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"I'm just not built for fairytale surprises." - Karen Tayleur

"The fairytale has turned into a nightmare." - Ian Thorpe

"Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale." - George Macdonald

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all." - Hans Christian Andersen

"Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairytale artist." - Hunter S Thompson

"I find it ironic that happy endings now are called fairytale endings because there's nothing happy about most fairytale endings." - Joe Wright

"Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale... of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful." - George Macdonald

"I would compete in unicorn back riding! Why? Because we are from the same fairytale." - Sasha Pivovarova

"When your parents split up, it's impossible to delude yourself about fairytale romance and happy endings." - Jennifer Aniston

"To play someone I loved in my favourite fairytale as a kid is a total honour." - Lily Collins

"I think part of being an adult is leaving the fairytale behind." - Rashida Jones

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

"I'm not always going to keep waiting for a fairytale ending." - Casey Stoner

"In order to be an economist these days, you have to participate in this fairytale that somehow we can recover and still make the banks rich. And it is a fairytale." - Michael Hudson

"Everyone who was ever told a fairytale knows what happens to women who do their own magic." - Laurie Penny

"A fairytale is not an allegory. There may be allegory in it, but it is not an allegory." - George Macdonald

"It can be heartbreaking when you find out that your fairytale image of the world doesn't match the reality." - Taylor Swift

"The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, as a dream doth flatter." - Susanne Langer

"The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, as a dream doth flatter." - Susanne Katherina Langer

"In his eyes I saw all the other possibilities. The dream-world possibilities. The fairytale possibilities. The seemingly impossible possibilities." - Tiffanie DeBartolo

"A fairytale is when you marry a frog and it turns out to be a princess. Reality is vice versa." - Faina Ranevskaya

"I am not trying to give an image of a fairytale, perfect, everything else, I am just being myself." - Rebecca Loos

"Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to beauty, grace and fairytale love, but also shoes." - Christian Louboutin

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

"One Tree Hill was my very first television audition; it was a fairytale. I feel really lucky to have that level of success right out of the gate." - Hilarie Burton

"There are two different categories of love. The first category is called a fairytale. The second category of love is called just another lesson" - Taylor Swift

"This is a modern fairytale. No happy endings. No wind in our sails. But I can't imagine a life without. Breathless moments." - Selena Gomez

"We've got no fairytale ending, in God's hands our fate is complete. Your heaven's here in my heart, our love's this dust beneath my feet." - Bruce Springsteen

"Kate Forsyth's Bitter Greens is an enthralling concoction of history and magic, an absorbing, richly detailed, and heart-wrenching reimagining of a timeless fairytale." - Jennifer Chiaverini

"Kate Forsyth's Bitter Greens is an enthralling concoction of history and magic, an absorbing, richly detailed, and heart-wrenching reimagining of a timeless fairytale." - Jennifer Chiaverini

"It's a fairytale so tragic there's no prince to break the spell. I don't believe in magic, but for you I will" - Bruce Springsteen

"The more truly we can see life as a fairytale, the more clearly the tale resolves itself into war with the dragon who is wasting fairyland." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I guess I kind of lived in a fairytale world... looking at everything through rose-colored glasses. I probably always will, to a certain extent." - Sharon Tate

"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

"I've discovered as I've grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you're a kid. It isn't just a straightforward fairytale." - Rachel Mcadams

"My first record was about childhood. There were a lot of nursery rhyme and fairytale references; it was all about being naive." - Mika

"I dislike Allegory - the conscious and intentional allegory - yet any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language." - J R R Tolkien

"Giraffes are fairytale animals, almost heraldic - as if from the land of fables. They have extremely beautiful faces, huge eyes, very sensitive nostrils and oh, blue tongues!" - Joanna Lumley

"You can understand a lot about yourself by working out which fairytale you use to present your world to yourself in." - A S Byatt

"'One Tree Hill' was my very first television audition; it was a fairytale. I feel really lucky to have that level of success right out of the gate." - Hilarie Burton

"Doctor Who has never pretended to be hard science fiction ... At best Doctor Who is a fairytale, with fairytale logic about this wonderful man in this big blue box who at the beginning of every story lands somewhere where there is a problem." - Neil Gaiman

"No real fairytale scared me, but Freddy Krueger did. 'Nightmare on Elm Street' scared the living hell out of me, but no fairytale. Maybe 'Hansel and Gretel' a little bit when they were walking through the forest and they met the witch. But I liked being scared, I really enjoy being scared." - Lana Parrilla

