? - Hayley Williams
Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written. - George R.R. Martin
The American people are free to do exactly what they are told. - Ward Churchill
But at the very moment she was thinking these thoughts, adventure, as she afterwards told my Mother, was stalking her. - P.L. Travers
Real life is never quite as interesting as the story told afterward. - Laurence Overmire
I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase, ex–Sex Pistols vocalist John Lydon once told Rolling Stone. I found him completely dishonest and totally likable, because he doesn’t care. - Chuck Klosterman
You will never understand the real definition of insanity until the day you are told it is unreasonable for you to feel hurt by the very people that hurt you. - Shannon L. Alder
After his failed political career, Lincoln often pondered the question of the purpose of the meaning of life. In 1850 [ten years before he was elected President], Lincoln told Herdon [his law partner] "How hard, oh how hard it is to die and leave one's country no better than if one had never lived. - Ronald C. White Jr.
She told herself that she longed greatly to go back to those dear merry days when life was seen through a rosy mist of hope and illusion, and possessed an indefinable something that had passed away forever. Where was it now--the glory and the dream? - L.M. Montgomery
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. - Henny Youngman
We were sent to Afghanistan to carry out hugely dangerous missions. But we were also told that we could not shoot that camel drover before he blew up all of us, because he might be an unarmed civilian just taking his dynamite for a walk. - Marcus Luttrell
You can do what's right, or you can do what you are told. - Phil Ochs
When I told the rainbow what its colors meant, it laughed. - Marty Rubin
I thought I told you to wait in the car. - Tallulah Bankhead
I was hated, you know. I made no secret of the fact that I was an atheist. People told me there are no atheists in fox holes. That's nonsense. [interview promoting Marching as to War (2002)] - Pierre Berton
Who told these people with dreams, goals and ambitions they could take time off? - Darnell Lamont Walker
Some stories wait their turn to be told, others just tap you on the shoulder and insist you tell them. - Michael Scott
They are a bunch of bastards - and I'm saying this on my own now, not just because my father told it to me. -- [Comment about businessmen in general, made a few days after the newspaperas printed his statement of 10 April 1962 that his father always told him that businessmen were "sons of bitches."]
What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife. - Rodney Dangerfield
Stephanie had no problem doing what shewas told, just so long as she was given a good reason why sheshould. - Derek Landy
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov
doesn't wait to be told there's a need, it sees. never justifies a wrong, it repents. cannot retire, it has much to much work to do. - Pazaria Smith
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. - Harry S Truman
I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, ``Get the hell off my property.'' - Joan Rivers
Her grandmother had once told her that one of life's best lessons was not being afraid to look foolish -- to just ask the question. - Melissa Senate
I may be 65 tomorrow, but i have no plans to 'let go.My psychiatrist asked me the same thing. He said he wanted to give me a pill so I wouldn’t obsess so much over momentary things. I told him I don’t want a pill. I want an answer. - Yuvika Mathur
I was always an unusual girl.My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean. - Lana Del Rey
A story must be told or there'll be no story, yet it is the untold stories that are most moving. - J.R.R. Tolkien
I was angry with my friend:I told my wrath, my wrath did end.I was angry with my foe:I told it not, my wrath did grow. - William Blake
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, "Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?" - Quentin Crisp
A wise man once told me family don’t end in blood, but it doesn’t start there either. Family cares about you, not what you can do for them. Family’s there through the good, bad, all of it. They got your back even when it hurts. That’s family - Eric Kripke
The pathway to peace is an in describable journey of facing ones darkness, to find ones light. If they told you it's easier to give up, you met a fool; if they told you; it's easier to grow, you met the wise. - Nikki Rowe
It had always fascinated him that she'd consumed so many words, that her head was full of stories, told a thousand different ways. - Sarah Addison Allen
I got out on the street and started crying the kind of hysterical tears made justifiable only by turning off one’s cell phone, putting it to the ear, and pretending to be told of a death in the family. - Sloane Crosley
My mama told me If you're the smartest person in the room then you're in the wrong room. - Moosa Rahat
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. - Alan Corenk
The action of a soulful person covertly makes many people brave and bold without the need for them to be advised or told. - Anuj Somany
I do. I choose you, which is to choose him and the others and to say Everything I was ever told of love was so simple as to be untrue. Let me see for myself what you desire beside me. Let me look it in the face and kiss him. - Jameson Fitzpatrick
We don't notice things change. We know that things change, we've been told since childhood that things change, we've witnessed things change ourselves many a time, and yet we're still utterly incapable of noticing the moment that change comes--or we search for change in all the wrong places. - Arkady Strugatsky
Forget what they told you. You want the truth, follow the money. - Roxanne Bland
Somewhere along the journey i lost myself; i learnt to be who they told me to be, i lived that girl for decades until their truth showed me; the words they were preaching didnt match the the steps they were walking, so i was done with their opinion and went on my unique way. - Nikki Rowe
told me I wasn't enough. it's funny how your weakness was blamed on how strong I am - -Shergill
I was very surprised when last I bought a packet of cigarettes and had to request a refund as I read a warning that told me "smoking can cause fatal lung cancer". - Robert Clark
You can put all your eggs in one basket if God has told you to. - Matshona Dhliwayo
When the deputies asked me if I needed anything, I told them I could use a cigarette. I don't smoke but it seemed like the thing someone handcuffed in the back seat of a police car should say. - Becky Crabtree
Last night I did things my mother told me not to with the people I shouldn't see in the places that I should not go.. - Nick Santino
A gentleman would have announced himself! I told him, pressing against the side of the tub. And a scoundrel would have joined you.-- Kit Marlowe to the witch Gillian (shortly before joining her in the tub!) - Karen Chance
It is better to experience than to be told. - Lailah Gifty Akita
An agnostic is a creature that is religiously skeptical whenever it is told that God exists or that He doesn’t. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When I asked him the meaning of life, Dr. Webb got very quit and then told me that life has no one meaning, it only has whatever meaning each of us puts on our own life. - John Corey Whaley
Revolutions arise from obstinacy. People are dissatisfied with what they are told and they develop new ideas. - Dirk Kurbjuweit
I will tell you something my father once told me. The difference between a brave man and a coward is very simple. It is a problem of love. A coward loves only himself The brave man loves other men first and himself last. (From Meyer's The Son) - Phillipp Meyer
What is carved on rocks were away in time. What is told from mouth to mouth will live forever. - Vietnamese saying
Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment. - Rick Riordan
I happen to know that history is nothing but a spin and metaphor, which is what all yarns are made up of, when you strip them down to the underlay. And what makes a hit or a myth, of course, is how that story is told, and by whom. - Joanne Harris
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but its own talents. - Eric Hoffer
Substitute the word gay for straight and she's the exact same pain in the neck kid sister she was before she told us. - Amy Kaufman Burk
Not all the truths are told, dreams are shattered, words are unspoken, memories are haunting but the imagination is still fighting to settle down. - Magith Noohukhan
What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?The world would split open. - Muriel Rukeyser
Love is infinite. Grief can lead to love. Love can lead to grief. Grief is a love story told backward just as love is a grief story told backward. - Bridget Asher
As a teen I was totally that dumpy overweight nerdy girl that nobody wants to be in the stories you’re told. And now I am a dumpy overweight nerdy adult and life is beautiful like a song. I’m not a flower that bloomed in the mud. Just a girl who stayed steady on the path of determination. - Lauren DeStefano
A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.
