'If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.'
Author: Mo Williams, 'Goldilocks and Three Dinosaurs'
June 22, 2015
'At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale
and the other in the abyss.'
'(M)aybe we too busy being flowers or fairies or strawberries instead of something honest and worthy of respect...you know...like being people.'
Author: Toni Cade Bambara, 'Raymond's Run'
'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 is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.'
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien 'Tolkien on Fairy-stories'
"'Just living is not enough' said the butterfly, 'one must have sunshine,
freedom, and a little flower.'"
Author: Hans Christian Anderson, The Complete Fairy Tales'
'Very few things in the world are certain, but morning is one of them.'
Author: Gregory Maguire, 'What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy'
'Great heros need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
It is all part of the fairy tale.'
Author: Peter S. Beagle, 'The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn #1)
'Fairy Godmothers didn't exist, and even if they did, they wouldn't wave a magic wand and make everything better. (Not without a contract, anyway).'
Author: Julie Kagawa, 'The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3)'
and appreciating them when they do.'
that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.'
Author: G.K. Chesterton
'I'll seek a four-leafed shamrock in all the fairy dells,
And if I find the charmed leaves, oh, how I'll weave my spells.'
'There are no endings, and there are no fairy tales. But the pages keep being written. Time soldiers on.'
Author: Jill Dembowski, 'Witch & Wizard: The fire, free preview: The first 34 Chapters'
'Fairy's side note: Even people who don't
believe in magic really do.'
Author: Janette Rallison,
'My Fair Godmother (My Fair Godmother #1)'
'Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement.'
Author: Welwyn Wilton Katz
'Don't worry, fairy vomit is no
doubt sweet-smelling to humans.'
Author: Martin Millar, 'The Good Fairies of New York'
'Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things:
fairy tales, dead languages,
weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more.'
Author: Laini Taylor, 'Lips Touch: Three Times'
'The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.'
Author: Czeslaw Milosz, 'The Issa Valley'
'The sound of pages turning was the sound of magic.
The dry liquid feel of paper under the fingertips was what magic felt like.'
Author: Emma Donoghue,
'Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins'
'For most people life is not a fairy tale, it is an adventure.'
Author: Ana Monnar
'Truly, there is magic in fairytales. For it takes but a
simply-uttered 'Once upon a time...'
to allure and spellbound an audience.'
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich, 'Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year'
'If you want your children to be intelligent,
read them fairy tales...'
Author: Albert Einstein
'Few humans see fairies or hear their music, but many find fairy rings of dark grass, scattered with toadstools, left by their dancing feet.'
Author: Judy Allen, 'Fantasy Encyclopedia'
'Sleep is like a mythical creature that lives in fairy forest and drinks rainbow water.'
Author: Layne Harper
'Unseelie dreams make unseelie fae.'
Author: Luna Lindsay, 'Emeral City Dreamer'
'It's a sword, not a fairy wand, you know.'
Author; John Flanagan, 'The Outcasts
(Brotherban Chronicles, #1)'
'Philosophy is the opposite of fairy tales.'
Author: Jostein Gaarder, 'Sophie's World'
'Like many air travellers, I am aware that airplanes fly aided by capricious fairies and invisible strings.'
Author: J. Maarten Froost,
'The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific'
'The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same. "And they lived happily every after."'
Author: Lois Lowry, 'Number the Stars'
'The world would be a brighter happier place, if we could only remember out childhood wonder.'
Author: P. J. Roscoe, 'Frey's Child'
'I so seldom had to dispose of a human body myself, I was at a loss. Fairies turned to dust, and vampires flaked away. Demons had to be burned. Humans were very troublesome.'
Author: Charliane Harris, 'Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)'
'Ninjas are silly. They are the flower fairies of gong fu and karate.'
Author: Nick Harkaway, 'The Gone-Away World'
'I still read fairy tales, and I like them best of all.'
Author: Audrey Hepburn
'God Almighty, your ruined, and you didn't even eat the gingerbread.'
Author: Eloisa James, 'When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2)'
'She is not an ordinary girl. She is my fairy who will change my life and make it beautiful with her smiles.'
Author: Awwthentic, 'The Prince and The Fairy'
'Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.'
Author: William Butler Yeats, 'The Land of Heart's Desire'
'Just roll me in fairy dust and call me a unicorn'
Author: Lita Burke, 'Ephraim's Curious Device'
'Yes, I will find you too, my fairy. I will find you.'
