143 Fairy Stories Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of fairy stories quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about fairy tale.

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  1. Atheism is a fairy story for people afraid of the Light. — John Lennox
  2. I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories. — Hedy Lamarr
  3. Fairy tales are more than true. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
  4. I'm an interpreter of stories. When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories. — Nat King Cole
  5. Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother, but the rest of the time there was none. This story is about one of those other times. — Diane Setterfield
  6. People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug. — Edmond de Goncourt
  7. Only thin, weak thinkers despise fairy stories. Each one has a true, strange fact hidden in it, you know, which you can find if you look. — Diana Wynne Jones
  8. Story of O is a fairy tale for another world, a world where some part of me lived for a long time, a world that no longer exists except between the covers of a book. — Anne Desclos
  9. I think people should read fairy tales, because were hungry for a mythology that will speak to our fears. — Sandra Cisneros
  10. [Angels] aid us in our personal mission. We have to learn to listen, for if we block the angels out, they become only the fairy beings of dreams and pleasant stories. — Silver RavenWolf

Short Fairy Stories Quotes

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  • It's almost a sort of fairy story tale, just what a novelist would write about a discovery. — Charles Hard Townes
  • There are fairy stories to be written for adults. Stories that are still in a green state. — Andre Breton
  • Actually everybody has a story, a fairy tale in their heart that they adhere to. — Phoebe Stone
  • A fairy tale is the kind of story in which one king goes to another king to borrow a cup of sugar — Angela Carter
  • Sometimes fairy stories may say best what's to be said. — C. S. Lewis
  • At the centre of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power — Susan Wiggs
  • Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch. — Hans Christian Andersen
  • So maybe it wasn't the fairy tale. But those stories weren't real anyway. Mine were. — Sarah Dessen
Fairy stories 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.

Fairy Life Quotes

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Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles and more about the domino effect of this girl's life, and how everyone else is affected. Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed to an action sort of fairy tale. — Amber Tamblyn

Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering. — Layne Staley

The fairy tales of how life is ‘supposed to be going’ will f*ck up your life. You don’t have to go to university at 18, get a job at 21, buy a house at 30, get married at 35, and have kids at 36. Everyone is completely different, and your path to happiness will be completely different too. — Steven Bartlett

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Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. — Hans Christian Andersen

I don't think you ever outgrow your love for things that are bigger than life and more colorful than the average life. And somehow I feel that these comic book stories are like fairy tales for older people, because they have the same qualities. — Stan Lee

Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness...Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life. — Jacob Burckhardt

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Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. — C. S. Lewis

Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc. — Brian Froud

Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement. — Welwyn Wilton Katz

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

Fairy Tale Quotes

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A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales. — Marie Curie

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

The kids from the streets don't want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don't care if it's ugly; they just want reality. — Eazy-E

Fairy stories 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 believe in the truth of fairy-tales more than I believe in the truth in the newspaper. — Lotte Reiniger

Butterflies and zebras And moonbeams and fairy tales That's all she ever thinks about Riding with the wind. — Jimi Hendrix

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

Fairy stories quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.

If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future. — Danielle Steel

There are people in the world who have skills and strength and talent that I will never have. Never. These notions that you can 'be whatever you want to be as long as you want it bad enough' are not true. They are fairy tales. — Jocko Willink

All the atoms of our bodies will be blown into space in the disintegration of the solar system, to live on forever as mass or energy. That's what we should be teaching our children, not fairy tales about angels and seeing grandma in Heaven. — Carolyn Porco

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale. — Peter S. Beagle

Fairytale Quotes

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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. — Lierre Keith

People believe those fairytales about falling in love at first sight at the bus, subway, or at the streets. But it doesn’t make sense how they’d laugh at the ones who fell in love at first sight through TV screens. Loving a celebrity IS a type of love. Love is fair to everyone. — Tablo

Theres something about girls and unicorns thats deep and meaningful. Something about childhood. — Ted Naifeh

Fairy stories 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.

