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“Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.” ― J.M. Barrie

“A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is only twelve years old.” ― Eoin Colfer

“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, either".” ― Author Unknown

“Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.” ― Douglas Jerrold

“Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.” ― J. M. BARRIE

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

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

“Fairy tales are stories of triumph and transformation and true love, all things I fervently believe in.” ― Kate Forsyth

“A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.” ― Marie Curie

“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

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world

“To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.” ― Nelly Sachs

“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

“The land of fairy, 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

 “Of all the minor creatures of mythology, fairies are the most beautiful, the most numerous, the most memorable.” ― Andrew Lang

“Every child can remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest and seeing it grow populous with fairy armies.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

“From gray woods they come, on silent feet Into a cone of light. A lifting note, O fair! O fleet! There the night through We take out pleasure, Dancing to such a measure As earth never knew.” ― Seumus O'Sullivan

“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.” ― Alexandre Dumas

“Faerie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary, and dungeons for the overbold.” ― J.R.R. Tolkein

“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

“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

“You should treat a muse like a fairy.” ― Paulo Coelho

“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

“Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.” ― Danielle Steel

“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.” ― Alexandre Dumas

“The forest has always been a place, in fairy tales and in Shakespeare, where you go and discover who you are. You get stripped of everything you thought you were, some type of ordeal takes place, and you come out stronger.” ― David Farr

“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

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

“My family is my little village. I really do feel like my fairy tale came true.” ― Molly Sims

“Things aren't always the fairy tale that you thought they were.” ― Amy Klobuchar

“As cynical as I can be, there's always a part of me that believes in love and the fairy tale.” ― Lily James

“Every time a child says I don't believe in fairies there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.” ― James M. Barrie

“When I was a child, I wanted to be... a fairy. I still do, really, except that now I've now graduated to wanting to be a pixie.” ― Jaime Winstone

“I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner.” ― Elisabeth Rohm

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ― C. S. Lewis

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

“We all love a bit of 'true love conquers all,' and when I started on 'Poison,' 'Charm' and 'Beauty,' that was one rule of the fairy tale formula that I didn't want to break.” ― Sarah Pinborough

“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 was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.” ― Beverly Cleary

“I have always been fascinated by the supernatural elements in stories, whether fairy tales, myths, film or literature.” ― Trudi Canavan

“'Star Wars' is more fairy tale than true science fiction.” ― Mark Hamill

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

“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

“Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.” ― William Butler Yeats

“As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot's in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable.” ― Aaron Sorkin

“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

“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. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy.” ― Author Unknown

“I was very much provoked. Of course, I knew there are no fairies; but that needn't prevent my thinking there is.” ― L.M. Montgomery

“I have been quite put out of temper this morning and someone ought to die for it.” ― Susanna Clarke

“Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature.” ― Author Unknown

“I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

“There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” ― Stephen Hawking

“My life is a fairy tale. You could not make it up.” ― Elio Di Rupo

“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'm living a fairy tale.” ― Arnel Pineda

“If I wasn't a singer, I would be a fairy princess.” ― Dua Lipa

“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

“Fairy tales were great because they provided a no-limits playground for my imagination, and growing up, there's nothing more exciting.” ― Elliot Knight

“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

“I don't know what my formula is. I only know I like my characters to walk in clouds. I like a little bit of the fairy tale. Let others photograph the ugliness of the world. I don't want to distress people.” ― Leo McCarey

“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

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“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

“In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is.” ― Taylor Swift

“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

“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 love fairy tales because I think that behind fairy tales, there is always a meaning.” ― Monica Bellucci

“The point is, how do you know the Guarantee Fairy isn't a crazy glue sniffer.” ― Chris Farley

“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

“I'm an interpreter of stories. When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.” ― Nat King Cole

“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

“I'm fascinated with the stories that we tell. Real histories become fantasies and fairy tales, morality tales and fables. There's something interesting and funny and perverse about the way fairytale sometimes passes for history, for truth.” ― Kara Walker

“Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down?” ― Eliza Cook

“I love fairy tale retellings and mash-ups.” ― Sarah J. Maas

“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

“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

“There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.” ― Ralph Ellison

“I don't know what to think about magic and fairy tales.” ― Richard Dawkins

“I was 12 when it really hit me. I did children's theatre camp during the summers and played a fairy in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' The next summer, I played Clytemnestra in 'Agamemnon' and I was like, 'OK, this is amazing.'” ― Rachel McAdams

“One musical that deeply influenced me - and continues to do so - is the 1997 ABC TV movie of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella,' starring Brandy, with Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother and Whoopi Goldberg as the prince's mom.” ― Janet Mock

“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

“They are fairies; he that speaks to them shall die. I'll wink and couch; no man their works must eye.” ― William Shakespeare

Fairy Quotes

“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

“I love that very traditional fairy tale where it's not all 'happily ever after.' I like all that old school, bloody, 'Brothers Grimm' sort of stuff. So you have all those shades of gray in there.” ― Erin Morgenstern

“Sometimes it's great when, you know, you're sitting down to watch a straightforward story, and you know how it's going to go, and you know how it's going to end. That's a fairy tale.” ― Clare-Hope Ashitey

 “If you want to tell grown-up fairy tales, you have to look for the dark side.” ― Juan Antonio Bayona

“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

“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

 “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

“I think people should read fairy tales, because we're hungry for a mythology that will speak to our fears.” ― Sandra Cisneros

“All of my work is influenced by fairy tales, and I hope my work shows Hans Christian Anderson's influence.” ― Sandra Cisneros

“With 'Stardust', I hope what I was doing is giving 30-year-olds and 40-year-olds and 25-year-olds and 60-year-olds a chance to get the same sense of wonder, the same feeling, the same magic, that they got in reading the classic fairy tales as children.” ― Neil Gaiman

“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

“Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.” ― James M. Barrie

“'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

“Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.” ― Diane von Furstenberg

“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

“Throughout any given season of 'The Bachelor,' the women exclaim that the experience is like a fairy tale. They suffer the machinations of reality television, pursuing - along with several other women, often inebriated - the promise of happily ever after.” ― Roxane Gay

“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

“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.” ― J.M. BARRIE

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 dr

“My relationship with Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm reaches far back into my childhood. I grew up with Grimm's fairy tales. I even saw a theater production of 'Tom Thumb' during Advent at the State Theater in Danzig, which my mother took me to see.” ― Gunter Grass

“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

“What I personally gravitate toward tends to be fantasy, medium dark - not too dark - fairy tales and sci fi. Stop-motion takes something on the page that's really dark and adds a little sweetness to it, a living toys realm.” ― Henry Selick

“I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few things that really rival them.” ― Alice Hoffman

“Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self.” ― Max Stirner

“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

“When fairy tales are written in the west, they're known as folklore. In the east, fairy tales are called religions.” ― Paul Henderson

“Casting directors are like these fairy godmother witches.” ― Merritt Wever

“Everything is for sale in Hollywood; the fairy tale, the costume, the pumpkin, the footman and the mice.” ― Amanda Eliasch

“By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung.” ― William Collins

“You have this fairy tale of 'life on your own.' It's so awesome. Until the apartment floods, or something happens, and your go-to people aren't there.” ― Maddie Marlow

“Fairy tales to me are never happy, sweet stories. They're moral stories about overcoming the dark side and the bad.” ― Joe Wright

“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

    “In fairy tales, the children are saved by caring adults. We need more caring adults in the lives of our children.” ― Donna Shalala

“I believe in elves and giants. I believe that fairy tales are nothing more than news reports of what once happened.” ― Sondra Locke

“Well, Company of Wolves was about that literally, about fairy tales.” ― Neil Jordan

“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

“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

“The public has become my fairy godmother.” ― Eartha Kitt

“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'd imagine my wedding as a fairy tale... huge, beautiful and white.” ― Paris Hilton

“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 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

