Quotes About Sleeping Beauty

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P.L. Travers
“Once we have accepted the story we cannot escape the story's fate.”
P.L. Travers

Anna Sheehan
“I haven't finished revisiting Sleeping Beauty. As a faerie tale, that one is rife with inherent difficulties. After all, the world doesn't stop just because one person is asleep.”
Anna Sheehan, A Long, Long Sleep

“I'll tell you a secret about storytelling. Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty... were not perfect in the beginning. It's only a happy ending on the last page, right? If the princess had everything from the beginning, there wouldn't be a story. Anyone who is imperfect or incomplete can become the main character in the story.”
Peach-Pit, Shugo Chara!, Vol. 2: Friends in Need

Yasunari Kawabata
“A poetess who had died young of cancer had said in one of her poems that for her, on sleepless nights, 'the night offers toads and black dogs and corpses of the drowned.”
Yasunari Kawabata, House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories

Cameron Dokey
“Little princess, lovely as the dawn, well named Aurore.”
Cameron Dokey, Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Anne Sexton
“She married the prince
and all went well
except for the fear —
the fear of sleep.

Briar Rose
was an insomniac...
She could not nap
or lie in sleep
without the court chemist
mixing her some knock-out drops
and never in the prince's presence.”
Anne Sexton, Transformations

Anne Sexton
“Each night I am nailed into place
and forget who I am.
That's another kind of prison.
It's not the prince at all,
but my father
drunkeningly bends over my bed,
circling the abyss like a shark,
my father thick upon me
like some sleeping jellyfish.
What voyage is this, little girl?
This coming out of prison?
God help -
this life after death?”
Anne Sexton, Transformations

Sarah Pinborough
“Sometimes,' Beauty said softly, sipping from her silver goblet, 'everyone needs to let the beast inside them out for a while'. She laughed, a sound like a waterfall meeting the sea and more glitter escaped from her fingertips. 'I like to see it. We all have our dark lusts. We should enjoy them.”
Sarah Pinborough, Beauty

Ilona Andrews
“a dense wall of greenery bordered it, ...an impenetrable barrier of oaks, evergreen shrubs, blackberry that somehow resisted the frost, and thorns. In the defense department, the witches would make Sleeping Beauty’s evil witch weep with jealousy.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks

Jane Yolen
“A mist. A great mist. It covered the entire kingdom. And everyone in it - the good people and the not so good, the young people and the not-so-young, and even Briar Rose's mother and father fell asleep. Everyone slept: lords and ladies, teacher and tummlers, dogs and doves, rabbits and rabbitzen and all kinds of citizens. So fast asleep they were, they were not able to wake up for a hundred years.”
Jane Yolen, Briar Rose

Orson Scott Card
“…I had seen the princess and let her lie there unawakened, because the happily ever after was so damnably much work.”
Orson Scott Card, Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card

Thomm Quackenbush
“Her straw-colored pigtails did not qualify her to be Rapunzel and could not be spun to gold by imp fingers, she was too active to be Sleeping Beauty, too outspoken to be Cinderella, too keen on tall fellows to be Snow White. She held little carriage with sleeping upon legumes to display her regal daintiness and imagined that the only result would be a mushy, green stain on the underside of her mattress. Her eyes met the criteria only of the evil, ice queen.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

Sarah E. Morin
“Did you want to save me now or does later fit better into your schedule?”
Sarah E. Morin, Waking Beauty

Sarah E. Morin
“His princess was dusty.”
Sarah E. Morin, Waking Beauty

“[ Dr. Lois Jolyon West was cleared at Top Secret for his work on MKULTRA. ]