Maybe stories choose how they are told and who tells them. - Kamand Kojouri
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed. - William Blake
I won't do this movie because I don't believe the love story," she told Selznick. "The heroine is an intellectual woman, and an intellectual woman simply can't fall in love so deeply. - Ingrid Bergman
Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I've told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to. - Janet Fitch
Through their kisses and caresses they experienced a joy and wonder the equal of which has never been known or heard of. But I shall be silent...; for the rarest and most delectable pleasures are those which are hinted at, but never told. - Chrétien de Troyes
Argue not concerning God,…re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul… - Walt Whitman
An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions. One was, ‘What’s your alma mater?’ I told him, ‘Books. - Malcolm X
You told me once that too much good in a person's life will stunt their growth. You said pain is necessary, because in order for a person to succeed, they must first learn to conquer adversity. And that's what you do... you deliver adversity where you see fit. - Colleen Hoover
No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't. - Marilyn Monroe
All we know is what we're told. - Ashly Lorenzana
You tried to change didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake... You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. - Warsan Shire
I'm very depressed how in this country you can be told "That's offensive" as though those two words constitute an argument. - Christopher Hitchens
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
Girl next to me at the baggage counter said she wrote her way to liberation. How did you handle first person narrative, I asked her. And said she knew the hole of depression, had been there. But I am out now, I escaped, I told her. 'You will fall into it again,' she said. Already I was sliding. - Kate Millett
I had to start new, my ego told me that if past ever wanted me, I won't be calling it by that name. - Garima Mittal
In some cases we neglect our health, because we were never told about its value. - Sunday Adelaja
It is the unknown that we thirst for. Curiosity that drives us... to learn. Not to hear, or to be told. But to see and feel, to experience. - Steven Hudson
We are all an unforgettable artwork and a story yet to be told. - Steven Cuoco
A threat should never be spoken, your enemy should not be told of your intentions. Either take decisive action or refrain from it, but never threaten - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
International politics is never about democracy and human rights. It's about the interests of states. Remember that, no matter what you are told in history lessons. - Egon Bahr
Fate had a cruel sense of humor. It had been all his fault, anyway, whatever Mick or Gillia told him. Careless preoccupation and utter stupidity. Boyhood ignorance and negligence. He was only getting what he deserved, over and over again, for the rest of his life. If only in his dreams. - V.S. Carnes
I say, "You a kind girl," and she nod, repeat it back to me. But before I can do another one, she get up and chase that poor dog around the yard and laugh and that's when I get to wondering, what would happen if I told her she something good, ever day? - Kathyrn Stockett
And you asked why people always expected you to smile in photographs. And I told you it was because they hoped that in the future, there would be something to smile about - pleasefindthis
I don’t even pretend to believe I know everything; I just believe in arguments God told me I had a pretty good chance of winning, while I was traveling through hell. - Shannon L. Alder
It is better to experience than to be told. But it is wiser to learn from the great sacred-souls. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Leaving town I sat next to a senseless and beautiful boywho asked where I live.His unwashed hair or the way his eyes were just eyes…the soul is a tiring thing. You can have it.I don’t know what you mean’s what I told him.It’s more simple than that. I’m just passing through. - Alex Dimitrov
Told often enough that they are the source of sin, women may well begin feeling guilty as they accept the necessity for penance. Taught effectively enough that they are irrelevant to the important processes of society, women begin to feel they are living invisibly. - Sandra M. Gilbert Susan Gubar
Gene [Siskel] often mentioned something François Truffaut once told him: the most beautiful sight in a movie theater is to walk down to the front, turn around, and look at the light from the screen reflected on the upturned faces of the members of the audience. - Roger Ebert
I understand you, and I shall not attempt to make you change your mind. I am too old to want to improve the world. I have told you what I think, and that is all. I shall remain your friend even if you act contrary to my convictions, and I shall help you even if I disagree with you. - Milan Kundera
PANTOMIME, n. A play in which the story is told without violence to the language. The least disagreeable form of dramatic action. - Ambrose Bierce
I've been told, by various people, that I think too much. This is incorrect! The truth is that I deliberately challenge people to think more than they would like to. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
She had died, I just never told her. So still, we walk, eat and sleep together, in fear one day she'll come to realize it. - Anthony Liccione
Beauty lies not in a flawless complexion, but in the stories that are told by each transitioning line on a woman’s face. - Alyscia Cunningham
Maybe it's what's inside that counts, but being told you look good feels good!
