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Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-1696
A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright 1961-
A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated.
William B. Yeats
Irish poet 1865-1918
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
American comedy writer, songwriter and actor 1948-
As I'm always fond of telling hosts at the Oscars who are doing it for their first time, for everybody who wins, there are four people who don't. As the evening wears on, the room fills up with losers, and then they are bitter.
American musician 1947-2017
Back when Napster first came along, I started telling everybody Napster was like shooting yourself in the foot because you're stealing music. The record companies don't pay for us to make records - the bands do.
American musician 1941-
Because Dickens and Dostoevsky and Woody Guthrie were telling their stories much better than I ever could, I decided to stick to my own mind.Source: Liner notes, The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 (2004)
American writer 1932-
Being a survivor doesn't mean being strong - it's telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It's paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.
American actress, author, producer, and model 1972-
Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult telling you when to come home.
American journalist and filmmaker
Bullfighting is every bit as ghoulish and savage as its critics warn, but it is equally as powerful and moving as its supporters insist. Perhaps the most vexing aspect about it is that neither group is wrong: they are both telling the truth.
English politician 1940-
Cambridge is thriving and Britain is working. We have been telling people - 'if you value it, vote for it' - and this is particularly relevant in Cambridge.
German architect and Nazi minister for Armaments 1905-1981
Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it.
Swedish author 1974-
Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales. We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That's why there's no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars.
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