Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Tell Quotes from famous persons: Dale Carnegie, Yogi Berra, John Lennon, Greta Garbo, Ted Nelson. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Tell Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.
There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.
It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.
After being raised as an evangelical Christian, I for years assumed that Christianity was the default – there were Christians, and then there were weirdos. I was shocked when, in college, I found that some people get offended when you tell them, for instance, that their recovery from surgery was a ‘miracle.’
Listen to other people tell their story, but don’t believe them. You know that it’s just a story that is only true for them, but listen because the communication can be wonderful.
It’s very important for feminism for us to tell our daughters that they should be strong. But to tell our sons that they can be vulnerable, to have these characters on screen that are not perfectly masculine cowboys that never fail, for our boys to change their psyche as well, that’s equally important for feminism.
I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?
Some days, I’ll be very down and out, but you won’t be able to tell, really, because I don’t express that side of myself on social media. That’s the side of myself that I express through music.
The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.
I’ll tell you one thing, since I’m married, single people look absolutely ridiculous to me.
There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups… but they’re coming for ya. It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
Don’t let nobody tell you that you can’t do it. Love what you do until you don’t love it anymore. Nothing’s impossible.
I don’t know where streaming will go in the future. The analytics that we’re seeing tell us that streaming is the next thing, and downloads are going down. I feel like with the history of this platform, from vinyl to where we are now, it just seems like the next logical step.
Tell me what is right and I will fight for it.
A Lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth.
I’ll tell you what I’m grateful for, and that’s the clarity of understanding that the most important things in life are health, family and friends, and the time to spend on them.
I tell people I’m too stupid to know what’s impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.
I try to tell all the – not even the kids, even people older than me – to just be themselves. Don’t wear what I wear ’cause I wear it; wear what you like.
I have been commissioned to write an autobiography and I would be grateful to any of your readers who could tell me what I was doing between 1960 and 1974.
Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story.
Once you get people’s attention, you have a greater responsibility to tell them something of value.
Get as rude as possible and don’t let anyone tell you how to live.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.
You cannot change the conclusion of the brain by torture, nor by social ostracism. But I will tell you what you can do by these and what you have done. You can make hypocrites by the million.
It’s not my habit to kiss and tell. I’ve never done it.
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child‘s name and how old he or she is.
I tell you, gospel music is very uplifting. It’s great. It’s just a lot of fun to write, and it’s wonderful for the heart, soul, mind, and spirit. It’s just great.
I often tell my students not to be misled by the name ‘artificial intelligence‘ – there is nothing artificial about it. AI is made by humans, intended to behave by humans, and, ultimately, to impact humans’ lives and human society.
Tell me I have to be somewhere, and I’ll be there 20 minutes early and stay there longer than anybody else. You hold up a lot of people if you’re not on time.
Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.
Tell them to send everything that can fly.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
I think when people begin to tell their stories, everything changes, because not only are you legitimised in the telling of your story and are you found, literally, like you matter, you exist in the telling of your story, but when you hear your story be told, you suddenly exist in community and with others.
Don’t tell me about tolerance. Don’t tell me about acceptance. Look at me as the woman that I am and respect that.
You tell them that all your experience tells you this is the best way to beat this particular opposition. You persuade them and you drill them, and you tell them so many times they can hear you when they go to sleep. Then, on the day of the game, you stand on the touchline and hope to God that it works.
Nothing fools you better than the lie you tell yourself.
We are reminded how short life really is, and how we are just passing through. So, all the people you haven’t told you love lately, tell them, and live your days like you mean it.
We know that we cannot live together without rules which tell us what is right and what is wrong, what is permitted and what is prohibited. We know that it is law which enables men to live together, that creates order out of chaos. We know that law is the glue that holds civilization together.
Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
I never would say a player stinks. Ever. I’ll tell you their team stinks, and first of all, they know their team stinks. And the fans know their team stinks.
I don’t worry about the last shot or the next shot. I concentrate. Every shot gets a clean slate. And when a shot is over, I wipe it out absolutely. Tell a joke or something. If you worry about how you looked, how well you did, you’ll go insane.
I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
I don’t need people shouting at me to tell me what I did wrong.
Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.
I can tell you from experience that God’s help and presence in our lives is vital. He is the Author of all true success and everything that is good-without Him, we can do nothing of true value.
Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.
Everybody’s got a different way of telling a story – and has different stories to tell.