Most of the masses still believe in magic, you know. Spells. Potions. It's a big business, I am told. - Philip K. Dick
Old stories have a habit of being told and retold and changed. Each subsequent storyteller puts his or her mark upon it. Whatever truth the story once had is buried in bias and embellishment. The reasons do not matter as much as the story itself. - Erin Morgenstern
I've often told people who ask if there is a God: Get around enough people with horses and see what happens. See how they survive in spite of all the things they do, and you'll become a believer! - Buck Brannaman
When You Feel like Quitting, Remember those who told you, you’ll never make it. - sami abouzid
Last night, I spoke to God.I told Him my plans. He started to cry.I thought I was great to move The Greatest to tears.He said that He was crying only becausemy plans were very differentthan His plans for me. - Kamand Kojouri
My dad told me that God allows people to make their own choices and doesn’t override their free will. That is why bad things happen. People don’t do the things they should. - J.W. Lord
She told her secret love, not me, i could’nt speak,i smiled. - nibin
It can’t be done, they told the caterpillar. It can, replied the butterfly. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet. - Rodney Dangerfield
We're constantly being told what other people think we are, and that's why it is so important to know yourself. - Sarah McLachlan
You have told me, O God, to believe in hell. But you have forbidden me to think...of any man as damned - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I was pondering the reason why we are all here in this life, and what did it all mean. It seemed to me that we had all been invited to one big party, but no-one’s been told what we’re all celebrating. - Beatrice James
I ordered a coffee and a little something to eat and savored the warmth and dryness. Somewhere in the background Nat King Cole sang a perky tune. I watched the rain beat down on the road outside and told myself that one day this would be twenty years ago. - Bill Bryson
I was starting to fall for him, He didn't say it but the wayHe looked at me, Told me he felt the same. - Nikki Rowe
The report card just told me, my teacher, my parents maybe 3 weeks before when they gave me a test HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY POTENTIAL. - Bob Proctor
He. Does there have to be a he? It seems weak and unoriginal doesn’t it, for stories told by girls to always have a he? - Rinsai Rossetti
Sometimes Old Nan would tell the same story she'd told before, but we never minded, if it was a good story. Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time. - George R.R. Martin
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
A story has its purpose and its path. It must be told correctly for it to be understood. - Marcus Sedgwick
Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero. - Ursula K. Le Guin
The last I knew you were going to a party. just a few friends at the McEvoys' you told me. The science club, you told me. What happened? You got into a fight about the theory of relativity? Did creationists crash the party and start a rumble? - Tami Hoag
Suddenly I remembered that laugh, it told a different story, our story. - Robert M. Drake
I'm moving, but don't worry! [Someone once] told me we're all on the same planet, so I'll be okay!
Then Martine said: "So yuo will be poor now all your life, Babette?"Poor?" said Babette. She smiled as if to herself. "No, I shall never be poor. I told you that I am a great artist. A great artist, Mesdames, is never poor.We have something, Mesdames, of which other people know nothing. - Karen Blixen
Had I owned the words I would've told him what my heart intuited - that joy and sorrow often travel the same road and sometimes, whether by grace or misfortune, they meet and become each other's companion. - Ratner, Vaddey
She didn't say anything—at least, not with her mouth. Her eyes told me a different story. The only problem was that they each had a thousand tongues talking, each in a language I didn't speak. - J.X. Burros
We think so because other people all think so; or because after all, we do think so; or because we were told so, and think we must think so; or because we once thought so, and think we still think so; or because, having thought so, we think we will think so.
When he was young, he told her, each phase of his life, each self he tried on, had seemed reassuringly temporary. Its imperfections didn't matter, because he could easily replace one moment by the next, one Saladin by another. - Salman Rushdie
... I told him I was so happy that I had nothing else to pray for. 'Why,'says I, I've got prayers to sell. - Sandra Dallas
Behavior speaks… Before you even open your mouth, your actions have told me who you are and what you’re about. - Steve Maraboli
The truth doesn't mind being told every once in a while. - Alysha Speer
A lie's true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince others of its truth. - Dennis Sharpe
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. - Ellen Goodman
And my head told my heart"Let love grow"But my heart told my head"This time noThis time no - Mumford & Sons
I told you that I needed you. But now I need you to survive. Forever. I won’t live through this without you, and I’m selfish for telling you that, but it’s the truth. You’re my rock, Danika. I can’t ever lose you, or I’ll follow Jared, I know I will. - R.K. Lilley
Smileshe told about her secret love, not me, i could’nt speak,i smiled. - nibin
The colored hobo and now Junior Rabbit had told us, ‘Be ready to compete but be ready to fight too or you may not get a chance to compete’. - Clarence Hunter
An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. - William Shakespeare
My grandmother always told me: beauty fades but dumb is forever. - Judge Judy Sheindlin
Contrary to what we've been told, life is simple. We complicate matters with our choices. - Michelle Richardson
Life to me is a beautiful gift from from AdoShem that should not be wasted but shared with others. Including amazing revelations that are meant to be seen and meant to be told for such a time as this! - Sipporah Joseph
To win the hearts of beautiful creatures, your stories must always be told with a joyful face, full of sweetness and love, seen at a distance with kindness. - Auliq Ice
I now remembered that Mrs. Todd had told me one day that Captain Littlepage had overset his mind with too much reading. - Sarah Orne Jewett
I told my kids I just want three words on my tombstone, if I have one. I'll probably be cremated. One is "woman." I'm very comfortable in that role. I've loved being a woman, I've loved being a mother, I've loved being a grandmother. I want three words: Woman, Atheist, Anarchist. That's me. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
I was just four when a hired teenage field hand attempted to molest me. Miraculously, I got away, and I told my dad. My father made three important choices that day: He listened to me, he believed me, and he took action. I was one of the fortunate ones--I had a childhood. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
You asked me to be an open book. As I've already told you, I am. Anything you need to know about me can be found. Don't confuse me, a paperback, with a book on tape. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The awareness that ‘money will get spent’ must never be kept; whatever gets spent at whatever time is correct. That’s why it was told to spend money, so that they can be free from greed and they can give it again and again. - Dada Bhagwan
There's too much coldness in the world," I told her. "If people would only talk things out together it would help. - Charles Bukowski
Food, a French man told me once, is the first wealth. Grow it right, and you feel insanely rich, no matter what you own. - Kristin Kimball
When you are unhappy, is there anything more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot? - Kathleen Norris
They told me adventures were over, so I got off the internet and got on a plane. They told me kindness was a thing of the past, so I spent a year helping others in need. They told me love was dead, so I fell into it. Head over heels. - Abby Lass
When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible. - Dale Earnhardt
His line was the jocundly-sentimental Wardour Street brand of adventure, told in a style that exactly met, but never exceeded, every expectation. - Rudyard Kipling
Originality is not writing the story that has never been told, but writing the stories only you can tell. - M. Kirin
After attainment of Supreme knowledge a man lives but he does not lead an ordinary man’s life. He lives, he eats, he sleeps and by God’s commandment he becomes a ‘man-catcher’ as Christ told Peter. - Jibankrishna
