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Tall Tales Quotes


"Fairy-tales are nice." - Syd Barrett

"Tell tales out of school." - John Heywood

"Of all the tall tales, I think my favorite is the one about Eli Whitney and the interchangeable parts." - Jack Handey

"I walk tall; I got a tall attitude." - Dolly Parton

"Tall, dark, and gruesome." -Tori" - Kelley Armstrong

"Mr. Tall, Blonde and Lightning" - Kevin Hearne

"People say, "Look, your book [Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle] is about tall tales." And I said, "No, you don't understand, OK? The book is tall tales, OK, by me. But look, those tall tales are my life, OK? And look, I added some spices in there. That's the five percent. You know the one about the wolves chasing me? The only thing about that - they wasn't wolves, they was coyotes"." - Si Robertson

"I wished that, for once, faery tales - real faery tales, not Disney fairy tales - would have a happy ending." - Julie Kagawa

"Science Fiction: fairy tales for nerds." - Richard Bayan

"Before the real city could be seen it had to be imagined, the way rumours and tall tales were a kind of charting." - Michael Ondaatje

"Harlem is not a playground for rich bankers and consultants. It's got students of all colors. It's got old people who keep history and tell tall tales." - Marcus Samuelsson

"Stand tall and believe in yourself" - Roxrite

"Usually, I get hired because I'm tall." - Peter Falk

"Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness will help a man walk tall. Walk tall!" - John Mellencamp

"Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience." - George Santayana

"I want to talk about political and economic fairy tales." - Ronald Reagan

"Tales of adultery are much improved by period costumes." - Mason Cooley

"Dead women tell no tales. Sad men write them down." - Daniel Handler

"Novels are to love as fairy tales to dreams." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups." - Stan Lee

"But surely to tell these tall tales and others like them would be to spread the myth, the wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfect." - Zadie Smith

"I don't think that we necessarily lie. I mean, we make our living by pretending that we're someone else. I don't tell tall tales. I always tell the truth." - Albert Finney

"If you fall stand tall and come back for more." - Tupac Shakur

"Yes, and I also like jumping out of tall buildings." - John Vanbiesbrouck

"Walk tall; look the world in the eye." - Rhona Cameron

"Was it for this the clay grew tall?" - Wilfred Owen

"Tall girls are hot. Short girls are cute" - Harry Styles

"It's a well-known fact that tall people are evil." - Kevin Hart

"Stand tall, laugh loudly, and be who you truly are" - Sark

"Every kid loves fairy tales, stories of witches and giants and magicians. Then, when you get a little older you can't read fairy tales anymore." - Stan Lee

"In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales." - Francis Ford Coppola

"I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman's domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told." - Alice Hoffman

"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

"Fairy tales are experienced by their hearers and readers, not as realistic, but as symbolic poetry." - Max Luthi

"Be careful, boy. In some tales, the hero gets eaten by the monster after all ." - Julie Kagawa

"I became a writer, a teller of tales, because otherwise I would have died... or worse." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales." - Neil Gaiman

"The tales we tell ourselves about ourselves makes us who we are." - Megan Mccafferty

"Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible." - Charles Haughey

"Even modern wars are fought like revenge tales from some petty grievance." - Jay Roach

"Wise poets that wrapt Truth in tales, Knew her themselves through all her veils." - Thomas Carew

"I first began to tell tales to delight the world and make it wiser..." - Karen Blixen

"Until the lion learns to speak, the tales of hunting will be weak." - K'naan

"I like being scared, so I've always liked fairy tales because they're kind of creepy." - Lana Parrilla

"All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark." - Helena Bonham Carter

"People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug." - Edmond De Goncourt

"If you look at children's stories in fairy tales, they're pretty brutal." - Susanne Bier

"Of all tales 'tis the saddest-and more sad, Because it makes us smile." - Lord Byron

"Dragons and bridges are very much something out of fairy tales and fantasy." - John Howe

"We are all built differently. Some guys are more powerful. Some guys are very tall. I'm not very tall, so I rely on quickness." - Henrik Lundqvist

"I've always been into having stories told to me. I was a voracious reader, my father was also a teller of tales; and the kind of Baron Munchausen proxy of a tall tale was much more interesting than a true tale." - Damon Lindelof

"If you read folklore and mythology, any kind of myths, any kind of tall tales, running is always associated with freedom and vitality and youthfulness and eternal vigor. It's only in our lifetime that running has become associated with fear and pain." - Christopher Mcdougall

"There's no way to really preserve a person when they've gone and that's because whatever you write down it's not the truth, it's just a story. Stories are all we're ever left with in our head or on paper: clever narratives put together from selected facts, legends, well edited tall tales with us in the starring roles" - Steven Hall

"There's no way to really preserve a person when they"ve gone and that's because whatever you write down it's not the truth, it's just a story. Stories are all we"re ever left with in our head or on paper: clever narratives put together from selected facts, legends, well edited tall tales with us in the starring roles" - Steven Hall

