Top Fairytale Quotes

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1. "A memory: Isola as a toddler, sugarlump teeth, skin still smelling of milk. Hair that curled without use of an iron and sweet dresses that didn't matter were dirtied. When she was old enough, she demanded the usual suspects at bedtime: The Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast.Even then, Mother's contempt for non-Pardieu fairytales was obvious.‘Hmph,' she snorted derisively, folding up her knees to perch on Isola's bed. ‘Listen to me, Isola. The original Beauty's just an encouragement to young women to accept arranged marriages. What it's really saying to impressionable girls is, "Don't worry if your new husband is decades older than you, or ugly, or horrid. If you're sweet and obedient enough, you might just discover he's a prince in disguise!'' Mother's Most Lasting Advice‘Never be that girl, Isola. Never pick the beast or the wolf on the off-chance he won't devour you."
Author: Allyse Near
2. "What I corrupted was what is called the truth in favour of a more marvelous world. I could always improve on the facts.[...] in self-defense, I accuse the writers of fairy-tales. Not hunger, not cruelty, not my parents, but these tales which promised that sleeping in the snow never caused pneumonia, that bread never turned stale, that trees blossomed out of season, that dragons could be killed with courage, that intense wishing would be followed immediately by fulfillment of the wish. Intrepid wishing, said the fairytales, was more effective than labor. The smoke issuing from Aladdin's lamp was my first smokescreen, and the lies learned from fairytales were my first perjuries. Let us say I had perverted tendencies: I believed everything I read."
Author: Anaïs Nin
3. "Stop, Lea. I don't get happily-ever afters. Those are just for fairytales and porn."
Author: Christine Zolendz
4. "It feels sort of euphoric, like we're in some sort of fairytale. Like she's Tinkerbell and I'm Peter Pan. No, wait. I don't want to be Peter Pan. Maybe she can be like Cinderella and I'll be her Prince Charming. Yeah, I like that fantasy better. Cinderella's hot when she's all poor and sweaty and slaving over the stove."
Author: Colleen Hoover
5. "Together, in that room, our childhood notions of love melted away. We discovered love was not a fairytale. Sometime there were no happy endings, and when there were, you needed to work like hell to keep the happiness alive"
Author: Cristina Marrero
6. "It's not my fairytale. It's not anything I ever wanted. It's the last thing I've ever wanted. I hate crowds. I don't want to be the envy of every other woman on the planet. I never dreamed of being with a guy with flawless good looks. This is someone else's fairytale."
Author: E.M. Tippetts
7. "Not all fairytales have happy endings, my dear...Not all witches burn in ovens, not every princess wakes up, and sometimes the trail of breadcrumbs doesn't lead to a safe place...I should know."- Extract from The Blood Witching, copyright Eleanor Keane."
Author: Eleanor Keane
8. "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."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
9. "Sometimes life begins like a bad dream and ends up like a kid's fairytale. The kind ourgrandmothers used to tell us about sitting next to a fireplace, with their white braids shining underthe fire's light. They knew that even in an era like ours, there is nothing wrong with dreaming.."
Author: Georgia Kakalopoulou
10. "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."
Author: Graham Joyce
11. "All those old myths and legends and fairytales didn't just appear out of nowhere for no good reason, you know. They came about because there really is such a thing as magic or that it once flourished in the world. Or at least there is something extraordinary that people commonly refer to, or dismiss, as magic."
Author: H.M. Forester
12. "Fairytales have always got to have that scary quality, as long as you make them laugh."
Author: Helena Bonham Carter
13. "Is it a fairytale?" the boy had asked her."No, Matthew", she thought. "We're the fairytale."
Author: James Hampton
14. "Fairytales are stories that span every generation and they've been around for a long time."
Author: Jamie Dornan
15. "Not only did the girl look like a fairytale princess but she was also on track to be a freaking doctor."
Author: Jay Crownover
16. "And if you were still here today, I would tell you, that in your future, do not settle for anything less than the Jake Andrews of the world. Because they exist, and not just in fairytales."
Author: Jay McLean
17. "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."
Author: Jeff Sampson
18. "Bad sex is a fuckin' myth, like a goddamned legendary creature in some fuckin' sappy fairytale."
Author: Jenn Cooksey
19. "Love is a fairytale blah, blah, blah."
Author: Jessica Fortunato
20. "I find it ironic that happy endings now are called fairytale endings because there's nothing happy about most fairytale endings."
Author: Joe Wright
21. "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."
Author: Jostein Gaarder
22. "I've loved fairytales, folklore and mythology since I was a small child, and I think it was inevitable that they would influence my style and my development of stories."
Author: Juliet Marillier
23. "I met Baba Yaga at the end of childhood – past pigtails and fairytales, but not quite ready to give up on make-believe."
Author: Kirsty Logan
24. "Ishbel read maps like storybooks. She was getting off the island, and no one was going to stop her. That was all just romance, just fairytales, because anyone can leave the island. Since they built the bridge, leaving should be as easy as sticking your keys in the car ignition. But leaving is never easy."
Author: Kirsty Logan
25. "It wasn't perfect, none ofit.But it was a fairytale.And people needed to believe infairytales. Even flawed ones.Maybe especially flawed ones.And they needed to believe always."