History and beauty lie in the baroque wrinkles of old cathedrals. mosques, synagogues, temples and faces whose stories are told without a single word. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
If I had a nickel for time Higgs told me about his particle I'd have more money than Bill Gates. - Boson
Life felt hideously empty. But she told herself that was only because women are educated to think that marriage will be a sudden panacea to all emptiness, and although she'd fought off such notions, she had no doubt been infected by them. - Marilyn French
When the world told the caterpillar its life was over, the butterfly objected, My life has just begun. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul. - Walt Whitman
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear. - George Eliot
Remember what I told you. If they hated me, they will hate you. - Sinead O'Conner
I told myself a thousand times every single day I needed to forget you. I forgot to forget, and I forgot what I told myself" From "The Jasmine Tree: Love in the time of revolutions - Maha Khlaid
I, sole heir to the Munodi line and memory, am childless. A friend who knows such things has told me that this explains my compulsion to capture what I can with black ink on white paper." ("The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi") - Rikki Ducornet
We spend our years as a tale that is told. - Bible
They told me Islam is peace.Later messaged me and said. they are going to kill me. #strangepeople - Arash Tabish
The report card just told me, my teacher, my parents where my mind was at maybe 3 weeks before when they gave me a test. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY POTENTIAL. - Bob Proctor
We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid. - Christopher Hitchens
I love you," she told him, and he knew that this was true, and she knew that he believed her; but when she said it she saw the chain around his ankle, a length of links that let him wander, but not far. She did not see the chain around her own ankle, because love is blind. - Sonya Hartnett
You could tell a lot about someone by the way they carried a secret-by how safe they kept it, how soon they told, the way they acted when they were trying to keep it from spilling out. - Jennifer E. Smith
When you told me, You are my star, my heart danced with joy because that was the best sentence that I have ever heard. - Debasish Mridha
The Algerians were revolutionsists, they wanted land. France offered to let them be integrated into France. They told France, to hell with Fance, they wanted some land, not some France. - Malcolm X
Because Dad told you he'd be here forever. Because I thought forever was like Mars -- far away. - Kwame Alexander
I don’t know why I told you all those things, but I did. Maybe it was because I’m a drunk, and sometimes drunks like to confess. - Steven Ramirez Dead Is All You Get
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. - Harry S Truman
Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. - Alan Keightley
When Albert Einstein told you to hide your source, he wasn't giving you a deliberate advice to conceal the root in which you're growing, but was to conceal the root from the eyes of people that will dare to uproot it. - Michael Bassey Johnson
You are not as insignificant as you have often been told, nor are you any more significant than you have often told yourself. - Maureen Moss
I do not say words, which you want to hear.The words just told me, to write them down. - Toba Beta
The report card just told me, my teacher, my parents where my mind was at maybe 3 weeks before when they gave me a test HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY POTENTIAL.― - Bob Proctor
I have been told the best things in life are free ~ I found them very expensive. - E.A. Bucchianeri
And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes. - Kurt Vonnegut
You are never to drive like that, I told them. Even if you are ever wealthy enough to own a Jaguar. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Truth be told, are you ready to defend yourself? - Aireen Pontillo
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal. - Mark Twain
If I were told that what I shall write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strengths to it. - Leo Tolstoy
The Bible is the greatest love story ever told. - Jordan Wells
I feel how little she can like being told of her owing me anything. No woman ever enjoys such an obligation to another woman. - Henry James
I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me. - Lady Gaga
I’m supposed to figure out if the glass is half full or half empty, I told her.Without a moment’s hesitation, in a split second, my grandmother shrugged and said: It depends on if you’re drinking or pouring. - Bill Cosby
The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them. - Rachel Maddow
I didn't know when I told God that I wanted to be a mother that I needed to be more specific. Instead of asking to be a mother of my own children, I now realize that I was given the responsibility to be a mother to all of God's children. - Monika Zands
I was coming home from kindergarten--well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves. - Ellen DeGeneres
Even if I told you what scares me, you wouldn't understand how it feels.So just so you know, I've travelled roads I had no idea where they'd take me to.And maybe I don't know much about life and its horrors but trust me, I know enough.And I can fix everything, like I always have. - Simran.M.Anthony
I am insane, does that surprise you? Ha! I think my mind is crumbling, just like crackers. If I had written five minutes earlier I would have wept, if I had written ten minutes earlier I would have told you to leave me alone, if I wait any longer I won’t write at all. - @ neuroticdream Tumblr
My Muse sits forlornShe wishes she had not been bornShe sits in the coldNo word she says is ever told. - Stevie Smith
Rod Cockshutt, Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University called my book, Evidence of Insanity, "an extraordinary achievement" and told me to not change the last 10-15 pages no matter what. - carol piner
I told her it takesa lot of solitude to write a poem.She told me it takes a lot of solitudeto die. - Ronald Baatz
I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender. - Rodney Dangerfield
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. - Lao-Tzu
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.' - Maya Angelou
It was my grandmother who first told me that a woman marries a man in the belief that he'll change but he doesn't -- and a man marries a woman in the belief that she won't change but she does. - James Carlos Blake
I Write books for the little girl in the adult woman who some man told she was not good enough. Let us dismantle the notion that a woman cannot be free with her sexuality or that she needs a man to make her complete. This one is for the little girls with hearts on their sleeves. - Crystal Evans
The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal. - Mark Twain
The words, I love you, are empty without clarification. Women prefer to be told what they can expect. It is measurable like a Weight Watcher’s diet, with extra points at the end of the week if you don’t cheat. - Shannon L. Alder
There is nothing like being told to go fuck yourself by the same person who was, only days before, praying on your behalf. - Henry Rollins
What would be the description of happines? Nothing, except what prepares and then what destroys it, can be told. - André Gide
One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'. - Winston S. Churchill
Power consists to a large extent in deciding what stories will be told. - Carolyn G. Heilbrun
And it's time people told the truth about beautiful women. They do not shimmer down staircases. They do not descend, as was once supposed, from on high, attached to nothing other than wings. - Zadie Smith
There's 3 sides to every story. Time will tell who the real asshole is despite what you were told. - April Mae Monterrosa
Never give up and never give in. The truth always finds a way to be told. - Shannon L. Alder
If you have to explain it, you've told the wrong people. - Iimani David
When you do choose to speak," she told me, "speak truths. - Lisa Graff
They always said my books were ass. The next one I wrote told them to kiss it! - Khali Raymond
How do you know who are? You have been told how to think, what to study and what's right and wrong your entire life. Well it's not your life until you start being you. Think, work it out for yourself. - Rob Al'dred
My great-grandmother once told me that "being young ain't shit; everybody gets a chance to do that. What you should be trying to do is get old, like me. - Mrs. Beatrice Sturgis-White
