A Quote by Bob Dylan on heroes, myths, legends, ideals, and commercialism

There used to be a time when the idea of heroes was important. People grew up sharing those myths and legends and ideals. Now they grow up sharing McDonalds and Disneyland. (New York, 1989)

Bob Dylan (1941 -)

Source: Bob Dylan: In His Own Words (In Their Own Words), Pages: 110

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A Quote by Bishop William Crosswell Doane on aim, legends, and life

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, "over steep ways to the stars," fulfills itself.

William Doane (1832 - 1913)

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A Quote by V. S. Pritchett on family, legends, lies, memory, people, privacy, violence, and writers

All writers - all people - have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half-forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory.

V. S. Pritchett (1900 - 1997)

Source: "New Yorker," 19 Feb 1979.

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A Quote by unknown on death and legends

True Legends never die.


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A Quote by unknown on choice, devil, legends, and vices

A legend of long ago says that the devil gave a hermit the choice of three great vices, one of which was drunkenness. The hermit chose this as being the least sinful; he became drunk, and then he committed the other two.


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A Quote by Tecumseh, of the Shawnees on death, dreams, greatness, and legends

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


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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on history, laughter, legends, life, and time

Strange when you come to think of it, that of all the countless folk who have lived before our time on this planet not one is known in history for in legend as having died of laughter.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Laughter

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on age, art, culture, existence, fiction, genius, imagination, legends, life, men, myth, people, philosophy, reality, and wonder

I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age. . . . The gods had given me almost everything. I had genius, a distinguished name, high social position, brilliancy, intellectual daring; I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men and the colour of things: there was nothing I said or did that did not make people wonder. . . . I treated Art as the supreme reality, and life as a mere mode of fiction: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Miles Davis on legends


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

Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on cities and legends

I waited for the train at Coventry; I hung with grooms and porters on the bridge, To watch the three tall spires; and there I shaped The city's ancient legend into this.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Godiva.

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