Legendary Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Legendary Quotes from Lucy Dacus, Matthew Williamson, Sandi Toksvig, Billy Paul, Theo Rossi. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I feel like the expectations have gone up. It’s not a complaint, but it’s a little intimidating. People are like, ‘Oh, you’re on Matador. It’s kind of a legendary label – you’re going to have to live up to all those other bands.’ I guess it’s not that explicit.
Lucy Dacus
I grew up in the dark ages, pre-digital, when everyone would wait for a magazine each month to see these models who became legendary and iconic, like Kate Moss.
Matthew Williamson
I don’t know a lot about mountaineering. I once went walking in the Lake District with the legendary climber Chris Bonington and had to have emergency physio afterwards to regain sensation in my thighs.
Sandi Toksvig
I’ve always worked hard to create my own style. Nobody sounds like me. I’ve heard them call me ‘legendary.’ That feels pretty good… though the word is overused these days.
Billy Paul
My uncle who helped in a big part of raising me from when I was young, had moved from California, and would just tell me these legendary stories of these motorcycle clubs that he was around and that he used to ride with.
Theo Rossi
When I go and speak now at all sorts of conferences, later in the night there’s always a better Maxie Walker than me. Billy Birmingham’s legendary for basically being able to verbally kneecap any of a number of Australia’s characters, particularly in the commentary box.
Max Walker
Madison Square Garden has held some of the best fights of all time. Many legendary fighters have fought there. Being able to fight there is an honor.
Ryan Garcia
Before he played CIA Director Saul Berenson on ‘Homeland,’ a much younger Mandy Patinkin gained some fame as Inigo Montoya, a legendary swordsman, in ‘The Princess Bride.’
Michael Hayden
It’s really, really cool that we’ve been able to have these opportunities to surround ourselves with these people because they’re brilliant. Like, Dolly Parton is legendary, and she’s maybe the nicest person I’ve ever met in my entire life and, like, amazing.
Kirstin Maldonado
‘A Rogue by Any Other Name’ is the first book in the ‘Rules of Scoundrels’ series, centered on a legendary pre-Victorian casino and her four scandalous aristocratic owners.
Sarah MacLean
I have always respected how Bobby Bowden would go out and challenge any opponent, and he produced some legendary games against the University of Miami and Notre Dame.
James Carville
Legendary photographer Annie Leibowitz persuaded us to pose in our underwear. When the magazine hit the stands we were horrified to see the caption ‘Go-Go’s Put Out.’ Regardless, I was extremely excited to see us at every newsstand on every corner, our faces on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone!’
Charlotte Caffey
Behind closed doors they had what were legendary battles I hear but when the doors opened there was absolute unity. Not a crack could be found. No separation whatsoever. They were locked together for the good of the community.
Maynard Jackson
When you fighting in New York, I feel like it would be disrespectful if I didn’t walk out with some legendary East Coast hip-hop.
Tyron Woodley
Four Seasons’ legendary brand epitomizes the highest standards for service in the hospitality industry worldwide.
Julia Hartz
I saw an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Fanny and Alexander’ at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. The story is just legendary for us Danes, and it was really well done.
Sidse Babett Knudsen
I used to go to Bourbon Street when I was a kid and there would be club after club after club of people who were around when the music started. I mean these are legendary, maybe not so well known, but legendary musicians.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Playing the greatest warrior in the seven kingdoms, that’s absolutely no pressure. It didn’t help, during the casting, the director kept saying, ‘Remember, you’re the most legendary swordsman ever.’ I said, ‘Great. I’ll try and convey that in my four lines of dialogue.’
Luke Roberts
I came back to Mumbai with the tag of having assisting the legendary Satyajit Ray. I thought that would be a medal, but it became a disqualification. People thought I would only make serious kinds of cinema.
Tinnu Anand
The 24 is just legendary, it’s kind of like the 3 with Dale Earnhardt Sr. where everybody knows the rainbow 24 DuPont Chevrolet. It is just a very recognizable car, driver, just a legendary team.
Kyle Larson
I found a great mentor early on in my career, Dave Duffield – a legendary software innovator, great individual, and a wonderful leader and human being.
Aneel Bhusri
Of course I grew up with the ‘Vacation’ movie with the legendary Anthony Michael Hall.
