Soon as the evening shades prevail, the moon takes up the wondrous tale. And nightly to the listening earth repeats the story of her birth.
With a tale forsooth he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.
Arma virumque cano,Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam fato profugus Laviniaque venit Litora. Thisis a tale of arms and of a man.Fated to be an exile, he wasthe first tosail fromtheland of Troyand reach Italy, at its Lavinian shore.
... the wreck of the Batavia provides the greatest dramatic tragedy in Australian history, beside which the Mutiny on the Bounty is an anaemic tale.
Heart of my heart, we are one with the wind,One with the clouds that are whirled o'er the lea,One in many, O broken and blind,One as the waves are at one with the sea!Ay! when life seems scattered apart,Darkens, ends as a tale that is told,One, we are one, O heart of my heart,One, still one, while the world grows old.Alfred Noyes
We owe to an eighteenth century Persian poet the marvelous concept of "serendipity." It is a word born in the delightful Persian tale entitled "The Three Princes of Serendip." Webster's Dictionary defines "serendipity" as the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable things not sought for." It represense a tye of "accidental sagacity; the faculty of making fortunate discoveries of things you were not looking for."
He left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.samuel johnson
You can think of my films as cautionary tales, but you might even think of them as despairing tales, because at least in a cautionary tale, you have this idea that by listening to the story you can assure a better outcome. Whereas I'm not at all convinced that's the case. In fact, if anything, I'm convinced that it's the opposite.errol morris
Do not believe what I tell you here any more than if it were some tale of a tub.françois rabelais
Jack Vance’s Lyonesse books are the greatest fairy tale of the twentieth century.jack vance
Man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.washington irving
Hark! that's the nightingale, Telling the self-same tale Her song told when this ancient earth was young: So echoes answered when her song was sung In the first wooded vale.
O Nightingale, Cease from thy enamoured tale.
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain.william shakespeare
There was never a daughter of Eve but once, ere the tale of her years be done, Shall know the scent of the Eden Rose, but once beneath the sun; Though the years may bring her joy or pain, fame, sorrow or sacrifice, The hour that brought her the scent of the Rose, she lived it in Paradise.
A tale without love is like beef without mustard: insipid.anatole france
Out, out, brief candle! Life 's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing .william shakespeare
Now shall I become a common tale, A ruin'd fragment of a worn-out world; Unchanging record of unceasing change. Eternal landmark to the tide of time. Swift generations, that forget each other, Shall still keep up the memory of my shame Till I am grown an unbelieved fable.
We spend our years as a tale that is told.
I credit that eight years of grammar school with nourishing me in a direction where I could trust myself and trust my instincts. They gave me the tools to reject my faith. They taught me to question and think for myself and to believe in my instincts to such an extent that I just said, "This is a wonderful fairy tale they have going here, but it's not for me."
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain.
Thereby hangs a tale.
"Noelle's Treasure tale" [Estefan's second children's book] comes out October 10 gloria estefan
He was the great prose satirist of the Elizabethan period and may rightly be considered as the forerunner of that much greater satirist whose tale of a Tub was a brilliant attack upon all forms of religious controversy.