Author: Kristen Ashley
26. "This journal will stay hidden among the dusty coverless books lining my bookshelf until the day I need to be reminded of who I really am. Then I will come for it and maybe I will read it to my son or daughter and pretend it's just another fairytale, changing every dark moment to light, conquering every villain, and replacing the ending with the one I was robbed off."
Author: Laekan Zea Kemp
27. "Maybe there weren't fairytales, or dreams didn't often really come true, but this moment felt very close. As close as it gets to perfect in an imperfect world."
Author: Lee Woodruff
28. "It's time to put away our fairytales, all of them, and assume our responsibilities, the adult responsibilities that begin with adult knowledge. Our planet needs us. She needs us to think like healers and act like warriors. And if you think that's a contradiction, then get out of the way."
Author: Lierre Keith
29. "To play someone I loved in my favourite fairytale as a kid is a total honour."
Author: Lily Collins
30. "Life isn't a fairytale but we can make it like a fairytale"
Author: Lucy 'Aisy
31. "Leonora is the grownups' version of Cinderella. She doesn't take crap from any ugly stepsisters. She doesn't sit indoors waiting to be rescued by prince charming. Oh, no, she rescues prince charming, Florestan, who's locked up in a dungeon by his archenemy, Pizarro. Cinderella was fun when we were little girls, played with dolls and believed in passive fairytales. Now that we're grown women who play with toys, it's only fit to believe in active fairytales."
Author: Luella Christie
32. "I didn't break into comics to write fairytales or crime comics."
Author: Mark Millar
33. "Your mind is your spirit; do not seek any other hidden soul inside you! All is in the brain! The depiction of a spirit rising to the sky is no more real than a medieval Scandinavian fairytales!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
34. "Do you know, I used to feel special, like I would wake up in a fairytale and be a great hero. But now…I don't know if I want to be in a story anymore. It's like I am already, and I don't think I like it. And what would it mean if it were true? What would it mean for you?"
Author: Moira Katson
35. "Fairytales are bullshit," I snapped, using the same line as he'd used on me, but I meant it. After an imperfect summer with Zack, with highs and lows and everything in between, I no longer wanted the fairytale. It wasn't real."
Author: Monica Alexander
36. "Besides, reality is so much better than any fairytale."
Author: Monica Alexander
37. "But fairytales were, at best, dirty mirrors whose warped and pitted surfaces reflected a highly distorted view of the truth, quite different from reality."
Author: Nenia Campbell
38. "She allowed the sweet thrill of hearing Mack Logan's voice, even in the background, run through her before she dismissed it as another childhood fantasy. When they'd been best friends as children, she'd had an unbounded belief in mermaids and fairies, in fairytales and nature's mysteries. She'd believed she could fly with Peter Pan, breathe underwater, walk without touching the ground. And she believed Mack Logan loved her. Reality had a way of ruining a girl's dreams."
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
39. "What happens with this being will mean the end of my life, this much is clear, so why does excitement bubble my blood and make my heart roll over in my chest. Life? For him, I will risk it all if he takes me. What is my alternative? To sit and wait for a fairytale Prince charming who will never come?"
Author: Penelope Fletcher
40. "To me God's voice and inspiration is stronger, of greater importance and authority than that of any fairy or any other spirit like creature from above or below earth. My Spirit Tales are stories based on truth and inspired by His writings.Stories about YHWH and His great wonderful acts are definitely not fairytales but Spirit Tales."
Author: Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
41. "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."
Author: Rachel McAdams
42. "I am not trying to give an image of a fairytale, perfect, everything else, I am just being myself."
Author: Rebecca Loos
43. "Have you ever pondered the miracle of popcorn? It starts out as a tiny, little, compact kernel with magic trapped inside that when agitated, bursts to create something marvelously desirable. It's sort of like those tiny, little thoughts trapped inside an author's head that?in an excited explosion of words?suddenly become a captivating fairytale!"
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
44. "Truly, there is magic in fairytales.For it takes but a simply-uttered 'Once upon a time...' to allure and spellbind an audience."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
45. "Anyone who still wants to experience fairytales these days can't afford to dither when it comes to using their brains."
Author: Robert Musil
46. "One life, One story. Make it a fairytale."
Author: T.A
47. "It can be heartbreaking when you find out that your fairytale image of the world doesn't match the reality."
Author: Taylor Swift
48. "In his eyes I saw all the other possibilities. The dream-world possibilities. The fairytale possibilities. The seemingly impossible possibilities."
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
49. "I pray, before I die, that I receive the power to believe in fairytales again, Oh' how I would love to laugh and know that God laughed with me."
Author: Tonny K. Brown
50. "The rules your parents teach you to live by are very different than the rules the world actually runs by. Most of the conventional wisdom is not only wrong, it's a lie told to us by people who want to control us. It doesn't help us, it helps them. Pretty much everything we're told as children (and adults, really) by the established power structures in our lives are made up fairytales us to reinforce that control: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy, fat-free frozen dinners, religion, and metering lights on the highway--the list goes on"
Author: Tucker Max

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