Fairy Quotes

Fairy Quotes by Diana Wynne Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Regina Brett, Anne Desclos, Julie Burchill, Ellen Kushner and many others.

Things we are accustomed to regard as myth or fairy sto

Things we are accustomed to regard as myth or fairy story are very much present in people’s lives. Nice people behave like wicked stepmothers. Every day.
Diana Wynne Jones
Gwyneth Paltrow
Sometimes you have to censor books. When I read ‘Peter Rabbit,’ I skip the part about Peter’s father ending up in one of Mrs. McGregor’s pies. I also hid the book of ‘Grimm Fairy Tales.’ They’re just too grim for my grandkids. Reality will come soon enough.
Regina Brett
Story of O is a fairy tale for another world, a world where some part of me lived for a long time, a world that no longer exists except between the covers of a book.
Anne Desclos
I don’t really care what people tell children – when you believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, one more fib won’t hurt. But I am infuriated by the growing notion, posited in some touchy-feely quarters, that all women are, or can be, beautiful.
Julie Burchill
Let the fairy tale begin on a winter’s morning, then, with one drop of blood newly-fallen on the ivory snow: a drop as bright as a clear-cut ruby, red as a single spot of claret on the lace cuff.
Ellen Kushner
When ‘Johnny Bravo’ was going to end, I thought, ‘I really need to sell something. I need a job.’ So, I sat down and just sketched this little boy with a fairy godmother. I was going to do a boy version of ‘Cinderella.’
Butch Hartman
The entire economy relies on the suspension of disbelief. So does a fairy story or an animated cartoon. This means that no matter how soberly the financial experts dress, no matter how dry their language, the economy they worship can only ever be as plausible as an episode of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants.’
Charlie Brooker
The girls who come into my library adore the prettiness of fairies, theminiature-ness. But they are also nature lovers and lovers of adventure — the future wild women of America. I couldn’t help thinking that these little girls who love fairies deserve something lively.
Laura Amy Schlitz
The fairy tale emanates from specific struggles to humanize bestial and barbaric forces, which have terrorized our minds and communities in concrete ways, threatening to destroy free will and human compassion. The fairy tale sets out to conquer this concrete terror through metaphors.
Jack Zipes
Children delight in folk-tale and fairy lore, but the very little child loves best the story which mirrors the familiar. And it is for him, and for the mother who is striving in this age of profusion to guard the innate simplicity of her child’s nature, that I have written my little stories.
Maud Lindsay
There are people in the world who have skills and strength and talent that I will never have. Never. These notions that you can ‘be whatever you want to be as long as you want it bad enough’ are not true. They are fairy tales.
Jocko Willink
Once you step onto the fairy path, it’s almost like there’s no way off. You have to keep going.
Brian Froud
When I was a kid, both my mom and my dad worked night shifts, so we would spend a lot of time at my grandfather’s house. He taught at UCLA and was just really into history. Before bed, when other kids heard fairy tales, he would tell us about the American founding fathers and the beginning of democracy.
Katie Hill
Fairy tales had been her first experience of the magical universe, and more than once she had wondered why people ended up distancing themselves from that world, knowing the immense joy that childhood had brought to their lives.
Paulo Coelho
Have you been sniffing fairy farts?
Kim Harrison
Fashion advice from the Tooth Fairy, that’s great.
John Cena
It’s like the drag fairy coming and saying ‘What would you like to do?’ Um, yeah karate.
Gerard Way
In the fairy tales, the poor girl smiles when she becomes a princess. Right now, I don’t know if I’ll ever smile again.
Victoria Aveyard
Good guilt is a product of love and responsibility. It is a natural, positive instinct that parents and good child care providers have. If bad guilt is a monster, good guilt is a friendly fairy godmother, yakking away in your head to keep you alert to the needs of your baby.
Jean Marzollo
Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous. If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life … would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights’ Entertainments.
Henry David Thoreau
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
James M. Barrie
My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies, Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.
Freddie Mercury
What works about fairy tales is that they endure, and the great thing about fairy tales is that you can explore big, epic things that you can’t really explore in other situations.
Gary Ross
A child gets moral notions from the fairy-tales he delights in, as do his elders from tale and verse.
Charlotte Mason
The Islamic terror threat is so fierce, unrelenting and barbaric that we tell ourselves fairy tales about how these ruthless acts are anything but what they are: acts of war.
Monica Crowley
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C. S. Lewis
Naming a fairy is notoriously difficult, because they don’t particularly like to be named. There are so many of them, and humans have always wanted to categorize them. In that way, we think we can have more control over them.
Brian Froud
You cannot make a social-conscious picture in which you say that the intermediary between the hand and the brain is the heart. I mean, that’s a fairy tale – definitely.
Fritz Lang
There weren’t any fairy tales in the streets around me. If there was ever a Cinderella, her glass slippers shattered under her weight and she limped home bleeding from the ball.
Mira Grant
I taught a class about the Tony Awards at a summer theater camp the year after I graduated from high school. So, the first time I was nominated for ‘Spring Awakening,’ it felt like a surreal dream: it was every childhood dream I had come true. It felt like a fairy tale.
Jonathan Groff
Those of us who can remember our childhoods will recall how ardently we relished the moment of the bedtime story, when our mother or father would sit down beside us in the semi-dark and read from a book of fairy tales.
Paul Auster
In fact, of all hoodoos in Wall Street I think the resolve to induce the stock market to act as a fairy godmother is the busiest and most persistent.
Edwin Lefevre
Marry Gentry Swallowing Darkness (Laurell K. Hamilton):Pick any fairy tale that’s based on older stories, and the heroine of the piece has a miserable, dangerous, nightmarish time of it.
Laurell K. Hamilton
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
The reason that stepmothers are often the bad guy in fairy tales is because people died in childbirth, all the time, so fathers remarried and there would be a struggle between the children and the new wife, in terms of who would inherit what.
Chris Weitz
Fairy tales lie just as much as statistics do, but sometimes you can find a grain of truth in them.
Sergei Lukyanenko
I’ve wanted to be an astronaut, a doctor, a vet – these are things I’ve said in interviews. Before that, I wanted to be a mermaid and a fairy.
Natalie Portman
Be secret and discreet; the fairy favors are lost when not concealed.
John Dryden
The iron tongue of Midnight hath told twelve lovers, to bed; ’tis almost fairy time. I fear we shall outstep the coming morn as much as we this night over-watch’d.
William Shakespeare
Between the worlds of men and make believe I can be found.
Dan Fogelberg
‘Star Wars’ is more fairy tale than true science fiction.
Mark Hamill
Even as a kid, I read Jung – Reflections and Individuation In Fairy Tales; all the inner circle of Jung was a real huge thing for me.
Pamela Anderson
You discovered yourself and what really mattered only after you passed through the lens of the fairy tale, imposed on every human female and male alike, that someone existed out in the forest of the world for you to love and marry.
Jonathan Lethem
Fairy tales have a hidden power, and their appeal never ends. They’re the best way to get messages across.
Michel Ocelot
I want to believe in the fairy tale.
Monica Murphy
Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers – a living prismatic gem…. it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description.
William Henry Hudson
My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport.
Joan Chen
I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid.
Armie Hammer
The public wanted a fairy princess to come and touch them and everything would turn to gold. Little did they realise that the individual is crucifying herself inside because she didn’t think she was good enough.
Princess Diana
In the 20th century, artists did a great disservice to fairies. They painted fairies in a way that was shallow and trite. So when people see my stuff, they suddenly realize the depth of fairies.
Brian Froud
Then take me on your knee, mother; And listen, mother of mine. A hundred fairies danced last night, And the harpers they were nine.
Mary Howitt
By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung.
William Collins
But time in only another liar, so go along the wall a little further: if blackberries prove bitter there’ll be mushrooms, fairy-ring mushrooms in the grass, sweetest of all fungi.
William Carlos Williams
God, people say ‘Black Mirror’ was horrible – it’s nothing compared to the stuff that happens in ‘Grimms’ Fairy Tales.’ It’s mind-bending.
Charlie Brooker
And when we are with Alex, I might as well not be there. They speak in a language of whispers and giggles and secrets; their words are like a fairy-tale tangle of thorns, which place a wall between us.
Lauren Oliver
I am not sure how much good is done by moralising about fairy tales. This can be unsubtle – telling children that virtue will be rewarded, when in fact it is mostly simply the fact of being the central character that ensures a favourable outcome. Fairy tales are not, on the whole, parables.
A. S. Byatt
Fairy-tales are nice.
Syd Barrett
Letters crossing in the post, unfamiliar tunes heard three times in one day, the way that blows of fate descend upon the same bowed shoulders, and the beams of good fortune glow perpetually upon the blessed. Fairy tales, as I said, are lived out daily. There is far more going on in the world than we ever imagine.
Fay Weldon
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
Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.
Diane von Furstenberg
If you want to make your children brilliant, tell them fairy tales. If you want to make them more brilliant, tell them more fairy tales.
Albert Einstein
“Do little pink fairies sing and dance in your world, Peabody?” “Sometimes, when it’s very quiet and no one else can see.”
Nora Roberts
The point is, how do you know the Guarantee Fairy isn’t a crazy glue sniffer.
Chris Farley
Then clear on a flute of purest gold A sweet little fairy played. And wonderful fairy tales she told and marvelous music made.
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
Fairy tales, which teach a moral lesson, are about ourselves. Myth deals with forces greater than ourselves.
James Lapine
One of my favourite messages about The Pirate Fairy is that the story is about appreciating your own talents.
Christina Hendricks
Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by school-stories. Adults are not deceived by science-fiction ; they can be deceived by the stories in the women’s magazines.
C. S. Lewis
Love is a reality which is born in the fairy region of romance.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Of course, fairies are all imported in North America. We have no native fairies. The Little People do not long survive importation unless they go to California and grow large and beautiful, but haven’t much flavour, like the fruit and the film stars.
Robertson Davies
I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner.
Maria Bello
Mr. Robinson was a polished sort of person. He was so clean and healthy and pleased about everything that he positively shone – which is only to be expected in a fairy or an angel, but is somewhat disconcerting in an attorney.
Susanna Clarke
You must learn to know the difference between tales and the truth, my Liza, she would say. Fairy tales have a habit of ending too soon. They never show what happens afterwards when the prince and princess ride off the page.
Kate Morton
The unblemished ideal exists only in happily-ever-after fairy tales. Ruth likes to say, “If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary.” The sooner we accept that as a fact of life, the better we will be able to adjust to each other and enjoy togetherness. “Happily incompatible” is a good adjustment.
Billy Graham
I can’t just only be on reality TV and show everything when it’s the fairy princess, fairytale, and then not take my hits when I have to.
Bethenny Frankel
Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time. They are, however, allowed to change, only it must be a complete change.