 “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

“Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature.” ― Lynn Holland

“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.” ― Author Unknown

“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

“Buttercups in the sunshine look like little cups of gold, perhaps the Faeries come to drink the raindrops that they hold” ― Elizabeth T. Dillingham

“I've always thought fairies are like mushrooms, you trip over them when you're not thinking about them, but they're hard to spot when you're searching for them.” ― JO WALTON

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.” ― Helena Bonham Carter

“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

“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

“I always wanted to be on 'Sesame Street,' that kind of a thing, puppets and fun and original songs and fairy tales.” ― GloZell

“I have a bit of a love affair with fairy tales and some of the ideas of Irish mythology, like Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats, who captured a lot of that very beautifully.” ― Hozier

“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

“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

“I'm not writing fairy tales or object lessons.” ― Junot Diaz

“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

 “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

“Kids delight in 'magical thinking', whether in the form of the Tooth Fairy or the saints: whether you see these as comforting lies or eternal verities, they are part of how we help kids make sense of the world.” ― Emma Donoghue

“Why do fairy tales exist, and why do movies exist? Why do novels exist? There has to be a reason for it; otherwise, none of these things would be there.” ― Tim O'Brien

“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

“What you hear and what the research shows is that gentlemen negotiate for their first job. Women do not negotiate from their first job and on. And I tell women there is no H.R. fairy godmother. There might be, but you better not count on it.” ― Sallie Krawcheck

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

“I couldn't stand it. It was what I thought I always wanted. I was there every day in the trenches, and I hated everything about that job. But what I loved - and what I got from 'The Tooth Fairy' - was to see how studio movies were released.” ― Jason Blum

“I was a Nancy Drew girl. Also Grimms' fairy tales.” ― Sue Monk Kidd

“I'm, like, a tiny musical theater fairy.” ― Madeline Brewer

“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

 “It is my childhood dream to have a Christian-style wedding, just like the fairy tales.” ― Sushmita Sen

“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

“That's what I wanted 'Pirate Jenny' to be: a queer, revolutionary fairy tale for the people that I love.” ― Sasha Velour

“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

“As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen.” ― Chris Van Allsburg

“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

“I found a lot of fairy tales scary. They really didn't sit well with me.” ― Amanda Seyfried

“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.” ― Tink

“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

“Artless fairy stories enchant us in our first years and retain their hold on us until our last.” ― Howard Jacobson

“I'll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.” ― Carol Ann Duffy

“I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid.” ― Armie Hammer

“I began to believe the fairy tales: You know, how we're all out there looking for our magical missing half.” ― Michael Bergin

“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

“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

“There are benefits to adopting a toddler. They can tell you what's wrong. And - everything we did with our daughter was a first. Her first tooth fairy. Santa.” ― Nia Vardalos

 “I loved fairy tales growing up.” ― Lily James

“I like being scared, so I've always liked fairy tales because they're kind of creepy.” ― Lana Parrilla

 “I never saw fairy tales as an escape or a cop-out... On the contrary, speaking for myself, it is the way to understand reality.” ― Lloyd Alexander

“I had to grow up fast because we know it's not all fairy tales out there; it's full of rubbish.” ― Cher Lloyd

“The 'Mahabharata' is a more complex and longer saga than the 'Ramayana,' which is like a fairy tale. It's much lighter and more fun, and at its heart, there's a cracking love story.” ― David Farr

“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

“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

“I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.” ― A. S. Byatt

“I think 'Wreck-It Ralph' can stand proudly in the pantheon of the great Disney animated films. It's a fairy tale disguised as something more contemporary. With its balance of heart and comedy, it is still very much rooted in the Disney legacy.” ― Rich Moore

“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

“I think it's really hard to draw a hard-and-fast line and say 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' doesn't count as science fiction or fantasy. Or at what point do we say mythology is not fantasy, so reading mythology when you're young does not count as an exposure to fantasy?” ― Robin Hobb

“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

“One of my favourite messages about 'The Pirate Fairy' is that the story is about appreciating your own talents.” ― Christina Hendricks

