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Tell Quotes

We’ve collected the best Tell Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Quentin Tarantino, Mark Twain, Ronald Reagan, Mary Harris Jones, Rodney Dangerfield. Use them as an inspiration.

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When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’
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When in doubt tell the truth.
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Let us be shy no longer. Let us go to our strength. Let us offer hope. Let us tell the world that a new age is not only possible but probable.
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I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.
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I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
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The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
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It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
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Even the finest actors will have great difficulty showing somebody‘s loneliness. To put an actor on a chair and ask him to do nothing and yet tell the viewer everything about the character, it’s a difficult task.
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What I can’t tell with a photo I will tell with a painting, and what I can’t tell with a painting I will tell with a video or text sometimes, et cetera.
Francis Alys
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I have very simple tastes. An ex-girlfriend used to tell me I have the palate of a kid because there are only five or six foods that I love. And if you rotate them on a regular basis, that’s all I need to eat – like arugula, spinach, and grilled chicken.
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Spain, must we some day tell Filipinas that thou hast no ear for her woes and that if she wishes to be saved she must redeem herself?
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I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.
Miles Davis
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The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.
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People tell you everything changes when you have a kid, but what nobody says is you don’t mind.
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I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.
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I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
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The mistakes we make when we try to imagine our personal futures are also lawful, regular, and systematic. They, too, have a pattern that tells us about the powers and limits of foresight in much the same way that optical illusions tell us about the powers and limits of eyesight.
Daniel Gilbert
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I tell young peopleincluding my granddaughter – there is no shortcut in life. You have to take it one step at a time and work hard. And you have to give back.
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I’m going to tell you what my religion is. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Period. Terminato. Finito.
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Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.
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The question isn’t, ‘What do we want to know about people?’, It’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?’
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Our job is only to hold up the mirror – to tell and show the public what has happened.
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Always tell the truth – it’s the easiest thing to remember.
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The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead – everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
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Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.
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If your dream is to tell stories, interesting stories, play interesting people, that’s the bottom line. The people that I play have to be extraordinary.
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One learns more from listening than speaking. And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.
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I don’t see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I’m skinny, as if that’s supposed to make me happy.
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Authors by the hundreds can tell you stories by the thousands of those rejection slips before they found a publisher who was willing to ‘gamble‘ on an unknown.
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I always tell everybody that I feel I am living my dream.
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Don’t let anyone try to tell you who you are. Define yourself.
David Alan Grier
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You just have to find your activism, and don’t let anyone tell you what that should look like. If you’re doing the work, and you’re getting someone to think, you’re on the right path.
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I’m a very traditional person. The tattoos are about my grandmother dying and they tell the story about my mother and father, my brothers and my sister, my kids. It’s pretty much a family tree on my arm with my life in football too.
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People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.
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I never aspired to be Speaker simply so I could say, ‘I am the Speaker of the House of Commons,’ and tell my children that.
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Tell me thy company, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.
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Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.
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That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
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While you’re going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work, pretend you feel satisfied. Tell yourself you had a good day. Walk through the corridors with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy will radiate. If you act like you’re having fun, you’ll find you are having fun.
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Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother.
Jane Taylor
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Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: ‘I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’
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Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
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The reason why I wanted to direct is because there are personal stories that I want to tell, but also because I love every part of movie making – from the wardrobe to the set decoration to cinematography.
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No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
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I have something called ‘Siwanators,’ and if you’re a Siwanator, you’re strong. You’re powerful. You stand up to the bullies. If you’re a Siwanator, you’re nice. And the way you can tell if someone is a Siwanator is if they have a JoJo bow in.

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