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. — Rachel McAdams

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. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

I guess I kind of lived in a fairytale world... looking at everything through rose-colored glasses. I probably always will, to a certain extent. — Sharon Tate

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

I am not trying to give an image of a fairytale, perfect, everything else, I am just being myself. — Rebecca Loos

I foresee that the Andersen and Fairy Tale fashion will not last; none of these things away from general nature do. — Mary Russell Mitford

Story book endings, fairytales coming true. — Carrie Underwood

I love fairytales. I like fantasy a lot, science fiction, I like magic. I like to create magic. I love magic. — Michael Jackson

Fairy Quotes

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I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? — John Lennon

Wherever they may have come from, and wherever they may have gone, unicorns live inside the true believer's heart. Which means as long as we can dream, there will be unicorns. — Bruce Coville

The unicorns were the most recognizable magic the fairies possessed, and they sent them to those worlds where belief in the magic was in danger of falling altogether. After all there has to be some belief in magic- however small- for any world to survive. — Terry Brooks

Fairy stories quote You Can, end of story !
You Can, end of story !

How old is too old to stop believing in, like, the tooth fairy? Like 12? I've got a cousin who is 18... Yeah, still believes in gay marriage. — Bo Burnham

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Step to this and get shanked up I knocked out so many teeth the tooth fairy went bankrupt — Big L

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The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. — J. H. Oldham

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame! — William Butler Yeats

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Faith. Trust. and Pixie Dust. — Walt Disney

I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense... — Beatrix Potter

Fairy Princess Quotes

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Even miracles take a little time. — Walt Disney

The public wanted a fairy princess to come and touch them and everything would turn to gold. Little did they realise that the individual is crucifying herself inside because she didn't think she was good enough. — Princess Diana

A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep. — Walt Disney

Fairy stories quote Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and
Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.

I was never a girl that dreamt of being a princess and I never dreamt about my wedding day. I hated pink and I hated fairies. I only liked hanging out with boys. I remember throwing a tantrum if my mum put me in pink. I wasn't a particularly girly girl. — Emily Blunt

You’re just jealous of me because I’m a tap-dancing ballerina fairy princess veterinarian! — Daniel Handler

In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the pricesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs. — Paulo Coelho

Fairy stories quote Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.
Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.

It's the primordial characters [of the Star Wars]. It's the beautiful princess and the callow youth and the smartass that I played and the wise old warrior that Alec Guinness played. And it was a fairy tale. It was a fairy tale. — Harrison Ford

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am completely fascinated by the differences and comparisons between real life and fairy tales because we're raised as little girls to think that we're a princess and that Prince Charming is going to sweep us off our feet. — Taylor Swift

Fairy tales have rules. You are a princess or you aren’t. You are pure at heart or you aren’t. If you are pure at heart, or lucky, you might catch a break. — Richard Siken

Fairy Godmother Quotes

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No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true. — Walt Disney

I believe that our lives, just like fairy tales - the stories that have been written by us humans, through our own experiences of living - will always have a Hero and a Heroine, a Fairy Godmother and a Wicked Witch. — Lucinda Riley

The key to happiness - as any good fairy godmother will tell you - is not to avoid problems, but to overcome them. — Janette Rallison

Fairy stories quote Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

This reminds me, Godmother, to ask you a serious question. You are as wise as wise can be (having been brought up by the fairies), and you can tell me this: Is it better to have had a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it? — Charles Dickens

Know ye what it is to be a child? It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

My deceased grandmother on my mom's side was a real fairy godmother, who lived to be 102 and who I always feel is looking after me. — Victoria Clark

Fairy stories quote You know my name. Not my story.
You know my name. Not my story.