“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

“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

“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

“The universe has a much greater imagination than we do, which is why the real story of the universe is far more interesting than any of the fairy tales we have invented to describe it.” ― Lawrence M. Krauss

“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

“Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales.” ― Walter Ulbricht

“I like to escape; I like to write when I go on a walk - I'm kind of very fairy that way. I get inspired by the wind. Or when I daydream, that's when I write.” ― Imelda May

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

“Conservatives used to believe in confronting hard truths, not succumbing to comforting fairy tales. Some still do.” ― Fareed Zakaria

“Dragons and bridges are very much something out of fairy tales and fantasy.” ― John Howe

“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

“Fairy tales read before bed tend to make me dream. They're all quite violent stories, as are my dreams.” ― Glen Duncan

“Some things, I think, like fairy books and secret doors, are only meant to be found by children.” ― Jennifer McMahon

“'Crystal Fairy' was one of the first movies I did after I recommitted to the idea of acting.” ― Gaby Hoffmann

“'Ocean's Kingdom' is a fairy story with no subtext, no resonance - it's not about anything except its water-logged plot.” ―Robert Gottlieb

“A project like 'Rizzoli & Isles' is something you can't pursue. It's something that comes to you... I like to call it 'fairy dust.' And it happened without my having to do anything.” ― Tess Gerritsen

“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

“I'm so excited to see 'Horns' because it's so many different genres in one film. It's a sci-fi, it's a love story, it's a horror movie, it's a fairy tale.” ― Juno Temple

“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

I had a fairy shrine in my room, and I went to fairy LARPing camp, and I played Dungeons and Dragons in the woods.” ― Natalie Prass

I never read any fairy tales or classics until I was an adult; all we ever had was comics... No television, either. If we wanted entertainment, we hung around the fish shop.” ― Michael Foreman

“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 look at children's stories in fairy tales, they're pretty brutal.” ― Susanne Bier

“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

“'Slumdog Millionaire' is a fairy tale, but it starts in a place you really believe, and that came from spending two months wandering around the slums picking up stories and talking to people.” ― Simon Beaufoy

“If you can make it as a children's party fairy, you can make it anywhere.” ― Sarah Snook

“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

“Fairy tales opened up a door into my imagination - they don't conform to the reality that's around you as a child. I started reading when I was three and read everything, but I wanted to be an actress.” ― Kate Atkinson

“A peace agreement isn't like a fairy story. You don't live happily ever after.” ― Jonathan Powell

“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 you're not feeling very well, or as a child.” ― Helen Oyeyemi

“If you read Grimm's fairy tales, they're absolutely terrifying.” ― James Purefoy

“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

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

“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

 “Fairy tales are really violent, the original ones.” ― Jane Levy

“Seeing my parents makes me realise that life is not a fairy tale.” ― Mollie King

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

“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

“Fairy tales and folk tales are part of the DNA of all stories and great fun to write.” ― Ransom Riggs

“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

“Fairy tales cross generational lines, and how you respond to them depends on when in your life you're seeing them.” ― James Lapine

“Whenever Disney asks if you want to do a fairy tale musical, you say yes.” ―Robert Lopez

“'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

“Look at Jane Austen. Her characters derive in a reasonably straight line from fairy tales.” ― Andrew Davies

“As a kid, I would keep telling my younger sister that I was a fairy who had come here to spend time with them. And I actually got to play one!” ― Roop Durgapal

“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

“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

“Maybe even at six or seven, I knew that, sweet as they were on the surface, all fairy tales needed a feminist shake up.” ― Sarah Pinborough

“Getting to work at Lick was like being touched by the wand of your fairy godmother.” ― Sandra Faber

“I love fairy tales.” ― Sondra Locke

“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

“Getting to wear Chanel is my version of a fairy tale. Not that I would wear it every day - my style is more jeans and T-shirts - but it's kind of fun.” ― Dylan Penn

