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Fairy Tales Quotes

Fairy Tales quote - Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell u
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman , Coraline


When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he's everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot; he's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.

Taylor Swift


Fairy Tales quote - If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.

Mo Willems


Fairy Tales quote - If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

Audrey Hepburn


Fairy Tales quote - Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

G.K. Chesterton


Fairy Tales quote - O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath
O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.

Leo Rosten


Fairy Tales quote - There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable
There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.

G.K. Chesterton


She talks like you. It’s not every day you hear a four-year-old say Prince Charming is a douchebag who’s only holding Cinderella back.
"That’s my girl.

Emma Chase


Gaea? Leo shook his head. Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.
Leo, that’s Snow White, Piper said.

Rick Riordan


Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.”
“Leo, that’s Snow White,” Piper said.

Rick Riordan


I really feel that we're not giving children enough credit for distinguishing what's right and what's wrong. I, for one, devoured fairy tales as a little girl. I certainly didn't believe that kissing frogs would lead me to a prince, or that eating a mysterious apple would poison me, or that with the magical "Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo" I would get a beautiful dress and a pumpkin carriage. I also don't believe that looking in a mirror and saying "Candyman, Candyman, Candyman" will make some awful serial killer come after me. I believe that many children recognize Harry Potter for what it is, fantasy literature. I'm sure there will always be some that take it too far, but that's the case with everything. I believe it's much better to engage in dialog with children to explain the difference between fantasy and reality. Then they are better equipped to deal with people who might have taken it too far.

J.K. Rowling


Fairy Tales quote - But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.
But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.

Simone Elkeles , Perfect Chemistry


Fairy Tales quote - I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

Mae West


Fairy Tales quote - When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy h
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.

Albert Einstein


Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.

Alfred Hitchcock


Fairy Tales quote - The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.
The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.

W.H. Auden


Fairy Tales quote - There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.
There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.

Neil Gaiman , Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie


The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone."
Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be on my way.

James Finn Garner , Politically Correct Bedtime Stories


Fairy Tales quote - Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality -- for mine was
Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality -- for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.

Terri Windling


Fairy Tales quote - Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.
Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.

Alice Hoffman , The Ice Queen


Fairy Tales quote - There are many kinds of joy, but they all lead to one: the joy to be loved.
There are many kinds of joy, but they all lead to one: the joy to be loved.

Michael Ende , Die unendliche Geschichte


Fairy Tales quote - If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the o
If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other--the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.

G.K. Chesterton


Think of every fairy-tale villainess you've ever heard of. Think of the wicked witches, the evil queens, the mad enchantresses. Think of the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses, the savage she-beasts. Think of them and remember that somewhere, sometime, they've all been real.
Mab gave them
lessons
.

Jim Butcher , Small Favor


Fairy Tales quote - Once I learned, I went online and ordered every romance novel I could find. They're fairy tales for
Once I learned, I went online and ordered every romance novel I could find. They're fairy tales for grown-ups.

Gena Showalter , The Darkest Night


Fairy Tales quote - Classic fairy tales do not deny the existence of heartache and sorrow, but they do deny universal de
Classic fairy tales do not deny the existence of heartache and sorrow, but they do deny universal defeat.

Greenhaven Press


Do you think we can be friends? I asked.
He stared up at the ceiling. Probably not, but we can pretend.

Priya Ardis


Fairy Tales quote - Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his fi
Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.

G.K. Chesterton , Tremendous Trifles


Fairy Tales quote - Once upon a time – for that is how all stories should begin – there was a boy who lost his mother.
Once upon a time – for that is how all stories should begin – there was a boy who lost his mother.

John Connolly , The Book of Lost Things


In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected."
(
Frauds on the Fairies
, 1853)

Charles Dickens , Works of Charles Dickens


Please tell a story about a girl who gets away.
I would, even if I had to adapt one, even if I had to make one up just for her. Gets away from what, though?
From her fairy godmother. From the happy ending that isn’t really happy at all. Please have her get out and run off the page altogether, to somewhere secret where words like ‘happy’ and ‘good’ will never find her.
You don’t want her to be happy and good?
I’m not sure what’s really meant by happy and good. I would like her to be free. Now. Please begin.

Helen Oyeyemi


Vane grabbed me. DuLac, let’s chat.
Chat.
British-speak for Stand still while I yell at you.

Priya Ardis


Can you not see, […] that fairy tales in their essence are quite solid and straightforward; but that this everlasting fiction about modern life is in its nature essentially incredible? Folk-lore means that the soul is sane, but that the universe is wild and full of marvels. Realism means that the world is dull and full of routine, but that the soul is sick and screaming. The problem of the fairy tale is-what will a healthy man do with a fantastic world? The problem of the modern novel is-what will a madman do with a dull world? In the fairy tales the cosmos goes mad; but the hero does not go mad. In the modern novels the hero is mad before the book begins, and suffers from the harsh steadiness and cruel sanity of the cosmos.

