Legend Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old legend quotes, legend sayings, and legend proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The truth about the life of a man is not what he does, but the legend which he creates around himself     

Oscar Wilde

The only way you can become a legend is in your coffin.     

Bette Davis

Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.      

Lauren Bacall

Legend adheres to artists whose deaths seem the corollaries of their works.     

Joyce Johnson

At the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth.     

Michael Scott

Legend remains victorious in spite of history.     

Sarah Bernhardt 

Your memories become fantasies if they are not shared, and your life in all its triviality becomes a legend.     

Aleksandar Hemon

And, before science had caught up with the legend, the legend had swallowed science and everything.     

Richard Matheson

Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world. This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task.     

Paulo Coelho

Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.     

Helen Hayes

Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.     

Hervey Allen

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age…     

HL Mencken

Legends don't have to make sense. They just have to be beautiful. Or at least interesting.     

Terry Pratchett

You don't need to be legendary all the time. You can just be legendary for ten minutes a day.     

Caitlin Moran

A legend is an old man with a cane.     

Miles Davis

Sometimes a legend that endures for centuries... endures for a reason.     

Dan Brown

To be a legend, you generally had to be dead.     

Nalini Singh

When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.     

Robert Wuhl

You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.     

Isabel Allende

Legends are not born--they are created.     

Ricky Pierce

You can't become legendary if you have no energy.     

Robin Sharma

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

Salman Rushdie

Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave.      

Kathryn Lasky

Legends that endure in the future...were events that took place in the distant past.     

Eiichiro Oda

Legend does not contradict history. It preserves the fundamental after but magnifies and embellishes it.     

Adrien Rouquette

Heroes come and go, but legends are forever.     

Kobe Bryant

All legends have a base in fact.     

David Gemmell

And history becomes legend and legend becomes history.     

Jean Cocteau