Giant Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus; and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs, and peep about
To find ourselves dishonourable graves.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“REMEMBER YOUR GREATNESS

Before you were born,
And were still too tiny for
The human eye to see,
You won the race for life
From among 250 million competitors.
And yet,
How fast you have forgotten
Your strength,
When your very existence
Is proof of your greatness.
You were born a winner,
A warrior,
One who defied the odds
By surviving the most gruesome
Battle of them all.
And now that you are a giant,
Why do you even doubt victory
Against smaller numbers,
And wider margins?
The only walls that exist,
Are those you have placed in your mind.
And whatever obstacles you conceive,
Exist only because you have forgotten
What you have already
Achieved.

Poetry by Suzy Kassem”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Roald Dahl
“A whizzpopper!" cried the BFG, beaming at her. "Us giants is making whizzpoppers all the time! Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping if forbidden among human beans?”
Roald Dahl, The BFG

Ann Voskamp
“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

“You were born a winner, a warrior, one who defied the odds by surviving the most gruesome battle of them all - the race to the egg. And now that you are a giant, why do you even doubt victory against smaller numbers and wider margins? The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Rick Riordan
“Percy glanced over. He saw the fallen giant and seemed to understand what was happening. He yelled something that was lost in the wind, probably: Go!
Then he slammed Riptide into the ice at his feet. The entire glacier shuddered. Ghosts fell to their knees. Behind Percy, a wave surged up from the bay-a wall of gray water even taller than the glacier. Water shot from the chasms and crevices in the ice. As the wave hit, the back half of the camp crumbled. The entire edge of the glacier peeled away, cascading into the void-carrying buildings, ghosts, and Percy Jackson over the edge.”
Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Among other possibilities, money was invented to make it possible for a foolish man to control wise men; a weak man, strong men; a child, old men; an ignorant man, knowledgeable men; and for a dwarf to control giants.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Mt. Everest of Earth is 8.8 km tall; Mt. Olympus of Mars is 22 km tall. Every time you see a giant, you must know that that giant might be just a dwarf somewhere else!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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Cressida Cowell
“A GIANT heart
Needs a GIANT life!
GIANT arms
Can hold a world!

Let me lead a GIANT'S life!
No little steps, no holding back!
A GIANT'S way, a GIANT'S track!

Let my mistakes
Be GIANT ones!

For I can't live in little worlds!

I need the space to run my fill
I need to jump from hill to hill

And if you take my woods from me
I'll wander out into the sea
And try to find another world

So I can live a GIANT'S life!”
Cressida Cowell, Twice Magic

“Allegorical stories of saints battling with giants, monsters and demons may be interpreted as symbolizing the Christian's fight against paganism. At Bwlch Rhiwfelen (Denbigh) St Collen fought and killed a cannibal giantess, afterwards washing away the blood-stains in a well later known as Ffynnon Gollen. In Ireland, the tales of saints slaying giant serpents may have the same meaning; alternatively they (or some of them) may refer to early sightings of genuine water monsters. St Barry banished a serpent from a mountain into Lough Lagan (Roscommon), and a holy well sprang up where the saint's knee touched the ground.”
Colin Bord, Sacred Waters

Steven Magee
“Lots of small steps equates to a giant leap.”
Steven Magee

Roald Dahl
“I is a dreamblowing giant,” the BFG said. “(...) I is scuddling away to other places to blow dreams into the bedrooms of sleeping children. Nice dreams. Lovely golden dreams. Dreams that is giving the dreamers a happy time.”
Roald Dahl

Angela Panayotopulos
“The metal door began to roll open as she held her breath. Its parts creaked like the bones of a giant roused from his slumber, like a Lazarus that had hidden his flaming heart within fireproof walls, patiently sleeping as the comatose do.

The smell hit her first. Mold. Dampness. Cold lifeless things.

