Quotations About / On: EPIC

  • 1.
    My life is not less than an EPIC!
    (Md. Ziaul Haque's Quote [মো. জিয়াউল হক এর উক্তি])
  • 2.
    We are all heroes fighting our epic battles.Never give up.
  • 3.
    An epic of worry rather than of high tragedy.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "The Prince's Tale," The Spectator 204 (1960). From a review of Lampedusa's The Leopard.)
  • 4.
    Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 84 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
  • 5.
    The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Cromwell, preface (1827).)
  • 6.
    'The good days, the epic days, and the other days. There has never been a bad day.'
    (J.P Tipton)
  • 7.
    The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
    (Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt (1968). The Storyteller, sct. 4 (1936).)
  • 8.
    Of what violences, murders, depredations, have not the epic poets, from all antiquity, been the occasion, by propagating false honor, false glory, and false religion?
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Charlotte Grandison, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 6, letter 45, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
  • 9.
    You have an intense thirst for epic adventuring, and detest domestication. As far as you're concerned, rules are meant to be broken because life is meant to be lived! You've heard of a wild goose chase before, right? Well, you're the goose everyone is chasing
  • 10.
    “Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic.” , The Portrait of a Lady
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