The idea that somebody else is going to swoop down and play the fairy godmother role is pretty unlikely, so why not take care of yourself? — Victoria Moran

Maybe she was being so hoity-toity because she didn't have her own fairy godmother. — Charlaine Harris

I'd just love magic. I'd love to be able to just click and transport. I'd be like a fairy little godmother, I think, going round hearing what people wish for and seeing what I could do for them. — Delta Goodrem

In fact, of all hoodoos in Wall Street I think the resolve to induce the stock market to act as a fairy godmother is the busiest and most persistent. — Edwin Lefevre

Fantasy Stories Quotes

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It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers. — Patrick Rothfuss

Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape? — J. R. R. Tolkien

When I write a story, I just wanna tell you what's in my head. It can come from real life and then turn into fantasy, stuff just rhyming. And write about what you know. I just like to tell stories that have not been told or [told] from my perspective. — Nas

Fairy stories quote All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.
All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.

It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. — Patrick Rothfuss

You spend all this time, as a child, coming up with these fantasy stories, and here I am, sleeping in a treehouse, in the middle of Canyon de Chelly, shooting a Western. That's a bit of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. — James Badge Dale

I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature. If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy, it can be developed in synthetic terms. — Manuel Puig

The Batman type of story may stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may be unconscious. — Sayings

I was always fascinated by fairy stories, fantasy, you know, demons, necromancers, gods and goddesses, everything that is out of our kin and out of our everyday world. I was always interested in enchantment and magicians and still am. — Christopher Lee

I loved fantasy, but I particularly loved the stories in which somebody got out of where they were and into somewhere better - as in the Chronicles Of Narnia, The Wizard Of Oz, The Phantom Tollbooth, the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon. — Lev Grossman

If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story. — Terry Pratchett

Fairyland Quotes

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Oh, grown-ups cannot understand, And grown-ups never will, How short the way to fairyland Across the purple hill. — Alfred Noyes

But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell. — Louise Bogan

Flowers belong to Fairyland: the flowers and the birds and the butterflies are all that the world has kept of its golden age--the only perfectly beautiful things on earth--joyous, innocent, half divine--useless, say they who are wiser than God. — Ouida

Those who hope to avoid all failure and misfortune are trying to live in a fairyland; wise people realistically accept failures as a part of life and build philosophies to meet them and make the best of them. — Wilferd Peterson

The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland. — Lucy Maud Montgomery

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. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

If readers like The Thorn and the Blossom, which I would call literary fantasy, I think they would like books such as Elizabeth Hand's Mortal Love, Catherynne Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and Kelly Link's Stranger Things Happen. — Theodora Goss

Fairies are becoming much more popular. I see fairyland as this big sea, and the tide is sometimes out. — Brian Froud

A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds. — J. R. R. Tolkien

The way the Statute of Rome is written, responsibility for war crimes can be taken all the way up the chain of command. This is the sort of investigation that some people who live in Fairyland might like to undertake, but which bears no relationship at all to conditions in the real world. — John Bolton

People Writing About Fairy Stories

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More Fairy Stories Quotes

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The Resurrection was the greatest ‘eucatastrophe’ possible in the greatest Fairy Story — and produces that essential emotion: Christian joy which produces tears because it is qualitatively so like sorrow, because it comes from those places where Joy and Sorrow are at one, reconciled, as selfishness and altruism are lost in Love. — J. R. R. Tolkien

I was telling stories before I could write. I like to tell stories, and I like to talk to things. If you]ve read fairy tales, you know that everything can talk,from trees to chairs to tables to brooms. So I grew up thinking that, and I turned it into stories. — J. California Cooper

As a shy kid growing up in Sheffield, I fantasized about how it would be great to be famous so I wouldn't actually have to talk to people and feel awkward. And of course, as we all know from fairy stories, when you achieve that ambition, you find out you don't want it. — Jarvis Cocker

As this world becomes increasingly ugly, callous and materialistic it needs to be reminded that the old fairy stories are rooted in truth, that imagination is of value, that happy endings do, in fact, occur, and that the blue spring mist that make an ugly street look beautiful is just as real a thing as the street itself. — Elizabeth Goudge

A myth is, of course, not a fairy story. It is the presentation of facts belonging to one category in the idioms appropriate to another. To explode a myth is accordingly not to deny the facts but to re-allocate them. — Gilbert Ryle

