Quotes of telling

  1. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. – Jane Austen
  2. The parent is the strongest statement that the child hears regarding what it means to be alive and real. More than what we say or do, the way we are expresses what we think it means to be alive. So the articulate parent is less a telling than a listening individual. – Polly Berrien Berends
  3. I keep telling myself, don't get cocky. Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while. – Vida Blue
  4. If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed. – Alfred Brendel
  5. Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living. – William Throsby Bridges
  6. We did some jumping at the start of the show. We went out without telling anyone- and the studio liked to kill us. They were threatened with cancellation of their production insurance. – Ken Curtis
  7. Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world. – Walt Disney
  8. I hate telling that story to people who've been struggling for years. – Terry Goodkind
  9. One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so. – Franz Kafka
  10. Mostly the thought and the verse come inseparably. In my poem Poetics, it's as close as I come to telling how I do it. – Howard Nemerov
  11. What pisses me off is when I've got seven or eight record company fat pig men sitting there telling me what to wear. – Sinead O'Connor
  12. I've never reacted well to other people telling me what to do. – Tom Selleck
  13. I also want to return to doing stand -up. I've become frightened of live audiences. This is a really telling sign that I need to go back on the comedy circuit again. – Johnny Vegas
  14. Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims. This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims. – Juan Williams
  15. The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals. – Kit Williams

Usage examples for telling

  1. It's no good your being hoity- toity, and telling me to mind my business. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  2. You're telling me, sir?... – Shipwreck in the Sky by Eando Binder
  3. What is this thou'rt telling me? – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  4. Oh, my mother's been telling me about her. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  5. I was just sitting by her bed, telling her about Sir Arthur and his accusation, and she was very much interested, and asked if I had the pendant with me. – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  6. I'm telling you to herd up on our north range, that's all. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  7. Aweel, we could not be telling that! – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  8. And two of them laughed- thought I was telling a funny story. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  9. It is no matter about telling you who he was. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  10. Do you mind telling me, Sally? – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. He had been on his way to her, his mind made up that he would not sleep without telling her of his love. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  12. You left her without telling her why. – Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete by Gilbert Parker
  13. " I am telling you that it is impossible, and I told you so before. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  14. " I am telling you a thing that nobody else knows. – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  15. There now, Mo, see what I said- what a bad one I am at telling of things! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. No. I'm telling you the truth. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  17. Do you mind telling me one thing? – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  18. Would you mind telling me who they are, then? – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. I was telling him about it. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. Ask the Duke, without telling him that I asked you, what I should do. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt

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