"Every single morning I wake with a bang,' he said. 'It's as though the fact that I am alive is injected into me; I am a character in a fairytale, bursting with life." - Jostein Gaarder

"I found it all very scary. This fairytale gets built around you - as if you've been walking through the streets and then Sydney Pollack sees you and goes, 'I'll put you in something!" - Julia Ormond

"Even in merely reading a fairytale, we must let go our daylight convictions and trust ourselves to be guided by dark figures, in silence; and when we come back, it may be very hard to describe where we have been." - Ursula K Le Guin

"In the forest of primeval A school for Good and Evil Twin towers like two heads One for the pure And one for the wicked Try to escape you'll always fail, The only way out is Through a fairytale." - Soman Chainani

"But all fairytales have rules, and perhaps it's their rules that actually distinguish one fairytale from the other. These rules never need to be understood. They only need to be followed. If not, what they promise wo' come true." - Jostein Gaarder

"I think New Orleans is such a beautiful city. It looks like a fairytale when you walk through the French Quarter or the Garden District. There is such a lush sense of color, style, architecture - and the people themselves." - Anika

"Women want the fairytale. Not all women, of course, but most women grow up dreaming about the kind of man who would risk everything for them, even knowing they might get hurt." - Nicholas Sparks

"Fashion is such a fairytale and it is such a fantasy. And it's about metamorphosis and sort of changing yourself and playing a part that you want people to see." - Marc Jacobs

"We haven't yet got eyes that can gaze into all the splendor that God has created, but we shall get them one day, and that will be the greatest fairytale of all, for we shall be in it ourselves." - Hans Christian Andersen

"But all fairytales have rules, and perhaps it's their rules that actually distinguish one fairytale from the other. These rules never need to be understood. They only need to be followed. If not, what they promise won't come true." - Jostein Gaarder

"He wasn't perfect or anything. He wasn;t your fairytale prince charming or whatever. He tried to be like that sometimes,but i liked him best when that stuff fell away." - John Green

"I think a lot of things are at play when children enjoy a grisly old fairytale. I don't think many children take it literally, or rather it's quite clear to them that it's only a story, only make believe." - Robert Paul Weston

"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

"For me, I sort of felt like it was kind of a fairytale... but an interesting one. I don't know of anybody who has had a romance quite like this, but I certainly know people who have stuck it out." - Ryan Gosling

"The Brady Bunch is a live action modern fairytale of family. In this context it's less odd that it's lasted for over thirty years; and why it may last in some respects as long as Mother Goose!" - Christopher Knight

"I think New Orleans is such a beautiful city. It looks like a fairytale when you walk through the French Quarter or the Garden District. There is such a lush sense of color, style, architecture - and the people themselves." - Anika Noni Rose

"You hear people saying, 'Oh I'm so tired, I've had enough of Cannes.' How can you have enough of Cannes? It's just the best place to be, like a fairytale." - Marjane Satrapi

"A lot of people would think I have led this easy kind of charmed life, or maybe even a fairytale in some ways. But it has been anything but that." - Alana Stewart

"Stevie Wonder is just one of those guys that completely delivers everything that you want to be true about Stevie Wonder. He's an amazing human being, and the fairytale exists with that man." - Adam Levine

"Well, you know, 'Spaceballs' is a weird combination, because it's a simple, sweet little fairytale, and it's crazy and out-there and making fun of and taking apart sci-fi, 'Star Wars', and 'Star Trek'." - Mel Brooks

"I found it all very scary. This fairytale gets built around you - as if you've been walking through the streets and then Sydney Pollack sees you and goes, 'I'll put you in something!'" - Julia Ormond

"As a reader, coming to my reading as a writer immersed in fairytales, I cant help but notice in so many stories, plays, poems that I read, the sort of breadcrumbs of fairytale techniques, so Im very excited when I notice that." - Kate Bernheimer

"... it wasn't pretend, I wasn't in a fairytale or a fable. I shut my eyes and absorbed the silent whoomp that always accompanies this revelation. It's the sound of the real world, gigantic and impossible, replacing the smaller version of reality that I wear like a bonnet, clutched tightly under my chin." - Miranda July

"If I'd chosen never to the foot inside the great fairytale, I'd never have known what I've lost. Do you see what I'm getting at? Sometimes it's worse for us human beings to lose something dear to us than never to have had it at all." - Jostein Gaarder