Juliette Lewis
Captain Falco saw the diminishment of biodiversity in our oceans over a span of nearly seven decades. He was dedicated to the protection of life and habitats in the sea. He was a legendary mariner, diver, oceanographer, and conservationist. The world is a better place because of him.
Paul Watson
Added to the rooster of courses, ‘Tiger Woods 10’ adds in seven new courses from the pristine Bethpage Black, home of this year’s U.S. Open, to the legendary Pinehurst. The Wii Weather Channel will even adjust the forecast to match the fairway because sometimes even the pros have to play in the rain.
Rob Manuel
Back in 1995, I quit my job and joined AmeriCorps at the Hill House in Pittsburgh’s legendary Hill District.
John Fetterman
At a party in L.A., I met this middle-aged gentleman who I was talking to for ages when I asked, ‘So, what do you do?’ Turns out I was speaking to legendary music producer Quincy Jones, who worked on Michael Jackson’s hits. And there was little old me rattling on – I was so embarrassed.
Elliot Cowan
The Bill Cosby I know has been great to me and great for a lot of people. What he’s done for comedy and television has been legendary and history-making. What he’s done for the black community and education has been invaluable. That’s the Bill Cosby I know.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Dead at 50. Mike Webster! Nine-time Pro Bowler. Hall of Famer. ‘Iron Mike,’ legendary Steelers center for fifteen seasons.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
When I first moved to New York in 2006, I spent most of my time hanging out at and going to shows at a punk house in Crown Heights called The Fort where, amongst many roommates, my friend Johnny lived. Johnny loves The Germs, the legendary L.A. punk band fronted by the late, great Darby Crash.
Kevin Morby
I don’t want to just make music as I want to be legendary. I understand it has to be commercial as I have to feed my family. I am in between these two marks and they are not many people in this space. I want my work to my valued even if my face is forgotten.
NBC’s pilot season of 1994 is legendary in the business. In a world where failure is commonplace, we midwifed the birth of both ‘Friends’ and ‘ER’. While ‘ER’ came essentially out of the blue, we’d been casting around for a ‘Friends’-like show for some time at the network.
Warren Littlefield
I’ve been fortunate to share the ring with great wrestlers of legendary status and those that will fill their boots in the future.
Ethan Carter III
The three-peat has never been attempted, ever, and for me, I think it will add to my legendary status. I want to become one of the greatest athletes ever to have competed in any sport, so for me, that’s what it means.
Usain Bolt
I read that John Hughes script for ‘Mr. Mom,’ and I thought, ‘This guy is a funny writer.’ I went: ‘You ought to stick around and direct this thing.’ But he didn’t; he left, and look what he became. A really legendary comedy director.
Michael Keaton
Like Juan Gabriel and Ana Gabriel, both singers and songwriters of legendary talent, Marco Antonio has reshaped a kind of Mexican romanticism. What he brings to pop music is the kind of songs that really talk to people’s hearts.
Alicia Villarreal
There was always laughter in our house. And I have great memories of my dad making an Ulster fry on a Saturday morning. They were legendary even though he couldn’t really cook.
Dick Strawbridge
I have worked with Divya Dutta in two National Award-winning Punjabi films. I have known her a long time; she is a fantastic actress. I sent her flowers after I saw ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.’ Shabana Ji is, of course, a legendary actress. It was a great experience working with her.
Juhi Chawla
Laurel Canyon area music is legendary.
Curt Smith
I know I have experience, having worked with the likes of legendary composers like Ilaiyaraaja. And, I’ve been long enough with my dear friend A. R. Rahman, and we’ve collaborated on several musical works. All this gives me confidence.
Dinner at college high table is one of the legendary experiences of England. I could remember keenly each one I had attended; the repartee is sharper than the cutlery.
Gregory Benford
I can’t measure up to Homer. His composition has survived for nearly three millennia and remains the world’s most beautiful and mournful depiction of war. But the story of the Trojan War does not belong to Homer. The characters he employs were legendary long before he was born.
David Benioff
I was truly honored to work with legendary DJ and producer DJ Premier. I still can’t believe I have a track with Premier; it really is one of the best songs I’ve written in a long time.
It was my mother’s dream that I should work with a legendary actor like Amithabh Bachchan. I am happy that it has materialised now.
It takes hard work to be legendary.
Da Brat
I think I have met nearly all the Laureates in Economics. Among the few I haven’t met, I suppose I’d most like to meet Ronald Coase because of his legendary power to persuade his colleagues of the validity of the Coase Theorem.
