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fairy tales Quotes

24 of the best book quotes about fairy tales
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“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
J.M. Barrie
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Peter Pan
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“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
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“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.”
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“When Eleanor was a little girl, she’d thought her mom looked like a queen, like the star of some fairy tale […] You’d look at Eleanor’s mom and think she must be carved into the prow of a Viking ship somewhere or maybe painted on the side of a plane […]”
Eleanor Douglas
Sabrina
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“When I was a little girl fairy tales were my favorite books because even before you opened them you knew how they are going to end. Happily ever after.”
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“‘Don’t you know,’ she said pityingly, ‘that everybody’s got a Fairyland of their own?‘”
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″‘It is exactly like a fairy tale,’ said Earnest; ‘I had only to speak, and my wish was accomplished.‘”
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“...she will remember them all when men are fairy tales in books written by.”
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“As a girl, she had come to believe in the ideal man -- the prince or knight of her childhood stories. In the real world, however, men like that simply didn’t exist.”
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“My tale is done, there runs a mouse; whosoever catches it, may make himself a big fur cap out of it.”
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“Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child. Once she gave her a little cap of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else; so she was always called ‘Little Red-Cap.‘”
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“When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!”
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“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
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After this the fir-tree became quite silent and thoughtful; never had the birds in the forest told such tales as “Humpty Dumpty,” who fell down stairs, and yet married a princess.
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“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”
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“When Dr. Mortimer had finished reading this singular narrative he pushed his spectacles up on his forehead and stared across at Mr. Sherlock Holmes. The latter yawned and tossed the end of his cigarette into the fire. “Well?” said he. “Do you not find it interesting?” “To a collector of fairy-tales.”
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“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
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“I’ve learned something that many women these days never learn: Prince Charming really is a toad. And the beautiful princess has halitosis.”
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“What follows it the strange and fateful tale of a boy, a girl, and a ghost”
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“She wanted to return to her dream. Perhaps it was still somewhere there behind her closed eyelids. Perhaps a little of its happiness still clung like gold dust to her lashes. Don’t dreams in fairy tales sometimes leave a token behind?”
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“It was only in the fairy tales that people were called upon to be so brave, to die for one another. Not in real-life Denmark.”
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“A long time ago, people used to tell magical stories of wonder and enchantment. Those stories were called Fairy Tales. Those stories are not in this book. The stories in this book are almost Fairy Tales. But not quite. The stories in this book are Fairly Stupid Tales.”
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It’s an interesting narrative with a mystical, child-like wonder that reminds you of a fairy tale. Many plot points are understated, so this book needs a lot of reading between the lines. An enjoyable read, definitely.
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“Most of all Grace loved to act out adventure stories and fairy tales. When there was no one else around, Grace played all the parts herself.”

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