Quote of the Day: Fairy Tales

Hello dear readers, this week’s Quote of the Day is all about Fairy Tales! I hope you find a quote in here that you enjoy.


“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
― Neil Gaiman


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” 
― Albert Einstein


“When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. 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. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he’s not easy to spot; he’s really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.” 
― Taylor Swift


“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” 
― Mo Willems

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” 
― Audrey Hepburn

“O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.” 
― Leo Rosten

“There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.” 
― Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)

“She talks like you. It’s not every day you hear a four-year-old say Prince Charming is a douchebag who’s only holding Cinderella back.” 
“That’s my girl.” 
― Emma Chase

“Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.”
“Leo, that’s Snow White,” Piper said.” 
― Rick Riordan

“But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.” 
― Simone Elkeles

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” 
― Mae West

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” 
― Alfred Hitchcock

“The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.” 
― W.H. Auden

“There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality — for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.” 
― Terri Windling

“Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.” 
― Alice Hoffman

“If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other–the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

“Think of every fairy-tale villainess you’ve ever heard of. Think of the wicked witches, the evil queens, the mad enchantresses. Think of the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses, the savage she-beasts. Think of them and remember that somewhere, sometime, they’ve all been real.
“As for fairy tales, he understood that they were reflections of the people who had spun them, and were flecked with little truths – intrusions of reality into fantasy, like toast crumbs on a wizard’s beard.” 
― Laini Taylor

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