Eric Maskin
There’s a large oak tree in the Newton Centre park playground that is legendary because only a few humans have hit it with a baseball from home plate, and B.J. Novak is among them. And I was there that day.
John Krasinski
Being the son or daughter of a legendary film personality you get more respect.
Javed Jaffrey
I don’t plan my acting. If I had to copy someone, it would be someone like the legendary Sridevi. I am really bad at copying people. I am very spontaneous.
Ayesha Takia
I want to accomplish something for myself and set a bar for myself, for somebody to be like, ‘Damn, Trippie legendary. He did such and such.’
Trippie Redd
Coach K, he’s just the most legendary coach to coach college basketball. I felt like going to Duke University I can learn a lot from him in my time there.
Zion Williamson
I have met so many of my idols – like Ray Charles, Brian Setzer – all these cats that are legendary musicians. If they had said to me, ‘Hey man, I’m busy,’ it would have crushed my soul.
Drake Bell
Before I was through my teens, I had been introduced and exposed to artists who would, in later years, become legendary.
Jacques d’Amboise
I wish for a world where everyone understands that discomfort is the price of legendary. And fear is just growth coming to get you.
Robin S. Sharma
I’m more likely to quote the golfer George Burns than the legendary late comedian by the same name who lived to be 100.
Jim Nantz
DJ Premier, this guy is like a god, a walking god. Guru, he put it down legendary.
Fat Joe
When people come to the show they think we are a legendary band because they hear us on Classic Rock radio all the time. It is psychological. That’s okay – I’m down with that.
George Thorogood
There are so many films which are my favorite in 100 years. There are legendary films like ‘Bombay,’ ‘Dil Se,’ and ‘Guru’ as I liked Abhishek Bachachan’s performance in the film.
Neha Sharma
Jerry Ormand was already a legendary Texas oilman when I met him. Yet he took the time to introduce me to the fine points of the oil business and how to survive and prosper amid the chaos of a rough-and-tumble industry.
Dan Pena
I’m not exactly a huge Beatles fan, but when I have a chance to visit a legendary place like the Beatles museum, I definitely use it. It’s historic.
Oleksandr Usyk
I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with Skip Bayless, the top opinionist in the business, and Shannon Sharpe, legendary NFL tight end and Hall of Famer. I love a good debate and look forward to sitting with these two and seeing what happens every day.
Joy Taylor
I remember when Muhammad Ali got beaten the first time. I remember when Lennox Lewis got beaten the first time, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson. All of those were legendary fighters, and they came back, and that’s what made them different – what they did after they got beat.
Naseem Hamed
Nik Wallenda and his family are legendary.
Chris Harrison
My poor cooking is legendary among my friends.
Lesley Nicol
Working with Babyface was legendary.
Ty Dolla Sign
The team at ASCAP is a genuine family, and I am proud to be part of an organization that is home to so many legendary songwriters and composers.
I have been studying women’s political behavior since the early 1970s and first identified the gender gap in 1980 with the help of legendary pollster Louis Harris.
Eleanor Smeal
I grew up in a great era of professional wrestling. WWF was just really coming into it’s own. The start of WrestleManias, the legendary performers like Macho Man, Hulk Hogan, Honky Tonk Man, Iron Sheik, Sgt. Slaughter.
Josh Barnett
I love lots of designers. I will always love Vivienne Westwood; she is a legendary designer.
Eliza Doolittle
It’s legendary how architectural lectures can be incredibly boring.
Bjarke Ingels
You never hear a country-western station saying ‘We have old school artist Willie Nelson in the house.’ They say ‘We have the legendary Willie Nelson.’
Big Daddy Kane
I feel blessed and lucky that some of the film industry’s most magical and iconic songs where legendary composers and singers have collaborated have been filmed on me.
Asha Parekh
I get to work with the legendary actor Dharmji. So I can’t consider myself more lucky.
Neha Sharma
The Crosby family is sort of legendary for all of its traumas and familial problems, even though it has this appearance of being this perfect world. It had quite a dark side to it.
Denise Crosby
I was hesitant to do ‘Mulan II.’ For me, I felt like the story that needed to be told, this legendary character of Mulan, was already encompassed in the first movie, and I was worried they would try to create this crazy cartoon character out of this legendary character of China.
