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Fairy Quotes

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Don't ask questions about fairy tales.
- Yiddish Proverb

Related topics: Wisdom

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I began to believe the fairy tales: You know,
how we're all out there looking for our magical missing half.
- Michael Bergin

The public has become my fairy godmother.
- Eartha Kitt

 

My father leaving the family shaped who I was and how I looked at the world.
By the same token, my father telling me fairy tales
that he had made up shaped me profoundly,
too.
- Kate DiCamillo

Every time a child says I don't believe in fairies
there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
- J. M. Barrie

As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk,
I don't really believe it can happen.
- Chris Van Allsburg

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When I went back to England after a year away,
the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale,
stifled by the weight of tradition.
- Brian Eno

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now.
The book is actually divided into five sections,
through which the key character, the muse,
leads us.
- Kit Williams

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching
for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
- Eugene O'Neill

I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have
an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few
things that really rival them.
- Alice Hoffman

My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport.
- Joan Chen

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
- Hans Christian Andersen

To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.
- Nelly Sachs

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.
- Helena Bonham Carter

A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician:
he is also a child confronting natural phenomena
that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
- Marie Curie

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies'
there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
- James M. Barrie

On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy
tales and dreamy poems of another world.
- Laurence Housman

I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner.
- Elisabeth Rohm

Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
to knock their fairy castles down?
- Eliza Cook

Well, Company of Wolves was about that literally,
about fairy tales.
- Neil Jordan

Drugs are not the way to the light.
They won't lead to a fairy-tale life,
they lead to suffering.
- Layne Staley

People don't like the true and simple;
they like fairy tales and humbug.
- Edmond de Goncourt

If you see the magic in a fairy tale,
you can face the future.
- Danielle Steel

Let the little fairy in you fly!
- Rufus Wainwright

I am your fairy tale.
Your dream.
Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your
hunger and your food and your drink.
- Klaus Kinski

I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk
tales being a woman's domain,
considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.
- Alice Hoffman

If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales
and I like them best of all.
- Audrey Hepburn

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose
gates are guarded by dragons:
we must fight in order to conquer it.
- Alexandre Dumas

Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
- Hans Christian Andersen

In kindergarten that used to be my job,
to tell them fairytales.
I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales,
all the classic fairy tales.
- Francis Ford Coppola

As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories,
many her own invention.
She, too, tended to reverse the norm.
- Tanith Lee

I loved fairy tales when I was a kid.
Grimm.
The grimmer the better.
I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect,
I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic.
- Amy Tan

Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales.
- Walter Ulbricht

We may have forgotten how to feel.
Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after,
as we've heard in fairy tales.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I'd imagine my wedding as a fairy tale...
huge, beautiful and white.
- Paris Hilton

All I know is that I've ruled out wearing fairy wings.
When I was nine I wanted to get married in fairy wings,
and now I realize that's not cool anymore.
- Isla Fisher

I'll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.
- Carol Ann Duffy

The point is, how do you know the Guarantee Fairy isn't a crazy glue sniffer.
- Chris Farley

One of the best things about folklore and fairy tales
is that the best fantasy is what you find right around the corner,
in this world.
That's where the old stuff came from.
- Terri Windling

I was a great reader of fairy tales.
I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.
- Beverly Cleary

Fairy-tales are nice.
- Syd Barrett

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land,
but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.
- Martin Bormann

Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical
sense) or whatever you want to call it.
- Johann G. Hamann

Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy,
hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
- William Butler Yeats

The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale.
He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh,
there his quarry lies.
- Marc Bloch

When fairy tales are written in the west,
they're known as folklore.
In the east, fairy tales are called religions.
- Paul Henderson

I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria.
My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.
- Hedy Lamarr

By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung.
- William Collins

Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it,
even though it was a fairy-tale movie.
- Colleen Atwood

Whoever will be free must make himself free.
Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap.
What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self.
- Max Stirner

I'm an interpreter of stories.
When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.
- Nat King Cole

Yes, hell exists.
It is not a fairy tale.
One indeed burns there.
This hell is not at the end of life.
It is here.
At the beginning.
Hell is what the infant must experience before he gets to us.
- Frederick Leboyer

There must be possible a fiction which,
leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists,
can arrive at the truth about the human condition,
here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
- Ralph Ellison

Why should a horror film be just a horror film? To me,
The Company of Wolves is a fairy tale;
it's got all those elements plus a lot more.
And we know that fairy tales aren't innocent any more.
- Neil Jordan

Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles
and more about the domino effect of this girl's life,
and how everyone else is affected.
Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed
to an action sort of fairy tale.
- Amber Tamblyn

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of
Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress,
investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution.
It was a huge success at the time.
- Anthony Holden

And I thought, when I have kids, that's the sort of well told,
silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to.
But it was an amazing experience.
And I think Shrek is a real classic,
a fairy tale classic.
- Mike Myers

Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free!
Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and
set out on the road that was to take him back to the
house of the lovely Fairy.
- Carlo Collodi

Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity
out there in the real world,
right now, for each and every one of these groups?
If we believed in the tooth fairy,
if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.
- William Weld

The original fairy tale was about the youngest sister
going into a room in the castle and finding all the
bodies of the wives that came before her -
she is confronted with truth,
thinking about how often we think we know people and we really don't.
- Alice Hoffman

But I don't know if people are meant to be together.
You have to have a lot in common, choose well and be really fortunate.
It's not like you're sprinkled with fairy dust.
You have to believe that love will be there when you need it.
- Claire Danes

My joking answer to this question is that I leave a
bowl of milk out on the back porch every night for the Idea Fairy.
In the morning, the milk is gone and there's a brand-new shiny idea by the bowl.
- Sarah Zettel

This is a work of fiction.
All the characters in it, human and otherwise,
are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk,
whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence.
Or lack thereof.
- Neil Gaiman

The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance,
but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach,
and the thorns and briars become visible.
- Washington Irving

There have been a number of us working very,
very hard to bring myth and fairy tales into public consciousness,
through fantasy literature and other media.
I hope we're succeeding in some small way.
- Terri Windling

I have very happy memories of fairy tales.
My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto
to check out the fairy tales.
And she was an actress, so she used to act out for
me the different characters in all these fairy tales.
- Mike Myers

Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so
ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form.
A fairy who was at his birth said, however,
that he would be very amiable for all that,
since he would have uncommon good sense.
- Charles Perrault

My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films:
something with an Indian theme,
either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme.
I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of
chances don't always come.
- Ravi Shankar


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