James M. Barrie
Our tree became the talking tree of the fairy tale; legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches.
Willa Cather
It’s like what you might call Goldilocks’ dilemma in the old fairy tale. Young men see women as “less than” or “better than,” but never their equals. And studies indicate that equality is the best foundation for a healthy relationship.
Michael Kimmel
Fairy tales were great because they provided a no-limits playground for my imagination, and growing up, there’s nothing more exciting.
Elliot Knight
At the end of the day, love is such a normal thing, and everyone deals with it. Just because it’s a different lifestyle doesn’t change the meaning of what I’ve been raised on, which is fairy tales.
Selena Gomez
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Douglas Adams
We have had drought where I live in New Mexico for several years, and I began to think about rain and green plants and growing. Fairies naturally came to mind when I imagined walking in green places. They are workers for the growth principle.
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
I made fun of myself before everybody else could, so I always got the comic crowns: Freshman Fink, Sophomore Fairy, Junior Birdman. I got all three of them!
Sigourney Weaver
Spirit and soul is horseshit of the worst sort. Obviously there are no fairies, no Santa Clauses, no spirits. What there is, is human goals and purposes as noted by sane existentialists. But a lot of transcendentalists are utter screwballs.
Albert Ellis
My mother always seemed to me like a fairy princess: a radiant being possessed of limitless riches and power. She shone for me like the evening star. I loved her dearly.
Winston Churchill
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
Human beings never enjoy complete happiness in this world. I was not born for a different destiny to the rest of my species: to imagine such a lot befalling me is a fairy tale — a daydream.” “Which I can and will realise. I shall begin today.
Charlotte Bronte
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
John Lennon
The fairy tale journey may look like an outward trek across plains and mountains, through castles and forests, but the actual movement is inward, into the lands of the soul.
Terri Windling
I have always been fascinated by the supernatural elements in stories, whether fairy tales, myths, film or literature.
Trudi Canavan
Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.
Peter S. Beagle
I realized that there is no fairy tale.
Bebe Buell
I didn’t grow up in church. I had no concept of God – existence, I – the name Jesus was synonymous with tooth fairy and Santa Claus.
Paula White
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment; they express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I’ve always believed in experiencing everything in life. When you walk out with blinders on, you cut yourself off from the angels and the fairies.
Alyssa Milano
I played a bee! It was a Polish fairy tale we performed at school when I was seven or eight. I had wings fixed to me.
Joanna Kulig
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.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty is a farcical fictional meditation on female beauty structured as a mash-up of an old episode of Friends, a fairy tale and a murder mystery.
Maureen Corrigan
If you want to tell grown-up fairy tales, you have to look for the dark side.
Juan Antonio Bayona
I’m glad people think I’m a badass. I’m a rock and roller, and I’m an R&B and a blueswoman. I don’t do fairy music, although I love Celtic music and sensitive music. There’s a balance between ballads and kick-ass songs.
Bonnie Raitt
My parents read me fairy tales every night and I used to believe I was a fairytale princess, like every young girl. I had all the Disney dressing-up costumes and would play every character.
Lily Collins
Like you see in the fairy tales, that’s how it planned out in my head. Kids, little white picket fence, the American dream.
Marquise Goodwin
In fairy tales there’s always one person who is made for one other, and they find each other and live happily ever after. Cal was my person. I couldn’t imagine anyone more perfect. Yet what kind of sick fairy tale would it be if he was the one made exactly right for me and I wasn’t right for him?
Cate Tiernan
I am very much interested in fairy tales. I guess that most of the films I like to do have this kind of aspect.
Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Children born of fairy stock Never need for shirt or frock, Never want for food or fire, Always get their heart’s desire.
Robert Graves
Tybalt’s what we call ‘Cait Sidhe’— the fairy cats. Which explains the attitude. And the eyes.” “Meow,” said Tybalt, deadpan.
Mira Grant
I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.
A. S. Byatt
These are characters in a fairy tale for grown-ups. Wouldn’t it be lovely? Yes.
Diane Arbus
Almost every single commercial on television for shampoo, sports shoes, drinks, food, clothes, perfume, cars, etc., is a short fairy tale, for they are given magical qualities.
Jack Zipes
We are all fairies living underneath a leaf of a lily pad.
Tori Amos
The more you give away, the more you get back.
Wayne Dyer
It’s only in fairy tales that princesses can afford to wait for the handsome prince to save them. In real life, they have to bust out of their own coffins and do the saving themselves.
Meg Cabot
Oh yeah. That’s why. Like a fairy tale. I was marrying the Prince. I just happened to be in love with the pauper.
Amanda Hocking
I fell in love with acting at around the age of 11, when I was drafted in to play a fairy at an amateur production of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream.’
Zoe Tapper
If you have fairy blood, even in the tiniest degree, you must live close to Fairy Land, and eat a little fairy food, or else you will always be hungry.
Robert Moss
When I was little, I made up my own fairy tales, and the ghostly echo of ‘Once upon a time’ shapes all the fiction I’ve ever written.
Justine Larbalestier
Living in a zoo means it wasn’t always sparkly dresses, but I would still dress up. I had this pink sparkly dress and fairy wings, and I’d put those on and then go and dance in the zoo.
Bindi Irwin
To me in my childhood, elves and fairies of all sorts were very real things, and my dolls were as really children as I was myself a child.
Annie Besant
Overnight Success Happens Only in Fairy Tales, Trashy Novels, and Bad Movies.
Ernie J Zelinski
There is not a single homely thing that, looked at from a certain angle, does not become fairy.
Hope Mirrlees
Fairy tales are experienced by their hearers and readers, not as realistic, but as symbolic poetry.
Max Luthi
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
The idea that somebody else is going to swoop down and play the fairy godmother role is pretty unlikely, so why not take care of yourself?
Victoria Moran
The fact that fairy tales remain a literary underdog – undervalued and undermined – even as they shape so many popular stories, redoubles my certainty that it is time for contemporary fairy tales to be celebrated in a popular, literary collection. Fairy tales hold the secret to reading.
Kate Bernheimer
Kylie didn’t know which one of the fairies were doing it, or if it was both- she honestly didn’t care- but the thousands of tiny pinpricks of panic started to fade. She felt safe and that was all that mattered.
C.C. Hunter
If you look at children’s stories in fairy tales, they’re pretty brutal.
Susanne Bier
You mocking changeling- fairy-born and human-bred!
Charlotte Bronte
She wanted to return to her dream. Perhaps it was still somewhere there behind her closed eyelids. Perhaps a little of its happiness still clung like gold dust to her lashes. Don’t dreams in fairy tales sometimes leave a token behind?
Cornelia Funke
In grammar school they taught me that a frog turning into a prince was a fairy tale. In the university they taught me that a frog turning into a prince was a fact!
Ron Carlson
When I started acting, I didn’t think of it as a career. I always thought Hollywood was this magical world where a fairy came down and said, ‘Come live with the Munchkins; you are now one of us.’ I didn’t understand the concept of it as a career. I thought I would save up enough money to go to college.
Leonardo DiCaprio
The little Plumpuppets are fairies of beds; They have nothing to do but watch sleepyheads; They turn down the sheets and they tuck you in tight, And dance on your pillow to wish you good night!
Christopher Morley
I frowned, wondering if Trent would mind being the size of a fairy for a day. He could talk to the newest tenants in his garden.
Kim Harrison
The old tale of Sleeping Beauty might end happily in French or English, but he was in Russia, and only a fool would want to live through the Russian version of any fairy tale.
Orson Scott Card
the temperaments of children are often as oddly unsuited to parents as if capricious fairies had been filling cradles with changelings.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I always wanted to be on ‘Sesame Street,’ that kind of a thing, puppets and fun and original songs and fairy tales.
Whether you plan to labor with an epidural or the Pitocin Fairy pins you down or you end up having an emergency C-section, there are still choices you can make throughout your entire birth experience that allow you to feel some control over what is probably the most dramatic day of your life.
Faith Salie
Of course you don’t believe in fairies. You’re fifteen. You think I believed in fairies at fifteen? Took me until I was at least a hundred and forty. Hundred and fifty, maybe. Anyway, he wasn’t a fairy. He was a librarian. All right?
Neil Gaiman
Just as with the man in the fairy tale who turned whatever he touched into gold, with me everything is turned into newspaper clamor.
Albert Einstein
The difference between a fairy tale and a sea tale? A fairy tale starts with “Once upon a time”. A sea tale starts with ” This ain’t no $hit”!
Edith Widder
The regime is in trouble economically and can no longer offer anything to its citizens. That’s why [Vladimir] Putin has to pursue an aggressive foreign policy, so he can serve his people the fairy tale of Russian pride and regaining its strength as a major power.
Garry Kasparov
It’s a job. When I’m writing I’m going to do it five to six days a week and I’m going to work for four to six hours a day. There’s no magic writing fairy. It’s just hard work.
Candace Bushnell
When I was 11, I had an Ugly Sister birthday party. All my idea. Most girls want to be a fairy or a princess, but there I am with beauty spots and fur and fluorescent pink kiss-curls.
Lucy Punch
I wish somebody had given me the news that ideas don’t just fall on your head like fairy dust. You have to treat that like a job. You have to spend hours each day, where you’re just like, ‘This is the part of the day when I’m looking for an idea.’
Ira Glass
The world was full of dangers now that she was pregnant: mercury in tuna, hot tubs, beer, secondhand smoke, over-the-counter medicine. Not to mention crazy baby-abducting fairy kings.
Jennifer McMahon
I am concerned with a certain way of looking at life, which was created in me by the fairy tales, but has since been meekly ratified by the mere facts.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I don’t believe in fairy tales, but I believe in you and me
Natalia Kills
Jack Vance’s Lyonesse books are the greatest fairy tale of the twentieth century.
Jack Vance
I firmly believe in real-life fairy tales.
Alison Sudol
I met India Arie, who is one of my favorite artists of all time. It was really sweet; I was broken up with a month before, and she stayed up texting me all night and was helping me through it. Her text message looks like a song of hers. She’s sort of become my fairy godmother.
Ariana Grande
All of my work is influenced by fairy tales, and I hope my work shows Hans Christian Anderson’s influence.
Sandra Cisneros
Here about the beach I wandered, nourishing a youth sublime
With the fairy tales of science, and the long result of Time.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I do not know the meaning of my sadness; there is an old fairy tale that I cannot get out of my mind.
Heinrich Heine
How could you do nothing to him, if you fought so hard?” she asked. “I’m lust and he’s wrath!” he yelled. “I’m a lover, he’s a fighter!” Virtue – A Fairy Tale
Amanda Hocking
Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
Eugene O’Neill
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 that thing in my stomach where I just need to keep striving for things. In my mind, I want the fairy tale.