Ming-Na Wen
I always enjoyed singing and working with the late Kishore Kumar. He was a legendary playback singer, an actor, and a producer/director.
Asha Bhosle
Legendary is in the unique position in that they have the resources to take risks, which I think has really benefitted ‘Pacific Rim.’
Travis Beacham
Everyone knows about Amitabh Bachchan being a legendary actor, and I had this sense of arrogance that I can make him do what I want. But what he did on locations completely blew me away. I realised that I understand the quality of performances even more after seeing him perform.
Ram Gopal Varma
I used to walk down the Justice Department on the fifth floor and see all those portraits of legendary attorneys general, Griffin Bell and Robert Jackson and people like that. Bill Barr will not be like that.
Neal Katyal
I had this DVD that my coach in Cameroon had mailed to me when I first came to America. It was an hour-long tape of Hakeem Olajuwon and some other legendary big men. I probably watched that DVD every single day for three years.
Joel Embiid
My mom is two people to me. She’s my mom number one, and then she’s this lady most comedians know as being a legendary owner of a nightclub that’s responsible for starting a lot of heavy careers.
Pauly Shore
LeBron’s had so many legendary moments because he was in the NBA Finals eight or nine years straight, and because to that his brand will endure and keep growing.
Jay Williams
Number 7 is a legendary number, many great players who have worn it. I hope I could do credit in the field with this number.
Kylian Mbappe
To be able to write ‘Superman,’ to be able to work with the legendary artist who is John Romita Jr., I signed on as soon as I could.
Gene Luen Yang
It’s just a great, legendary comic book hero and it’s one that has never been kind of been brought back to life after Lynda Carter. I mean, it’s a reinvention. When Tim Burton reinvented Batman after Adam West, and when Donner reinvented Superman after George Reeves, it’s time to do that with Wonder Woman.
Joel Silver
My parents knew a wider range of people than most, and so we had actors, journalists, politicians, planters, sportsmen and women and business folk all coming in and out of the places we lived in. Although my parents were not wealthy, they lived a legendary and amazingly cosmopolitan life.
Romesh Gunesekera
The generosity of the American people is legendary. So is their spirit.
Marsha Blackburn
After marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma as a young man, John Lewis went on to become a legendary leader for civil rights alongside other giants of the movement like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.
Kay Ivey
I did not grow up in the 70s but in the 80s in the Bay Area, the child of hippies in Berkeley, so I felt connected to the place and the legendary things that had come before me historically that I’d missed.
Marielle Heller
Adventure books are my personal favorites. ‘The Endurance,’ a story about Ernest Shackleton’s legendary Antarctica expedition, or ‘Into Thin Air,’ Jon Krakauer’s personal account of the 1996 disaster on Mt Everest, are two notables.
Dean Karnazes
When you go back and really listen to the legendary rappers, this is timeless music. Guys like Biggie, guys like Pac, timeless music.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I cannot go to Montreal without going to Beauty’s, my favorite place for breakfast, where I have the Mish-Mash omelet with hot dogs, salami, eggs, green peppers, and onions, and the best banana bread in the world. It’s legendary!
Gail Simmons
The rappers that become legendary, they’re the ones you wanna be.
Stefflon Don
Paterno had that almost legendary reputation, and then all of a sudden, the scandal broke. Why would I be interested? You can’t quite figure it out at face value.
Barry Levinson
As soon as you pick up a guitar, you’re up against the legends of rock. The same goes with stadium drum kits and electric bass. Essentially, you’re already in a soundscape that’s very familiar and has a lot of established legendary material recorded using those instruments.
Matt Bellamy
I got to work with legendary people.
Steve Lukather
Berry Gordy has always been this hazy legendary figure that I’ve known about in my childhood that was responsible for everything that I found important in the world.
Brandon Victor Dixon
Passing away of a legendary singer like SP Subrahmanyam is a huge loss. I have personally loved all his renditions. He is such a legendary figure.
Tulsi Kumar
So in my personal opinion, I definitely feel like I’m a legendary emcee, and I also feel like we’re a legendary brand, which is why I started rebranding ourselves years ago by saying ‘The Legendary Roots Crew,’ which is how we’re introduced on ‘The Tonight Show.’
Black Thought
‘The Paris Review’ was always the pinnacle: it was the place to be published. You were thrilled if you were published in ‘The Paris Review,’ and George Plimpton himself was practically mythical. He was a legendary figure.
James Salter