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.

A writer is at the end, not his books, but his myths. V.S. Naipaul
When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. Willis Goldbeck and James Warner
To be more interested in the writer than the writing is just eternal human vulgarity. Martin Amis
Ned Pratt is the only figure in Canadian literature, so far, great enough to establish a personal legend. And the legend was unique because it had the poet behind it. Northrop Frye
The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers. Stan Barstow
When I want to read a novel, I write one. Benjamin Disraeli
What do we ever get nowadays from reading to equal the excitement and revelation in those first fourteen years? Graham Greene
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good. Samuel Johnson
Much reading is an oppression of the mind and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason for so many senseless scholars in the world. William Penn
People often say that life is the thing but I prefer reading. Logan Pearsall Smith
Legend always contains a grain of law. Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
Being a living legend is better than being a dead legend. George Burns
Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it. James Baldwin
If you want to be a legend you have to fight with legends. Aleksei Oleinik
Legends are material to be molded, and not facts to be recorded. Harvey Allen
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time. Usain Bolt
History has its truth; and so has legend hers. Victor Hugo
I can't be a legend yet. I'm not dead. Maynard James Keenan
Legend has it that when God created me, he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness, and no heart. Ethel Merman
Like the newspapers used to say, if the truth isn't big enough, you print the legend. Neil Gaiman
I never said I was a genius. I never said I was a cornerstone. I've never said I'm a legend in my own time. You never heard me say anything like that. Ray Charles
I feel like I have to put on for my city because we have so many legends and so many greats. Megan Thee Stallion
That's how it is with legends. The greater they sound, the more must've got left out. Tim Tharp
When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness. Tecumseh
You look more like a legend when you accomplish a lot at a young age. Lil Yachty
Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Max Holloway