"I guess I had always sort of fantasized that a guy would see me and get past the ponytail and the glasses and the giant sweatshirt to discover how insanely awesome I am, then come and whisk me off into that magical teenager fairytale where everyone else gets to prance around." - Jeff Sampson

"If I"d chosen never to the foot inside the great fairytale, I"d never have known what I"ve lost. Do you see what I'm getting at? Sometimes it's worse for us human beings to lose something dear to us than never to have had it at all." - Jostein Gaarder

"... it was' pretend, I was' in a fairytale or a fable. I shut my eyes and absorbed the silent whoomp that always accompanies this revelation. It's the sound of the real world, gigantic and impossible, replacing the smaller version of reality that I wear like a bonnet, clutched tightly under my chin." - Miranda July

"When people use the term magic realism, usually they only mean 'magic' and they don't hear 'realism', whereas the way in which magic realism actually works is for the magic to be rooted in the real. It's both things. It's not just a fairytale moment. It's the surrealism that arises out of the real." - Salman Rushdie

"time past is not time gone, it is time accumulated with the host resembling the character in the fairytale who was joined along the route by more and more characters none of whom could be separated from one another or from the host, with some stuck so fast that their presence caused physical pain." - Janet Frame

"As young girls we grow up with the idea that life is going to be a bit of a fairytale. But at some point reality hits and we realise that's not what life is about. Many of us are faced with eating disorders and mental health struggles, bad relationships and heartbreak, low self-esteem and confused sexualities and more. Life is very much real." - Darren Fletcher

"There's a joke in the movie...it's got a fairytale ending, and this is a spoiler: Donald Trump does contract HIV. I think people are upset about that, mainly because they feel the reputation of AIDS has been destroyed by associating it with Donald Trump." - Sacha Baron Cohen

"Fairy-tales do not give a child his first idea of bogy. What fairy-tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogy. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairytale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I'm a hopeless romantic and I believe that you can find love in many different places and be very conflicted. I've discovered as I've grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you're a kid. It isn't just a straightforward fairytale." - Rachel Mcadams

"When you know what pain is, and when you have to make a choice, you learn that it is a decision. People think it's a fairytale thing, love and happiness, but you have to work hard. And then - you feel it deeply." - Mary J Blige

"As a reader, coming to my reading as a writer immersed in fairytales, I can't help but notice in so many stories, plays, poems that I read, the sort of breadcrumbs of fairytale techniques, so I'm very excited when I notice that." - Kate Bernheimer

"I am not drawn to the fairytale kind of love. I am drawn to the real-life experiences between a woman and a man. I try to sing about the way it is, but yet at the same time, what you can hope for between a couple." - Kip Moore

"Silent films are fairytales. All stories are more or less fairytales, and removing speech makes everything more universal. It makes specific characters stand in for everybody, so actions take on fairytale significance. And the writing has to be pared down to represent people as types, too." - Guy Maddin

"When a child keeps asking you to tell him/her a story, what they instinctively really want to know - is their true purpose and mission in life. Sadly, this knowledge was never sought out by their parents, and explains why childrens books are a very hot and lucrative industry. Instead of telling your child the truth of our history and existence, you are conditioned by society to simply read your kid a fairytale." - Suzy Kassem

"My voice in combination with the harp - which, by the way, I use because I've played it my entire life, not to make some statement about the harp - somehow has ... coloured people's interpretations of the music and projected an idea of childlike or fairytale quality or innocence. Which sometimes prevents people from listening to the songs the way I would like them to be listened to." - Joanna Newsom

"The tale of the Monkey Girl gave me wat I needed most at a critical time in my life: the image of the creative and complex woman, unique to herself but willing to share those considerable gifts with a man capable of intuiting the wealth of her worth hidden beneath the skin. But more than that, the Monkey Girl also suggested that I need not be afraid of the fragile happily-ever-after, that I had resources of my own, and that I would not have to contort myself into a restrictive social role for fear of losing that fairytale ending." - Midori Snyder

"The boat dipped and swayed and sometimes took on water, but it did not sink; the two brothers had waterproofed it well. I do not know where it finally fetched up, if it ever did; perhaps it reached the sea and sails there forever, like a magic boat in a fairytale. All I know is that it was still afloat and still running on the breast of the flood when it passed te incorporated town limits of Derry, Maine, and there it passes out of this tale forever." - Stephen King



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