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1. "Our souls yearn for connection with all souls. There are people we think we prefer and others we don't, but half the time that's a lie: We tell ourselves the fairy tale of our hatreds out of fear, but we revisit that tale as it suits us. Deep down, we'd love to love and be loved by all."
Author: Alexandra Katehakis
2. "Juliet by Ann Fortier. The Maestro (Chapter5) ... the slight nausea he was feeling must be somewhat near what God was feeling every minute of every day. If indeed He felt anything. He was, after all, a divine being, and it was entirely conceivable that divinity was incompatible with emotion. If not, then the Maestro sincerely pitied God, for the history of mankind was nothing more than a long tale of tears."
Author: Anne Fortier
3. "Philomena spun a tale about a butterfly that turned back into a caterpillar—saying that the butterfly would rather live in the cocoon for years than fly under the sun for only a few short days."Butterflies don't last," said Philomena solemnly."
Author: Anya Allyn
4. "To wait so long/And want a man refined and strong/Is not at all uncommon. And yet to wait one hundred years/Without a tear, without a care/Makes for a very rare woman. So here our tale appears to show/How marriage deferred/Brings joy unheard/Nothing lost after a century or so. But others love with more ardor/And wed quickly out of passion/Whatever they do/I won't deplore/Nor shall I preach a lesson."
Author: Charles Perrault
5. "It is notorious that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation was kept from the people of Texas and not celebrated until 'Juneteenth'. There may be those in Texas now who believe they can insulate their state—a state that had its own courageous revolution—from the news of evolution and from the writing in 1786 of a Constitution that refuses to mention religion except when demarcating and limiting its role in the public square. But we promise them today that they will join their fore-runners in the flat-earth community, and in the mad clerical clique of those who believed that the sun revolved around the earth. Yes, they will be in schoolbooks—as a joke on the epic scale of William Jennings Bryan. We shall be fair, and take care to ensure that their tale is told."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
6. "Branch Bacardi, star of The Da Vinci Load, To Drill a Mockingbird, The Postman Always Cums Twice, Chitty Chitty Gang Bang, The Twilight Bone, A Tale of Two Titties..."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
7. "Dima spostò le gambe della ragazza, se le posò in grembo e iniziò a massaggiarle i piedi. Dopo un attimo di silenzio le rispose con falsa timidezza: «Facciamo pace. Ho un regalo per te, ma a una condizione».Sul volto di Irina comparve un sorriso malizioso: «Sentiamo».«Non chiamarmi mai più Dmitrij!» Rispose lui quasi urlando, incollando il suo sguardo a quello furbo di lei. Irina scoppiò a ridere di gusto. Sembrò una lucciola nella notte. Lui ricambiò quell'allegria con un sorriso che mostrò la sua dentatura bianca e perfetta.«Va bene, mio caro Dmitrij, farò la brava.» Lo schernì lei con una smorfia divertita e provocatoria.Dima la sollevò per i piedi e la ribaltò sul divano, bloccandola con il peso del suo corpo, e i due giovani si ritrovarono con le labbra quasi unite. Poteva sentire il respiro di Irina sotto il suo naso, quella vicinanza lo stordì. Avrebbe voluto baciarla con una tale passione da impedirle di respirare. Lei ridacchiò come una bambina."
Author: Eilan Moon
8. "My fairy tale has ended."
Author: Frank Warren
9. "The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence as early as Chaucer's time: but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth."
Author: George Saintsbury
10. "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."
Author: George Sand
11. "To the grim poor there need be no pourquoi tale about where evil arises; it just arises; it always is. One never learns how the witch became wicked, or whether that was the right choice for her--is it ever the right choice? Does the devil ever struggle to be good again, or if so is he not a devil...?"
Author: Gregory Maguire
12. "Often I felt that these men were play-acting: the unreality of their role was their security, even their own destinies were to them saga and folk-tale rather than a private matter; these were men under a spell, men who had been turned into birds or even more likely into some strange beast, and who bore their magic shapes with the same unflurried equanimity, magnanimity, and dignity that we children had marvelled at the beasts of fairy tale. Did they not suspect, moreover, with the wordless apprehension of animals, that if their magic shapes were to be stripped from them the fairy tale would be at an end and their security gone, too, while real life would begin with all it's problems, perhaps in some town where there was neither nature or mirage, no link with the folk-tale and the past, no ancient path to the far side of the mountains and down to the river gullies and out beyond the grass plains, no landmarks from the Sagas? - Only a restless search for sterile, deadening enjoyment."
Author: Halldór Laxness
13. "Yea, and if some god shall wreck me in the wine-dark deep,even so I will endure…For already have I suffered full much,and much have I toiled in perils of waves and war.Let this be added to the tale of those."
Author: Homer
14. "Children being children, however, the grotesque Hopping Pot had taken hold of their imaginations. The solution was to jettison the pro-Muggle moral but keep the warty cauldron, so by the middle of the sixteenth century a different version of the tale was in wide circulation among wizarding families. In the revised story, the Hopping Pot protects an innocent wizard from his torch-bearing, pitchfork-toting neighbours by chasing them away from the wizard's cottage, catching them and swallowing them whole."