January Jones
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
She looks like a fairy tale, but yet feels so natural (natural, natural, natural)
This one’s a beast, but way to wonderful to be compared to an animal
DJ Drama
We’re vampires,” he said. “Not fairies.” “Sometimes I’m not so sure about that. You see that study your king hangs out in?” “He’s nearly blind.” “Which explains why he hasn’t hanged himself in that pastel train wreck.” “I thought you were bitching about the gloom-and-doom decorating?” “I free-associate.
J.R. Ward
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
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Stephen Hawking
Of one thing be certain: if a CEO is enthused about a particularly foolish acquisition, both his internal staff and his outside advisors will come up with whatever projections are needed to justify his stance. Only in fairy tales are emperors told that they are naked.
Warren Buffett
You know when you have a party as a kid, and your mom hires a fairy, princess, or superhero to come host the party? I was Fairy Lavender. I loved it. It was good training for theater.
Sarah Snook
If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower.
Samuel Smiles
It is the music which makes it what it is; it is the music which changes the place from the rear room of a saloon in back of the yards to a fairy place, a wonderland, a little comer of the high mansions of the sky.
Upton Sinclair
Everybody sees me as a solitary entity but I long to be important to somebody It’s a love of fairy tales that drives this guilty wish To walk serenely in front of family to collect my kiss and though this notion is as flawed as any I have learned I’d like to think that like the others, it’s something I deserve
Happy Rhodes
Looking from the window at the fantastic light and colour of my glittering fairy-world of fact that holds no tenderness, no quietude, I long suddenly for peace, for understanding.
Daphne du Maurier
When you just get fantasy stories that are about fairies or goblins, I just don’t care. I’m never going to meet a goblin, it doesn’t mean anything to me. So my definition of fantasy is very broad, it’s anything to do with memory, or dreams, or ways of interpreting or making sense of the world.
Dave McKean
I grew up in a household without a TV. We lived next door to a library for a while, and at one point, I checked out all the books in the fairy tale section. I remember the librarian’s quiet smile as I’d bring back one stack and exchange it for another.
Victoria Hanley
Kami’d always retold her fairy tales to make the fair maidens braver and more self-sufficient, but she had never had any real objection to the handsome prince.
Sarah Rees Brennan
Fairy tales, before they were sanitized, were very dark, and kids love that. ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman feels like Beckett for kids. I think there’s plenty of room for that. And I think there’s a danger of being too patronizing to children, having things too sanitized.
Edward Carey
Science knows it doesn’t know everything; otherwise, it’d stop. But just because science doesn’t know everything doesn’t mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairy tale most appeals to you.
Dara O Briain
[Fairy tales] make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Like stepping into a fairy tale under a curtain of stars.
Erin Morgenstern
Fairy tales read before bed tend to make me dream. They’re all quite violent stories, as are my dreams.
Glen Duncan
I think people should read fairy tales, because were hungry for a mythology that will speak to our fears.
Sandra Cisneros
I watch with envious eyes and mind, the single-souled who dare not feel The wind that blows beyond the moon, who do not hear the fairy reel
Neil Gaiman
The Land of Faery, Where nobody gets old and godly and grave, Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
William Butler Yeats
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
So maybe it wasn’t the fairy tale. But those stories weren’t real anyway. Mine were.
Sarah Dessen
I find myself fascinated by a man who admits to enjoying fairy tales and uses the word “impinge”- barely misses a beat while indulging in a brief girl-on-girl fantasy. You’re a man of layers, Ford.” Me and Shrek, we’re onions.
Nora Roberts
All the atoms of our bodies will be blown into space in the disintegration of the solar system, to live on forever as mass or energy. That’s what we should be teaching our children, not fairy tales about angels and seeing grandma in Heaven.
Carolyn Porco
Give Mozart a fairy tale and he creates without effort an immortal masterpiece.
Camille Saint-Saens
I like that ‘once upon a time’ quality, where the telling of a tale has an elevated sense of story. There’s a whimsical quality to it. Sometimes in fairy tales more things seem possible, even though often they’re real world based.
Erin Morgenstern
I wrote a lot of scripts that were dark and fairy tale-like, but too strange.
Robert Eggers
I went to the library as soon as I could walk. So the training came from reading all kinds of people, from fairy tales and later on to – I don’t know why – Schweitz’s “Life of Christ.”
Nat Hentoff
Like a grindhouse version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Wallwork’s fiction is smart, innovative, and a hell of a lot of fun.
Carlton Mellick III
With ‘Grimm,’ it’s a lot of fun for me to be able to play within the familiar world of fairy tales. As for satisfying my inner fantasy geek, anything that would have me wielding a sword or shooting a bow would be a dream.
Sasha Roiz
But I like to swim. At high school, I tried out for the swim team. I shaved off all my body hair, and that extra burst of speed from all the bullies shouting Kill the fairy.
Emo Philips
I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I’m a big shoe girl.
Amy Adams
But well-a-day, the gardener careless grew, The maids and fairies both were kept away, And in a drought the caterpillars threw Themselves upon the bud and every spray. God shield the stock! if Heaven send no supplies, The fairest blossom of the garden dies.
William Browne
The fairies in the ancient notion of fairies, they are not positive and cute and twinkly.They can be incredibly nasty or they can be incredibly benign. It’s a really interesting mythology when you dig into it.
Guillermo del Toro
Doesn’t it get on my nerves when people say science doesn’t know everything. Science knows it doesn’t know everything otherwise it would stop. Just becuase science doesn’t know everything doesn’t mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairy-tale appeals to you.
Dara O Briain
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
Are you sure I can’t catch it? (Nick) I’m positive. Believe me, I know my zombies. (Bubba) (Nick scoffed.) ‘Is it just me or is that like saying I know my elves and fairies?’ (Nick)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
If you are going to believe in the fairy tale of ‘Mr. Right,’ then you need to keep everything in perspective. Know the things that make you happy. Know the things that enable and/or hinder your growth.
Raheem DeVaughn
The loveliest fairy in the world; and her name is Mrs Do as you would bed one by.
Charles Kingsley
My dad was a fairy,” said Zach. “And by that I don’t mean he dressed well and enjoyed musical theatre.
Ben Aaronovitch
At a gig in Liverpool I had this lady give me 21 cup cakes she had made herself. It’s not really rock’n’roll is it? Tom Jones gets pants thrown at him and I get given fairy cakes.
Russell Howard
Before you enter the forest, you must leave your mind outside, because in the land of fairy tales there is no need for it!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through the meadows the horses and cattle
Robert Louis Stevenson
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
Rather than say he’s an atheist, a friend of mine says, ‘I’m a tooth fairy agnostic,’ meaning he can’t disprove God but thinks God is about as likely as the tooth fairy.
Richard Dawkins
The narrative of so many fairy tales are timeless in so many different cultures, and they have been since the dawn of man. They represent escapism, but they all feature themes that have such poignancy in a modern world.
Lily Cole
The naturalist worldview is a good way to feel grounded and feel part of something that isn’t based on fairy tales. It’s based on observable facts in the human and in the biological history of the planet. I think that can be a source for comfort.
Greg Graffin
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
Some fairy tales end with the girl marrying the prince… some start there.
Diane von Furstenberg
The unrealistic nature of these tales (which narrowminded rationalists object to) is an important device, because it makes obvious that the fairy tales’ concern is not useful information about the external world, but the inner process taking place in an individual.
Bruno Bettelheim
To portray an iconic character has been brilliant in itself, and to be able to do that on a show like ‘Once Upon a Time’ enhances that because the show puts a spin on characters and makes them very different and puts core values that are very different that aren’t in the original fairy tales a lot of people relate to.
Robbie Kay
We’re all just big kids. That’s all we are. We are artistes. We grew up wanting to be part of the fantasy of the fairy tales and the stories.
Angelina Jolie
Hersesy is denying the word of God, and the word of God is much more reliably expressed in the natural world as it’s revealed through reason and science than in what I have heard described wonderfully as “the giant book of Jewish fairy stories”.
Iain Banks
If somebody had told me when I was starting composition in Helsinki in the ’70s that I would end up in L.A. and to describe that journey, those 17 years with the philharmonic and building the hall and this and that, I would have said, “This is a fairy tale of the first order.”
Esa-Pekka Salonen
There is no social-change fairy. There is only change made by the hands of individuals.
Winona LaDuke
I said I didn’t respect religion… and anyone who believes in fairy tales to answer questions that we can’t answer… So I don’t respect our religions either. But I do believe it is a clash of civilizations, absolutely, between the Islamic world and the Western world. It has been going on for 1,000 years.
Bill Maher
Snow White has always been one of my favorite fairy tales growing up. To be able to say, “I’m going to be Snow White” – it’s crazy. It’s an honor.
Lily Collins
Does a man of sense run after every silly tale of hobgoblins or fairies, and canvass particularly the evidence? I never knew anyone, that examined and deliberated about nonsense who did not believe it before the end of his enquiries.
David Hume
Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement.
Welwyn Wilton Katz
Atheism is a fairy story for people afraid of the Light.
John Lennox
To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.
Nelly Sachs
A lady with whom I was riding in the forest said to me that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspend their deeds until the wayfarer had passed onward; a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness…Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life.
Jacob Burckhardt
But of course there’s no logic to San Francisco generally, a city built with putty and pipe cleaners, rubber cement and colored construction paper. It’s the work of fairies, elves, happy children with new crayons
Dave Eggers
Everything that I have told you is, of course, a fairy tale. Life is magical, after all. Nothing is safe and everything changes.
Trina Schart Hyman
I’ve always liked fairy tale and spectacle. I wouldn’t say I was a fantasy fan, but anything beyond reality I’ve always found exciting – the work of David Lynch, the work of Tim Burton. But for me, I also love those things that are absolutely about human relationships.
Gwendoline Christie
But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.
Simone Elkeles
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
A child… who has learned from fairy stories to believe that what at first seemed a repulsive, threatening figure can magically change into a most helpful friend is ready to believe that a strange child whom he meets and fears may also be changed from a menace into a desirable companion.
Bruno Bettelheim
Well, it’s quite strange because there are three new Wiggles – Simon the red wiggle, Lachlan the purple wiggle and myself. We were already in the company doing different roles. Like, I was the fairy, the ballerina, and that kind of thing originally, and then I played Dorothy the Dinosaur and I was a Wiggles dancer.
Emma Watkins
You perceive, do you not, that our national fairy tales reflect the inmost desires of the Briton and the Gaul?
Rudyard Kipling
Let us proceed under the assumption that the fairy folk do exist, and that I am not a gibbering moron.
Eoin Colfer
Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it, even though it was a fairy-tale movie.
Colleen Atwood
I grew up with a lot of fairy tales. And they had an essence of darkness to them.
