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Legends are historical stories that aren't always proven to be entirely true.

A legend can also refer to an inspirational person who has created history and is remembered for the impact that they have created through their work or personality. Legends are basically a part of folklore that is realistic in nature.

However, at times a legend is altered in order to fit the time and age.  A sub-category named urban legend has become very popular these days. The main concept of it is it is based on popular culture based on conspiracy theories and mysterious events. One of the most noteworthy example of urban legend is, "Paul is dead", according to which Paul McCartney from the English rock band 'The Beatles' died in 1966 and was secretly replaced by his doppelganger. In this article, you will find extremely inspirational legends quotes that will stay with you for a long time. You could also check out hero quotes for more such quotes induced wisdom.

If you liked this legends quotes article, you can also take a look at our legend quotes and hero quotes.

Inspirational Quotes On Legends

Your all-time favorite inspirational legends quotes are listed below.

1. "Legends need not concern themselves with something as small as happiness."

-Holly Black.

2.  "Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts."

-Salman Rushdie.

3. "I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend."

-Freddie Mercury.

4. "His legend will be written down, eventually, by those who are troubled by it."

-Patrick White.

5. "I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her."

-Britney Spears.

6. "I set about seeking a thread, a theme, a style, in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image."

-Leni Riefenstahl.

7. "In my own life, I think legends of supernatural, mythic things are really just a manifestation of the collective unconscious."

-Alan Ball.

8. "There used to be a time when the idea of heroes was important. People grew up sharing those myths and legends and ideals. Now they grow up sharing McDonalds and Disneyland."

-Bob Dylan.

9. "John Legend is a nickname that somebody started calling me a while ago and part of it is 'cos I sound like an old man when I sing."

-John Legend.

10. "After all, I believe that legends and myths are largely made of 'truth'."

-J.R.R. Tolkien.

11. "As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember."

-Neil Armstrong.

12."I've seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else if it hurt bad enough and once they were dead their patriotism was only good for legends; it was bad for their prose and made them write bad poetry."

-Ernest Hemingway.

13."I don't think she is underappreciated, certainly not among writers, but Alice Munro is the classic underappreciated writer among readers. It is almost a cliche now to wonder why this living legend is not more widely read."

-Khaled Hosseini.

14. "Let the word and the legend go before you. Let the world go before you. Let your shadow grow. Let it grow hair on its face. Let it become dark. Given time, words may even enchant an enchanter."

-Stephen King.

Quotes About Urban Legends

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Inspirational legends quotes that will truly make your day are listed below.

15. "I love watching the slow rise of the urban legend. They're the stories that we use to explain ourselves to ourselves."

-Neil Gaiman.

16. "The seed of an urban legend find fertile soil at the corner of tragedy and imagination."

-Thomm Quackenbush.

17.  "The explosions, like the urban legends, are a great way of bringing people in to watch, because it's really fun, and you know we're always going to give you a satisfying ending."

-Adam Savage.

18.  "I've had a lifelong obsession with urban legends and American folklore."

-Eric Kripke.

19. "No child has ever been kidnapped from Disneyland. This is one of many Disneyland urban legends that don't have a basis in fact. The kidnap stories-- urban legends."

-Leslie Le Mon.

20. The idea of the chickens with the multiple breasts and thighs came from an urban legend that some fast-food places had developed chickens with four thighs. It wasn't true, but it is a suggestive rumor.

-Margaret Atwood.

Quotes About Legends Dying

If you are looking for inspirational legends quotes, these hand-picked curated quotes are just what you are looking for.

21. "The birth of a legend is the death of a hero. Every man wishes to die a hero. A hero’s death is glorious!"

-Tanya Thompson.

22. "Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does."

-Helen Hayes.

23. "I wrote 'Legends of the Fall' in nine days, but I had been thinking about it for a few years."

-Jim Harrison.

24. "Don Alfredo leaves us, but his memory will last forever in our hearts. Legends never die. Thanks for everything Maestro."

-Cristiano Ronaldo.

25. "Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does."

-Helen Hayes.

26. "History has its truth, and so has legend. Legendary truth is of another nature than historical truth. Legendary truth is invention whose result is reality. Furthermore, history and legend have the same goal; to depict eternal man beneath momentary man."

-Victor Hugo.

27. "Full circle. A new terror born in death, a new superstition entering the unassailable fortress of forever. I am legend."

-Richard Matheson.

28. "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die."

-Babe Ruth.

29. "Then you'll die in the midst of trying to realize your Personal Legend. That's a lot better than dying like millions of other people, who never even knew what their Personal Legends were."

-Paulo Coelho.

30. "All the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived."

-John Boorman.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for legends quotes then why not take a look at warrior quotes and [gladiator quotes].

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