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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"I've had a fairy tale life. I had a perfect family, a beautiful childhood, an incredible upbringing. I lived a lot of life but a lot of good life." - John Stamos

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"...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

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"Are' all fairy tales based in fact? You yourself are supposed to be nothing more than a myth. Pandora's box is a story parents read to their children at night," she countered. "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

"Aren't all fairy tales based in fact? You yourself are supposed to be nothing more than a myth. Pandora's box is a story parents read to their children at night," she countered. "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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

"Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul. With a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say. He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day." - Jack Nelson

"The song "No Fairy Tale" tells my story. Going through the hard things leads to a richer life than just trying to make everything perfect, or worse, pretending things are good when they don't feel right. I've done that more than enough times." - Lisa Loeb

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

"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

"Heart of my heart, we are one with the wind, One with the clouds that are whirled o'er the lea, One in many, O broken and blind, One as the waves are at one with the sea! Ay! when life seems scattered apart, Darkens, ends as a tale that is told, One, we are one, O heart of my heart, One, still one, while the world grows old." - Alfred Noyes

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"'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

"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

"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

"Life was a fairy-tale, then, it is a tragedy now. When I was 43 and John Hay 41 he said life was a tragedy after 40, and I disputed it. Three years ago he asked me to testify again: I counted my graves, and there was nothing for me to say. I am old; I recognize it but I don't realize it. I wonder if a person ever really ceases to feel young - I mean, for a whole day at a time." - Mark Twain

"It is possible that our race may be an accident, in a meaningless universe, living its brief life uncared for, on this dark, cooling star: but even so - and all the more - what marvelous creatures we are! What fairy story, what tale from the Arabian Nights of the jinns, is a hundredth part as wonderful as this true fairy story of simians! It is so much more heartening, too, than the tales we invent. A universe capable of giving birth to many such accidents is - blind or not - a good world to live in, a promising universe. . . . We once thought we lived on God's footstool, it may be a throne." - Clarence Day

"For instance, dragons are deeply revered by the Chinese. According to legend they have megapowers that include weather control and life creation. And they're seen as kind, benevolent creatures. Funny. Every fairy tale I'd ever heard involving dragons starred daring knights trotting off to kill said dragons. Probably the real reason every time East meets West they get pissed off and throw tea in our faces." - Jennifer Rardin

"I loved [fairy stories] so, and my mother weighed down by grief had given up telling me them. At Nohant I found Mmes. d'Ardony's and Perrault's tales in old editions which became my chief joy for five or six years ... I've never read them since, but I could tell each tale straight through, and I don't think anything in all one's intellecutal life can be compared to these delights of imagination." - George Sand



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