Author: J.K. Rowling
15. "What a tale we have been in, Mr. Frodo, haven't we?' he said. 'I wish I could hear it told. Do you think they'll say: Now comes the story of Nine-fingered Frodo and the ring of Doom? And then everyone will hush, like we did, when in Rivendell they told us the tale of Beren One-hand and the Great Jewel. I wish I could hear it! And I wonder how it will go on after our part."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
16. "[Minho] pulled one of his knives from a pocket and, without missing a beat, cut a big piece of ivy off the wall. He threw it on the ground behind him and kept running."Bread crumbs?" Thomas asked, the old fairy tale popping into his mind. Such odd glimpses of his past had almost stopped surprising him."Bread crumbs," Minho replied. "I'm Hansel, you're Gretel."
Author: James Dashner
17. "Why was the host (victim predestined) sad? He wished that a tale of a deed should be told of a deed not by him should by him not be told."
Author: James Joyce
18. "Che la vita di un uomo sia soltanto un sogno è già stato affermato da molti, e tale sentimento si è impadronito anche di me. Quando considero i limiti entro cui sono prigioniere le forze attive e speculative dell'uomo, quando vedo che ogni attività mira all'unico scopo di soddisfare i bisogni, i quali, a loro volta, servono soltanto a prolungare la misera esistenza, e poi comprendo che l'appagamento su certi punti delle nostre speculazioni non è altro che sognante rassegnazione perché dipingiamo soltanto variopinte figure e luminosi panorami sulle pareti fra le quali siamo prigionieri, tutto ciò, Guglielmo, mi ammutolisce. Rientro in me stesso e trovo un universo! Ma formato più di presentimenti e di oscuri desideri che di immagini e di forze viventi. Allora tutto si confonde davanti ai miei sensi, e io sorrido e continuo a sognare nel mondo."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
19. "Haunted by demons of the past, hounded by demons not yet met, the nevermore and evermore left her little peace." ~A Tale of Two Women"
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
20. "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."
Author: Kit Williams
21. "All life is bound to a simple truth... that time goes on, that in each person's life begins a tale, a tale that will either end in memory or in legend."
Author: M.J. Chrisman
22. "The Pentagon has been looking into the possibility of developing "smart dust," dust-sized particles that have tiny sensors inside that can be sprayed over a battlefield to give commanders real-time information. In the future it is conceivable that "smart dust" might be sent to the nearby stars."
Author: Michio Kaku
23. "At a time when history made its way slowly, the few events were easily remembered and woven into a backdrop, known to everyone, before which private life unfolded the gripping show of its adventures. Nowadays, time moves forward at a rapid pace. Forgotten overnight, a historic event glistens the next day like the morning dew and thus is no longer the backdrop to a narrator's tale but rather an amazing adventure enacted against the background of the over-familiar banality of private life."
Author: Milan Kundera
24. "He couldn't go into his army's barracks -- he had long since learned that the best commanders stay away unless they have some reason to visit. The boys have to have a chance to be at peace, at rest, without someone listening, to favor or despise them depending on the way they talk, and act, and think."
Author: Orson Scott Card
25. "Visitation Day - I was not even born yet when the world stopped turning, twenty years ago. It is hard for me to imagine that moment, though I have heard the tale many times, for I have never seen the light of the moon or a sunrise"
Author: Philip Webb
26. "Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale."
Author: Robert Falcon Scott
27. "Fairy tales for adult readers remained popular throughout Europe well into the 19th century — particularly in Germany, where the Brothers Grimm published their massive collection of German fairy tales (revised and edited to reflect the Brothers' patriotic and patriarchal ideals), providing inpiration for novelists, poets, and playrights among the German Romantics. Recently, fairy tale scholars have re–discovered the enormous body of work produced by women writers associated with the German Romantics: Grisela von Arnim, Sophie Tieck Bernhardi, Karoline von Günderrode, Julie Berger, and Sophie Albrecht, to name just a few."
Author: Terri Windling
28. "... I find myself most drawn to: art that has arisen from a deeply personal conversation between the artist and the work at hand. It is art that walks perilously close to the Edge, that crosses the river of blood into Faerie, that flies so high it is scorched by the sun, and then returns to tell the tale to us. It is art that needed to be written, or painted, or sung, or woven, or otherwise shaped. It is art gifted by the Mystery to the maker...and then, in turn, gifted to us."
Author: Terri Windling
29. "I will tell you, too, that every fairy tale has a moral. The moral of my story may be that love is a constraint, as strong as any belt. And this is certainly true, which makes it a good moral. Or it may be that we are all constrained in some way, either in our bodies, or in our hearts or minds, an Empress as well as the woman who does her laundry. ... Perhaps it is that a shoemaker's daughter can bear restraint less easily than an aristocrat, that what he can bear for three years she can endure only for three days. ... Or perhaps my moral is that our desire for freedom is stronger than love or pity. That is a wicked moral, or so the Church has taught us. But I do not know which moral is the correct one. And that is also the way of a fairy tale."
Author: Theodora Goss

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