65 Legend Quotes On Success In Life

These legend quotes will inspire you. Legend is a story from the past that is believed by many people but cannot be proved to be true or an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging legend quotes, legend sayings, and legend proverbs.

Best Legend Quotes

  1. “Every craggy and gnarled tree has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it.” ~ Douglas Hyde
  2. “The first thing I think of when I hear the name of Lucille Ball is a Hollywood legend. I have fond memories of growing up at her house, but she was a different person off the set than she was on the set.” ~ Keith Thibodeaux
  3. “The child in me could not die as it should have died, because according to legends it must find its father again. The old legends knew, perhaps, that in absence the father becomes glorified, deified, eroticized, and this outrage against God the Father has to be atoned for. The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.” ~ Anais Nin
  4. “The best training is to play by ear: trial by fire.” ~ John Legend

  5. “Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  6. “You will not find the treasure of your Personal Legend unless you want to live that Legend.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  7. “Asleep in lap of legends old.” ~ John Keats
  8. “If you are a vampire, then a vampire is not the creature of the legends.” ~ Christine Feehan

  9. “Well, actually, I don’t consider myself a jazz legend or anything.” ~ Joseph Jarman
  10. “Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.” ~ Hans Arp
  11. “Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it – but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  12. “All though I didn’t meet him. His legend and his saga and his story is just that. Jackie Robinson, we all have to tip our hat to him. Because he made the game available to guys like me.” ~ Dave Winfield

  13. “Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested.” ~ Hervey Allen
  14. “It is curious to reflect, for example, upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher’s Stone, one of the oldest and most universal beliefs, the origin of which, however far back we penetrate into the records of the past, we do not probably trace its real source.” ~ Frederick Soddy
  15. “Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.” ~ Enid Nemy
  16. “[On John F. Kennedy:] … now he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  17. “Jackie Robinson is a true legend.” ~ Sidney Poitier
  18. “But then I always wanted to play for Rangers. Man United is a great club and Alex Ferguson is a legend.” ~ Paul Gascoigne
  19. “I [seek] a style in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image.” ~ Leni Riefenstahl
  20. “Nobody knows anything about Shakespeare the person. It’s all legend, it is all rumor.” ~ Jeanette Winterson

  21. “We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of the legend would then begin.” ~ Hugo Ball
  22. “How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy – I want to talk about the movie in a second – but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time?” ~ Tavis Smiley
  23. “The idea of the chickens with the multiple breasts and thighs came from an urban legend that some fast-food places had developed chickens with four thighs. It wasn’t true, but it is a suggestive rumor.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  24. “The lives of great men are like legends-difficult but beautiful.” ~ Janusz Korczak

  25. “You’re a legend in your own mind.” ~ Harry Callahan
  26. “We are not content to pass away entirely from the scenes of our delight; we would leave, if but in gratitude, a pillar and a legend.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  27. “Dave Mackay was the kind of footballer that legends are built around. He was simply the greatest – tough as teak on the pitch and a real gentleman off it.” ~ Alex Salmond
  28. “I am not going to be a star. I am going to be a legend.” ~ Freddie Mercury

  29. “A picture lives by its legend – not by anything else.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  30. “The key to the Grail is compassion, ‘suffering with,’ feeling another’s sorrow as if it were your own. The one who finds the dynamo of compassion is the one who’s found the Grail.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  31. “Let the word and the legend go before you. Let the world go before you. Let your shadow grow. Let it grow hair on its face. Let it become dark. Given time, words may even enchant an enchanter.” ~ Stephen King
  32. “Librarians are not just gatekeepers to knowledge, they are what the American Indians used to call their special sages who preserved the oral legends of a tribe: dream keepers.” ~ James H. Billington

  33. “There’s a story… a legend, about a bird that sings just once in its life. From the moment it leaves its nest, it searches for a thorn tree… and never rests until it’s found one. And then it sings… more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. And singing, it impales itself on the longest, sharpest thorn. But, as it dies, it rises above its own agony, to outsing the lark and the nightingale. The thorn bird pays its life for just one song, but the whole world stills to listen, and God in his heaven smiles.” ~ Colleen McCullough , , Legend quotes about life
  34. “Vic Armstrong is, of course, a legend” ~ Martin Scorsese
  35. “There are always the simple events of your life that you might try to convert into legend.” ~ Stephen Dunn
  36. “Sometimes a legend that endures for centuries… endures for a reason.” ~ Dan Brown

  37. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible, the fear of failure. Never forget your personal legend. Your silent heart will guide you. Be silent now. It is the possibility of a dream that makes life interesting. You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  38. “Legends have always played a powerful role in the making of history. … Without ever relating facts reliably, yet always expressing their true significance, they offered a truth beyond realities, a remembrance beyond memories.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  39. “If you trust yourself, any choice you make will be correct. If you do not trust yourself, anything you do will be wrong. – Kung Fu, The Legend Continues -” ~ David Carradine
  40. “I’m also getting an Ovation Legend, because I like them so much.” ~ Mark Knopfler

