Epic quotes

  • Nature is a book of many pages and each page tells a fascinating story to him who learns her language. Our fertile valleys and craggy mountains recite an epic poem of geologic conflicts. The starry sky reveal gigantic suns and space and time without end.
    -- A. E. Douglass

    #Nature #Book #Epic

  • It’s a known fact that in certain contexts people’s great strengths become their epic failings.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Epic #People #Facts

  • Steve Jobs is the most epic entrepreneur of all time. He served as a guiding light for any emerging businessperson who wanted to learn how things should get done. He'll be looked at as one of the best business leaders of all time, and certainly one of the best tech entrepreneurs.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Jobs #Epic #Light

  • I'll pay to watch MS Dhoni Bat. Dhoni is not the next Gilchrist. He's the first MS Dhoni.
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Epic #Ms Dhoni #Bats

  • It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Responsibility #Epic #Important

  • All classes of people under social pressure are permeated with a common experience; they are emotionally welded as others cannot be. With them, even ordinary living has epic depth and lyric intensity, and this, their material handicap, is their spiritual advantage.
    -- Alain LeRoy Locke

    #Spiritual #Epic #Class

  • You just Sanisa in the death overs. He is simply the best in the world.
    -- Alastair Cook

    #Epic #World

  • The constant happiness is curiosity.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Inspirational Life #Epic #Curiosity

  • It was epic. It was awkward. It was epically awkward.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Epic #Awkward

  • My darlings, if I can't write dark, epic music, I can't live!
    -- Amy Lee

    #Writing #Dark #Epic

  • The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles.
    -- Anatole Broyard

    #Epic #Stories #Being Human

  • I think American drama is at its best when it takes the domestic and makes it epic, like a Greek tragedy in the front room.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Drama #Epic #Thinking

  • I've read 'Valley of the Dolls' at least four times. It's so epic!
    -- Ashley Madekwe

    #Epic #Dolls #Valleys

  • There were epochs in the history of humanity in which the writer was a sacred person. He wrote the sacred books, universal books, the codes, the epic, the oracles. Sentences inscribed on the walls of the crypts; examples in the portals of the temples. But in those times the writer was not an individual alone; he was the people.
    -- Augusto Roa Bastos

    #Wall #Book #Epic

  • I've always loved the old epics that tell a simple emotional story, whether it's the tumultuous relationship between Rhett and Scarlett or Lawrence of Arabia's passion to get lost in a faraway place.
    -- Baz Luhrmann

    #Passion #Epic #Simple

  • Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.
    -- Beau Bridges

    #Native American #Epic #Film

  • Male egos require constant stroking. Every task is an achievement, every success epic. That is why women cook, but men are chefs: we make cheese on toast, they produce pain de fromage.
    -- Belle de Jour

    #Pain #Epic #Men

  • The alienation effect in German epic theater is achieved not only through the actors, but also through music (chorus and song) andsets (transparencies, film strips, etc.). Its main purpose is to place the staged events in their historical context.
    -- Bertolt Brecht

    #Song #Art #Epic

  • From its inception by Michael Bennett, 'Dreamgirls' has always been an epic story with an ensemble cast. I didn't change that. The screen version remains, really, a group story.
    -- Bill Condon

    #Epic #Stories #Groups

  • Humans enter this world and awaken to a simple truth: We must find our story with this great epic of being.
    -- Brian Swimme

    #Epic #Simple #Stories

  • One of my earliest memories is seeing the bright blue, Epic 45 of Jackie Wilson singing 'Higher and Higher,' and I'd say, 'That one!' and my parents would play it every Sunday afternoon and we'd all get up and leap around the house.
    -- Bronagh Gallagher

    #Memories #Sunday #Epic

  • The struggle to excavate your true, authentic self from beneath the mountain of conditioning and ridiculous expectation is the epic struggle of your lifetime.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Struggle #Epic #Self

  • When an actor marries an actress they both fight for the mirror.
    -- Burt Reynolds

    #Funny #Fighting #Epic

  • The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Epic #Soul #Tragedy

  • The great wheel of fire of ancient wisdom, silence and word engendering the myth of the origin, human action engendering the epic voyage toward the other; historical violence revealing the tragic flaw of the hero who must then return to the land of origin; myth of death and renewal and silence from which new words and images will arise, keeps on turning in spite of the blindness of purely lineal thought.
    -- Carlos Fuentes