Since I got rid of syndicated and indoctrinated media my life is a product of what I seek and not what I am told. I recommend everyone in the age of information to demand more of what they seek rather simply pushing the favorite list on their remote control. - James Emlund
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to belive it. - Clarence Darrow
You must be more gentle, dear, more sedate,' Ellen told her daughter. 'You must not interrupt gentlemen when they are speaking, even if you do think you know more about matters than they do. Gentlemen do not like forward girls. - Margaret Mitchell
My father told us:The worst sin is Feeling Sorry for Yourself. - Mariam Cheshire
Magic!' cried an old man. 'Tis sorcery, and we are undone!' 'Not so,' I told him, 'Sorcery cannot harm good Christians.' 'But I am a miserable sinner,' he wailed. - Poul Anderson
I was raised to believe that God speaks in the language of sacrifice," he told me, "You are expected to sacrifice because it is the measure of the depth of your belief... - Neil Abramson
Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying. - Ronald Reagan
I never hear about dear Mike. I wrote Ellen Greene and asked about him and she replyed and never mentioned Mike but told me all about her roomatism. As if I cared about her roomatism. - L.M. Montgomery
Organic life, we are told, has developed gradually from the protozoan to the philosopher, and this development, we are assured, is indubitably an advance. Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoan, who gives us this assurance. - Bertrand Russell
My father told me that it is only a mad man that keeps bushy hairs. I asked him, "what about the great men with bushy hairs?". He replied, "education had made them mad, so study to be wise and sane. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Years ago there was an old man I knew that told me he didn't trust me, because people with beards were hiding from something. I told him, "That's true, I'm hiding from the barber!! - Neil Leckman
For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. - Anonymous
He'd fought hard, Lida told me, as if there was another way to fight. - John Green
So, your kids must love the iPad? I asked Mr. [Steve] Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. They haven’t used it, he told me. We limit how much technology our kids use at home. (Nytimes article, Sept. 10, 2014) - Nick Bilton
Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. - William Shakespeare
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. - Ann Landers
When I was in school the teachers told me practice makes perfect; then they told me nobody’s perfect so I stopped practicing. - Steven Wright
It came to my house.It sat on my shoulders.Your shadow is yours. I told it so. I said it was yours.I have carried it with me too long. I give it back. - Mark Strand
Never doubt in the DARK what God told you in the LIGHT. - V. Raymond Edman
So I figured I'd leave the area, because I had no ties there anyway except for this girl I was seeing. We had conflicting attitudes: I really wasn't into meditating and she wasn't really into being alive. I told her I knew when I was going to die because my birth certificate has an expiration date. - Steven Wright
My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work, and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition there. - Indira Gandhi
Didn't anyone tell you that size doesn't matter?""Yes, but I told him to put his pants back on and go home. - Christine Warren
A friend of mine told a story about a date with a guy she was really excited about: He stood her up. He then called her, begging her forgiveness and giving some excuse. She told him to get lost, telling him that he only gets one shot with her, and he blew it. - Greg Behrendt
Self-hatred is the best vehicle for making people do as they’re told because they are hungry to get approval. - Melinda Gebbie
I told you. You don't love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand. - L.J. Smith
Although it is great to know, it is better to be told, 'I love you.' Whose day can you make better today by simply saying, 'I love you?' Now do the thing you know better to do. - DeWayne Owens
A psychiatrist once told me early in treatment, Stop trying to make me like you, and what a sobering and welcome smack in the face that statement was. Yet somehow, every day of my life is still a campaign for popularity, or better yet, a crowded funeral. - John Waters
They told me it was impossible so I tried and failed. Then I tried again and again until I made it possible. - Debasish Mridha
Be the person you wish to be, not who you are told to be. - Anna Glazebrook
He'd been told that women were sensitive about such things, as if a scar could somehow ruin their beauty, but scars were just stories told in flesh... - Larry Correia
When I finally let someone into my narrow bed, the first thing I told her was what I could not do. I said, "I can't fix it, girl. I can't fix anything. If you don't as me to fix it, you can ask anything else. If you can say what you need, I'll try to give it to you. - Dorothy Allison
...I've been told that this building is here waiting for me. It's been my Buckingham Palace, my White House, my Taj Mahal, so coming here today as a real member is - well, it's a big deal. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it. - Clarence Darrow
He didn't want to play football. He wanted to be told the truth. - John Boyne
...stories want to be told. Stories have a power of their own ... you can't write a story until you've felt it. Breathed it in. Walked with your characters. Talked with them. - Angelica Banks
One of the biggest lies that is currently being told in the USA workplace is on the legally required OSHA poster: All workers have the right to a safe workplace. - Steven Magee
An old liar told me hereTo think ahead and save my money.I should have spent it on ribbons.I should have learned the tune my dead grandfather playedWhen the daft wife heard him resoundingIn the deep pine woods in early November. - Menzies McKillop
You told me you would never leave me, but the only thing I feel is loneliness... - Mickeal Bonneau
To be an American is to be accosted by bigotry and enmity for the rights that you were told to appreciate. - Tennessee West
If the storytellers told it true, all stories would end in death. - George Pelecanos
Sit and quiet yourself. Luxuriate in a certain memory and the details will come. Let the images flow. You'll be amazed at what will come out on paper. I'm still learning what it is about the past that I want to write. I don't worry about it. It will emerge. It will insist on being told. - Frank McCourt
Don't believe everything you are told, if it resonates within you, then listen and act. - Avis J. Williams
I have found a way to beat myselfI win by losing, something like thatI'm told that I'm stupidSo ok, I'll be stupidIf I can't register the painThen it's not thereI'm not so stupid after allI'll show them - Henry Rollins
Jesus!" Luke exclaimed."Actually, it's just me," said Simon. "Although I've been told the resemblance is startling. - Cassandra Clare
A friend told me that each morning when we get up we have to decide whether we are going to save or savor the world. I don't think that is the decision. It's not an either-or, save or savor. We have to do both, save and savor the world. - Kate Clinton
My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it. - Rodney Dangerfield
You have to take an interest in something in life, I told myself. I wondered what could interest me, after I was finished with love. I could take a course in wine tasting, maybe , or start collecting model aeroplanes - Michel Houellebecq
They sit there shouting "Don't do it." Someone told them revolution looked like the Cosby Show. A slight tug with a good lesson. Revolution is a tough struggle between what was and what needs to be. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If I blink she'll disappear," he told her. She looked at him and said,"Maybe that is the best thing for you. - Donna Lynn Hope
The worst grudge is being told that you are forgiven, yet your sins are still glowing in their hearts like a burning coal. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov
The emphasis of the churches were not in how much work or home keeping is done in the four walls of the church itself, they rather told the Protestants to go prove their love to God at their work places through the quality of their works - Sunday Adelaja
If truth be told, I came away ‘almost’ believing in their existence. (Author on 'ORPHANS - Time is running out' by Ian Dewar) - Nikki B.
When mom found my diaphram, I told her it was a bathing cap for my cat.
