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Positive Quotes about Epic

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Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude.
It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself,
but always some manner of life.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

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

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

You no longer have much in the way of knowing what to do in a big,
epic novel about the future, because nobody knows what
the hell is going to happen.
- Jerry Pournelle

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Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.
- Karl Kraus

There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings.
It's an important part of epic literature.
- Kevin J. Anderson

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

 

If epic poetry is a definite species,
the sagas do not fall within it.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth,
wisdom, is dying out.
- Walter Benjamin

Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because
we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene -
but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers.
- William Shatner

The first epics were intended for recitation;
the literary epic is meant to be read.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

My secret dream is to write an epic poem.
That's probably the most pretentious thing I've said.
- Laurie Anderson

I love big budgeted, epic rock landscapes.
That's what turns me on.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

I think our relationship with Epic had run its natural course,
and it happened to coincide with the fulfillment of our contract.
We decided not to resign with them.
- Mike McCready

Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very
little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
- Robert Lynd

And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men.
I have told unto them the Epic of Kings,
and the Epic of Kings is come to a close,
and the tale of their deeds is ended.
- Ferdowsi

By the general process of epic poetry,
I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded
to the profound needs of the society in which it was made.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

An epic is not made by piecing together a set of heroic lays,
adjusting their discrepancies and making them into a continuous narrative.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle,
like an epic poem.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak
about the world and the torment in the world through man,
rationally and emotionally.
The poet then becomes a danger.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

With several different kinds of poetry to choose from,
a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet,
and he would set out, in conscious determination,
on an epic poem.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic.
I needed the third-person.
I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story,
is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it.
- Jeffrey Eugenides

Any long work in which poetry is persistent,
be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession
of separate poetic experiences governed into a related
whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
- John Drinkwater

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy,
with kings, queens, dukes and court politics,
but of course like what I was explaining before,
about making the science make sense,
you have to make the politics make sense,
too.
- Kevin J. Anderson

And for the city's birthday, we will host events in
every neighborhood of the city,
inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic -
the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most.
- Thomas Menino

But the development of human society does not go straight forward;
and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process,
the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

In an age robbed of religious symbols,
going to the shops replaces going to the church.
We have a free choice, but at a price.
We can win experience, but never achieve innocence.
Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world
involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
- Stephen Bayley

There is only one thing which can master the perplexed
stuff of epic material into unity;
and that is,
an ability to see in particular human experience some
significant symbolism of man's general destiny.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my
mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby.
I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about.
I just remember the title.
But I'm sure it was an epic.
- Jane Horrocks

The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter
and a tradition of style;
and that is what every other poet has behind him too;
only,
for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower,
rather more strictly compelling.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

The epic poet collaborates with the spirit of his time
in the composition of his work.
That is, if he is successful; the time may refuse to work with him,
but he may not refuse to work with his time.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

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

The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations;
sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as
its archaeological interest,
but not always.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

When Ulysses hears his own story sung by an epic poet
and then he reveals his identity and the poet wants to continue singing,
Ulysses isn't interested any longer.
That's very astonishing.
- Raymond Queneau

That is to say, epic poetry has been invented many times and independently;
but,
as the needs which prompted the invention have been broadly similar,
so the invention itself has been.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

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

We took Beowulf, the epic poem in Old English,
and put it right together with John Gardner's contemporary retelling.
If you bring it into today, we really feel that it
has something very fresh to say now.
- Julie Taymor

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

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket.
But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am associated with techno epics.
- Trevor Horn

My specialties are corpses, unconscious people and
people snoring in spectacular epics.
- Gig Young

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino


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