„If you will, it is no legend…“

Prefix to Altneuland, (1902)
Originally in German: Wenn ihr wollt, ist es kein Märchen... which was intended to have the double meaning of a strong will shall eventually be realized, and as part of a paragraph ending as a postfix to the book, that this book perhaps will be seen as a true story, but even if not...
The Israeli rightist movement "Im Tirzu" (Literally: 'If you will') is named after this quote.

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Austro-Hungarian journalist and writer 1860 - 1904

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„She's not a legend. She's a beginner. What is this 'legend'? She can't be a legend at whatever age she is. She can't be a legend, you have to be older.“

—  Lauren Bacall American actress, model 1924 - 2014

As quoted in numerous reports of a response she made to a question by Jenni Falconer during joint interview sessions http://film.guardian.co.uk/venice/story/0,15051,1300356,00.html with Nicole Kidman at the Venice Film Festival (8 September 2004) She, Kidman and others have indicated that the remarks were inaccurately quoted and taken out of context. (see also the Larry King interview)

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„You must have heard about the beautiful Sufi legend of Majnu and Laila.“

—  Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990

Sufis, The People of the Path, Vol. 1
Context: You must have heard about the beautiful Sufi legend of Majnu and Laila. It is not an ordinary love story. The word majnu means mad, mad for God. And laila is the symbol of God. Sufis think of God as the beloved; laila means the beloved. Everybody is a Majnu, and God is the beloved. And one has to open one’s heart, the eye of the heart.

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„I now know that legends in themselves have no power. The power comes from the uses that the living make of the legend. The legends merely represent an ideal.“

—  Michael Moorcock English writer, editor, critic 1939

Book 3, Chapter 2 “The Destruction in the Fortress” (p. 260)
The Elric Cycle, The Fortress of the Pearl (1989)

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

—  Richard Matheson, book I Am Legend

Ch. 3
I Am Legend (1954)
Context: True, he thought, but no one ever got the chance to know it. Oh, they knew it was something, but it couldn’t be that — not that. That was imagination, that was superstition, there was no such thing as that.
And, before science had caught up with the legend, the legend had swallowed science and everything.

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„There's only one legend. That's me.“

—  Roberto Durán Panamanian boxer 1951

http://www.cmgworldwide.com/sports/duran/quotes.html

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„Take new values : Leave behind a legend to be followed by those who follow you.“

—  Harbhajan Singh Yogi Indian-American Sikh Yogi 1929 - 2004

Remark (9 January 1978), as quoted in Transitions to a Heart Centered World : Through the Kundalini Yoga and Meditations of Yogi Bhajan (1988) by Guru Rattana and Ann M. Maxwellm, p. 107
Context: Take new values : Leave behind a legend to be followed by those who follow you. Be a yogi — don't be an ordinary person.

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„Heroes come and go, but legends are forever.“

—  Kobe Bryant American basketball player 1978 - 2020

„All legends have a base in fact.“

—  David Gemmell, book The Swords of Night and Day

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„When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.“

—  Tecumseh Native American leader of the Shawnee 1768 - 1813

Quoted as a statement of Tecumseh in Inspire! : What Great Leaders Do (2004) by Lance H. K. Secretan, p. 67; but also often quoted as an anonymous Shawnee proverb, as in The Soul Would Have No Rainbow If The Eyes Had No Tears (1994) by Guy A. Zona, p. 45
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