The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told. - Louis Kronenberger
I stopped at a red light, feeling foolish as always for stopping at an intersection at an hour when the streets are deserted, just because a colored lightbulb told me to. Society has got me so fucking trained. I rubbed my eyes and groaned and felt utterly alone in the world. - David Wong
Her legacy was not--would not be--this disease. Phyllis Marie Unold Avery told us stories...It is my promise to her that for as long as I am able, I will recognize, restory, and remember. - Nancy A. Dafoe
When you told me I didn't love youI simply thought how would you knowFor I remembered the spaces between your fingersAnd the crease between your eyesHow dare you tell meI never thought of you as mine. - Sara Jones
No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all- disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report.... - Woodrow Wilson
On what grounds would God be told that He can bring death to millions of people at the end of a normal life span, but that He may not do it in any other way? - Donald Grey Barnhouse
Her two outstanding characteristics were self-confidence and candor. The latter sometimes got her into hot water Durrance later told Charlotte, but the former kept it from scalding her. - Olive Higgins Prouty
A good accountant is someone who told you yesterday what the economists forcast for tomorrow - Miles Thomas
I was told that Ganesha sat between Lakshmi and Saraswati. My quest to attain the blessings of both goddesses explains my physique. - Ashwin Sanghi
I've told you I don't live and die by the polls. Thus, I will refrain from pointing out that we're not doing too bad in those polls.
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told. - Homer
On a visit to the space program, President Kennedy asked me about the satellite. I told him that it would be more important than sending a man into space. Why? he asked. Because, I said, this satellite will send ideas into space, and ideas last longer than men. - Newton N. Minnow
You've been told that you're broken, that you're damaged goods and should be labeled victims. I don't buy it. The truth, instead, is that you are the only folks with the skills, determination, and values to ensure American dominance in this chaotic world. - James Mattis
If you had told me, though, when I was twenty-four that I would write about Skokie, Illinois, where I grew up, I would have said, ‘You’re out of your mind. Why would I have Skokie in a poem?’ But you become resigned. Your job is to write about the life you actually have. - Edward Hirsch
Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right. - H.L. Mencken
Between dainty bites, she told Amie, 'Oh, you simply are as darling a creature as Henry described! I had no idea of your being so grown up! Henry, she is positively frazzleging!' Amie deepened her smile, saying, 'And I had no idea you would be so pretty either, madam. - Jennifer Silverwood
The knowing, I told myself, is only a vapor of the mind, and yet it can wreck havok with one's sanity. - Diane Ackerman
My Dad once told me: you will retire only in your grave! ; I wish he is alive to ask him when I will retire searching for my grave! - Hisham Fawzi
(From Boulez, an authorized biography by Joan Peyser)At the chapel door he [a priest associated with a school Boulez attended] asked me if what he had been told was true: that Boulez no longer believed in God. I said it was... - Pierre Boulez
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up. - Abraham H. Maslow
We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I'd never heard of them. Of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own. - Brian Andreas
The Dreamer awakesThe shadow goes byThe tale I have told you,That tale is a lie.But listen to me,Bright maiden, proud youthThe tale is a lie;What it tells is the truth. - Traditional folktale ending
People believe what they are told. - Jacqueline Carey
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. - Hunter S. Thompson
Never speak ill against someone else. You can't know what life holds for you. The ill you speak against someone else may find you sooner than you think. Speak blessings not curses. It's what I told my son. It's what I'm telling you. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
I realized what my grandmother told me about life,when i was 7years,my son,never use someone success as your race. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
Written on her tombstone: "I told you I was sick. - Erma Bombeck
I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble. - John Wayne
If all was told, supposing there lived a person who could tell all, there would be no mysteries left, and the would be very bad. Man cannot live without mystery. He had a great need of it. - Lame Deer Seeker of Visions
Belonging to the working class is the economy’s punishment for those who did what they were told to do in class. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I rather be a stupid person wanting clarification and answers, in order to be wiser, than be a stupid person that blindly believes the lies they are told, without question. - Shannon L. Alder
Love, he told himself, was open to interpretation like any other abstract indulgence but followed the same principles everywhere, irrespective of everything else. One, either won or lost in love, there was no bridge in between, and he decided he had lost, lost to himself, if not to her. - Faraaz Kazi
I prepared excitedly for my departure, as if this journey had a mysterious significance. I had decided to change my mode of life. "'til now," I told myself, "you have only seen the shadow and been well content with it; now, I am going to lead you into the substance."
Orange?" He seems unconvinced."Not bright orange. But soft. Like the sunset," I say. "At least, that's what you told me once. - Suzanne Collins
When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once. - Samuel Butler
My mother always told meNo monster lived beneath my bed,But she had failed to warn meIt laid on top of it instead. - Erin Hanson
Propaganda is what gives us the freedom to do as we are told. - Markus W. Lunner
We pay attention to what we are told to attend to, or what we're looking for, or what we already know...what we see is amazingly limited. - Daniel Simons
She looked at her best friend as he unraveled the tightly wound cord from his heart and told her what she had been hoping to hear." from the upcoming The Witch of Belle Fleur - Isabelle Hardesty
I've gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her. - New York City detective
I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where’s the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. - Steven Wright
The novelist defines the story with the following example: If you are told that the king died and then the queen died, that is a sequence of events. If you were told that the king died and then the queen died of grief, that is a story that he was interested. - E.M. Forster
Never tell an unnecessary lie; the truth has great authority. The cleverest murders have been caught, not because they told the one essential lie, but because they continued to lie about unimportant detail when the truth could have done them no harm. - P.D. James
Faith, noun. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel - Ambrose Bierce
But I had to think to myself that this was normal, because that was the attitude. I was 19 when I went to see my doctor and I was told it was all in the mind.[Author on being told her endometriosis was imagined pain, From Oct 2009 Daily Mail interview] - Hilary Mantel
He told us to believe, not beg. - Steven Chopade
I told you. . .you belong in a castle. - Evette Davis
I don't like the word 'allegorical', I don't like the word 'symbolic' - the word I really like is 'mythic', and people always think that means 'full of lies', whereas of course what it really means is 'full of truth which cannot be told in any other way but a story'. - William Golding
The bride's about to throw her bouquet," Mom told me the day after she turned 96. "Come on, June, get me up there!" (She stole the bouquet and kept it.) - Nora 102 1 2 A Lesson on Aging Well by June Shaw
I met a woman who told me she wasn't attracted to Asians. No worries, I said. I'm not attracted to racists. - Simon S Tam
I’m a screwed-up person who no longerknows how to communicate with the people I love. But I meant everything I told you in my letter. - Matthew Quick
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established. - Rudyard Kipling
She looked him directly in the eye. A colleague of hers had once told her that eye contact with another person for more than six seconds without looking away or blinking revealed a desire for either sex or murder. - Lisa Genova
Students should be told, how to think, not what to think. - Harsh Malik
As a young girl I was told the truth. I knew about death. I was afraid to lose but not afraid to die. - Kayko Tamaki
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck... But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. - Ellen Goodman
Much of our lives involves the word ‘no.’ In school we are mostly told, ‘Don’t do it this way. Do it that way.’ But art is the big yes. In art, you get a chance to make something where there was nothing. - Marvin Bell
Who hasn't been told "love you?" I don't put much stock in such words because it's the "I" that gives "love you" its true essence and intimate meaning, so unless someone can bring themselves to say "I love you," don't subtract from the significance by saying something less. - Donna Lynn Hope
Some people believe in telling stories. Some believe in doing things about which stories will be told in times to come. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
The woman whose behavior indicates that she will make a scene if she is told the truth asks to be deceived.