G.K. Chesterton


Did I ever tell you the difference between a Northern fairy tale and a Southern one?" she asked him, indulging herself and letting her head rest on his shoulder. God, he felt good. Her man. Where her head was meant to lie, right there, on him.
"What's the difference?"
"A Northern one starts 'once upon a time,' while a Southern one starts 'y'all ain't going to believe this shit.

Erin McCarthy


Did you recently turn into a jerk or have you been one since birth?

Priya Ardis


Fairy Tales quote - Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been a means to conquer
Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor.

Jack Zipes


Fairy Tales quote - And in what fairy tale would John ever be any sane person's idea of Prince Charming anyway? He was t
And in what fairy tale would John ever be any sane person's idea of Prince Charming anyway? He was the opposite of charming. More like Prince Terrifying.

Meg Cabot , Abandon


Fairy Tales quote - Mother didn't understand that children aren't frightened by stories; that their lives are full of fa
Mother didn't understand that children aren't frightened by stories; that their lives are full of far more frightening things than those contained in fairy tales.

Kate Morton , The Forgotten Garden


Though it's fearful,
Though it's deep, though it's dark
And though you may lose the path,
Though you may encounter wolves,
You can't just act,
You have to listen.
you can't just act,
You have to think.
Though it's dark,
There are always wolves,
There are always spells,
There are always beans,
Or a giant dwells there.
So into the woods you go again,
You have to every now and then.
Into the woods, no telling when,
Be ready for the journey.
Into the woods, but not too fast
or what you wish, you lose at last.
Into the woods, but mind the past.
Into the woods, but mind the future.
Into the woods, but not to stray,
Or tempt the wolf, or steal from the giant--
The way is dark,
The light is dim,
But now there's you, me, her, and him.
The chances look small,
The choices look grim,
But everything you learn there
Will help when you return there.
The light is getting dimmer..
I think I see a glimmer--
Into the woods--you have to grope,
But that's the way you learn to cope.
Into the woods to find there's hope
Of getting through the journey.
Into the woods, each time you go,
There's more to learn of what you know.
Into the woods, but not too slow--
Into the woods, it's nearing midnight--
Into the woods to mind the wolf,
To heed the witch, to honor the giant,
To mind, to heed, to find, to think, to teach, to join, to go to the Festival!
Into the woods,
Into the woods,
Into the woods,
Then out of the woods--
And happy ever after!

Stephen Sondheim , Into the Woods


Once upon a time, there was a naïve and innocent girl who thought she could tame the beast and live happily ever after. But the beast did not want to be tamed, for he was a beast and beasts care not for such things, and the girl died along with her dreams.
From childhood's grave sprang a young woman, jaded before her years, who knew that beasts could wear the skins of men, and that evil could exist in sunlight, as well as darkness.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Nenia Campbell


Fairy Tales quote - That's the thing about being the product of happily marries parents, You grow up thinking the fairy
That's the thing about being the product of happily marries parents, You grow up thinking the fairy tale is real, and more than that, you think you're entitled to live it. So far, though, it wasn't working out as planned.

Nicholas Sparks , The Choice


There's a flame of magic inside every stone & every flower, every bird that sings & every frog that croaks. There's magic in the trees & the hills & the river & the rocks, in the sea & the stars & the wind, a deep, wild magic that's as old as the world itself. It's in you too, my darling girl, and in me, and in every living creature, be it ever so small. Even the dirt I'm sweeping up now is stardust. In fact, all of us are made from the stuff of stars.

Kate Forsyth , The Puzzle Ring


Fairy Tales quote - It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!
It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!

Hans Christian Andersen


Vane’s lips tightened to suppress a smile. Why so hostile, love?
You whacked me on the head with a ball!
You deserved it.

Priya Ardis


Fairy Tales quote - Because, no matter how old we get, we always need to believe in fairytales.
Because, no matter how old we get, we always need to believe in fairytales.

Kristen Ashley


Do I look like I want to be involved in your teen love saga? Ask someone who cares.

Priya Ardis


I caught his hand. What do you want me to do?
Leaning down, he kissed the pulse beating on my neck just above the damaged skin. Tomorrow, I need you to die.

Priya Ardis


Fairy Tales quote - Do not lose hope - what you seek will be found.
Do not lose hope - what you seek will be found.

Neil Gaiman


Fairy Tales quote - Once upon a time fairy tales were told to audiences of young and old alike. It is only in the last c
Once upon a time fairy tales were told to audiences of young and old alike. It is only in the last century that such tales were deemed fit only for small children, stripped of much of their original complexity, sensuality, and power to frighten and delight.

Terri Windling


Give me your skin
as sheer as a cobweb,
let me open it up
and listen in and scoop out the dark.

Anne Sexton


Fairy Tales quote - at the center of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power.
at the center of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power.

Susan Wiggs