I’ll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I’ll have a laugh, get battered and have a buzz, but at the end of the day, I’ll go home. It’s just me earning a few more stories to tell everyone at home and all.
When I tell a child something the first time, I’m nice. The 15th time, I start to get aggravated.
Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.
I tell myself that if I start to listen to these people and start to let them decide how I should behave and what I should do, then this is not my life – it’s theirs.
I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
If you have something to say then you want someone to pay attention or at least to have the opportunity for them to tell you to shut up and go away.
I don’t know how to tell a joke. I never tell jokes. I can tell stories that happened to me… anecdotes. But never a joke.
Such is the life of a man. Moments of joy, obliterated by unforgettable sadness. There’s no need to tell the children that.
You cannot look at a person and tell whether they’re good or bad.
The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
In the past, people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.
I always tell young girls, surround yourself with goodness. I learned early on how to get the haters out of my life.
The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead – everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
Don’t let anyone try to tell you who you are. Define yourself.
As a writer, I’m more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened.
We must insist on assimilation – immigration without assimilation is an invasion. We need to tell folks who want to come here, they need to come here legally. They need to learn English, adopt our values, roll up their sleeves and get to work.
I don’t give advice. I can’t tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions.
I had no desire to get up onstage and tell jokes. I prefer to stand next to really funny people.
We talk about honesty, but the reality is we have lots of human values, and they are not all compatible. We don’t always tell the truth about everything, no matter what the consequences.
As many an architect will tell you, human behavior changes according to the environment.
I would love to tell you that it’s been absolutely perfect, that I’ve been a man that’s been super Christian. But I’ve had mistakes, dumb things I’ve regretted, so it’s not a perfect life. But it’s one that has helped me make better decisions.
Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.
As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
The lies we tell ourselves are the most subtle of all lies.
I just constantly tell myself that I should be the only one to define my worth and what I’m capable of and how I perceive myself. And that I should never source that worth from other people, especially strangers on social media. They don’t know who I am, the length of my journey, who I am as a person.
Always tell the truth – it’s the easiest thing to remember.
I have to tell people that they are not responsible for their behavior. They’re not creating it; they’re not initiating anything. It’s all found somewhere else. That’s an awful lot to relinquish.
You have a ready wit. Tell me when it’s ready.
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
If you ask a woman who she is, she’ll tell you who she serves and sometimes what she does. But that isn’t the whole story.
I tell my kids and I tell proteges, always have humility when you create and grace when you succeed, because it’s not about you. You are a terminal for a higher power. As soon as you accept that, you can do it forever.
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn’t gonna happen again. Rather than try to understand it as it’s going along, have it go along for a while and then understand it.
When we believe in our thoughts, when we tell ourselves a story, we suffer. ‘My husband doesn’t respect me.’ ‘I should be thinner.’ Those are stories. When there’s no story, there’s no suffering.
Let me tell you about being executive producer. It is not a job, it’s a title. Don’t go around asking executive producers what they do because they don’t do anything, alright?
When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too.
Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
When I would hear the rabbi tell about some miracle such as a bush whose leaves were shaking but there wasn’t any wind, I would try to fit the miracle into the real world and explain it in terms of natural phenomena.
What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
There are two different types of leader. A person can either be like a thermometer or a thermostat. A thermometer will tell you what the temperature is. A thermostat will not only tell you what the temperature is, but it’ll move you to the temperature you need to get to.
I couldn’t sell water in a desert. I have no business acumen. I can tell you why you have no business acumen, and I can tell you why your project may or may not work, but I have no ability to make money.
I would like to tell the young men and women before me not to lose hope and courage. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you.
We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them.
I don’t want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
With silly stuff, it’s seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it’s because I’m nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke.
Everyone’s entitled to express their political beliefs. I don’t presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.
You should tell yourself frequently ‘I will only react to constructive suggestions.’ This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others.
I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty – not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
Sometimes I can’t think of a better way to end my day than coming home and just strumming my ukulele for a few minutes. I mean, I joke around and tell people that it’s an entire yoga session in one strum, you know?
Even, today, when people tell me I’m beautiful, I do not believe a word of it.
Well, I don’t know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that’s why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It’s not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.
An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we’ll need a new definition.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
It’s much like playing jazz, flying. It’s multitasking in real time. You have a number of instruments that alone won’t tell you exactly what the airplane is doing but together give you a picture of everything that’s going on.