Within, there was a darker sort of silence, as if the building had been holding its breath for so long it had forgotten how to breathe.”
Angela Panayotopulos, The Wake Up

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never take tiny dreams for granted. They contain giant success stories.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Rick Riordan
“So…we’ll start by boasting, will we? Just like old times! Very well, demigod.”
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

R.J.  Lawrence
“He looked like a thing broken loose from a bedtime story, something unreal ... The giant watched her from above with a bizarre contemplation, his head tilted acrook, as if he'd snared some exquisite fairy from a storybook tale his own.”
R.J. Lawrence, The Fortunate Only

Snorri Sturluson
“When the builder saw that the work would not be finished, he flew into a giant’s rage. Once the Æsir realized for certain that they were facing a mountain giant, they no longer respected their oaths. They called upon Thor, who came immediately, and the next thing to happen was that the hammer Mjollnir was in the air. In this way Thor paid the builder his wages, but not the sun and the moon. Rather, Thor put an end to the giant’s life in Jotunheim. He struck the first blow in such a way that the giant’s skull broke into small pieces, and so Thor sent him down to Niflhel.”
Snorri Sturluson, The Prose Edda

“A giant is the one who comes from the inside, bringing his conscience and the freedom of the people.”
Alan Maiccon

Jill Criswell
“If the other Westlanders were frost giants, he was a leviathan; if they were beasts, he was their king.”
Jill Criswell, Beasts of the Frozen Sun

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Being short was determined by one’s genes. Feeling short is determined by the length of one’s jeans.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“In every person lies a beast and a giant.
Be careful which of them you awaken to the world with your interactions with people.”
Faithful Akpaloo

Cedric Nye
“Grendel left the Boneyard for the first time in a thousand years, and the world trembled at his coming. The ground rumbled and shook as he shouted ancient spells of steel and stone to strengthen him for battle as he raced ever faster toward the arena where his king had gone to battle all alone.
His massive legs pumped like pistons as they drove his feet against the street, and the people living along the road felt the cold fingers of fear tickle their spines and turn their bowels to water when they looked out to see what was making the noise.”
Cedric Nye, Welcome to Grim Dudgeon

“You are not for any reason less than whom God created you to be, don't live like a dwarf where you are seen as a giant.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

“Los Gingantes [] no se matan entre sí [] ni los gatos matan a los gatos -matan a los ratones- señaló Sofía, [] los guisantes humanos son los únicos que se matan entre sí. [] Los guisantes humanos se aplastan entre ellos sin cesar , se disparan cañones y montan en aerioplanos para arrojarse bombas en la cabeza. [] ¡Los guisantes humanos no dejan de asesinar a otros guisantes humanos! [] (Sofía) empezaba a preguntarse si los humanos eran mejores que los gigantes.”
Roalds Dāls, The BFG

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Without being an elephant sycophant, it is relevant to note that an infant elephant is a lieutenant giant.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“If you'd ever shaken hands with an earthquake you'd understand I'm an entity of trembling infinities beneath everything you see.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Being short was determined by one’s genes. Feeling short is determined by one’s environment.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“How does it feel? I'm asked. I think,


as if enormous is not enough?


Now, I'm supposed to feel it?


Become the blind man and the braille


he reads. Somehow, outside myself, feeling


legs, arms, chest, cleft in my huge jaw,


eyes that are mine and, at once,


eyes of the beholder.



My body is no one's history.


Trace fingers over every joint and scar.


Run hands across my skin,


through hair. Feel my nose.


There is nothing there


I've not grown into


like the slow unnoticed rising of trees.



It's only now, bulk that I am,


heaving into someone's light,


I must endure questions.



Should I answer? The truth or a lie?


Perhaps in a voice equal to my size:


I suffer from this uncommonness.


I'm growing from the outside in.


My soul has not yet caught up.



- Giant's Fourth Complaint


Tom Meschery

“How does it feel? I'm asked. I think,
as if enormous is not enough?
Now, I'm supposed to feel it?
Become the blind man and the braille
he reads. Somehow, outside myself, feeling
legs, arms, chest, cleft in my huge jaw,
eyes that are mine and, at once,
eyes of the beholder.

My body is no one's history.
Trace fingers over every joint and scar.
Run hands across my skin,
through hair. Feel my nose.
There is nothing there
I've not grown into
like the slow unnoticed rising of trees.

It's only now, bulk that I am,
heaving into someone's light,
I must endure questions.

Should I answer? The truth or a lie?
Perhaps in a voice equal to my size:
I suffer from this uncommonness.
I'm growing from the outside in.
My soul has not yet caught up.

- Giant's Fourth Complaint”
Tom Meschery

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