    #Hero #Epic #Fire

  • Why vampires? You write centuries-long family sagas—why not write historical epics without any hint of the supernatural?"   "Well, that would be boring, wouldn't it?"   "Yeah, God only knows what Tolstoy was thinking.
    -- Carrie Vaughn

    #Writing #Thinking #Epic

  • Cardiff Stadium was a warm up for the 3 Hyde Park shows. James Brown opened. And I think it may be the only time we played Mini Epic live.
    -- Chad Smith

    #Thinking #Epic #May

  • Pure draughtsmen are philosophers and dialecticians. Colourists are epic poets.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Epic #Philosopher #Poet

  • Epic: A Journey Through Church History fills an urgent need for adult Catholics to recover their history as a believing community, debunk false criticisms of their Church, and understand the Christian underpinnings of the modern world. This is a vivid, thorough and engaging program. I heartily recommend it.
    -- Charles J. Chaput

    #Christian #Believe #Epic

  • An epic is the easiest kind of picture to make badly.
    -- Charlton Heston

    #Kindness #Epic #Kind

  • Actually, I always dreamed about getting a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Olympic swimming. I always thought that would be the epic award in sports to get.
    -- Chris Klein

    #Sports #Swimming #Epic

  • Gas is getting so expensive I'm gonna ride a mexican to work.
    -- Chris Rock

    #Funny #Epic #Mexican

  • I often make movies that involve depression or deep holes of sadness, although there are also these other great things in 'New Moon,' like this epic set-piece at the end of the film in Italy.
    -- Chris Weitz

    #Sadness #Epic #Moon

  • That I had never heard of such a bird did not surprise me.... But others more experienced also did not know of the Carolina Parakeet. The more I spoke of the bird, the more it seemed that, somehow, its existence had been a chimera. Admittedly, my survey was small and unscientific, but intelligent people who could reel off the names of various dinosaurs and identify sparrows at epic distances could not name the forgotten parakeet. I realized, forcefully, what I suppose I knew abstractly: Histories, like species, can go extinct.
    -- Christopher Cokinos

    #Distance #Intelligent #Epic

  • His life has been lived, so far, within narrow limits and he is quite naïve about most kinds of experience; he fears it and yet is wildly eager for it. To reassure himself, he converts it into epic myth as fast as it happens. He is forever play-acting.
    -- Christopher Isherwood

    #Epic #Play #Forever

  • It was with the advent of the Laudie London era that I realized the whole teenage epic was tottering to doom.
    -- Colin MacInnes

    #Teenage #Epic #London

  • Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
    -- Cordell Hull

    #Funny #Epic #Rivers

  • I have been working. I've been blessed to have shared a movie in the north of Chile called 'The 33,' with Gabriel Byrne and Juliette Binoche and Antonio Banderas, which is the beautiful story of the miners (trapped underground for 69 days in 2010). And then, this incredible, epic story came my way.
    -- Cote de Pablo

    #Beautiful #Blessed #Epic

  • This celebration of The Bible will inspire people around the world to rediscover a beloved text in new ways. This is a passion project nurtured with love and care by Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and the entire creative team. I was thoroughly impressed by the deep faith expressed throughout this epic series.
    -- Craig Detweiler

    #Team #Passion #Epic

  • On the television planet, where men make up the tribe, the law of the caveman rules. So, for a woman coming from another world, without experience or cunning, to succeed gradually in gaining control over what is to be taped, what goes out over the air, what is said without censorship, is an epic feat.
    -- Cristina Saralegui

    #Epic #Men #Air

  • after an epic search, I finally found something neither green nor fuzzy. It was a hot sausage link. I named it Peter, mostly because it seemed like the right thing to do. As soon as my java was piping hot I popped him into the microwave. hopefully the radioactive environment would sterilize Peter. No need to have little Peters running around, wreaking havoc.
    -- Darynda Jones

    #Running #Epic #Links

  • There's never been a fantasy movie of the epic battle of good versus evil that ended with evil winning.
    -- David Benioff

    #Epic #Winning #Evil

  • Christ is a persuasion, a form evoking desire, and the whole force of the gospel depends upon the assumption that this persuasion is also peace: that the desire awakened by the shape of Christ and his church is one truly reborn as agape, rather than merely the way in which a lesser force succumbs to a greater, as an episode in the endless epic of power. (3)
    -- David Bentley Hart

    #Epic #Church #Desire

  • I know there are epic tales of romance, where love means you're supposed to die. Where it's all about sacrifice. But I don't want to die. I don't want Stephen to die. I'm looking for the scenario where we both get to live. Where we can continue this marvel that is love and discovery and trust.
    -- David Levithan