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations. — L. Frank Baum

Tell me the story, Pew. . . . It was a woman. You always say that. There's always a woman somewhere, child; a princess, a witch, a stepmother, a mermaid, a fairy godmother, or one as wicked as she is beautiful, or as beautiful as she is good. Is that the complete list? Then there is the woman you love. Who's she? That's another story. — Jeanette Winterson

Farewell, farewell," said the swallow, with a heavy heart, as he left the warm countries, to fly back into Denmark. There he had a nest over the window of a house in which dwelt the writer of fairy tales. The swallow sang "Tweet, tweet," and from his song came the whole story. — Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy tales are loved by the child not because the imagery he finds in them conforms to what goes on within him, but because--despite all the angry, anxious thoughts in his mind to which the fairy tale gives body and specific content--these stories always result in a happy outcome, which the child cannot imagine on his own. — Bruno Bettelheim

The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords. — J. R. R. Tolkien

....This world needs Utopias as it needs fairy stories. It does not matter so much where we are going, as long as we are making consciously for some definite goal. And a Utopia, however strange or fanciful, is the only possible beacon upon the uncharted seas of the distant future. — Hendrik Willem Van Loon

We all recall the cruel stepmother in fairy tales. That archetype is often a necessary element in a fairy tale so that the heroine/hero can become a person of character and power. Stories of heroes and heroines often begin with a wound or loss or injustice and end with heroic acts of restoration. — David Richo

For most of human history, 'literature,' both fiction and poetry, has been narrated, not written — heard, not read. So fairy tales, folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, are all of them the most vital connection we have with the imaginations of the ordinary men and women whose labor created our world. — Angela Carter

As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories, many her own invention. She, too, tended to reverse the norm. — Tanith Lee

Violence has been a part of storytelling forever and there's obviously a reason for it. Fairy tales are really violent, the original ones. I think there's something cathartic about having kids live through their fears through a book or any kind of story. — Jane Levy

A child... who has learned from fairy stories to believe that what at first seemed a repulsive, threatening figure can magically change into a most helpful friend is ready to believe that a strange child whom he meets and fears may also be changed from a menace into a desirable companion. — Bruno Bettelheim

I loved fairy tales when I was a kid. Grimm. The grimmer the better. I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect, I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic. — Amy Tan

When you just get fantasy stories that are about fairies or goblins, I just don't care. I'm never going to meet a goblin, it doesn't mean anything to me. So my definition of fantasy is very broad, it's anything to do with memory, or dreams, or ways of interpreting or making sense of the world. — Dave McKean

The minute that you bring a unicorn into a story, you know that it's a fairy tale or a fable, because unicorns don't exist as animals. They exist as fantasy creatures. — Gloria Vanderbilt

Stories took twists and turns down fairy-tale paths or down very human everyday ones. You think you’re at the end of the book, and it’s only the end of a chapter. — Deb Caletti

Fairy tales to me are never happy, sweet stories. They're moral stories about overcoming the dark side and the bad. — Joe Wright

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. — Evelyn Keyes

The truth is that when one is still a child-or even if one is grown up- and has been well fed, and has slept long and softly and warm; when one has gone to sleep in the midst of a fairy story, and has wakened to find it real, one cannot be unhappy or even look as if one were; and one could not, if one tried, keep a glow of joy out of one's eyes. — Frances Hodgson Burnett

I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls? — J. R. R. Tolkien

For me, any fiction of nobles and swords necessarily has to be a story of corruption, injustice and savagely violent conflict - because any other treatment is going to have all the heft and realistic honesty of a bedtime fairy tale for five year olds. — Richard K. Morgan

For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms. — Arthur Rimbaud

Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary 'real' world. — J. R. R. Tolkien

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. — Stephen Hawking

I understood that the stories we believe have power over us. They work into our bodies and minds and change us from inside out. What if one day these stories become something stronger, more real, than fairy tales? — Danielle Trussoni

Adolescents believe that the world belongs to the living, or more particularly to living people their age, so they feel within their rights if they destroy the canon or rewrite the fairy stories or act like Red Guards. — Robert Bly

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