"I'm not a fan of Dr. Seuss's better-known work, but his fables leave me awe-struck. 'Ten Tall Tales' is a collection of stories where his trademark anarchy is combined with a tautness of writing that shines an affectionate yet uncompromising spotlight on some of the absurdities of human behaviour." - Giles Andreae

"There's no way to really preserve a person when they've gone and that's because whatever you write down it's not the truth, it's just a story. Stories are all we're ever left with in our head or on paper: clever narratives put together from selected facts, legends, well edited tall tales with us in the starring roles" - Steven Hall

"For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Mickey Mouse to a three-year-old is a six-foot-tall RAT!" - Robin Williams

"If Justin Beiber was 7 feet tall, he'd look like [Meyers Leonard] that." - Marv Albert

"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall, And most divinely fair." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head, and lies." - Alexander Pope

"My mother taught me to walk proud and tall 'as if the world was mine.'" - Sophia Loren

"I am a child. I am two feet tall, and asking if she loves me." - Veronica Roth

"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims." - Harriett Woods

"Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall." - David Chambless

"This old world keeps spinnin" round; It's a wonder tall trees ai' layin" down." - Neil Young

"All men are two meters tall... give or take a meter." - Anonymous

"Through tall cowslips nodding near you, Just to touch you as you pass." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies." - Alexander Pope

"He's of stature somewhat low - Your hero always should be tall, you know." - Charles Churchill

"Stately and tall he moves in the hall, The chief of a thousand for grace." - Kate Franklin

"Her bikini - small; heels - tall She said she liked the ocean." - Ll Cool J

"All great economists are tall. There are two exceptions: John Kenneth Galbraith and Milton Friedman." - George Stigler

"Only as strong as our love for this land, only as tall as we stand." - Phil Ochs

"Rest at pale evening... A tall slim tree... Night coming tenderly Black like me" - Langston Hughes

"If Lincoln freed the slaves and preserved the Union, how come 'Lincolnesque' just means tall?" - Calvin Trillin

"He's fantastic on the ground but obviously he is very tall. (on Peter Crouch)" - Michael Owen

"Being tall and big was probably more painful than being black." - Wendy Williams

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." - Proverbs

"Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at." - Carlos A. Urbizo

"Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown." - Anonymous

"You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was." - Abraham Lincoln

"I tested for a couple of pilots, but they said I was too tall." - Adam Baldwin

"Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic." - Dave Eggers

"I do a great deal of research - particularly in the apartments of tall blondes." - Raymond Chandler

"A tall, thin old man waving a scorecard from the corner of his dugout. That's baseball." - Ernie Harwell

"It's the fashion, I tell you: big, tall women going out with tiny, tiny men." - Nicholas Haslam

"I'm tall and thin but not strong, so you're either an athlete or you're funny." - Keeganmichael Key

"I'm adopted, so I didn't know my father, but apparently he was pretty tall." - Keeganmichael Key

"I am six feet tall. I am not supposed to be afraid." - Keith Miller

"I always wore the highest heels possible, because the other women on the show were tall." - Donna Mills

"Who wouldn't fancy Brian Epstein? He was tall and handsome and had money and class." - Cilla Black

"Some say, Life is short. I say; Life is tall-grab a straw!" - Sark

"I'm really tall - almost six feet - and my features tend to be extreme, especially on TV." - Missi Pyle

"Somewhere, over the rainbow, Way up tall, There's a land where they've never heard of cholesterol." - Allan Sherman

"In my school days, everyone thought I'm too tall for a Chinese girl." - Liu Wen

"The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall." - Thomas Carlyle

"I like stripper shoes. I like being tall because I'm claustrophobic." - Jessie J

"I was probably tall as a child, but I just stopped growing." - Kevin Hart

"I'm a whopping 5 foot 4 inches tall. I'm not going to get any taller." - Kevin Hart

"Everyone expects me to be 9 feet tall and weigh 200 pounds when they meet me." - Khloe Kardashian

"And all over the world, the old literature, the popular literature, is the same. It consists of very dignified sorrow and very undignified fun. Its sad tales are of broken hearts; its happy tales are of broken heads." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"In college, I became interested in folk tales and fairy tales. Gradually I became more and more interested in the underlying meaning of it all and the possibility of the reality of real fairies." - Brian Froud

"I love the stories of changelings and the thought that the Fey were these ancient, capricious creatures who were tricky and dangerous. I've always preferred the Brothers Grimm faery tales to the Disney fairy tales." - Julie Kagawa

"Sure, I love fairy tales." - Maynard James Keenan

"All nations love the same jests and tales, Jews, Christians, and Mahometans, and the same translated suffice for all." - Henry David Thoreau

"Romance, in its earliest surviving form, was called 'erotika pathemata' by the Greeks - tales of erotic suffering." - Marina Warner

"I believe in the truth of fairy-tales more than I believe in the truth in the newspaper." - Lotte Reiniger