I think the lesson is that when you give black voices a platform and the opportunity to tell our story, we will tell good stories just like anybody else.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Exploring how you could make a bad situation worse can sometimes tell you what not to do.
Let me get you to understand I don’t bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I’m very honest and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative and I don’t stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
I am in love – and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.
Oh, I don’t think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration. That’s not his style. But I think his attitude has always been if it had to be done he’d prefer me to do it than somebody else.
I tell my engineers that they should not overload me with information.
If you were to ask me when I was 17 if I was mad because I didn’t have a deal, I would have probably said, ‘Yeah.’ Now I’m so glad I got it when I got it. People tell you to be patient and wait. Patience is not a virtue of mine, but I think everything definitely happened the right way for me.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car‘s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming.
All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was to tell the story I wanted to tell. That’s what I love.
I want kids that look up to me to know that I’m a vegetarian, and I want to help them find alternatives to meat. I’m not gonna tell everyone that they should be vegetarian, even though they should be. I’m more gonna say, ‘You don’t have to be fully vegetarian; just don’t eat meat every other day.’
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’
I say what I think, and if somebody attacks me unfairly, I definitely tell them.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart. No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God. Ask yourself. Then listen!
If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year, they would tell that gun control was one of the major contributory factors in the loss of their seats.
Tell the children the truth.
Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key.
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
There are things that I can tell my friends that I just can’t tell my family, just as far as how I’m feeling about things. My friends know me the best in a certain way. I just think old friends are really, really important.
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.
Someone needs to tell the truth, but it shouldn’t be my job.
When I hear of nationalism in my country today from the youngsters, I want to sit them down and tell them that flags and songs are not nationalism. Stopping at the traffic signal, opening the door for a lady, doing something for your country is nationalism.
When I am an old man, I will tell my grandchildren bedtime stories about when I won the Champions League, hopefully when I won the World Cup, but most of all, I will tell them that their grandfather used to play with Lionel Messi.
Leaders know the importance of having someone in their lives who will unfailingly and fearlessly tell them the truth.
Somebody tell the damn players to start playing like old school.
Even the finest actors will have great difficulty showing somebody’s loneliness. To put an actor on a chair and ask him to do nothing and yet tell the viewer everything about the character, it’s a difficult task.
Here’s what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We’re given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized.
Be smarter than other people, just don’t tell them so.
You can tell a lot about a person from his underwear.
In general I think that in art you only have the responsibility to tell the truth.
Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don’t feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.
The secret of being a bore… is to tell everything.
While you’re going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work, pretend you feel satisfied. Tell yourself you had a good day. Walk through the corridors with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy will radiate. If you act like you’re having fun, you’ll find you are having fun.
If you ask anyone in animation, how long they’ve been into animation, they’ll pretty much always tell you that it’s since they can remember, and I’m no exception. I’ve always just loved drawing and loved cartoons.
The original title for ‘In the Mood for Love’ was called ‘A Story About Food.’ The idea was to tell a love story through different courses.
While the government can tell you that I am an innocent man, the government’s letter cannot give me back my good name or my reputation.
A Harvard Medical School study has determined that rectal thermometers are still the best way to tell a baby‘s temperature. Plus, it really teaches the baby who’s boss.
When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.
One of the nicest compliments I would get very often on the street is people would say, ‘I love you on ‘The Good Wife.’ I just can’t tell whether I should like you or hate you!’
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
People tell you everything changes when you have a kid, but what nobody says is you don’t mind.
I’ll tell you this: You have to remember to chase and catch your dreams, because if you don’t, your imagination will live in empty spaces, and that’s nowhere land.
When people tell me I can’t do something, that’s what excites me. It makes me perform better.
You have got to clean your own house first before you tell other people that they aren’t doing it right.
The world can’t tell you who you are. You’ve just got to figure out who you are and be there, for better or worse.
You will not tell me that you accept me. You will not tell me that you tolerate me. That is not your power. I take that from you. You will respect me for who I am.
I always was a weird child. My mother told me the story that, in kindergarten, I would come home and tell her about this weird kid in my class who drew only with black crayons and didn’t speak to other kids. I talked about it so much that my mother brought it up with the teacher, who said, ‘What? That’s your son.’
And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.
