Legend Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old legend quotes, legend sayings, and legend proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The truth about the life of a man is not what he does, but the legend which he creates around himself Oscar Wilde
The only way you can become a legend is in your coffin. Bette Davis
Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.  Lauren Bacall
Legend adheres to artists whose deaths seem the corollaries of their works. Joyce Johnson
At the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth. Michael Scott
Legend remains victorious in spite of history. Sarah Bernhardt 
Your memories become fantasies if they are not shared, and your life in all its triviality becomes a legend. Aleksandar Hemon
And, before science had caught up with the legend, the legend had swallowed science and everything. Richard Matheson
Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world. This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task. Paulo Coelho
Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does. Helen Hayes
Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded. Hervey Allen
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age… HL Mencken
Legends don't have to make sense. They just have to be beautiful. Or at least interesting. Terry Pratchett
You don't need to be legendary all the time. You can just be legendary for ten minutes a day. Caitlin Moran
A legend is an old man with a cane. Miles Davis
Sometimes a legend that endures for centuries... endures for a reason. Dan Brown
To be a legend, you generally had to be dead. Nalini Singh
When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. Robert Wuhl
You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not. Isabel Allende
Legends are not born--they are created. Ricky Pierce
You can't become legendary if you have no energy. Robin Sharma
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts. Salman Rushdie
Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave.  Kathryn Lasky
Legends that endure in the future...were events that took place in the distant past. Eiichiro Oda
Legend does not contradict history. It preserves the fundamental after but magnifies and embellishes it. Adrien Rouquette
Heroes come and go, but legends are forever. Kobe Bryant
All legends have a base in fact. David Gemmell
And history becomes legend and legend becomes history. Jean Cocteau
Being a legend is a hazardous thing if you're only a legend. If you can keep updating yourself, then being a legend is just an added bonus. Joan Baez
Voltaire has suffered the greatest misfortune that can befall a writer; he has become a legend, which ensures that he will not be read until someone destroys the legend. W.H. Auden