Life is but a walking Shadow, a poor Player That struts and frets his Hour upon the Stage, And then is heard no more; It is a tall Tale, Told by an Idiot, full of Sound and Fury, Signifying nothing." - William Shakespeare
you told me onceabout how they usedto build whole city statesout of poemshow everything you see hereis made out ofthe bones of dreamshow having a stiffdrink with lorca meantyou had to writeeverything down right awaylately the words justwon’t come - John Dorsey
I have told myself you are not allowed to hurt me anymore. That's what hurts the most. - pleasefindthis
Like I’ve told you before, Beverly, I don’t care where we live as long as we’re together. Vance... "The Elder Effect - D.L. Given
I told her that I loved her again and she said, Me too..#HeartbreakerEgg on Bex Book 2 Having it - Jamie Scallion
Could you imagine how horrible things would be if we always told others how we felt? Life would be intolerably bearable. - Randy K. Milholland
Nothing is more memorable than truth beautifully told. - Rick Julian
I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. - George Carlin
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world.John 16:33 - Anonymous
He was the oldest. When we left Kentucky, our folks told him to look after me. Didn't say a word to me. Wouldn't have occurred to them. - Micheal Punke
Why wait for later when there might not be a later? Why wait for next time when there might not be a next time? We all have just today to express our love. If no one ever told you they loved you, then now’s the perfect time liberate yourself, break that cycle and express yourself. - Ron Baratono
i was told i was conceited today.... but being conceited would imply that i see my self as being absolutely perfect.... but come on lets be real ........ EVERYONE KNOWS IM PERFECT. - arik maldonales
They told me, I am not good enough, not strong enough, not tall enough, not smart enough. They told me I can not win, but they did not tell me how to lose. They taught me a lot of things, but You can not teach courage. That is why I succeed. - Csaba Gabor - B
The cross the preacher had told him about was bloody, not flaming; meek, not militant. It had made him feel awe and wonder, not fear and panic. It had made him want to kneel and cry, but this cross made him want to curse and kill. - Richard Wright
There were no toys under the bed--that wasn't why he liked it. Why he liked it was that there wasn't anything under the bed--no chickens, no Joey, no Eloise, no sheep, no "no"s. He could lie under the bed and not be told anything at all. - Jane Smiley
"Oh," replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, "he told me to come and see you."
When my son speaks of playing sports, I've always told him: playing on the team is great, but aspire to be the guy who owns the team. I've always told my son: most of the guys on the team will end up bankrupt with bum knees, but not the guy who owns that franchise. - Brandi L. Bates
But they told me a man should be faithful, and walk when not able, and fight till the end but I'm only Human. - Michael Jackson
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. - John Lennon
someone told me that "The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least. - vicky vora
I made it greater,you always told me to forget the haters. - knight mayor
Historical exclusivity often has a way of turning into present and institutionalized tragedy. Whose story gets told matters. - Aurin Squire
Someone told me the delightful story of the crusader who put a chastity belt on his wife and gave the key to his best friend for safekeeping, in case of his death. He had ridden only a few miles away when his friend, riding hard, caught up with him, saying 'You gave me the wrong key! - Anaïs Nin
Mom, how come you never go outside?""I told you, I'm a vampire. - Alison Bechdel
Had I told the seaWhat I felt for you,It would have left its shores,Its shells,Its fish,And followed me. - Nizar Qabbani
What if I told you 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same?Doubt you'd be happy.So, why are you afraid of change? - Karen Salmansohn
My life is kinda like a story that if I told you about it, you probably wouldn't believe. It would seem like fiction. That's me. - Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
You told me how much you hate me when yesterday you told me how much you love me, what happen? - Kenneth C. Agudo
Hate is contagious. A few seconds after Donald Trump has told me something hateful, somebody else repeats it. He has legitimized what people only dare say in their kitchens and bedrooms. - Jorge Ramos
As truth be told, homecoming never gets old. - Hlovate
Rincewind had been told that death was just like going into another room. The difference is, when you shout, 'Where's my clean socks?' no-one answers. - Terry Pratchett
A man once told me that there are infinite places love will take you, but revenge is the business of hate, and there is only one place hate will take you---the end. The end of you and the end of everything you once stood for. But I welcomed my end. - Tara Brown, A.E Watson
A breakup is a loss to both parties; not only to he or she who is told that it’s over. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A lie told often enough becomes the truth. - Lenin
Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.. - Gabriel García Márquez
A lie is nothing more than the truth told in reverse - Arthur C. Buckner
Don't call what isn't prophecy "prophecy." Don't say "the Lord told me" if you're not about to quote a Bible verse. - Dan Phillips
I told you 'bout the fool on the hill I tell you man he livin' there still Now here's another place you can be Listen to me Fixin' a hole in the ocean Tryin' to make a dovetail joint Look into a glass onion.
