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At this point therefore let us begin our narrative, without adding any more to what has already been said; for it would be foolish to lengthen the preface while cutting short the history itself. (Quote by - Bible)

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. (Quote by - Salman Rushdie

In afterdinner talk, Across the walnuts and the wine. (Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

With a tale forsooth he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner. (Quote by - Sir Philip Sidney)

Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all. (Quote by - Hans Christian Andersen

This story will never go down. (Quote by - Henry Fielding)

An' all us other children, when the supper things is done, We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun Alist'nin' to the witch tales 'at Annie tells about An' the gobbleuns 'at gits you Ef you Don't Watch Out! (Quote by - James Whitcomb Riley)

For seldom shall she hear a tale So sad, so tender, yet so true. (Quote by - William Shenstone)

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. (Quote by - Ursula K. LeGuin

I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas said to me. (Quote by - Sir Walter Scott)

A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour! (Quote by - Lord Byron)

A story, in which native humour reigns, Is often useful, always entertains; A graver fact, enlisted on your side, May furnish illustration, well applied; But sedentary weavers of long tales Give me the fidgets, and my patience fails. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Why do you laugh? Change but the name, and the story s told of yourself. (Quote by - Horace)

When thou dost tell another's jest, therein Omit the oaths, which true wit cannot need; Pick out of tales the mirth, but not the sin. (Quote by - George Herbert)

I hate To tell again a tale once fully told. (Quote by - Homer)

It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. (Quote by - Native American saying

His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirthmoving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished, So sweet and voluble is his discourse. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Soft as some song divine, thy story flows. (Quote by - Homer)

But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Out of their saddles into the dirtand thereby hangs a tale. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

In this spacious isle I think there is not one But he hath heard some talk of Hood and Little John, Of Tuck, the merry friar, which many a sermon made In praise of Robin Hood, his outlaws, and their trade. (Quote by - Michael Drayton)

In vain would I seek to discover Why sad and mournful am I, My thoughts without ceasing brood over A tale of the time gone by. (Quote by - Heinrich Heine)


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