“For me, any fiction of nobles and swords necessarily has to be a story of corruption, injustice and savagely violent conflict - because any other treatment is going to have all the heft and realistic honesty of a bedtime fairy tale for five year olds.” ― Richard K. Morgan

“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

“On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy tales and dreamy poems of another world.” ― Laurence Housman

“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

“As a child, I loved fairy tales because the story, the what-comes-next, is paramount. As an adult, I'm fascinated by their logic and illogic.” ― Gail Carson Levine

“I've always been a huge fantasy fan. I was always interested in fairy tales and anything with magic or dragons... I was always drawn to those types of stories.” ― Sarah J. Maas

“You can get this feeling of the English or Scottish or Irish or Welsh fairy, but it is by nature very elusive. It would be possible to pin down a German fairy, but the English one just vanishes, becomes the shadow under the trees.” ― Susanna Clarke

“As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories, many her own invention. She, too, tended to reverse the norm.” ― Tanith Lee

“Recasting fairy tales has become a publishing sub-genre in itself, and has been done both well and to the point of entropy. More interesting are those works where the structures of fairytales are abandoned but the world of 'fairy' is imported as a delicate spice.” ― Graham Joyce

“The words 'fairy tales' must accordingly be taken to include tales in which occurs something 'fairy,' something extraordinary - fairies, giants, dwarfs, speaking animals.” ― Joseph Jacobs

 “My youngest son becomes an award-winning nature photographer, and I cannot resist writing poems to his pictures. My daughter loves to cook, though I do not. Yet together, we write a cookbook with fairy tales. And now a second. .” ― Jane Yolen

“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

“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

“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

“I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner.” ― Maria Bello

“I grew up with a lot of fairy tales. And they had an essence of darkness to them.” ― Rupert Sanders

“My son Cooper has just turned ten and the sarcasm fairy has already started to take up residence inside his body. Not only am I living with my mother - again! - but I've also got her mini-me to contend with.” ― Melissa Rivers

“Each time I'm starting to work on a film, even if I love to settle the plot in the real world, I start to think about the plot as a fairy tale, or a dream, or a nightmare... As if it was the best way to tell the truth about characters or narration, instead of realism.” ―Arnaud Desplechi

“I love the stories of changelings and the thought that the Fey were these ancient, capricious creatures who were tricky and dangerous. I've always preferred the Brothers Grimm faery tales to the Disney fairy tales.” ― Julie Kagawa

“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

“I think, reading the Grimm's fairy tales, they all have some sort of moral component to them, teaching you a lesson.” ― Claire Coffee

“Fairy tales are with us day in and day out, not just in commercials, but references in the theater, movies, museums, schools, etc.” ― Jack Zipes

“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

“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

“A romantic novel is an adult fairy story, repeating the recurring symbols and images which can explain life to a woman and satisfy a powerful need within her. The need to love and be loved is vital to all human beings, but especially to women.” ― Charlotte Lamb

“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

“I was the original Cinderella girl, looking for the happy ending in the fairy story. But my fantasy prince never came.” ― Evelyn Keyes

“It's fun to twist fairy tales, but at the same time, I know I need to write stories that are different enough from each other that fans don't feel like they're just reading the same story over and over again.” ―Janette Rallison

“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

“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

“'Granted' is about a lively young woman who does a fairy godmother a good turn and is given a wish as her reward.” ― Jody Lynn Nye

“I have written two books that have to do with fairy godmothers: 'The Magic Touch' and 'Wishing on a Star.'” ― Jody Lynn Nye

“I definitely read a lot of books on the psychology and mythology behind fairy tales because I think that's really fascinating and there's a lot to draw on there.” ― Meghan Ory

“Fairy tales and folk tales have always played a role in my writing in one way or another.” ― Linn Ullmann

“I will always have a soft spot for 'East of the Sun, West of the Moon,' which I discovered just at the age when I was beginning to enjoy the darkness in fairy tales but still wanted a story where the good guys win.” ― Genevieve Valentine

“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

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