Rupert Sanders
I’m not a big fan of kids’ movies that have this knowing snarkiness to them or this post-modern take on storytelling. I think that sails right over the heads of most kids. There’s something to be said for a well-told fairy tale. There’s a reason that these mythic stories stay with us.
John C. Reilly
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
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
I remember her telling me once that rabbits were the gnomes in attendance to the Fairy Queen and that the stars were God’s daisy chain. Perfect rot, of course.
P. G. Wodehouse
I was raised on the brothers Grimm, but my favorite fairy tales in the world are Oscar Wilde’s – ‘The Nightingale and the Rose,’ ‘The Selfish Giant.’ The latter is probably my all-time favorite.
Denis O’Hare
Two fairies were sleeping peacefully on his bed. Dinnie was immediately depressed. He knew that he did not have enough money to see a therapist.
Martin Millar
The fairy tale always takes place in worlds that are between, unidentifiable.
Nicolas Winding Refn
The kids from the streets don’t want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don’t care if it’s ugly; they just want reality.
My grandmother, Amalia Pia Emilia Vignola, whom I called Nonna, brought out the fairy tale in everything. She used to tuck me into bed so vigorously that I never felt anything less than comforted, and then afterwards, she would sit on a cane basket box next to my bed and read Hans Christian Andersen to me.
Emilia Wickstead
The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.
Charles de Lint
In that moment, Lux felt complete for the first time. He hadn’t even realized anything was missing until he met her, but now, with her curled up in his arms, her hair tickling against his chin, he couldn’t imagine existing without her – Virtue – A Fairy Tale
Amanda Hocking
Nothing was easy, and sometimes she failed, and sometimes she thought that the fairy stories were right, that there must indeed be easier ways of living happily ever after; but defeat is a poor ending to any tale, so she kept trying.
Sonya Hartnett
She had found him and was bringing back his thanks. Nor did she forget to mention that he had assured her that she was indeed the most beautiful fairy he had ever set eyes on.
Cornelia Funke
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
William Butler Yeats
You see the fairy tale – four minutes of glory at the Olympics. I thought my life would be cake after that.
Dorothy Hamill
The Gods and Goddesses of myth, legend and fairy tale represent archetypes, real potencies and potentialities deep within the psyche, which, when allowed to flower permit us to be more fully human.
Margot Adler
What the Greeks and Romans considered myths, we consider fairy tales. We can see how very clearly the myths, which emanated from all cultures, had a huge influence on the development of the modern fairy tale.
Jack Zipes
When I was little, I made up my own fairy tales, and the ghostly echo of Once upon a time shapes all the fiction Ive ever written.
Justine Larbalestier
Of all the minor creatures of mythology, fairies are the most beautiful, the most numerous, the most memorable.
Andrew Lang
We believed the fairy tales we told our children and we loved them beyond reason even when we were green and bungling about it. We were children loving our children. And that’s who we are still.
Marlena De Blasi
I love fairy tales and feel very affected by them.
Alice Hoffman
My childhood ambition was to become a Tooth Fairy. And I do talk about that in my book ‘Is You Okay.’ My mama always told me to say I wanted to be a corporate lawyer, and today I am much closer to being a Tooth Fairy than I ever was a Corporate Lawyer… so hah hah hah hah.
In terms of a character, I would love to play a fairy. I think that would be really fun.
Fiona Gubelmann
I have a daughter, Hanna, and I never read fairy tales to her. But I did tell her bedtime tales and made up many tales involving ‘Gory the Goblin’ and other creatures that I borrowed from the Grimms’ tales and other tales I knew.
Jack Zipes
I’ve learned that I want what I deny. I want someone who is crazy about me, who treats me like a princess. I want the picture-perfect fairy tale stuff.
Selena Gomez
Why the fairy tale of Willie Mays making a brilliant World Series catch, and then dashing off to play stickball in the street with his teenage pals. That’s baseball. So is the husky voice of a doomed Lou Gehrig saying, ‘I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.’
Ernie Harwell
My family was big on sharing. I guess it was just the way I was brought up. Or maybe, I read those fairy tales in which one good turn elicits another. But in writing, yes, some older writers were kind to me when I was young; although some others were not.
Margaret Atwood
I foresee that the Andersen and Fairy Tale fashion will not last; none of these things away from general nature do.
Mary Russell Mitford
No, I don’t think you understand just how stupid goblins are. Let me give you an example. One of the B’wa Kell generals, and this is their top fairy, was caught caught trying to pass off forged credit slips by signing his own name.
Eoin Colfer
You and I who still enjoy fairy tales have less reason to wish actual childhood back. We have kept its pleasures and added some grown-up ones as well.
C. S. Lewis
Artless fairy stories enchant us in our first years and retain their hold on us until our last.
Howard Jacobson
It inspired all sorts of whims and fancies that I ultimately wove into a fairy tale complete with muse, the earth, the moon, some famous inventors, a dog and a rabbit.
Kit Williams
True love is born of experience, not fairy dust.
Janette Oke
My heart beats more for a raw, average vulgar art, which doesn’t live between sleepy fairy-tale moods and poetry but rather concedes a direct entrance to the fearful, commonplace, splendid and the average grotesque banality in life.
Max Beckmann
Just those three words, said and meant. I love you. They were quite hopeless. He said it as he might have said, I have cancer. His fairy story.
John Fowles
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon
Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.
Alice Hoffman
Actually, the zapping light was kinda like Sookie’s fairy-light-thing. Do you think there’s any chance I’m a fairy?” “No, Z. Focus. True Blood is fiction. This is the real world.
P. C. Cast
I’m, like, a tiny musical theater fairy.
Madeline Brewer
It’s a sword, not a fairy wand, you know.
John Flanagan
Actually everybody has a story, a fairy tale in their heart that they adhere to.
Phoebe Stone
Everytime a child says ‘I don’t believe in fairies’ there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
James M. Barrie
I am completely fascinated by the differences and comparisons between real life and fairy tales because we’re raised as little girls to think that we’re a princess and that Prince Charming is going to sweep us off our feet.
Taylor Swift
When you hear the words ‘magic’ and ‘story’, they will probably evoke thoughts of your favourite fairy tales from childhood. Storybook pages abound with all manner of magic: fantastical fairies, wish-granting genies, or even a certain boy wizard.
Tony DiTerlizzi
Because the great thing about fairy tales and folk tales is that there is no authentic text. It’s not like the text of Paradise Lost or James Joyce’s Ulysses, and you have to adhere to that exact text.
Philip Pullman
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can’t prove that there aren’t any, so shouldn’t we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
Richard Dawkins
It’s almost a sort of fairy story tale, just what a novelist would write about a discovery.
Charles Hard Townes
At Halloween, when fairy sprites
Perform their mystic gambols,
When ilka witch her neebour greets,
On their nocturnal rambles;
When elves at midnight-hour are seen,
Near hollow caverns sportin,
Then lads an’ lasses aft convene,
In hopes to ken their fortune,
By freets that night.
Janet Little
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
Only thin, weak thinkers despise fairy stories. Each one has a true, strange fact hidden in it, you know, which you can find if you look.
Diana Wynne Jones
I love monsters, I love creatures, I love beings, I love aliens. That’s more supernatural and more the stuff of fairy tales. Fairy tales are as ancient as we are. I love those stories. I think they’re really interesting because they always have more than simply the fright aspect. There’s something deeply psychological.
Denis O’Hare
Girlfriend, if you’re waiting for a fairy godmother to show up with a dress and a ride, you’re not going to make it to the party.
Lisa Kleypas
I was never a girl that dreamt of being a princess and I never dreamt about my wedding day. I hated pink and I hated fairies. I only liked hanging out with boys. I remember throwing a tantrum if my mum put me in pink. I wasn’t a particularly girly girl.
Emily Blunt
We call them faerie. We don’t believe in them. Our loss.
Charles de Lint
From Satan or from God, what matter? Angel or Siren,
What matter, if you make – fairy with velvet eyes,
Rhythm, perfume, light, o my only queen –
The universe less hideous, each moment less strained?
Charles Baudelaire
If you are going to live in a house made of candy, don’t move next door to a couple of obese kids. A lot of these fairy-tale characters are missing common sense.
Chris Colfer
Winter sunshine is a fairy wand touching everything with a strange magic. It is like the smile of a friend in time of sorrow.
Patience Strong
Fairy tales are really violent, the original ones.
Jane Levy
I was the original Cinderella girl, looking for the happy ending in the fairy story. But my fantasy prince never came.
Evelyn Keyes
The unsparing savagery of stories like “The Robber Bridegroom” is a sharp reminder that fairy tales belong to the childhood of culture as much as to the culture of childhood… They capture anxieties and fantasies that have deep roots in childhood experience.
Maria Tatar
I am 39. I am single. I am a black woman. I have too many advanced degrees. Many a news story tells me finding true love is likely a hopeless proposition. Now is the time when I need to believe in fairy tales.
Roxane Gay
We were innocent victims. (Angelia) Yeah, and I’m the tooth fairy. (Bride)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
We cannot pass our guardian angel’s bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
Saint Augustine
Even an ordinary broken chord is made to disclose rare beauties; we are reminded of the fairies’ hazelnuts in which diamonds were concealed but you could break the shell only if your hands were blessed.
Neville Cardus
labels can be fun! Some people are like, “As a card-carrying bear, where I also have a little bit of fairy in me…” People have fun collaging these; there’s a fun people have with their identifications. The irony of them can be lost if you’re just wholeheartedly anti-identitarian.
Maggie Nelson
Serendipity… You will understand it better by the derivation than by the definition. I once read a silly fairy tale, called ‘The Three Princes of Serendip’: as their Highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of.
Horace Walpole
I met Jill Soloway at Sundance a couple years ago. I was there for ‘Crystal Fairy’, and she was there for ‘Afternoon Delight’. She reached out and wanted to get together.
Gaby Hoffmann
Names are still magic; even Sharon, Karen, Darren, and Warren are magic to somebody somewhere. In fairy stories, naming is knowledge. When I know your name, I can call your name, and when I call your name, you’ll come to me.
Jeanette Winterson
My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz. I love the fairy tale of it. And Gone With the Wind was always one of my favorites because it’s so dramatic and stunning.
Meredith Brooks
I began to believe the fairy tales: You know, how we’re all out there looking for our magical missing half.
Michael Bergin
The fairies break their dances And leave the printed lawn.
A. E. Housman
My parents were working performers, so obviously I saw that there wasn’t a lot of fairy tale going on there. It was a precarious world. One that they were deeply committed to and deeply loved, but one that required a lot of hard work.
Megan Follows
I’ve gotten to hang out with Elmo, I’m the Fairy Shoeperson on ‘Sesame Street’. So hopefully our kids will get to see and hear me as much as they’re able.
