Selected Quotes about Fairy Tales

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

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

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

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. -- G. K. Chesterton

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

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

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

Don't ask questions of fairy tales. -- Jewish Folk Saying

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