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Fairy Tale Books Quotes


"Jack Vance's Lyonesse books are the greatest fairy tale of the twentieth century." - Jack Vance

"Every constellation's like its own fairy tale." - Lauren Miller

"Why can't love be a fairy tale?" - Amy Davis

"Evolution is a fairy tale for adults" - Paul Lemoine

"Every constellation's like its own fairy tale." - Lauren Miller

"The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale," - Grace Kelly

"Two forces create eternity - a fairy tale and a dream from the fairy tale." - Dejan Stojanovic

"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

"This is a fairy tale with teeth and claws." - Ilsa J. Bick

"The NBA is fairy tale and real life mixed together." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Evolution is a fairy tale for grown-ups." - Duane Gish

"Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders." - Savielly Tartakower

"Star Wars' is more fairy tale than true science fiction." - Mark Hamill

"It just wasn't the fairy tale I had hoped for." - Kim Kardashian

"I want to believe in the fairy tale." - Monica Murphy

"Make a fairy tale and go and live in it." - Annabel Tollman

"Only a fairy tale calls a constant condition 'happiness'." - Jacob Burckhardt

"'Star Wars' is more fairy tale than true science fiction." - Mark Hamill

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

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

"This isn't a fairy tale. It's New York City." - Alex Flinn

"Every fairy tale offers the potential to surpass present limits, so in a sense the fairy tale offers you freedoms that reality denies." - Azar Nafisi

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

"Like stepping into a fairy tale under a curtain of stars." - Erin Morgenstern

"She learned her hands in a fairy-tale, And her mouth on a valentine." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws." - Alice Hoffman

"At the centre of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power" - Susan Wiggs

"Life isn't a fairy tale, and happy endings are few and far between" - Kristen Bell

"...which fairy-tale princess ever chose her maid over her prince?" - Kate Morton

"To hunt for symbols in a fairy tale is absolutely fatal." - W H Auden

"Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement." - Welwyn Wilton Katz

"Maybe it's a fairy tale, but I believe in happily ever after." - Jennifer Aniston

"These are characters in a fairy tale for grown-ups. Wouldn't it be lovely? Yes." - Diane Arbus

"Yesterday's fairy tale is today's fact. The magician is only one step ahead of his audience." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"I don't think anything is as magical as a fairy tale experience by a child." - Mary Ann Hoberman

"Give Mozart a fairy tale and he creates without effort an immortal masterpiece." - Camille Saint-Saens

"The fairy tale always takes place in worlds that are between, unidentifiable." - Nicolas Winding Refn

"Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy tale." - Lewis Carroll

"The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in." - W H Auden

"Maybe my fairy tale has a different ending than I dreamed it would. But that's OK." - Kim Kardashian

"So maybe it wasn't the fairy tale. But those stories weren't real anyway. Mine were." - Sarah Dessen

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

"I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner." - Maria Bello

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

"Seeing my parents makes me realise that life is not a fairy tale." - Mollie King

"Whenever Disney asks if you want to do a fairy tale musical, you say yes." - Robert Lopez

"Life to me is a bit of a (Brothers) Grimm fairy tale." - Alexander Mcqueen

"Actually everybody has a story, a fairy tale in their heart that they adhere to." - Phoebe Stone

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

"My life is a fairy tale. You could not make it up." - Elio Di Rupo

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

"The biggest fairy tale is that justice works because it doesn't." - Lauren Beukes

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

"I think the big thing is the fairy tale. It's taking old folk fairy tales and retelling them in modern day. I think it's just taking you out of everyday life, and everyone loves a good fairy tale." - Lily Collins

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

"Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups." - Stan Lee

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

"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

"Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience." - George Santayana

"A tale without love is like beef without mustard: insipid." - Anatole France

"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

"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

"If both Church and fairy-tale belong to humanity, they may occasionally cross circles, without injury to either." - George Macdonald

