Tale Quotes

"A pestilance is how ...

"A pestilance is how the balance restores itself." - Tales from Earsea
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Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets ...

Life's 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 tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. -Shakespeare
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"We realized that life, even the worst of life, consists of an alternat...

"We realized that life, even the worst of life, consists of an alternation of joys and sorrows, successes and failures, and there was no need to fear the failures more than the successes." - Harlan Shalanov "Kolyma Tales"
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As is a tale, so is life: no...

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. -Seneca
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"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. ...

"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
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It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowin...

It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale is told. Today new seeds are growing. - Rumi
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"Time has not stood still. It has washed over me, washed me awa...

"Time has not stood still. It has washed over me, washed me away, as if I’m nothing more than a woman of sand, left by a careless child too near the water." β€” The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
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"As is a tale, so is life: not ho...

"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"Some day you will be old...

"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." ~ C. S. Lewis
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"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they...

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." -Neil Gaiman, Coraline
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Some day you will be old...

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again - C.S. Lewis
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"If you want your children to be intelligent, read...

"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
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"Life…is a tale told by an idiot...

"Life…is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." - Shakespeare (Macbeth)
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"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his...

"Life's 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 tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."-Shakespeare, Macbeth.
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β€œAs is a tale, so is life: no...

β€œAs is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” β€” Seneca
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β€œThings need not have happened to be true. Tales a...

β€œThings need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.” - Morpheus
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" All that we call human history is the sad...

" All that we call human history is the sad tale of man trying to find something other than God which can make him happy." - C.S. Lewis
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β€œIf you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hop...

β€œIf you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender com sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in!” ― Shel Silverstein
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"Fairy tales are more than true: not because t...

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." - Neil Gaiman
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"Life doesn't have fairy tal...

"Life doesn't have fairy tale endings. If it did, we wouldn't need fairy tales." -Anonymous
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Fairy tales are more than true, not because the...

Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist; but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ~ G. K. Chesterton
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"You're a huge gen...

"You're a huge genius, Carlitos." ~Don Genaro (Tales of Power)
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"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. ...

"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
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"If you want your children to be intelligent, read...

"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
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"Fairy tales are more than true: not because t...

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." - Neil Gaiman
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β€œFairy tales are more than true; not because th...

β€œFairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten” - G.K. Chesterton
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 23
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It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowin...

It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale is told. Today new seeds are growing. - Rumi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 22
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When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had bee...

When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
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If there's no time to call in the b...

If there's no time to call in the big guns, you must become one. β€”Eli Pepperjack, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
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As is a tale, so is life:...

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters
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β€œNothing changes instantaneously: in a graduall...

β€œNothing changes instantaneously: in a gradually heating bathtub you'd be boiled to death before you knew it.” -Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
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"And now, friend-reader, you must prepare your heart and your mind for the most im...

"And now, friend-reader, you must prepare your heart and your mind for the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began, a book the likes of which are met with neither amongst the ancients nor amongst us modern." - Marquis de Sade, 1789
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"This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honor, is but a walking shadow...

"This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honor, 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 tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." - William Shakespheare
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"A hero is paid in love, not gold," Sir Edward said. "I'd much rather ...

"A hero is paid in love, not gold," Sir Edward said. "I'd much rather be paid in gold, replied Sir Hecnick. The old knight sighed, "So would I. Love is a cheap thing." - Alexis Rivers from Sir Hecnick's Terrific Tale
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"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most ...

"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command... and if all others accepted the lie, which the party imposed, if all records told the same tale, then the lie passed into history and became truth" 1984 - George Orwell
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β€œWhen I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been fo...

β€œWhen I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” - C. S. Lewis
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"At every moment of our lives, we ...

"At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss"-Paulo Coelho
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"Life Is Not A Fairy Tale. If...

"Life Is Not A Fairy Tale. If You Lose Your Shoe At Midnight, You're Drunk." - Unknown Legend
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"Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him wit...

"Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave." - THEODORE DREISER
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"Every nation or group of nations has its own tale to tell. Knowledge of the...

"Every nation or group of nations has its own tale to tell. Knowledge of the trials and struggles is necessary to all who would comprehend the problems, perils, challenges, and opportunities which confront us today." - Winston Churchill
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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"How easy it is to invent a humanity, fo...

"How easy it is to invent a humanity, for anyone at all. What an available temptation." - The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 07
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Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. ...

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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 15
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β€œFairy tales are more than true: not because they...

β€œFairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” - Neil Gaiman, Coraline
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β€œPay heed to the tales of old wives. It may we...

β€œPay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.”-J.R.R. Tolkien
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 07
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Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. C...

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
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β€œHumanity is so adaptable. Truly amazing, what p...

β€œHumanity is so adaptable. Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
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"But there's no happy endings, not here and not now. This tale is all sorrow...

"But there's no happy endings, not here and not now. This tale is all sorrows and woes. You might dream that justice and peace win the day, but that's not how the story goes..." ~A Netflix Original Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 18
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β€œIf you want your children to be intelligent, read...

β€œIf you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” β€” Albert Einstein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 06
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"As is a tale, so is life: not ho...

"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is but how good it is, is what matters" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 05
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"Metaphors? I hate metaphors! That's why my favorite ...

"Metaphors? I hate metaphors! That's why my favorite book is Moby Dick; no froo froo symbolism, just a good simple tale about a man who hates an animal." -Ron Swanson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 18
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Fairy tales are more than true: not because t...

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. - Neil Gaiman
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"Unfortunately, the real ...

"Unfortunately, the real world isn't the same as a fairy tale." -Blake Belladonna
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 24
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J.R.R. Tolkien - "All tales may come true; and yet, at the last, red...

J.R.R. Tolkien - "All tales may come true; and yet, at the last, redeemed, they may be as like and as unlike the forms that we give them as Man, finally redeemed, will be like and unlike the fallen that we know."
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β€œFairy tales are more than true; not because the...

β€œFairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten" - G. K. Chesterton
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'Through darkness one may come to the light,' ...

'Through darkness one may come to the light,' said Gelmir. 'Yet one will walk under the Sun while one may,' said Tuor. - Unfinished Tales (p.21)
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"The Iron Guard?" Jacob quizzed. "They're real? I thought they we...

"The Iron Guard?" Jacob quizzed. "They're real? I thought they were just another fairy tale." "The fairy tales are real, Jacob. It's humanity that is quickly becoming a myth." β€” Dean F. Wilson, Skyshaker
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