How often when we are comfortable, we begin to long for something new!— Jacob Grimm
Powerful Grimm quotations
Love is like death, it must come to us all, but to each his own unique way and time, sometimes it will be avoided, but never can it be cheated, and never will it be forgotten.
The true poet, is like a man who's happy anywhere, in endless measure, if he's allowed to look at leaves and grass, to see the sun rise and set.
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.
Skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony.
Evil is also not anything small or close to home, and not the worst;
otherwise one could grow accustomed to it.
He who is too well off is always longing for something new.
Life to me is a bit of a (Brothers) Grimm fairy tale.
They were indeed great rascals, and belonged to that class of people who find things before they are lost.
Getting the role in '300' saved me. I'd been out of work for 11 months after 'The Brothers Grimm.' Once the film came out and didn't do so well, the director Terry Gilliam blamed me for absolutely everything. It was pretty appalling, and I had started to wonder if I'd ever get another job again when I was asked to audition for '300.
My mother, she killed me, My father, he ate me, My sister Marlene, Gathered all my bones, Tied them in a silken scarf, Laid them beneath the juniper tree, Tweet, tweet, what a beautiful bird am I.
Turn back, turn back,thou pretty bride, Within this house thou must not abide.
For here do evil things betide.
In general, I agree with Jacob Grimm and feel that we ought to permit changes and uncontrolled growth in language. Even though that also allows potentially threatening new words to develop, language needs the chance to constantly renew itself.
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.
In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales.
I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales.
The Lord God had created all animals, and had chosen out the wolf to be his dog.
Unfortunately, as obsessed as I am with all of those Grimm's slash Disney princesses, I do think women have evolved socially in so many ways.
Baron Grimm declared that, as a rule, it was easy for little minds to attain splendid positions, because they devoted all their ability to the one object.
I'd run over Russ Grimm's mother to win the Super Bowl, too.
People say, 'Grimm, you've been shot like 50.
So why don't you just rhyme like 50? Then, you could get the money like 50, Otherwise, before you see success...you'll be 50.'
In Grimm's fairy tales, you kiss a frog and in two seconds, it becomes a prince.
That is a fairy tale. In evolution, you kiss a frog and in two million years, it becomes a prince.
you shall tie the marriage knot with the ropemaker's daughter and the cawing of the crows will be your wedding song.
I have to reign in my personality a little bit.
Sometimes you want to go more colorful, but that's not my job on the [Grimm] show. My job is to be the center of the show, and the further you move out the more it can get wild.
The director of the [Grimm] pilot called me in.
I had worked on a pilot called Love Bites with him, and the producers I worked on with on Hot In Cleveland, so they knew me from comedic worlds, and they wanted someone who could be light too. Because it is pretty heavy.
Sometimes you have to censor books. When I read 'Peter Rabbit,' I skip the part about Peter's father ending up in one of Mrs. McGregor's pies. I also hid the book of 'Grimm Fairy Tales.' They're just too grim for my grandkids. Reality will come soon enough.
My relationship with Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm reaches far back into my childhood.
I grew up with Grimm's fairy tales. I even saw a theater production of 'Tom Thumb' during Advent at the State Theater in Danzig, which my mother took me to see.
Franz Kafka is a huge influence, more than the Grimms.
To allow yourself to get into the coal bucket and fly to the sky ... we learned that from Kafka, that you can have a thought and make a body of it in this way.
I had to create a children's show, because we wanted the money - and it was, interestingly enough, the first project at the Angel Island theatre space. We did the show, an adaptation of Grimm's Fairy Tales. It was hardcore Grimm - nothing was sanitized - and it was called 'The Mary-Arrchie Kid's Show.' It was well-received, and so I applied to do it through Urban Gateways in Chicago.
Well, 'Grimm' is important to me for obvious reasons.
I'm lucky to be able to do what I love to do for a living. I never, ever forget that. And charity work just helps me feel like I'm doing something to support my belief that we are all one. I'd like to actually do more in the future.
The Grimm brothers always said that their informants were women, which is possibly not true, women of the people. There is the constant evocation of women's voices, in the collecting and arrangement of these stories, and yet the message of so many of them is incredibly misogynist. I was very puzzled by that, and that book explores that contradiction.
I think the show [Grimm] became a little more procedural following the pilot, and I didn't know that would happen. Recently more of the mythology has crept in, and the characters are starting to bloom.
New York congressmen have recently been plagued by a string of embarrassing scandals. Shirtless craigslist hunk Chris Lee, nonconsensual staff tickle monster, Eric Massa, naked texter Anthony Weiner, so this guy is now running to join those dubious ranks and win the Michael Grimm seat. And he`s campaigning on the promise that he`s too old to be too gross. And I`m not paraphrasing the campaign pledge.
I don't watch scary movies. Sometimes, even having to read the script and do an episode of 'Grimm', I get a little tense because I know someone's going to jump out of somewhere.
I'm with the Grimms on this: stories for young and old.
You can't characterize them any better than that.
I wanted to avoid what some modern tellers have done, quite legitimately, to make fairy tales more like novels and short stories, to characterize the heroes and the heroines much more than they are characterized in Grimm. I like the psychological flatness of them, the fact that they're more like masks than individuals.