quote by Cecily von Ziegesar

I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series. I didn't really like the books that I was reading, so I decided that I would write a book about something I'd want to read if I was 16. It turned into a Cinderella story... I developed a proposal and the characters of 'Gossip Girl' for my job.

— Cecily von Ziegesar

Exciting Cinderella Story quotations

Cinderella story quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

My first U.S. Open I think was just very special for me because that was sort of the beginning of what was a 'Cinderella' story for me.

Cinderella and the prince lived, they say, happily ever after, like two dolls in a museum case never bothered by diapers or dust, never arguing over the timing of an egg, never telling the same story twice.

Cinderella story quote You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

I really don’t care what people think.

I really don't care what people think of me.


Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought.

Useless and disappointing." ~ Sam (Hilary Duff), A Cinderella Story

Cinderella story quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
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With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story, that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy. I wanted to do the opposite.

The Cinderella story is wired for weirdness, and you can see it in this movie.

To become a big movie star like Joan Crawford you need to wear blinders and pay single-minded attention to your career. Nobody paid attention to me, including me. I was the original Cinderella girl, looking for the happy ending in the fairy story. But my fantasy prince never came.

Cinderella story quote One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.

Ron, you know full well Harry and I were brought up by Muggles!” said Hermione. “We didn’t hear stories like that when we were little, we heard ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ and ‘Cinderella’ —” “What’s that, an illness?” asked Ron.


How many times do you read about 'the Cinderella story,' the story of the underdog, the story of the ordinary human being, often subjected to cruelty and ignorance and neglect, who somehow triumphs?

I'm not a character like Rapunzel or Cinderella; my story looks like any other.

Cinderella story quote Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.
Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.
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A story, to me, has a particular sprite, like the angel of the spirit of that story - and it's my job to attend to what it wants to do. When I tell the story of Cinderella, the sprite does not want me to make it into an allegory of the fall of communism. The sprite would be unhappy if I did that.

I looked at the 1950 animated film [Cinderella], I read a couple of editions of the fairy tale that I have in my house and all of it seemed to say that there was room for a version that delivered, in this story, which seems to invite a feeling in people and I think that is some version of a classical world.

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

Cinderella story quote You Can, end of story !
You Can, end of story !
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I grew up poor. I had no money. My family was poor. There's things I wanted to do and couldn't. I was an abused wife. Just - there's tons of things that I couldn't even mention. And for me to come up and to have all of this fame and fortune, it's just - it is a Cinderella story to me.

The two basic stories of all times are Cinderella and Jack the Giant Killer-the charm of women and the courage of men.

In stories like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, they always say the heroine is 'as good as she is beautiful.' I wondered if people just wanted that to be true, wanted the beautiful to be good. I wondered if they wanted the ugly to be bad because then they wouldn't have to feel bad for them.