Britney and I are on the same page. There are no grudges. We communicate on disciplining the kids, and if they’re grounded here, they’re grounded there. She’s a completely different person – as the kids will tell you!
Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.
A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.
The bad thing about being a famous comedian is that every now and then someone approaches me to tell an old joke. Don’t tell me jokes – I have that. People also say the weirdest things, sometimes sarcastic things, and even evil things. They like to provoke to get a reaction.
People would tell me, especially after my marriage to Prince, ‘You need to write a book because you’ve had a crazy life.’
If we don’t tell our own stories, no one else will.
Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
The most powerful words in English are ‘Tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.
Raising myself and caring for my brothers and sisters allowed me the benefit of a lot of information that I wouldn’t have otherwise gotten. I had to be frugal, thoughtful, resourceful. I didn’t have anyone to tell me, ‘You can’t.’
Living Life Tomorrow’s fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
You come to realize that only one person can tell you what’s expected of you, and that’s you.
That’s what’s so great about television. You’re able to tell this long story, where you couldn’t really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.
The National guys will tell you the same thing – I tend to work until the last possible minute.
Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive; it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that’s all that matters in the end.
I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant.
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
When you’re poor, you are invisible. Every poor person will tell you nobody sees you. So being famous was me just wanting to be seen.
When you think about archaeology, archaeology is the only field that allows us to tell the story of 99 percent of our history prior to 3,000 B.C. and writing.
I believe I’ve always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn’t do something because I was a girl.
A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
This is my truth, tell me yours.
Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don’t tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
I feel like I’m a New Yorker because I really know the city. I actually tell the drivers where to go – I have this bad habit, I always question the drivers. I do that all the time because I feel like I know the best way, when really it’s like, ‘Yo, man, shut up. This dude does this every day of his life.’
Eskimo: ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ Priest: ‘No, not if you did not know.’ Eskimo: ‘Then why did you tell me?’
I’ve enjoyed appearing in Atlantic City. East Coast audiences are a bit brighter than Las Vegas audiences. I think most entertainers will tell you the same thing. The East Coast audiences are more perceptive – especially when it comes to a performer with a theatrical background.
I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.
I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me ‘understand’ something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.
What do I know of man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
I tell people I live in Harlesden in north-west London, and I can see them thinking, ‘Why do you live there?’
I do have my own personal convictions and values, and I live by those. But as an artist, as a portrait photographer, my job is to tell the truth and to capture someone’s spirit on a certain day. And it’s never the whole truth; it’s the truth I experience in a very intense and intimate fashion.
Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what’s best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you’re banging your head against a brick wall all the time.
The one thing you shouldn’t do is try to tell a cab driver how to get somewhere.
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
I have to tell you I never in my life anticipated getting this old, this fast. It seems as if I were 25 just a few days ago.
I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end.
Everyone has a story to tell. All you have to do is write it. But it’s not that easy.
A good mind should tell the difference between noise and music.
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can cross it if I try.
And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine.
I had teachers who said I was not good enough. So, I said I will become good enough. So I became this guy who became obsessed to become good enough. Now I sit down and tell people who I was. Now, I say, ‘Do you know who I am?’
I like documentaries because there’s nothing to nitpick or criticize about scenes if they aren’t just right. It’s about honesty and real-life circumstances coming out. Granted it can be swayed by how people tell that story, but overall, I like it because it is true.
The joys of my life are my granddaughters. They are beautiful. You don’t have to believe me. You can ask my wife. She’ll tell you.
I tell you, ‘Firefly’? Best job I ever had. Heartbroken when it was canceled, but had it not been canceled, I never would have gotten ‘Serenity‘. I think ‘Serenity’ is the most incredible thing I’ve ever been able to actually get my hands on and do. I can’t even tell you how much love I have for that project.
I tell the government, if people have no jobs, you are in trouble. Government will be in trouble. My job is to help more people have jobs.
There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.
We must acknowledge that there are factions in our movements… We should not be telling lies to each other; we should tell the truth to each other with the view that there will be unity.
I love songs that tell stories. They make you feel something, something real.
I never regret or sit back and think that I shouldn’t have said something. There are a lot of people who tell me that you shouldn’t say this or that or should keep quiet, and I really think that I can either be true to my conscience or can live a fake life by staying quiet.
Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like.
I just want to tell people how I am.
When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: ‘Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.’ ‘I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.’