Neil Patrick Harris
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
I think the metaphysical world is something Lisa and I have always been interested in. We were encouraged from a very young age to believe in magic. Our mom used to take us to fairy parties. As we got older, I was always very drawn to manifesting my own destiny…learning how to do spells and personal ritual.
Jessica Origliasso
She liked his tears so much that she put out her beautiful finger and let them run over it. Her voice was so low that at first he could not make out what she said. Then he made it out. She was saying that she thought she could get well again if children believed in fairies.
James M. Barrie
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
People tend to think of fairy tales as ‘archetypal.’ They are also extremely sensual, something which translates well over the ages.
Kate Bernheimer
If you wish for something hard enough, the fairy tales teach us, you can get it in the end. But it’s hardly ever the way you thought it would be, and the endings aren’t always happy ones.
Jennifer Weiner
You may scoff at the Tooth Fairy if you like. But the Tooth Fairy’s approach has gotten more politicians elected than any economist’s analysis.
Thomas Sowell
I love fairy tales because I think that behind fairy tales, there is always a meaning.
Monica Bellucci
The public has become my fairy godmother.
Eartha Kitt
I want to talk about political and economic fairy tales.
Ronald Reagan
In the distance, Bo saw a fairy. A fairy so beautiful that he felt proud of being called one in highschool.
Bo Burnham
I always thought what if you took a myth of childhood like the tooth fairy and made it a central scary thing. We did it on Hellboy and we did it on ‘Don’t be afraid of the dark’.
Guillermo del Toro
I so seldom had to dispose of a human body myself, I was at a loss. Fairies turned into dust, and vampires flaked away. Demons had to be burned. Humans were very troublesome.
Charlaine Harris
Fairies are becoming much more popular. I see fairyland as this big sea, and the tide is sometimes out.
Brian Froud
Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.
George Santayana
Nor elves, nor fays, nor magic charm, Have pow’r, or will, to work us harm; For those who dare the truth to tell, Fays, elves, and fairies, wish them well.
Maria Edgeworth
Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases for the same thing. Luckily, it’s usually a source of amusement rather than frustration. A flashlight by any other name is still a torch. My personal favourite is ‘fairy lights,’ which we boringly refer to as ‘Christmas lights.’
Sloane Crosley
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
Getting to work at Lick was like being touched by the wand of your fairy godmother.
Sandra Faber
My first marriage was very traditional, in the church, and then we left the church and went to the reception hall. So this time, I’d like to go fairy tale all the way.
NeNe Leakes
Dragons and bridges are very much something out of fairy tales and fantasy.
John Howe
Funny thing, every time an angel appeared to someone in the Bible, the first thing he’d say was, “Fear not.”… I guess they were pretty spectacular.
Gilbert Morris
Everybody expects the fairy tale – you’re going to be together forever with somebody. I don’t really subscribe to that. I’d love that to happen if that happened, but ten years is enough. Ten years is a good thing with somebody, I think. It’s a nice thing. A lot of good love can happen in ten years.
Jim Carrey
It’s just that you go so crazy being alone like that. Sometimes he’d forget my water or food and I’d cry and cry and cry.” She stops talking and looks out the window. “I would try to tell myself stories to pass the time. Fairy tales. Parts of books. But they got used up.
Holly Black
There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Stephen Hawking
It’s [Jack the Giant Slayer] one of those fairy tales your mom and dad read to you when you’re little. Never once did I imagine myself in it. It’s just phenomenal. Words just can’t really describe it. It brings the biggest smile to my face.
Eleanor Tomlinson
It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.
James M. Barrie
My father told me fairy stories and he read to us. And my grandmother was Irish. She told us about ‘the little people.’ When I went into the forest I used to look for them.
Agnes Moorehead
I loved reading Grimm’s fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen, and I loved to dream about other worlds and other lives. Maybe that has something to do with having an incomplete family, being an only child. All I know is I loved to pretend, and all that was in tandem with my wanting to be an actress.
Lauren Bacall
Look, how come he showed up now? When you have other fairies in the woods? And does that sound crazy when you say it out loud, or what?
Charlaine Harris
Many people think fairy tales and retellings of fairy tales are only for children, but I’m not the only writer to take an old tale and retell it for a sophisticated adult audience.
Kate Forsyth
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
The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.
W. H. Auden
Captain of our fairy band, Helena is here at hand, And the youth, mistook by me, Pleading for a lover’s fee. Shall we their fond pageant see? Lord, what fools these mortals be!
William Shakespeare
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
Fantasy is, I believe, the great nourisher of imagination. To paraphrase Einstein on how to develop intelligence in young people: Read fairy tales. Then read more fairy tales.
Lloyd Alexander
The old fairy tales are very, very violent, and these days I think we could do with a little less of it.
Julie Andrews
I don’t think you ever outgrow your love for things that are bigger than life and more colorful than the average life. And somehow I feel that these comic book stories are like fairy tales for older people, because they have the same qualities.
Stan Lee
If you read Grimm’s fairy tales, they’re absolutely terrifying.
James Purefoy
I looked at the 1950 animated film [Cinderella], I read a couple of editions of the fairy tale that I have in my house and all of it seemed to say that there was room for a version that delivered, in this story, which seems to invite a feeling in people and I think that is some version of a classical world.
Kenneth Branagh
The naive was only a part of my fairy tales; humour was the real salt in them.
Hans Christian Andersen
the association of children and fairy-stories is an accident of our domestic history. Fairy-stories have in the modern lettered world been relegated to the “nursery,” as shabby or old-fashioned furniture is relegated to the play-room, primarily because the adults do not want it, and do not mind if it is misused.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Sometimes, violent details have been eliminated from fairy tales simply because they were deemed too graphic. So one does not, at the end of Disney’s version of ‘Cinderella,’ see the stepsisters’ eyes get pecked and pecked by doves, because Disney wanted to market the story for wholesome family viewing.
Kate Bernheimer
To hunt for symbols in a fairy tale is absolutely fatal.
W. H. Auden
A moment after the fairy’s entrance the window was blown open by the breathing of the little stars, and Peter dropped in.
James M. Barrie
The minute that you bring a unicorn into a story, you know that it’s a fairy tale or a fable, because unicorns don’t exist as animals. They exist as fantasy creatures.
Gloria Vanderbilt
Soils and national characters differ, but fairy tales are the same in plot and incidents, if not in treatment.
Joseph Jacobs
Sweet memory, wafted by the gentle gale,
Oft up the stream of Time I turn my sail,
To view the fairy haunts of long-lost hours,
Blest with far greener shades, far fresher flowers.
Samuel Rogers
It was not once upon a time, but a certain time in history, before anyone knew what was happening, that Walt Disney cast a spell on the fairy tale, and he has held it captive ever since.
Jack Zipes
Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence.
Caitlin Flanagan
Burton sighed, laughed loudly, and said, “Plus Г§a change, plus c’est la mГЄme chose.” Another fairy tale to give men hope . The old religions have been discredited although some refuse to face even that fact so new ones must be invented.
Philip Jose Farmer
I went into the gas station, said, Fill ‘er up, Harry. The guy said, Regular? I said, No, put on a gorrila suit and dance like a fairy.
Emo Philips
Make a fairy tale and go and live in it.
Annabel Tollman
Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders.
Savielly Tartakower
In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the pricesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.
Paulo Coelho
‘Snow White’ is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today’s science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It’s bizarre.
Julia Roberts
A peace agreement isn’t like a fairy story. You don’t live happily ever after.
Jonathan Powell
I worked with Stanley Kubrick for almost a year back in 1990, trying to develop the screen story for his project ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ which is about a robot boy who wishes to become a real boy, a future scientific fairy tale inspired in the myth of Pinocchio.
Ian Watson
The fairy poet takes a sheet Of moonbeam, silver white; His ink is dew from daisies sweet, His pen a point of light.
Joyce Kilmer
Vampires, werewolves, fallen angels and fairies lurk in the shadows, their intentions far from honorable.
Jeaniene Frost
Faerie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary, and dungeons for the overbold.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I love fairy tale retellings and mash-ups.
Sarah J. Maas
Fairy tales cross generational lines, and how you respond to them depends on when in your life you’re seeing them.
James Lapine
…This is the only way. I will not allow humans or fairies to die when I might have prevented it.” Butler would not give up. “Listen to yourself. You sound like a… like a good guy! There’s nothing in this for you.
Eoin Colfer
Every movie, I complicate. I make the hard choices. I remember when I was pitching ‘Pan’s Labyrinth:’ An anti-fascist fairy tale set in Civil War Spain, where the girl dies at the end. It’s not easy.
Guillermo del Toro
There have been household gods and household saints and household fairies. I am not sure that there have yet been any factory gods or factory saints or factory fairies. I may be wrong, as I am no commericial expert, but I have not heard of them as yet.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I have that thing in my stomach where I just need to keep striving for things. In my mind, I want the fairy tale
January Jones
The unicorns were the most recognizable magic the fairies possessed, and they sent them to those worlds where belief in the magic was in danger of falling altogether. After all there has to be some belief in magic- however small- for any world to survive.
Terry Brooks
I came from an Italian house. The refrigerator was always full. I never knew you had to buy food. I thought there were food fairies that came at night.
Ray Romano
The NBA is fairy tale and real life mixed together.
Shaquille O’Neal
Everything is for sale in Hollywood; the fairy tale, the costume, the pumpkin, the footman and the mice.
Amanda Eliasch
There is a latent fairy in all women, but look how carefully we have to secrete her in order to be taken seriously. And fairies come in all shapes, colours, sizes and types, they don’t have to be fluffy. They can be demanding and furious if hey like. They do, however, have to wear a tiara. That much is compulsory.
Dawn French
Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical sense) or whatever you want to call it.
Johann Georg Hamann
How is it possible that our parents lied to us?” “Lets see: Santa, the Tooth Fairy,the Easter bunny,um, God. You’re the prettiest kid in school. This wont hurt a bit. Your face will freeze like that…” “Everythings going to be alright.
Brian K. Vaughan
The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him…. He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I don’t believe in ghosts, or fairies, or crystals, or unicorns, or a man that can walk on water, or any of that non sense, I personally rely on logic, and have for the better part of my life.
Andy Biersack
The greatest admission a human can make is that perhaps he does not have the intelligence, the vision, the grasp to fully understand the universe, and that perhaps no human ever will. To put it all down to some omnipotent deity is a cop-out. Factor in fairy tales of an afterlife and it becomes a comforting cop-out.
Neal Asher
When I was born, I was born very prematurely so I was very tiny and small. And so, my mom just nicknamed me Pixie, like a little fairy.
Pixie Lott
Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth The fairy ladies danced upon the hearth.