"Contrary to what many may think, immortality is not a fairy tale invented to compensate for an unhappy life." - Stephen R. Lawhead

"First, inevitably, the idea, the fantasy, the fairy tale. Then, scientific calculation. Ultimately, fulfillment crowns the dream." - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

"A child gets moral notions from the fairy-tales he delights in, as do his elders from tale and verse." - Charlotte Mason

"Our tree became the talking tree of the fairy tale; legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches." - Willa Cather

"Yule-Yul log for the Christmas-fire tale-spinner-of fairy tales that can come true: Yul Brynner." - Marianne Moore

"To call everything that appears illogical, fantasy, fairy tale, or chimera would be practically to admit not understanding nature." - Marc Chagall

"It's almost a sort of fairy story tale, just what a novelist would write about a discovery." - Charles Hard Townes

"With their hands clasped like children in a fairy tale, she fell asleep beside him in the dark." - Cassandra Clare

"We often see a temper of the times connection, and it's just like a fairy tale. It's not true." - Cass Sunstein

"Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch." - Hans Christian Andersen

"Everything is for sale in Hollywood; the fairy tale, the costume, the pumpkin, the footman and the mice." - Amanda Eliasch

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

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

"No matter what you write, you actually can't help retelling a fairy tale somewhere along the way." - Catherynne M Valente

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

"I want to be the best mum and I want everything to be perfect - I want a fairy tale really." - Jennifer Ellison

"Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence." - Caitlin Flanagan

"I want to have the fairy-tale life with a wife and three or four kids. It will come." - Cris Judd

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

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

"I never quite understood why Disney hadn't made a sincere fairy tale since 'Beauty and the Beast.'" - John Lasseter

"Magical, yes, but THE SNOW CHILD is also satisfyingly realistic in its depiction of 1920s homestead-era Alaska and the people who settled there, including an older couple bound together by resilient love. Eowyn Ivey's poignant debut novel grabbed me from the very first pages and made me wish we had more genre-defying Alaska novels like this one. Inspired by a fairy tale, it nonetheless contains more depth and truth than so many books set in this land of extremes." - Andromeda Romano-Lax

"One of my heroes, G.K. Chesterton, said, "The old fairy tales endure forever. The old fairy tale makes the hero a normal human boy; it is his adventures that are startling; they startle him because he is normal." Discovering that the modern world can still contain the wonder and strangeness of a fairy tale is part of what my novels are about." - Regina Doman

"Books are packaged dreams." - Dean Koontz

"We live for books." - Umberto Eco

"I love books." - Matthew Macfadyen

"I love books." - Gail Porter

"I love my books." - Elizabeth Edwards

"And our lady friend, she thinks life works like a fairy tale.' Well, that's harmless, is' it?' Yeah, but in fairy tales, when someone dies... it's just a word." - Terry Pratchett

"In Grimm's fairy tales, you kiss a frog and in two seconds, it becomes a prince. That is a fairy tale. In evolution, you kiss a frog and in two million years, it becomes a prince." - D. James Kennedy

"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

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

"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

"Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness...Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life." - Jacob Burckhardt

"A drop of poison on that gathering snow. That moment in the fairy tale when we know what just happened but the princess doesn't." - Deb Caletti

"It is good for children to find themselves facing the elements of a fairy tale - they are well-equipped to deal with these" - Neil Gaiman

"Since I was a little kid, I did like fairy tale. I did dress up like Little Red Riding Hood. My mom had to make me a cape." - Catherine Hardwicke

"The film drama is the opium of the people...down with bourgeois fairy-tale scenarios...long live life as it is!" - Dziga Vertov

"I foresee that the Andersen and Fairy Tale fashion will not last; none of these things away from general nature do." - Mary Russell Mitford

"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

"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

"That means life itself is a fairy tale. Like the characters, we all live and love and search for a happily-ever-after." - Gena Showalter