At eight, he had once told his mother that he wanted to paint air. - Vladimir Nabokov
It is not what you say, but how you say it. "Pick that pencil up! -would you mind picking up the pencil? - would you please pick up the pencil?" The way things are said, makes a huge difference in what people think of you. I told my daughter this many times. - Linda B D
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. - Victor Hugo
What if I told you, that consciousness is not in the body, body is embedded in the consciousness. - Prana Gogia
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When well told, a story captured the subtle movement of change. If a novel was a map of a country, a story was the bright silver pin that marked the crossroads. - Ann Patchett
Everybody told me this 'girl on the piano' thing was never going to work. - Tori Amos
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. - Robert Louis Stevenson
'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poorest man's heart thru half the year. - Sir Walter Scott
Characters have to be seen and felt when written, not told about. Writers are merely vessels of their manifestations. - Linda Durbin
A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake
[asked if his suicide attempt was a cry for help]No. I told no one. You only cry for help if you believe that there's help to cry for. - Wentworth Miller
A truth told once is no match for a lie oft repeated. - James Rozoff
My parents won’t let me have a motorcycle, but they give me all the guns I want. I asked them for a motorcycle last Christmas and they told me I’d only kill myself. They got me this twelve-gauge instead. - Scott Thompson
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the 9 to 5 hours. - Hunter S. Thompson
But may the truth be told. May the true self may be found. May the truth rule the world more than ever. How easy life will be if everyone is just true to themselves, true to their words, true to their actions and true to life? - Diana Rose Morcilla
Life is sacred"? Who said so? God? Hey, if you read history, you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death! Has been for thousands of years! Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians; all taking turns killing each other because God told 'em it was a good idea. - George Carlin
You will do as you are told the second you are told to do it. Is that clear?''I'm not six mother, I think I can grasp standard sentences.' Whether I chose to pay attention to them however... - Heather James
When I was on "StarSearch", one of the producers told the other contestants, "She'll never be famous; she's too tough, she's too New York, and she's too heavy." And I remember thinking, "Gosh, he's gonna feel like a jerk when I'm famous. Through the negativity I learned to hear myself quite loudly. - Rosie O'Donnell
As an instinct told her which way to turn, her wisdom told her that it will be a long path to manifest. - Sarah Pussell
Micro: When his mind detached from his body he saw the murderer stab him repeatedly. Later, he told the detective - who retired. He blamed stress. - Anthony North
I wish someone would have told me that, just because I'm a girl, I don't have to get married. - Marlo Thomas
Think of your passions as you do food, water, shelter...a necessity. If someone told you to give them up, would you listen? - Shelley K. Wall
The African continent has so many stories to tell, it's about time they are told, by them - not us. - Akilnathan Logeswaran
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. - Indira Gandhi
All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't. - Marilyn Monroe
Those who generate fog are Wizards of Oz hoping desperately that nobody pulls the curtain to reveal a trembling little writer behind it. This seldom happens. Readers who dare to point out that incomprehensible writing can't be comprehended risk being told that the problem is theirs. - Ralph Keyes
What I hate is the thought of being under a man's thumb," I had told Doctor Nolan. "A man doesn't have a worry in the world, while I've got a baby hanging over my head like a big stick, to keep me in line. - Sylvia Plath
We have reached the age of denial, we have become happiness seekers, afraid to feel. We are told to think positive, to seek only joy. Stores overflow with books selling you ways to rid yourself of ‘negative’ feelings. - Aysha Taryam
At least that was what she had told me. You never know with women. What they tell you and what they don't tell you is a very long bridge across a very wide river with all kinds of fish. - Philip Kerr
...we could think or feel as we wished toward the characters, or as the poet, discounting history, invited us to; we were the poet's guest, his world was his own kingdom, reached, as one of the poems told us, through the 'Ring of Words'... - Janet Frame
Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death and followin’ the dollar finds nothin’ but stress. - Mac Miller
When I was young, I thought I was a bird at one time. Then they told me I can't fly, so I stopped flying. - Anthony Liccione
Instead of warning pregnant women not to drink,I think female alcoholics ought to be told not to fuck - George Carlin
True love is still true, even if you can't live it the way you want to," I told her. - G.J. Walker-Smith
I told you I was sick. - Erma Bombeck
Give Compassion: Every day the average person fights epic battles never told just to survive. - Ken Poirot
When I was a child, my mom told me: 'If you want to be a soldier, you'll become a general. If you want to be a monk, you'll become pope' I wanted to be a painter, and I became Picasso.
The only reason I can’t jump in and engage life is that I’ve told myself I can’t. Yet I can’t helping wondering would happen if I told myself I could? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Artists shouldn't wait until they are told what their art should be, they shouldn't follow trends or allow other people to influence their work, an artist should only create from the strongest emotions within their heart - Andrew James Pritchard
For too long, and despite what people told me, I had fallen for what the culture said about beauty, youth, features, heights, weights, hair textures, upper arms. - Anne Lamott
I would rather be told an R-rated truth than a G-rated lie. - Ken Gire
Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it. - Barack Obama
Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. - Oscar Wilde
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst. - Sir Winston Churchill
And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too. - Alexander Pope
Paradox /pera,daks/ noun1. Being told to wake up and come back to reality by your family and friends, while being dragged to church to hear a lesson on Jonah and the whale, followed by a sermon on believing in things you can't see without faith. - Shannon L. Alder
My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. - Indira Gandhi
I want a normal girlfriend. Someone restful. You know anyone like that?""I'd volunteer if you were rich," I told him. "Like hugely rich. I could be restful for massive sums of money.""Flattered. But no. - Karen Joy Fowler
There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else. - Cyrus H. Curtis
Saul's vitals were not human, but familiar:he never told me he was from another world:I never told him I was from his future. - Joe Haldeman
A well told story can be magic. Let me show you... - JoLynne Valerie
Just read The Virtue of Minding Your Own Business. Oh my, what currents run deep! Beautifully seen, beautifully told. Praise praise praise . . . Pardon my French, but you are one darn major American writer!"---, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, on Sandcastle and Other Stories - Richard Bach
I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. - Harry Truman
Face it," Gary told her kindly. "You'll never catch up. You just do as much as you can and take the punishments without saying anything. Sometimes I wonder if that isn't what they're really trying to teach us--to take plenty and keep our mouths shut. - Tamora Pierce
I Remember Years Ago, Someone Told Me I Should Take Caution When it Comes to Love, I DidSo Tell Them All I Know NowShout it From the RooftopsWrite it On the Sky LineAll We Had Is Gone NowTell Them I Was Happyand My Heart is BrokenAll My Scars Are OpenTell Them What I Hoped Would BeImpossible - Shontelle
Who told you that your journey is a thousand miles? - John Lomacang
Life is but a story told at one's funeral - Charles Slamowitz
I know a girl from whose body sunbeams rose to the clouds as if they’d fallen from the sun.Her laugh was like a bangle of bells. Your hair is wet, I told her one day, Did you take a bath? It is dew! she laughed, I’ve been lying in the grass. All morning long, I lay here waiting for the dawn. - Roman Payne
As a writer, I am just an actor in a play, telling a story that needs to be told. - Rita Webb
No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear. - C. S. Lewis
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. - Eric Hoffer
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