John Milton
I’ll be left writing picture books and fairy tales
Carol Ann Duffy
Tink is the voice of the youth. I’m not one of those artists who talks about unrealistic things or fairy tales. I’m not talking about expensive things and cars. I’m actually talking about what’s going on in my life and every teenager’s life, too.
Fairies, black, grey, green, and white,
You moonshine revellers, and shades of night,
You orphan heirs of fixed destiny,
Attend your office and your quality.
William Shakespeare
I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner.
Elisabeth Rohm
Years ago, fairy tales all began with Once upon a time… now we know they all begin with, If I am elected.
Carolyn Warner
I understood that the stories we believe have power over us. They work into our bodies and minds and change us from inside out. What if one day these stories become something stronger, more real, than fairy tales?
Danielle Trussoni
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
Life isn’t a fairy tale, and happy endings are few and far between
Kristen Bell
Innocent parents might have thought that a musical cartoon version of a fairy tale would be a child’s ideal introduction to movie magic. Yet Walt Disney taught moral lessons in the most useful way: by scaring the poop out of the little ones.
Richard Corliss
The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, as a dream doth flatter.
Susanne Katherina Langer
To be honest, Peter Pan was one of those fairy tales that I sort of related to, and I think that’s the case with a lot of kids. The whole idea of escapism really resonates with a lot of kids.
Robbie Kay
I think it is nice to be a little magical. Today we need this. All that we can read in fairy tales or in books. I think somewhere it is all around us. But nowadays we can think that this magic has been killed and I am try to make it survive as long as possible.
Klaus Nomi
When I was little, I had to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I wrote, ‘I want to be an actress-singer-dancer because you can be a rich fairy princess and tell someone off.’
Ellen Greene
We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world. One child is given a light saber, another a wizard’s education. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of power, but to use well the kind you’ve been granted.
Susan Cain
It could have been like a fairy tale. But fairy tales aren’t real. Things don’t work like that. There’s a price for everything.
Maureen Johnson
I don’t believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough. In ten years, you can give a lot of love.
Jim Carrey
I wake each day and try to see what I might do that is of some value and joy. It’s a strange life. I don’t know how long it’ll go on. I don’t look past tomorrow. Anything beyond tomorrow seems like hearsay. Or fairy tales.
Kent Haruf
As I read more and more fairy tales as an adult, I found massive collusion between their ‘subjects’ and those in my fiction: childhood, nature, sexuality, transformation. I realized that it wasn’t by accident that I was drawn to their narrative structure and motifs.
Kate Bernheimer
Oh! where do fairies hide their heads, When snow lies on the hills, When frost has spoiled their mossy beds, And crystallized their rills?
Thomas Haynes Bayly
Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups.
Stan Lee
In the fairy tale, an incomprehensible happiness rests upon an incomprehensible condition. A box is opened and all evils fly out. A word is forgotten and cities perish. A lamp is lit and love flies away. An apple is eaten and the hope of God is gone.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Why do we like being Irish? Partly because
It gives us a hold on the sentimental English
As members of a world that never was,
Baptized with fairy water
Louis MacNeice
What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises.
Chuck Palahniuk
I was very excited to do ‘The Witches.’ It was with one of my favorite directors, Nick Roeg, and I loved his work from ‘Don’t Look Now’ and ‘Eureka.’ So I was very excited to work with him. The story was a very subversive fairy tale by Roald Dahl, and a fantastic part.
Anjelica Huston
The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same. “And they lived happily ever after.
Lois Lowry
Whenever Disney asks if you want to do a fairy tale musical, you say yes.
Robert Lopez
All those “and they lived happily ever after” fairy tale endings need to be changed to “and they began the very hard work of making their marriages happy.”
Linda Miles
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!
Francis Pharcellus Church
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
But, in truth, it had not exactly been gold, or even the promise of gold, but more like the fantasy of gold, the fairy dream that the gold is there, at the end of the rainbow, and will continue to be there forever – provided, naturally, that you don’t go and look. This is known as finance.
Terry Pratchett
The earliest truth that we’re taught is that there’s a world alongside this world, with spirits, not mortals, an enchanted universe of fairies, wizards, leprechauns and trolls. They are all around us. One has only to open his eyes.
William Holman Hunt
It is not children only that one feeds with fairy tales.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
I loved fairy tales as a kid, so that’s where my mind gravitates.
Gail Carson Levine
Fairy tales, because they have a very clear structure, are easier to interfere with. Also they have this really weird logic: the kind of logic that you only really experience when youre not feeling very well, or as a child.
Helen Oyeyemi
They were still all beautiful and there was still enchantment and wonder, but she had crossed a line and now the fairy tale was green with corruption and evil.
Stephen King
No matter what you write, you actually can’t help retelling a fairy tale somewhere along the way.
Catherynne M. Valente
Atheists don’t hate fairies, leprechauns, or unicorns because they don’t exist. It is impossible to hate something that doesn’t exist. Atheists – like the painting experts hated the painter – hate God because He does exist.
Ray Comfort
Farewell, farewell,” said the swallow, with a heavy heart, as he left the warm countries, to fly back into Denmark. There he had a nest over the window of a house in which dwelt the writer of fairy tales. The swallow sang “Tweet, tweet,” and from his song came the whole story.
Hans Christian Andersen
I believe in fairy tales. They are the basis of all our performance of storytelling and film-making – when we twist the real events of the world into something that offers us hope – and I believe in that.
Charles Sturridge
Butterflies and zebras And moonbeams and fairy tales That’s all she ever thinks about Riding with the wind.
Jimi Hendrix
It’s the primordial characters [of the Star Wars]. It’s the beautiful princess and the callow youth and the smartass that I played and the wise old warrior that Alec Guinness played. And it was a fairy tale. It was a fairy tale.
Harrison Ford
It has been a fairy tale for an outsider, bouncing from one film set to another, choosing my films as assertively as those films chose me. And through this journey I have not once faced the dreaded syndrome of the ‘casting couch.’
Padmapriya Janakiraman
I am agnostic only to the extent that I am agnostic about fairies at the bottom of the garden
Richard Dawkins
This was not a fairy-tale castle and there was no such thing as a fairy-tale ending, but sometimes you could threaten to kick the handsome prince in the ham-and-eggs.
Terry Pratchett
Fairy tales have rules. You are a princess or you aren’t. You are pure at heart or you aren’t. If you are pure at heart, or lucky, you might catch a break.
Richard Siken
Philosophy is the opposite of fairy tales
Jostein Gaarder
When fairy tales are written in the west, they’re known as folklore. In the east, fairy tales are called religions.
Paul Henderson
And our lady friend, she thinks life works like a fairy tale.’ Well, that’s harmless, isn’t it?’ Yeah, but in fairy tales, when someone dies… it’s just a word.
Terry Pratchett
Mademoiselle is a fairy,” he said, whispering mysteriously.
Charlotte Bronte
For a while these reveries provided an outlet for his imagination; they were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Well, Henry, you can cease frowning at me. If I am a magician, I am a very indifferent one. Other adepts summon up fairy-spirits and long-dead kings. I appear to have conjured the spirit of a banker.
Susanna Clarke
There’s no way to explain to a child that the line between good and evil isn’t nearly as black and white as a fairy tale would lead you to believe. That an ordinary person can turn into a villain, under the right circumstances. That sometimes we dragon slayers do things we aren’t proud of.
Jodi Picoult
I believe that authors don’t have a responsibility to include “messages” in their work, but they do have a responsibility to write a world that seems true and real, never more than when expecting readers to believe in magic and angels and fairies.
Cassandra Clare
Child of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy-tale.
Lewis Carroll
The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an angel’s wing.
William Wordsworth
I’ll seek a four leaved shamrock in all thy fairy dells, And if I find the charmed leaves, oh, how I’ll weave my spells!
Samuel Lover
At no point do I ever remember taking religion very seriously or even feeling that the biblical stories were any different from fairy stories. Certainly, none of it made any sense. By comparison, the world in which I lived, though I might not always understand it in all aspects, always made a lot of sense.
Harry Kroto
To be honest, Peter Pan was one of those fairy tales that I sort of related to, and I think that’s the case with a lot of kids.
Robbie Kay
My deceased grandmother on my mom’s side was a real fairy godmother, who lived to be 102 and who I always feel is looking after me.
Victoria Clark
I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.
Beverly Cleary
The escape to an unchallenging fairy tale can be very nice and I’m all for that, but film can also challenge you to confront the realities of our world.
Ezra Miller
The delight we experience when we allow ourselves to respond to a fairy tale, the enchantment we feel, comes not from the psychological meaning of the tale (although this contributes to it) but from its literary qualities-the tale itself as a work of art.
Bruno Bettelheim
Yet what keeps me from dissolving right now into a complete fairy-tale shimmer is this solid truth, a truth which has veritably built my bones over the last few years–I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I think, a secret love is something none of your friends would understand. And it’s like a fairy tale, but more serious.
To connect with the fairies… go outdoors.
Doreen Virtue
He reads histories and mythologies and fairy tales, wondering why it seems that only girls are ever swept away from their mundane lives on farms by knights or princes or wolves. It strikes him as unfair to not have the same fanciful opportunity himself. And he is not in the position to do any rescuing of his own.
Erin Morgenstern
She learned her hands in a fairy-tale, And her mouth on a valentine.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Don’t worry, fairy vomit is no doubt sweet-smelling to humans.
Martin Millar
With their hands clasped like children in a fairy tale, she fell asleep beside him in the dark.
Cassandra Clare
In his fairy dreams of war [Thaddeus] always made conquest the sure end of his battles.
Jane Porter
Evolution is a fairy tale for adults
Paul Lemoine
A Negro girl could never be purely innocent. The vengeful Race Fairy always lurked nearby; your parents’ best hope was that the fairy would show up at someone else’s feast and punish their child. Parents had to protect themselves, too, and protect you from knowing how much danger you all were in.
Margo Jefferson
As a shy kid growing up in Sheffield, I fantasized about how it would be great to be famous so I wouldn’t actually have to talk to people and feel awkward. And of course, as we all know from fairy stories, when you achieve that ambition, you find out you don’t want it.
Jarvis Cocker
Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.
James M. Barrie
And the good fairy said, I won’t leave you money or pretty dresses but I will leave you the spirit to seek your fortune from your own efforts.
Louisa May Alcott
I’m a great believer in fairy tales. I think it is important to have something you can lose yourself in.
Sophie Dahl
Maybe she was being so hoity-toity because she didn’t have her own fairy godmother.
Charlaine Harris
It [the Earth] was breathtakingly beautiful, like something out of a fairy tale. There is no way to describe the joy of seeing the Earth. It is blue, and more beautiful than any other planet.