    #Mean #Sacrifice #Epic

  • Six billion of us walking the planet, six billion smaller worlds on the bigger one. Shoe salesmen and short-order cooks who look boring from the outside - some have weirder lives than you. Six billion stories, every one an epic, full of tragedy and triumph, good and evil, despair and hope. You and me - we aren't so special, bro.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Epic #Shoes #Order

  • Lincoln' is a powerful film. It's one of those epic films that talk about this very specific issue in history of the United States.
    -- Demian Bichir

    #Powerful #Epic #Issues

  • This is a city of absolute enchantment in the literal sense of the word. It loosens all the bonds binding the traveller to his own age and sets him free to live in a past that is vital and crude but never ugly. Herat is as old as history and as moving as a great epic poem - if Afghanistan had nothing else it would have been worth coming to experience this.
    -- Dervla Murphy

    #Moving #Epic #Past

  • I don't mess around with the men in the coven, especially my Shadowblades," she said with quiet finality. Flirting was one thing but anything more, it was a mistake of epic proportions. His eyes narrowed and he gave a slow shake of his head. "That is all right then. Because I want so much more than just to mess around.
    -- Diana Pharaoh Francis

    #Mistake #Eye #Epic

  • Halloween festivities included an epic scavenger hunt & lots of Looney Tunes.
    -- Dianna Agron

    #Halloween #Epic #Tunes

  • I am learning the ropes of captaincy from MS Dhoni.
    -- Dwayne Bravo

    #Epic #Ms Dhoni #Dhoni

  • He oft finds med'cine, who his griefe imparts; But double griefs afflict concealing harts, As raging flames who striveth to supresse.
    -- Edmund Spenser

    #Grief #Epic #Flames

  • [Geology] may be looked upon as the history of the earth's changes during preparation for the reception of organized beings, a history, which has all the character of a great epic.
    -- Edward Forbes

    #Character #Epic #Preparation

  • The mathematics are distinguished by a particular privilege, that is, in the course of ages, they may always advance and can never recede.
    -- Edward Gibbon

    #Epic #Age #May

  • Heroism is no extempore work of transient impulse--a rocket rushing fretfully up to disturb the darkness by which, after a moment's insulting radiance, it is ruthlessly swallowed up,--but a steady fire, which darts forth tongues of flame. It is no sparkling epigram of action, but a luminous epic of character.
    -- Edwin Percy Whipple

    #Character #Epic #Fire

  • I love historical movies. I want to make a violent medieval epic.
    -- Eli Roth

    #Epic #Historical #Want

  • The calibre of TV's changing. It's becoming much more epic. To rival film, definitely.
    -- Emilia Clarke

    #Epic #Rivals #Tvs

  • Some people stick with the traditional, feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. Personally, I go for the old "existential meltdown followed by acting weird for the next half hour. But everyone feels something.
    -- Enrico Fermi

    #Epic #People #Feelings

  • All bad writers are in love with the epic.
    -- Ernest Hemingway

    #Writing #Epic

  • Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.
    -- Ernest Hemingway

    #Writing #Epic #Guy

  • The epic disappeared along with the age of personal heroism; there can be no epic with artillery.
    -- Ernest Renan

    #Epic #Age #Heroism

  • I don't know what has happened to movies, but lately every movie is at least 20 minutes too long. It used to be that if you were three hours long it was because it was epic - a movie about Gandhi; something with very important subject matters.
    -- Ethan Hawke

    #Epic #Long #Important

  • All the men in my life have been two things: an epic and an epidemic.
    -- Ethel Waters

    #Epic #Men #Epidemics

  • Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

    #Writing #Cutting #Epic

  • A Concordance of Leaves is an epic poem of the indomitable yet fragile human spirit. Philip Metres brings Palestine and Palestinians into English with rare luminosity. One feels echoes of Oppen's succinct tenderness in the depiction of the numerous characters of this work. Without other, there is no self. And that other is the stranger who must be loved. Concordance is, after all, a wedding poem-leaves and pages in search of a certain passage toward harmony.
    -- Fady Joudah

    #Character #Epic #Echoes

  • In order for innovation to happen, a bunch of things that aren't happening on closed platforms need to occur. Valve wouldn't exist today without the PC, or Epic, or Zynga, or Google. They all wouldn't have existed without the openness of the platform. There's a strong tempation to close the platform, because they look at what they can accomplish when they limit the competitors' access to the platform, and they say 'That's really exciting.'
    -- Gabe Newell