'Fairies in Ireland are sometimes as big as we are, sometimes bigger, and sometimes, as I have been told, about three feet high.'
Author: W. B. Yeats
Author: Kailan Gow, 'Bitter Frost'
'She is beautiful like an angel, charming like a fairy and sweet as honey'
Author: M. F. Moonzajer, 'A moment with God; Poetry'
'Life isn't a fairytale but we can make it like a fairytale.'
Author: Lucy Aisy
'Love is beyond space and time. It reaches out to the heart of the person that you are missing. Love binds two souls and not two bodies.'
Author: Awwthentic, 'The Prince and The Fairy'
'Devic Magic Woodland sprites, elves and nymphs Waltz in time take a glimpse Fairies hide the forest wit Mushrooms fly, agarics hit.'
Author: William O'Brien, 'Peter, Enchantment and Stardust: The Poems'
'I may not be a horse whisperer, but I certainly can and do shout at unicorns.'
Author: Jarod Kintz, 'Who Moved My Choose': An Amazing way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life'
'Your American fairytales end that way. Real fairytales end in blood or tears.'
Author: Luna Lindsey, 'Emerald City Dreamer'
'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 would be curiosity.'
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
'Mary, "How Princess Edane, A daughter, of a King of Ireland, hear A voice singing on a May Eve like this, And followed, half awake and half asleep, Until she came into the Land of Faery, Where nobody gets old and godly and grave, Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, Where gets is still there, busied with a dance, Deep in the dewy shadow of a wood, (Or where stars walk upon a mountain-top.)"'
Author: William Butler Yeats, 'The Land of Heart's Desire' Page 81
'The fairies break their dances And leave the printed lawn.'
Author: A. E. Housman
'Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays, and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants, or dragons, it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky: and the earth, and all things that are in it: and the bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted.'
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories'
'And as the seasons come and go, here's something you might like to know. There are fairies everywhere: under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play; singing through their busy day. So listen, touch and look around - in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wing.'
'There never was a merry world since the fairies left dancing, and the parson left conjuring.'
Author: John Selden, '124 Table-Talk. Parson Verse 2
'It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.'
Author: J.M. Barrie, 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens'
'Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?
Author: P.L. Travers, 'Mary Poppins'
'The country people, indeed, did not always clearly distinguish between the Faeries and the dead. They called them both the 'Silent People': and the Milky Way they thought was the path along which the dead are carried to Fairyland.'
Author: Hope Mirrlees, 'Lud-in-the-Mist
'Let us proceed under the assumption that the fairy folk do exist, and that I am not a gibbering moron.'
Author: Eoin Colfer, 'Artemis Fowl'
'The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world.'
Author: Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
'When I sound the fairy call, Gather here in silent meeting, Chin to knee on the orchard wall, Cooled with dew and cherries eating. Merry, merry, Take a cherry
Mine are sounder, Mine are rounder Mine are sweeter,
For the eater When the dews fall. Any you'll be fairies all"
Author: Robert Graves, 'Cherry-Time, Fairies and Fusiliers, 1918'
'Fairy roses, fairy rings, turn out sometimes troublesome things.'
Author: William Makespeace Thackeray
'Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.'
Author: William Butler Yeats, 'The Stolen Child'
'To dance to fey music is the beginning of the end.'
Author: Kate McCafferty, 'Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl'
'Remember: That giants sleep too soundly; the witches are often betrayed by their appetites; dragons have one soft spot, somewhere, always: hearts can be well hidden, and can betray them with your tongue.'
Author: Neil Gaiman, 'Instructions' 'Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders'
'I think that people who can't believe in fairies aren't worth knowing.'
Author: Tori Amos
'Take the fair face of woman, and gently suspending, with butterflies, flowers and jewels attending, thus your fairy is made of most beautiful things.'
Author: Charles Ede
'I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths and dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real and the here and now?'
Author: John Lennon
'Tuesday, June 24, 2004 - This is your day to...Jump through the sprinkler. Paint your face with colour. Run around a maypole. Wear ornate wings. Sprinkle faerie dust everywhere. Hum silly little songs out loud. Skip along. Draw pretty pictures on the sidewalk. Have a pillow fight. Hold hands with friends. Laugh until it hurts. And finally, just believe!'
Author: E. Nixon