Valentina Tereshkova
When I was a kid, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, my stuffed animals – they were real. There is the tremendous suspension of disbelief that you have as a child. It’s harder as an adult.
David Lowery
I do not know if I really am a big star. And in fact that is not the most important thing for me. What counts in life is to bring about more of your own dreams. In such a way that your life becomes like a fairy tale. This is what has happened to me, it is just like that.
Sophia Loren
Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels The dizzy dancing way you feel As every fairy tale comes real I’ve looked at love that way.
Joni Mitchell
My family is my little village. I really do feel like my fairy tale came true.
Molly Sims
Wherever they may have come from, and wherever they may have gone,
unicorns live inside the true believer’s heart.
Which means as long as we can dream, there will be unicorns.
Bruce Coville
Fairy elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side Or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress.
John Milton
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
Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.
Hans Christian Andersen
Witchery is merely a word for what we are all capable of – heightened nightsight, an empathy shared with the beasts, a utilization of the more obscure abilities of our minds. Nothing that science can’t explain away. Wizardry is spells and enchantments. Fairy tales.
Charles de Lint
… the world can give you these glimpses as well as fairy tales can–the smell of rain, the dazzle of sun on white clapboard with the shadows of ferns and wash on the line, the wildness of a winter storm when in the house the flame of a candle doesn’t even flicker.
Frederick Buechner
We often see a temper of the times connection, and it’s just like a fairy tale. It’s not true.
Cass Sunstein
Vanity, in a fairy tale, will make you evil. Vanity in the real world will drive you nuts. Vanity makes you say things like “I deserved a better life than this.
Richard Siken
We lost the crickets,” she said. “Even you can’t make that sound tough.” …”I am Butler,” he said with a straight-face. “Everything I say sounds tough. Now, get out of the lake, fairy.
Eoin Colfer
God is so omnipresent. . . . God is an angel in an angel, and a stone in a stone, and a straw in a straw.
John Donne
My life is a fairy tale. You could not make it up.
Elio Di Rupo
If you are watching a fairy tale, that’s why you go to fairy tales: you want these uncomplicated stories and uncomplicated characters. But if it’s meant to be real life, you want there to be some reflection of your experience and have something you can hook into.
Clare-Hope Ashitey
Fairy tales begin with conflict because we all begin our lives with conflict. We are all misfit for the world, and somehow we must fit in, fit in with other people, and thus we must invent or find the means through communication to satisfy as well as resolve conflicting desires and instincts.
Jack Zipes
The spark for ‘In Praise of Slowness’ came when I began reading to my children. Every parent knows that kids like their bedtime stories read at a gentle, meandering pace. But I used to be too fast to slow down with the Brothers Grimm. I would zoom through the classic fairy tales, skipping lines, paragraphs, whole pages.
Carl Honore
….This world needs Utopias as it needs fairy stories. It does not matter so much where we are going, as long as we are making consciously for some definite goal. And a Utopia, however strange or fanciful, is the only possible beacon upon the uncharted seas of the distant future.
Hendrik Willem van Loon
The obvious precedent for Beijing 2008 was the Berlin Olympics, in 1936. Both were showcases for a muscle-flexing nation, although Hitler made an elementary error when he chose not to dress his young National Socialists in lime-green catsuits laced with twinkling fairy lights.
Anthony Lane
You once told me that I make you believe in the impossible. You make me believe in love, which I’d given up on. Thank you for proving to me it’s not just a fairy tale.
Simone Elkeles
I wish you had one of those fairy telescopes that can look into the hearts and souls of people a thousand leagues off, then you might see how much you possess my mind.
Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood
I was always fascinated by fairy stories, fantasy, you know, demons, necromancers, gods and goddesses, everything that is out of our kin and out of our everyday world. I was always interested in enchantment and magicians and still am.
Christopher Lee
Deaf folk hear the fairies However soft their song; ‘Tis we who lose the honey sound Amid the clamor all around That beats the whole day long.
Rose Fyleman
You know, the usual story. Once upon a time I was playing my harp by a spring when a fairy appeared out of nowhere, handed me a Beretta Model 92, and told me to shoot the white rabbit over there for target practice.
Haruki Murakami
Uncertainty in the pressure of vivid hopes and fears is painful, but must be endured if we wish to live without the support of comforting fairy tales.
Bertrand Russell
Two forces create eternity – a fairy tale and a dream from the fairy tale.
Dejan Stojanovic
And fairy month of waking mirth
From whom our joys ensue
Thou early gladder of the earth
Thrice welcome here anew
With thee the bud unfolds to leaves
The grass greens on the lea
And flowers their tender boon receives
To bloom and smile with thee.
John Clare
Now that I can see it’s the queen’s new clothes Now that I can hear all your poison prose Now that I can talk with my tongue unfroze I’m not so sure of Santa or the buck tooth fairy There are no words for me inside your dictionary
Andy Partridge
I just gravitate to those more testosterone-filled sort of parts than me playing something a bit more fairy-like.
Jason Statham
I believe that our lives, just like fairy tales – the stories that have been written by us humans, through our own experiences of living – will always have a Hero and a Heroine, a Fairy Godmother and a Wicked Witch.
Lucinda Riley
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
I believe in elves and giants. I believe that fairy tales are nothing more than news reports of what once happened.
Sondra Locke
Chicago is partly a fairy tale because it’s inside one person’s head, so that part of it’s made up and the rest of it is reality.
Colleen Atwood
I had to grow up fast because we know it’s not all fairy tales out there; it’s full of rubbish.
Cher Lloyd
I’m not born again, I’m not Kabbalah, God forbid, but I did have an experience hitting 30 that I needed to lean on something that assured me that everything is going to be okay. I had to regain a lot of my belief in fairy tales, in happy endings.
Rufus Wainwright
Nobody wanted to publish a book about fairies; they said people wouldn’t be interested. Luckily, I discovered Lady Cottington and her pressed fairies, which revived a huge amount of interest in fairies, so I could go ahead and do the book I wanted to do.
Brian Froud
Fairy tales are my natural language. I feel at ease telling fairy tales like a fish feels in water. I am totally free.
Michel Ocelot
I wished that, for once, faery tales – real faery tales, not Disney fairy tales – would have a happy ending.
Julie Kagawa
Fairy tales and folk tales are part of the DNA of all stories and great fun to write.
Ransom Riggs
Therefore for Spirits, I am so far from denying their existence that I could easily believe, that not only whole Countries, but particular persons, have their Tutelary and Guardian Angels.
Thomas Browne
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.
Paulo Coelho
American cinema is international like the fairy tales were international.
Bertrand Tavernier
I felt suddenly cruel, like IВґd told dmall children there was no tooth fairy, that it was just their Mom sneaking into their room after they went to bed.
Janet Fitch
For Nature is not unjust. She does not steal into the womb and like an evil fairy give her good gifts secretly to men and deny them to women. Men and women are born free and equal in ability and brain. The injustice begins after birth.
Pearl S. Buck
Even as a kid, I read ‘Jung – Reflections and Individuation In Fairy Tales’; all the inner circle of Jung was a real huge thing for me.
Pamela Anderson
The world of religion isn’t a logical world; that’s why children like it. It’s a world of worked-out fantasies, very similar to children’s stories or fairy tales.
Yehuda Amichai
Idle man, chases after fairy tales.
I never even was in any of my high school plays. I mean, look at me. What role could they give me – the tooth fairy?
John Matuszak
I had this imaginary world where fairies were my friends. If you told six-year-old Juno that she’d one day play a Disney fairy, she’d totally freak out.
Juno Temple
To fairy flutes, As the light advances, In square black boots The cabman dances.
J. B. Morton
Fairies use flowers for their charactery.
William Shakespeare
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
I am not a great believer in fairy tales. Every woman should fight hard for her own happy endings. Although occasionally it is nice to wake up as a princess.
Donatella Versace
One of the first houses we lived in was like out of a fairy story. We had a stream that ran through our garden, and we played with the ducks – we locked them in my mum’s office, and they pooed everywhere. It was crazy, picking blackberries and mushrooms, rabbits running through your legs.
Emilia Clarke
I think dreams can come true, but not necessarily like fairy-tales. It’s not always so perfect like that.
Patrick Dempsey
You look hot. The straight men will want you, the gay men will want beauty tips, and the women will want to scratch your eyes out. If that isn’t the stuff of fairy tales, I don’t know what is.
Zoey Dean
Somehow the idea of Montgomery as a fairy doesn’t have the same effect on me as it appears to have on you. -Raphael
Nalini Singh
I don’t know that I think women have to throw out the fairy tale ending. I just think they have to decide what their fairy tale ending is – and not go with the standard one that everyone’s told them they’re supposed to have.
Shonda Rhimes
[The] great fairy Science, who is likely to be queen of all the fairies for many a year to come, can only do you good, and never do you harm.
Charles Kingsley
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
William Butler Yeats
Vlad had found himself longing to encounter those of his own kind, to travel to the streets of Elysia-that far away world, but after a while it seemed more of a fairy tale than anything else. Like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, only with fangs.
Heather Brewer
Fairy tales were important to me. Aren’t they for any kid? My sister says I spent a good five years of my youth convinced I would grow up to be a princess.
Susannah Grant
Fiction is based on reality unless you’re a fairy-tale artist, you have to get your knowledge of life from somewhere. You have to know the material you’re writing about before you alter it.
Hunter S. Thompson
What I like about fairy tales is that they highlight the emotions within a story. The situations aren’t real, with falling stars and pirates. But what you do relate to is the emotions that the characters feel.
Charlie Cox
We sometimes received – and I would read – 200 manuscripts a week. Some of them were wonderful, some were terrible; most were mediocre. It was like the gifts of the good and bad fairies.
Marilyn Hacker
I have never dreamed of being a princess. I have not longed for Prince Charming. I have and do long for something resembling a happily ever after. I am supposed to be above such flights of fantasy, but I am not. I am enamored of fairy tales.
Roxane Gay
I love fairy tales.
Sondra Locke
I added to my mental list of the odd things I’d done that day. I’d entertained the police, sunbathed, visited at a mall with some fairies, weeded and killed someone. Now it was powdered-corpse removal time. And the day wasn’t over yet.
Charlaine Harris
I felt like a rich vagabond who had passed through the world paving my way with gold fairy dust, then realizing too late that the path disintegrated as soon as I passed over it.
Amy Tan
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
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
Fairy tales are about money, marriage, and men. They are the maps and manuals that are passed down from mothers and grandmothers to help them survive.
Marina Warner
We were wild-eyed hippies from the late ’60s. We still had the exuberance of the mind-expanding ’60s – that Tolkienesque, Zeppelin, androgynous, wood nymph, forest fairy kind of innocence. It sounds stupid now, but we felt we were changing the world with music.