"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

"And Death spoke to them -"" "Sorry," interjected Harry, "but Death spoke to them?" "It's a fairy tale, Harry!" "Right, sorry. Go on." - J K Rowling

"A drop of poison on that gathering snow. That moment in the fairy tale when we know what just happened but the princess does'." - Deb Caletti

"She felt as if she had strayed into a fairy tale, as full of peril as of wonder, a place where anything could happen." - Kate Forsyth

"Jed Perl writes precisely and ecstatically. Antoine' s Alphabet is a history and a fairy tale, a work of criticism, and a work of art." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"And Death spoke to them -'" "Sorry," interjected Harry, "but Death spoke to them?" "It's a fairy tale, Harry!" "Right, sorry. Go on." - J K Rowling

"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 think, a secret love is something none of your friends would understand. And it's like a fairy tale, but more serious." - Yunho

"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

"A fairy tale is the kind of story in which one king goes to another king to borrow a cup of sugar" - Angela Carter

"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

"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

"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

"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

"There's a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle." - Diane Arbus

"Only with the Internet can a peasant I have never met hear my voice and I can learn what's on his mind. A fairy tale has come true." - Ai Weiwei

"He was the most ordinary man in all the world, and yet in her memory he'd become luminous, like the prince in a fairy tale." - Cheryl Strayed

"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

"Honesty is a rare commodity in a palace, and that is why so many fairy-tale marriages end up on the rocks." - Garrison Keillor

"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

"I'm in love with a fairy-tale, even though it hurts. Cause I don t care if I lose my mind; I'm already cursed." - Alexander Rybak

"At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss." - Paulo Coelho

"Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning." - Sylvia Plath

"'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

"As a little girl living in the English countryside, I used to go running around in the forests, creating my own fairy tale." - Lily Collins

"Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"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

"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 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

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

"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

"The Goldilocks Enigma is the idea that everything in the universe is just right for life, like the porridge in the fairy tale." - Paul Davies

"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

"You see the fairy tale - four minutes of glory at the Olympics. I thought my life would be cake after that." - Dorothy Hamill

"And now, I'm a best selling author, a different sort of fairy tale that I still sometimes wonder when I'll wake up from." - Erin Morgenstern

"Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale." - Peter S Beagle

"Victor Vigny: It is like the old fairy tale. The boy saves the princess; they fall in love. He invents a flying machine - along with his dashing teacher, of course. They get married and name thier firstborn after the aforementioned dashing teacher. Conor: I don't recall that fairy tale from the nursery. Victor Vigny: Trust me, It's a classic." - Eoin Colfer

"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

"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

"I'm not sure if it's fair to call it a 'fairy tale,' but I really loved 'Mulan,' the Disney film. It was my favorite. I guess it's not really a fairy tale, but you do get Eddie Murphy as a dragon." - Lily Cole

"Hollywood always represents this big dream and fairy tale in people's minds, but to me, it's just hard work. Of course, we play fairy tale on the red carpet. It's all Cinderella. But when the clock strikes midnight, I turn into a gray mouse and I go home, and I take my dress off and it's over. That's Hollywood." - Olga Kurylenko

"'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

"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

"Here and there and not just in books we catch glimpses of a world of once upon a time and they lived happily ever after, of a world where there is a wizard to give courage and a heart, an angel with a white stone that has written on it our true and secret name, and it is so easy to dismiss it all that it is hardly worth bothering to do. ... But if the world of the fairy tale and our glimpses of it here and there are only a dream, they are one of the most haunting and powerful dreams that the world has ever dreamed..." - Frederick Buechner

"The fairy tale, which to this day is the first tutor of children because it was once the first tutor of mankind, secretly lives on in the story. The first true storyteller is, and will continue to be, the teller of fairy tales. Whenever good counsel was at a premium, the fairy tale had it, and where the need was greatest, its aid was nearest. This need was created by myth. The fairy tale tells us of the earliest arrangements that mankind made to shake off the nightmare which myth had placed upon its chest." - Walter Benjamin



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