Quotes containing word "tell"

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Sell also: assure, differentiate, distinguish, evidence, narrate, order, recite, recount, say, separate, state

Definitions and meanings of word "tell"

• Noun: a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)

• Verb: express in words; examples: "He said that he wanted to marry her", "tell me what is bothering you", "state your opinion", "state your name"

• Verb: let something be known; example: "Tell them that you will be late"

• Verb: narrate or give a detailed account of; examples: "Tell what happened", "The father told a story to his child"

• Verb: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; examples: "I said to him to go home", "She ordered him to do the shopping", "The mother told the child to get dressed"

• Verb: discern or comprehend; example: "He could tell that she was unhappy"

• Verb: inform positively and with certainty and confidence; example: "I tell you that man is a crook!"

• Verb: give evidence; example: "he was telling on all his former colleague"

• Verb: mark as different; example: "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "tell"

Shel Silverstein
2 quotes about tell
American Writer, Poet, Author, Musician, Cartoonist, Composer, Songwriter
Thursday 25 September 1930 - Monday 10 May 1999
Billy Connolly
6 quotes about tell
Scottish Actor, Comedian, Musician
Born Tuesday 24 November 1942
Maurice Sendak
5 quotes about tell
American Writer, Artist
Sunday 10 June 1928 - Tuesday 8 May 2012
Dave Attell
6 quotes about tell
American Comedian
Born Monday 18 January 1965
Joyce Maynard
6 quotes about tell
American Writer, Author
Born Thursday 5 November 1953
Paul Ryan
6 quotes about tell
American Politician, Vice President
Born Thursday 29 January 1970
Marco Rubio
6 quotes about tell
American Politician, Speaker
Born Friday 28 May 1971
Karl Malone
5 quotes about tell
American Athlete
Born Wednesday 24 July 1963
Mark Twain
4 quotes about tell
American Author
Monday 30 November 1835 - Thursday 21 April 1910
Greta Garbo
2 quotes about tell
Swedish Actress
Monday 18 September 1905 - Sunday 15 April 1990
Lawrence Kasdan
4 quotes about tell
American Writer, Producer, Director
Born Friday 14 January 1949
George S. Patton
3 quotes about tell
American Soldier
Wednesday 11 November 1885 - Friday 21 December 1945

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.

Shel Silverstein

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I tell it like it is. I tell it like I see it. I tell it like I envision it. I tell it like I live it.

Trick Daddy

Words: tell, see, envision, live
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If you find something to tell, tell it to your truest, though that make little to tell; the truer you speak, the more you will know to tell.

Laura Riding

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I made a conscious decision not to tell anyone in my life. Now I tell people - don't tell anyone your idea until you have invested enough of yourself in it that you are not going to turn back. When a person has an idea at that conception moment it is the most vulnerable - one negative comment could knock you off course.

Sara Blakely

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Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth, and Reagan couldn't tell the difference.

Mort Sahl

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There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.

Greta Garbo

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I remember that. I was talking to him and I said how great it would be if actors had a tail because I have animals and a tail is so expressive. On a cat you can tell everything. You can tell if they're annoyed. You can tell whether they're scared.

Christopher Walken

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People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.

Carrie-Anne Moss

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They think that, if we were just smart enough, we'd be able to understand their policies. And I so want to tell 'em, and I do tell 'em, Oh, we're plenty smart, oh yeah - we know what's goin' on. And we don't like what's goin' on. And we're not gonna let them tell us to sit down and shut up.

Sarah Palin

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I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can't write a message book; you just tell the best story you know how to tell.

Paula Danziger

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They allow us to disrespect our Black woman. A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.

Afrika Bambaataa

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The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.

Ralph Bakshi

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Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image.

Cameron Diaz

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I'll just tell you the way it is. You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.

Dick Dale

Words: ill, just, tell, way, ask, time, build, clock
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My friend, I am going to tell you the story of my life, as you wish; and if it were only the story of my life I think I would not tell it; for what is one man that he should make much of his winters, even when they bend him like a heavy snow?

Black Elk

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When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose.

Abdallah II

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I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I'll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I'll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background.

Jim Valvano

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If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

Virginia Woolf

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I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I'd tell them where to put it.

Dolly Parton

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