    #Strong #Epic #Order

  • I Would Go To War With Dhoni By My Side.
    -- Gary Kirsten

    #War #Epic #Dhoni

  • The only good produced by the disappearance of Africville was the appearance of a conscious black nationalism … In this regard, Consecrated Ground is the heir of fierce, vengeful, and epic activism.
    -- George Elliott Clarke

    #Epic #Black #Heirs

  • But it is only in epic tragedies that gloom is unrelieved. In real life tragedy and comedy are so intermingled that when one is most wretched ridiculous things happen to make one laugh in spite of oneself.
    -- Georgette Heyer

    #Real #Epic #Laughing

  • 'The Black Parade' is an epic, theatrical, orchestral, big record that is also a concept album.
    -- Gerard Way

    #Epic #Black #Albums

  • History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities.
    -- Graydon Carter

    #Epic #Opportunity #Missed Opportunity

  • The opportunities of the twenty-first century make those of us who care about cities feel like kids in a candy store: How will cities survive and lead the way in the transformation required to combat global warming? Resilient Cities gives us a road map for this epic journey upon which we are embarking.
    -- Greg Nickels

    #Kids #Epic #Opportunity

  • I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup.
    -- Gwyneth Paltrow

    #Kids #Epic #Soup

  • If Dhoni plays till the end, one thing is for sure..He will make his team Win.
    -- Harsha Bhogle

    #Team #Epic #Winning

  • Your primary presumption that The Bridge was proffered as an epic has no substantial foundation. You know quite well that I doubt that our present stage of cultural development is so ordered yet as to provide the means or method for such an organic manifestation as that.
    -- Hart Crane

    #Mean #Epic #Bridges

  • The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections.
    -- Hart Crane

    #Epic #Bridges #Long

  • In my opinion, the trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments, which I have named the 'epic' one. It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree; it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst. Directed by the will of the master, the trombones can chant like a choir of priests, threaten, utter gloomy sighs, a mournful lament, or a bright hymn of glory; they can break forth into awe-inspiring cries and awaken the dead or doom the living with their fearful voices.
    -- Hector Berlioz

    #Religious #Powerful #Epic

  • Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic.
    -- Henry James

    #Reading #Epic #Envelopes

  • I am all for titillating trivialities. I am all for the epic touch. I could almost say that everything in Time, should be either titillating or epic or starkly, supercurtly factual.
    -- Henry R. Luce

    #Epic #Triviality #Should

  • I have been saying this for some time, but customers are not interested in grand games with higher-quality graphics and sound and epic stories. Only people who do not know the video game business would advocate the release of next-generation machines when people are not interested in cutting-edge technologies.
    -- Hiroshi Yamauchi

    #Cutting #Epic #Technology

  • How big is your God? The size of your God determines the size of everything.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Size #Bigs

  • You teach what you know, but you reproduce what you are.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Leadership #Epic #Teach

  • A belief is something you will argue about. A conviction is something you will die for.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Belief #Arguing

  • Experience is not the best teacher; evaluated experience is.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Teacher #Epic #Best Teacher

  • Leaders are readers, and readers are leaders.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Leader #Reader

  • Our problem is that we are in the Word but not under the Word.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Problem

  • It's a sin to bore people with the Bible.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #People #Sin

  • You cannot impart what you do not possess.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks


  • You never graduate from the school of discipleship.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #School #Epic #Graduates

  • If we stop learning today, we stop teaching tomorrow.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Teaching #Epic #Today

  • You can impress from a distance, but you can only impact up close.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Distance #Epic #Impact

  • My greatest fear is not your failure, but your success.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks


  • The teacher has not taught until the student has learned.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Teacher #Epic #Taught

  • In the midst of a generation screaming for answers, Christians are stuttering.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Christian #Epic #Generations

  • Nothing is more common than unfulfilled potential.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Common #Unfulfilled Potential

  • Your strengths develop your confidence; your weaknesses develop your faith.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Weakness

  • The measure of you as a leader is not what you do, but what others do because of what you do.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Leader

  • Most people don't think, they just rearrange their prejudices.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Thinking #People

  • The greatest curse that pervaded the university is apathy.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Apathy #Curse

  • There's no one without significant creative potential.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Creative #Significant

  • You are able to do many things. But be sure you find the one thing you must do.
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Epic #Able