Nancy Wilson
I used to have the ‘Best Of Eddie Murphy’ VHS tape that I wore out completely, watching it over and over again. His ‘Buckwheat Sings’ is, to this day, one of my all-time favorite sketches on the show. I also loved the one where he plays the Tooth Fairy.
Taran Killam
We all recall the cruel stepmother in fairy tales. That archetype is often a necessary element in a fairy tale so that the heroine/hero can become a person of character and power. Stories of heroes and heroines often begin with a wound or loss or injustice and end with heroic acts of restoration.
David Richo
To become a big movie star like Joan Crawford you need to wear blinders and pay single-minded attention to your career. Nobody paid attention to me, including me. I was the original Cinderella girl, looking for the happy ending in the fairy story. But my fantasy prince never came.
Evelyn Keyes
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Audrey Hepburn
One of the major dangers of being alone in February is the tendency to dwell on past relationships. Whether you’re daydreaming about that ‘one that got away,’ or you’re recalling the fairy tale date you went on last Valentine’s Day, romanticizing the past isn’t helpful – nor accurate.
Amy Morin
My inspiration is my life, what I see happening around me. It can be history and, quite often, plain traditional fairy tales. But I never adapt; I nourish myself with old stories, and then create my own tales.
Michel Ocelot
Believing in the Tooth Fairy is easier than trying to figure out how else the money gets under your pillow.
Cynthia Lewis
I watch the springs, the summers, the autumns; And when comes the winter snow monotonous, I shut all the doors and shutters To build in the night my fairy palace.
Charles Baudelaire
‘Seconds’ is grounded in the reality of this restaurant environment, and I did do plenty of research, so there’s that. It takes place in a town that is like a kinder, gentler fairy tale version of reality. Then it takes off into a story that is very strange, very mental.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
‘Extraordinary’ is an original fairy tale, a contemporary story. But like a traditional fairy tale, it heads quickly into frightening, bloody territory. I am afraid for my book, as it goes out alone into the world, just as I was frightened for Phoebe as I wrote and rewrote her story.
Nancy Werlin
I said that I’m a fairy… and I prefer to dance and fly with the butterfly but they made me talk and walk – and I hate walking and talking.
Sasha Pivovarova
I believe that my parents helped me to keep my natural psychic abilities open. I think most kids see angels or fairies, and because my parents were such open people, I kept that alive.
Doreen Virtue
And though you should live in a palace of gold, or sleep in a dried up ditch, You could never be as poor as the fairies are, and never as rich.
Rose Fyleman
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
The longing of my heart is a fairy portrait of myself: I want to be pretty; I want to eliminate facts and fill up the gap with charms.
Mark Twain
I think it would be hard to find an American who, during their first week at Cambridge didn’t genuinely feel like it was fairy tale.
Caroline Calloway
Some things, I think, like fairy books and secret doors, are only meant to be found by children.
Jennifer McMahon
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
Yesterday’s fairy tale is today’s fact. The magician is only one step ahead of his audience.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Every time you say you don’t believe in fairies, a fairy dies.
James M. Barrie
Cedars are terribly sensitive to change of time and light – sometimes they are bluish cold-green, then they turn yellow warm-green – sometimes their boughs flop heavy and sometimes float, then they are fairy as ferns and then they droop, heavy as heartaches.
Emily Carr
I absolutely believed when I was young because the Tooth Fairy was always good to me. The Tooth Fairy generally left me a dollar or two dollars and, as a kid, that was a lot of money.
Dwayne Johnson
If both Church and fairy-tale belong to humanity, they may occasionally cross circles, without injury to either.
George MacDonald
Many of us live in dysfunctional families, and so even if it’s in a fairy tale, or perhaps because it’s in a fairy tale, we have a chance to look at that side of our reflected lives differently.
Kenneth Branagh
I think that true love, fairy tales, the positive messages of positive stories – I don’t think those ever die. Sometimes we like to hide them in sarcasm or irony, but they are still there, and they still move us.
Jon M. Chu
I published my first book in 1982 – a collection of Irish folklore called Irish Folk & Fairy Tales. It is still in print today. My first young adult book was published a couple of years later, and I’ve been writing in both genres ever since.
Michael Scott
When a new baby laughs for the first time a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies there are always new fairies.
James M. Barrie
I certainly don’t think of my life as a fairy tale. I think of myself as a modern, contemporary woman who has had to deal with all kinds of problems that many women today have to deal with.
Grace Kelly
When I was a little kid, I used to spend a lot of time thinking about what I’d wish for if a magic fairy gave me three wishes. First, I wanted to be loved. Then, I wanted to be beautiful. And, finally, I’d wish for a million more wishes.
Sissy Spacek
Honesty is a rare commodity in a palace, and that is why so many fairy-tale marriages end up on the rocks.
Garrison Keillor
One of the pleasures of the original ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’ is how incredibly ghastly they are. The ugly sisters have their eyes pecked out by crows.
Mark Gatiss
Folk tales, fairy tales, religion, the occult – these are the things I’m most passionate about, even more than cinema. And I’m very passionate about cinema.
Robert Eggers
Supernatural is a dangerous and difficult word in any of its senses, looser or stricter. But to fairies it can hardly be applied, unless super is taken merely as a superlative prefix. For it is man who is, in contrast to fairies, supernatural; whereas they are natural, far more natural than he. Such is their doom.
J. R. R. Tolkien
As cynical as I can be, there’s always a part of me that believes in love and the fairy tale.
Lily James
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
I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the second world war.
A. S. Byatt
Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.
Aaron Hill
I was born and raised in Ohio. During my childhood, I spent most of my time drawing and reading fairy tales and myths.
Natalie Babbitt
Christmas Eve Saint Francis and Saint Benedight Blesse this house from wicked wight; From the night-mare and the goblin, That is hight good fellow Robin: Keep it from all evil spirits, Fairies, weezels, rats, and ferrets: From curfew time To the next prime.
Thomas Cartwright
She tastes like nectar and salt. Nectar and salt and apples. Pollen and stars and hinges. She tastes like fairy tales. Swan maiden at midnight. Cream on the tip of a fox’s tongue. She tastes like hope.
Laini Taylor
The human spirit is itself the most wonderful fairy tale that can possibly be. What a magnificent world lies enclosed within our bosoms! No solar orbit hems it in, the inexhaustible wealth of the total visible creation is outweighed by its riches!
E. T. A. Hoffmann
Beauty is a fairy; sometimes she hides herself in a flower-cup, or under a leaf, or creeps into the old ivy, and plays hide-and-seek with the sunbeams, or haunts some ruined spot, or laughs out of a bright young face.
George Augustus Henry Sala
Think what you would have been now, if instead of being fed with tales and old wives’ fables in childhood, you had been crammed with geography and natural history!
Charles Lamb
I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too – well-tended lawn.
William Henry Hudson
[Angels] aid us in our personal mission. We have to learn to listen, for if we block the angels out, they become only the fairy beings of dreams and pleasant stories.
Silver RavenWolf
September knew a number of curse words, most of which she heard the girls at school saying in the bathrooms, in hushed voices, as if the words could make things happen just by being spoken, as if they were fairy words, and had to be handled just so.
Catherynne M. Valente
The surprise is on the far side.” “You’re sure?” “Positive.” “It better not be another fairy,” Seth said. “What’s the matter with fairies?” “I’ve already seen about a billion of them and also they turned me into a walrus.
Brandon Mull
Because I am still a little girl who believes in Santa and the tooth fairy and you.
Laurie Halse Anderson
To insist on one’s place in the scheme of things and to live up to that place.To empower others in their reaching for some place in the scheme of things.To do these things is to make fairy tales come true.
Robert Fulghum
Some say no evil thing that walks by night, In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin, or swart fairy of the mine, Hath hurtful power o’er true virginity.
John Milton
I’d imagine my wedding as a fairy tale… huge, beautiful and white.
Paris Hilton
Why can’t love be a fairy tale?
Amy Davis
In the fairy tale you mentioned last night, I would probably be the villain. But it’s possible the villain would treat you far better than the prince would have.
Lisa Kleypas
Pied Piper’ came to me all at once; I wanted to do a fairy-tale movie with some edge, but not ‘dark,’ per se.
Max Landis
I was very much provoked. Of course, I knew there are no fairies; but that needn’t prevent my thinking there is.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
My mother’s childhood was complex, disjointed, and disturbing. As children, we would gather round and ask her to tell us again and again The Story of Her Childhood. It was Grimmsian, Andersenesque: a classic fairy tale replete with goodies and baddies.
Lisa Jewell
Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things: fairy tales, dead languages, weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more.
Laini Taylor
So there are different examples of fairy tales, and sometimes I believe in them and sometimes I don’t.
Taylor Swift
When I was younger, I had this fairy tale that you can have the eight hours of sleep and be a healthy, balanced person and still achieve your goals. The reality is, that hasn’t always been the case.
Lilly Singh
And truth severe, by fairy fiction drest.
Thomas Gray
Fairy tales dont tell you that dragons are real, but that they can be defeated!
Kate DiCamillo
I’m Min’s fairy godmother, Charm Boy,’ Liza said, frowning down at him. ‘And if you don’t give her a happily ever after, I’m going to come back and beat you to death with a snow globe.’ What happened to “bibbity bobbity boo”?’ Cal asked Min. That was Disney, honey,’ Min said. ‘It wasn’t a documentary.
Jennifer Crusie
Casting directors are like these fairy godmother witches.
Merritt Wever
Novels are to love as fairy tales to dreams.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In the past, love for me has always meant forever, and sure, you still nurse some of those fantasies, but I don’t try to force it anymore. I hung on to my fairy-tale ideals for a long time. But where I am now, what I’ve been through, there are no rules. There are lots of ways it can turn out.
Jennifer Lopez
Custom is, nevertheless, the greatest enchantress, and in a home one of the most benevolent of fairies. A wife was young, and becomes old; it is custom which hinders the husband from perceiving the change.
Timothy Shay Arthur
Recollections of early childhood bear comparison to fairy tales, and … youth remains an unknown country to whose bourn no traveler returns except as the agent of a foreign power.
Lewis H. Lapham
There may be fairies, there may be elves, but God helps those who help themselves.
Stephen King
I was interested in dark subject matter for sure, including folklore, fairy tales, mythology, archetypal stories of people going into the bowels of the forest.
Robert Eggers
Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat…giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I grew up watching monster movies and horror movies, which I felt were like fairy tales and I think this always spoke to me. Something about that is symbolism – the beauty and the magic which helps me work with film and start making modern fairy tales.
Tim Burton
I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.
Dolly Parton
A myth is, of course, not a fairy story. It is the presentation of facts belonging to one category in the idioms appropriate to another. To explode a myth is accordingly not to deny the facts but to re-allocate them.
Gilbert Ryle