"The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same. "And they lived happily ever after," - Lois Lowry

"Dead men tell no tales." - John Dryden

"It was not a happy ending of the sort in fairy tales, but it was the only one we had." - Megan Hart

"All my tales are true, drawn from life, and a life story is not a tidy thing." - Karen Lord

"You perceive, do you not, that our national fairy tales reflect the inmost desires of the Briton and the Gaul?" - Rudyard Kipling

"If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all." - Audrey Hepburn

"It's not just dead men who tell no tales. Live ones don't have much to say for themselves, either." - Michael Feldman

"I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid." - Armie Hammer

"Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs." - Carroll Oconnor

"Conservatives used to believe in confronting hard truths, not succumbing to comforting fairy tales. Some still do." - Fareed Zakaria

"I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library." - Beverly Cleary

"Dead men tell no tales." - Haniel Long

"Fairly tales are myths, and myths are only myths because there's a grain of truth in them." - Silas Weir Mitchell

"On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy tales and dreamy poems of another world." - Laurence Housman

"If asked to sketch a picture of the typical archer I would be hard put. They seem to come in all shapes, sizes, colors and backgrounds. Inwardly they seem to have in common a love for the outdoors, a reverence for wildlife, and a close tie with history. There is nothing they seem to enjoy more than telling tall tales around a campfire or talking about archery to others. It would be difficult to find a more interesting group of people." - Fred Bear

"I met a guy yesterday, 7 feet tall. Yeah, handsome, great big guy, 7 feet tall! ... I figured he had to be in sport, but he wasn't in sport." - Mitt Romney

"Perhaps the greatest definition I think of character and quality is people who when they're truly great rather than making you feel that tall they make you feel that tall, that they're greatness as it were improves you." - Stephen Fry

"...while a sane world would not employ 5-foot-tall grandmothers as law enforcement officers, a sane world would also not give full body-cavity searches to 5-foot-tall grandmothers at airports." - Ann Coulter

"The sharp knife of dawn glitters in my hand but how bare is everything-tall tall tree infinite air, the unrelaxing tension of the world and only hope, hope only, the kind eagle soars and wheels in flight." - Martin Carter

"Mt. Everest of Earth is 8.8 km tall; Mt. Olympus of Mars is 22 km tall. Every time you see a giant, you must know that that giant might be just a dwarf somewhere else!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Paul Ryan's just a really, deeply evil little creature. But he's not little; he's actually quite tall, I'm sorry to see. I'm always sorry when really bad guys are tall." - Richard Ford

"Between the wolf in the tall grass and the wolf in the tall story there is a shimmering go-between. That go-between, that prism, is the art of literature." - Vladimir Nabokov

"I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, 'If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.' And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute." - Kristin Chenoweth

"I'm really into tall boots. I just got some new ones from Michael Kors that have these little gold studs. I have Valentino ones that I really love. Real, real tall boots!" - Bella Thorne

"I am actually 7 foot and and one-half inches tall. I say Seven two because it's easier. Unlike some tall skinny guys I am really 'big' weighing around 350 pounds." - Richard Kiel

"I am all for greening tall buildings, but I'm also very keen to note that greening a building doesn't cope with the problem of the tall building in the texture of the city." - Joseph Rykwert

"I'm too tall. I am 6ft 7in, so I've been most people's height at some point in my life, and 6ft 4in is the best. You're tall, but you don't have to bend when you go through a door." - Stephen Merchant

"In Europe and Australia, there is something called the Tall Poppy Syndrome: People like to cut the tall poppies. They don't want you to succeed, and they cut you down - especially people from your own social class." - Mark Burnett

"Yoda is interesting because, in addition to being wise, he is two feet tall, and a Yoda." - Dan Harmon

"What's so wonderful about being 6'3". What is this mythical edge tall men have over average and short men?" - Regis Philbin

"Some like them fat, some like them tall, some like them short, skinny legs and all. I like them all." - James Brown

"Basketball made me happy to be tall. And more secure about myself than I ever would have been without it." - Matthew Emmons

"I used to wear heels because I wanted to show people I wasn't ashamed of being tall." - Elle Macpherson

"Let our children grow tall and some taller than others if they have it in them to do so." - Margaret Thatcher

"Thumbelina what's the difference if you're very small? When your heart is full of love you're nine feet tall!" - Danny Kaye

"I was interested in becoming a show dancer, for which I tried, but I'm not tall enough." - Twyla Tharp

"For some people, 'ten feet tall' is just a metaphor. For me, it's more than twice my height!" - Ruth Westheimer

"I want to show you that you can leap tall buildings, walk through walls, and change reality." - Elan Lee

"(He was) tall and lean, an aristocrat by inclination, born into money and influence and never recovered." - Jack Mcdevitt

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." - Larry Wilde

"If you marry a skier, marry tall - they walk with their knees bent ten months out of the year." - Anonymous

"No man is so tall that he need never stretch and none so small that he need never stoop." - Proverbs



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