  41. “The Nephilim was something I’d known about since I was really young. If you’re familiar with the first book of the Bible, Genesis, you see the sons of God seduce some of the women on the earth and they produce a race of people known as the Nephilim. According to legend they taught man about war, astrology, and magic. I’m fascinated by the idea.” ~ Carl McCoy
  42. “Sometimes Christian apologists say there are only three options to who Jesus was: a liar, a lunatic or the Lord. But there could be a fourth option – legend.” ~ Bart D. Ehrman
  43. “I, personally, liked the legend.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  44. “There are fun nights, there are crazy nights, and then there are those nights that make men legends.” ~ Tucker Max

  45. “The only job you have in life is to recognize and honor your personal legend” ~ Paulo Coelho
  46. “The first book I could call mine, my first book, was a picture book, The Magic Monkey – it was adapted from an old Chinese legend by a thirteen-year-old prodigy named Plato Chan with the help of his sister.” ~ Nick Flynn
  47. “Bloomberg weighed three hundred pounds. This itself was historical. I revered his weight. It was an affirmation of humanity’s reckless potential; it went beyond legend and returned through mist to the lovely folly of history. To weigh three hundred pounds. What devout vulgarity.” ~ Don DeLillo
  48. “Legends don’t have to make sense. They just have to be beautiful. Or at least interesting.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  49. “And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  50. “Robert Neville looked out over the new people of the earth. He knew he did not belong to them; he knew that, like the vampires, he was anathema and black terror to be destroyed. And, abruptly, the concept came, amusing to him even in his pain. … Full circle. A new terror born in death, a new superstition entering the unassailable fortress of forever. I am legend.” ~ Richard Matheson
  51. “A legend can just as well be founded in the future as in the past.” “It’s called a ‘prophecy,'” Urruah said. “You may have heard of the concept.” ~ Diane Duane
  52. “At the end of the day, I wanna be a great…a legend. I’ve been working hard.” ~ Gorilla Zoe

  53. “By the River Piedra I sat down and wept. There is a legend that everything that falls into the waters of this river — leaves, insects, the feathers of birds — is transformed into the rocks that make the riverbed. If only I could tear out my heart and hurl it into the current, then my pain and longing would be over, and I could finally forget.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  54. “The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact. The old myth of the Dying God, without ceasing to be a myth, comes down from the heaven of legend and imagination to the earth of history.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  55. “When the kid began to flag, Riley picked her up, swung her onto his back, and kept running. The leopard in Mercy growled in approval – whatever his faults (and they were many and legend), Riley knew how to take care of the innocent.” ~ Nalini Singh
  56. “Salvador [Dali] was brought up in Spain, a country colored by the legends of Hannibal, El Greco, and Cervantes. I was brought up in Ohio, a region steeped in the tradition of Coxey’s Army, the Anti-Saloon League, and William Howard Taft.” ~ James Thurber

  57. “What is the best that lies within us? Of how much are we capable? None of us yet knows. An old Arabic legend tells of a rider finding a spindly sparrow lying on its back in the middle of the road. He dismounted and asked the sparrow why his feet were in the air. Replied the sparrow, “I heard the heavens were going to fall today.” “And I suppose you think your puny bird legs can hold up the whole universe?” laughed the horseman. “Perhaps not,” said the sparrow with conviction, “but one does whatever one can.” ~ Jeffrey R. Holland
  58. “The one and only time an archangel can Make another angel is when our bodies produce a substance known as ambrosia. Ambrosia is produced instinctively at a single point in an archangel’s life. It is legend that ambrosia only rises when an archangel loves true.” ~ Nalini Singh
  59. “I had a mind to make a body of more or less connected legend, ranging from the large and cosmogonic, to the level of romantic fairy-story – the larger founded on the lesser in contact with the earth, the lesser drawing splendour from the vast backcloths – which I could dedicate simply to: to England; to my country. … I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  60. “In all legends, men have thought of women as sublime separately but horrible in a herd.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  61. “You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.” ~ Isabel Allende
  62. “It is quite easy to see why a legend is treated, and ought to be treated, more respectfully than a book of history. The legend is generally made by the majority of people in the village, who are sane. The book is generally written by the one man in the village who is mad.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  63. “Good men don’t become legends,” he said quietly. “Good men don’t need to become legends.” She opened her eyes, looking up at him. “They just do what’s right anyway.” ~ Brandon Sanderson

  64. “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.” ~ Robert Jordan
  65. “It goes to show you how we in the press so often miss the big stories that are right under our noses. There is a famous journalistic legend about the time a young reporter covered the Johnstown flood of 1889. The kid wrote: God sat on a hillside overlooking Johnstown today and looked at the destruction He had wrought. His editor cabled back: Forget flood. Interview God.” ~ Roger Ebert

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