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1. "This, then, is the fate of your sons,Oh Rome, oh celebrated power!Singer of love, singer of the gods,Tell me, what is glory?A hollow rumbling from the grave, a praising voice,A sound speeding from generation to generation?Or under the shade of a smoky shelterThe tale of a wild gypsy?"
Author: Alexander Pushkin
2. "... the slight nausea he was feeling must be somewhat neat what God was feeling every minute of every day. If indeed He felt anything. He was, after all, a divine being, and it was entirely conceivable that divinity was incompatible with emotion. If not, then the Maestro sincerely pitied God, for hte history of mankind was nothing more than a long tale of tears. (From "Juliet" thought by The Maestro. Chapter 5)"
Author: Ann Fortier
3. "So many misconceptions surround the notion of heroism. Far too many categorize a hero as a champion on the battlefield, a commander of legions, a master of rare talent or ability. Granted, there have been heroes who fit those descriptions. But many men of great evil as well. Heed me. A hero sacrifices for the greater good. A hero is true to his or her conscience. In short, heroism means doing the right thing regardless of the consequences. Although any person could fit that description, very few do. Choose this day to be one of them."(Beyonders - A World Without Heroes)"
Author: Brandon Mull
4. "You can't tell half a tale, Poison. You can't write half a book. Whatever you choose to do next will completely change the aspect of what has gone before. if you decided to suddenly kill your friends as they slept –" Why would I do that?" Poison interjected.Bear with me," Fleet said patiently. "If you did, then the tale would take on a whole new light. Instead of being the journey of Poison from Gull to save her sister, it would be the terrible story of how a young girl became a cold-blooded killer. They way it would be written would be different. Do you see? Or you might die right now, and it would turn out that it wasn't your tale all along it was Bram's or Peppercorn's, and you were just one of the sideline characters. The whole story has to be known before it can be recorded; otherwise it might suddenly change. That's the beauty, Poison. You never know what's going to happen next. When the tale is ended, then the writing will be visible to your eyes; until then it is unwritten."
Author: Chris Wooding
5. "Two forces create eternity – a fairy tale and a dream from the fairy tale."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
6. "There's magic in that. It's in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
7. "Here and there and not just in books we catch glimpses of a world of once upon a time and they lived happily ever after, of a world where there is a wizard to give courage and a heart, an angel with a white stone that has written on it our true and secret name, and it is so easy to dismiss it all that it is hardly worth bothering to do. ... But if the world of the fairy tale and our glimpses of it here and there are only a dream, they are one of the most haunting and powerful dreams that the world has ever dreamed..."
Author: Frederick Buechner
8. "[H]e initially conceived of Olivier as a man of the greatest promise destroyed by a fatal flaw, the unreasoning passion for a woman dissolving into violence, desperately weakening everything he tried to do. For how could learning and poetry be defended when it produced such dreadful results and was advanced by such imperfect creatures? At least Julien did not see the desperate fate of the ruined lover as a nineteenth-century novelist or a poet might have done, recasting the tale to create some appealing romantic hero, dashed to pieces against the unyielding society that produced him. Rather, his initial opinion -- held almost to the last -- was of Olivier as a failure, ruined by a terible weakness."
Author: Iain Pears
9. "But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on – and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end. You know, coming home, and finding things all right, though not quite the same – like old Mr Bilbo. But those aren't always the best tales to hear, though they may be the best tales to get landed in! I wonder what sort of a tale we've fallen into?"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
10. "A lie took two parties - the weaver of the tale and the sucker who so badly wanted to believe it."
Author: Jodi Picoult
11. "When you've got a thing to say, Say it! Don't take half a day.When your tale's got little in itCrowd the whole thing in a minute! Life is short--a fleeting vapor--Don't you fill the whole blamed paperWith a tale which, at a pinch, Could be cornered in an inch!Boil her down until she simmers,Polish her until she glimmers."
Author: Joel Chandler Harris
12. "Persino l'atto così elementare che chiamiamo "vedere una persona conosciuta" è in parte un atto intellettuale. Noi riempiamo l'apparenza fisica dell'individuo che vediamo con tutte le nozioni che possediamo sul suo conto, e nell'immagine totale che di lui ci rappresentiamo queste nozioni hanno senza dubbio la parte più considerevole. Esse finiscono per gonfiare con tanta perfezione le sue guance, per seguire con tale esatta aderenza la linea del suo naso, si incaricano così efficacemente di sfumare la sonorità della sua voce, come se si trattasse soltanto di un involucro trasparente, che ogni volta che vediamo quel viso e sentiamo quella voce sono loro, le nozioni, a presentarsi al nostro sguardo, a offrirsi al nostro ascolto"
Author: Marcel Proust
13. "I had read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a romantic novel. She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life...her voice slid in and curved down trough and over the words. She was nearly singing."
Author: Maya Angelou
14. "Esti ce este, ce se vede, nici un strop mai mult. Eul nostru nu mai e altceva decât vidul interior indus de viata noastra supraaglomerata,supraocupata,din care nu ne mai alegem cu nimic din ceea ce „cu adevarat conteaza". Si totusi, orele de singuratate, clipele de ne­fericire, crizele din viata, visele si reveriile, de­presia, situatiile limita, obsesiile, muzica, în­dragostirea — toate ne spun altceva. Tot ce te scoate din rutina vietii tale „reale" îti arata ca, traind fara reflectie despre tine însuti, te duci de fapt în jos pe un tobogan de senzatii, satis­factii, imagini, bârfe, obiecte, minciuna si stra­lucire, tot mai departe de nucleul viu al fiintei tale. Esti un simplu consumator care se con­suma în primul rând pe el însusi. Si vei ramâ­ne mereu asa daca viata nu se hotaraste o data sa te dea cu capul de pragul de sus."
Author: Mircea Cărtărescu
15. "Actually everybody has a story, a fairy tale in their heart that they adhere to."
Author: Phoebe Stone
16. "No operational commander should have to assign a soldier a task that could be done as well by a computer, a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane."
Author: Richard Perle
17. "For as long as she can remember, telling stories has been her momma's gift to those around her, fables filled with rich, detailed accounts of gods and monsters, of love and curses. She can weave a tale from Spanish moss and moonlight that will make a young girl's heart resonate with yearning or weep with anguish. Her coastal Georgia roots add a dark sweetness to all her narratives, one that stains her stories with sorrow like a drop of molasses dissolving in warm butter."
Author: Sara Stark

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