Let me tell you what the truth is… I have learned one thing in life: there is no such thing as bad press. There is not. That’s a fundamental truth. The more bad things said about you, the more power they give to you.
You can find all types of men anywhere, but a smart man will always make you feel important and understood. And a woman can always tell when a man does it genuinely and effortlessly.
We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.
We’ll tell fear it can come along with us in our minivan, okay? But we’ll just tell fear it can’t drive. Sometimes we’ll tell it to not even talk. Like when we tell our kids, ‘Enough. No words.’ We’re going to play the quiet game with fear. Fear is not the boss of us.
Constantly having to think about money is not nice. People used to say, ‘Being rich doesn’t make you happy’. And I’d think, ‘I’ve got no electricity, nothing – tell that to my empty fridge‘.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
I’m old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I’d tell them where to put it.
People tell me there are a lot of guys like me, which doesn’t explain why I’m lonely.
You can’t tell young people what to do. You can’t tell ’em because they’ll look at you and say, ‘Well, how can you tell me not to do that when you were there doing it yourself?’ Or supposedly were doing it yourself. I think you must let everyone live their life the way they have to.
Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I’m no different.
This book-promotion stuff is like a political campaign. You work your butt off, and at the end of the day, you can’t tell if it’s made a damned bit of difference.
Well, let me tell you, if you’re 45, had three children and are post-menopausal, you’re not going to weigh what you did the day you graduated from high school. Get that out of your head. That’s a media-driven ideal that you’re never going to healthfully obtain.
Time will tell us what we did and didn’t do.
As a journalist, the details always tell the story.
I want to tell everybody to celebrate every day, to savor the day and be good to yourself, love yourself, and then you can be good to others and be of service to others.
They say to never underestimate anyone, but they don’t tell you to overestimate people either, so I’m just going to do me.
Record contracts are just like – I’m gonna say the word – slavery. I would tell any young artist… don’t sign.
While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
One of the things that I tell beginning writers is this: If you describe a landscape, or a cityscape, or a seascape, always be sure to put a human figure somewhere in the scene. Why? Because readers are human beings, mostly interested in human beings. People are humanists. Most of them are humanists, that is.
I have an independent streak. You know, it’s kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do.
Everybody I know who is funny, it’s in them. You can teach timing, or some people are able to tell a joke, though I don’t like to tell jokes. But I think you have to be born with a sense of humor and a sense of timing.
There be those who say that things and places have souls, and there be those who say they have not; I dare not say, myself, but I will tell of The Street.
Your intuition will tell you where you need to go; it will connect you with people you should meet; it will guide you toward work that is meaningful for you – work that brings you joy, work that feels right for you.
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.
We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us.
I’m not a lawyer, but I do know this: we need to protect our ability to tell controversial stories.
If somebody tells you that you have ears like a donkey, pay no attention. But if two people tell you so, buy yourself a saddle.
When I started studying architecture, people would say, you know, ‘Can you tell me why are all modern buildings so boring?’ Because, like, people had this idea that in the good old days, architecture had, like, ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles, and today, it just becomes very practical.
I am a very private person. No one ever knows anything about me as I don’t think it is necessary. I tell people as much as I want them to know about me.
Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
Writing books is fun because after I do a show for a couple hours, I’m in a bus for 22 hours. It’s not hard for me to look out the window and tell a joke here and there.
History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.
Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.
I do not need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.
We need folks who are queer or trans, to have an opportunity to tell their story.
Telling stories and having them received is so important. That dialogue is everything. I tell my students all the time that what separates us as human beings is our ability to hold stories. Our narrative history. There is so much power in that. Storytelling is our human industry.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.
My view is that you don’t tell the universe what to do. The universe is how it is, and it’s our job to figure it out.
Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand.
It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
My kids, I love it when they tell me, ‘Abba, I want to be an artist.’ And I say, that is awesome… I just want you to be happy and to follow your heart.
I don’t mind if other people call me an atheist, but I call myself a naturalist. Atheism doesn’t tell you much about what I do believe in; the term naturalist opens up the discussion better.
Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
I have to tell you, my seven-year-old granddaughter said to my daughter, her mother, ‘So what’s the big deal about Grandma Maddy having been Secretary of State? Only girls are Secretaries of State.’ Most of her lifetime, it’s true. But at the time it really was a big deal.
When it’s time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.
I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.