Dr. Michael Persinger [235], another FSMF Board Member, is the author of a paper entitled “Elicitation of 'Childhood Memories' in Hypnosis-Like Settings Is Associated With Complex Partial Epileptic-Like Signs For Women But Not for Men: the False Memory Syndrome.” In the paper Perceptual and Motor Skills,In the paper, Dr. Persinger writes:
On the day of the experiment each subject (not more than two were tested per day) was asked to sit quietly in an acoustic chamber and was told that the procedure was an experiment in relaxation. The subject wore goggles and a modified motorcycle helmet through which 10-milligauss (1 microTesla) magnetic fields were applied through the temporal plane. Except for a weak red (photographic developing) light, the room was dark. Dr. Persinger's research on the ability of magnetic fields to facilitate the creation of false memories and altered states of consciousness is apparently funded by the Defense Intelligence Agency through the project cryptonym SLEEPING BEAUTY. Freedom of Information Act requests concerning SLEEPING BEAUTY with a number of different intelligence agencies including the CIA and DEA has yielded denial that such a program exists. Certainly, such work would be of direct interest to BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, MKULTRA and other non-lethal weapons programs. Schnabel [280] lists Dr. Persinger as an Interview Source in his book on remote viewing operations conducted under Stargate, Grill Flame and other cryptonyms at Fort Meade and on contract to the Stanford Research Institute. Schnabel states (p. 220) that, “As one of the Pentagon's top scientists, Vorona was privy to some of the strangest, most secret research projects ever conceived. Grill Flame was just one. Another was code-named Sleeping Beauty; it was a Defense Department study of remote microwave mind-influencing techniques ... [...]
It appears from Schnabel's well-documented investigations that Sleeping Beauty is a real, but still classified mind control program. Schnabel [280] lists Dr. West as an Interview Source and says that West was a, “Member of medical oversight board for Science Applications International Corp. remote-viewing research in early 1990s.”
Colin A. Ross, The C.I.A. Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists

Marcel Proust
“I spent many a charming evening talking and playing with Albertine, but none so sweet as when I was watching her sleep.”
Marcel Proust, The Captive & The Fugitive

Rhiannon Thomas
“Magic. For the first time, she heard the word and felt a twist in her stomach, a little thrill. Having that kind of power, that kind of influence... it was a wicked thing.”
Rhiannon Thomas, A Wicked Thing

Rhiannon Thomas
“I am nothing, she thought. Nothing but myself.”
Rhiannon Thomas, A Wicked Thing

Samantha Ellis
“I love the fact that Perrault's princess goes on living and struggling after she finds her prince, and that Perrault doesn't shrink from the weirdness of Sleeping Beauty being over a hundred years old but having the body of a lithe young thing. When the prince wakes her, he considers telling her she's wearing the kind of clothes his grandmother used to wear, but decides it's best not to mention it just yet.”
Samantha Ellis, How To Be a Heroine

Milly Taiden
“What'a wrong, Villa? Man, you look like shit!" Ramirez said from the driver's seat. The laughter in his voice only added to her misery. Great, now they were going to turn her into the butt of their jokes.
Not bothering to reply, she lifted her hand and extended the middle finger. She was too tired to tell him to fuck off. A loud smack drew her attention.
"What the hell was that for?" Ramirez complained, rubbing a hand over the back of his head, a deep frown creasing his forhead.
"She does not look like shit."Trent growled, turned toward her, and winked. "She looks like Sleeping Beauty."
"Yeah, um, I don't remember Sleeping Beauty looking like she got run over by the prince in the story."
Slap. Her lips quirked, and a smile broke free. She knew what trent was doing, and she appreciated him for it. Fatique beat at her muscles. However , she was so horny that if Trent let her hump his leg, she'd find the energy from somewhere.
"What the hell, you know I'm the one driving. Cut it out. I'm sorry, Villa. You know I still think you're hot."
Slap. Erica swallowed the laughter threatening to choke her.
"Now what?" Ramirez protested. "I said she looks hot."
"I know, that's why I hit you." Trent sounded annoyed.
"Oh man, you're in deep shit, bro. Seriously, I know you like her and all, but are you blind? Poor Villa might be hot but she looks like she hasn't slept in a week." He grinned at her through the mirror.”
Milly Taiden, Wolf Protector

Mads Sukalikar
“When Sleeping Beauty wakes up, the whole palace is upset. “You must go back to sleep,” her mother tells her, “It’s not time.” From what she understands, the Prince hasn’t come to rescue her yet.”
Mads Sukalikar, Do Virgins Taste Better? And Other Tales of Whimsy

Mark  Lawrence
“Does she have some demonic sewing kit in there? Will the thread assault us? The thimbles hurl themselves upon me? Bobbins-"

"She said-"

"We'll die. I know.”
Mark Lawrence, Road Brothers

Rachel Louise Lawrence
“The Princess Talia shall pierce her hand with a spindle and die of the wound.”
Rachel Louise Lawrence, Talia, The Sleeping Beauty: A European Fairytale

Frithjof Schuon
“Rien n’est plus facile que d’être original moyennant un faux absolu, et cela l’est d’autant plus quand cet absolu est négatif, car détruire est plus facile que construire. L’humanisme, c’est le règne de l’horizontalité, soit naïve, soit perfide ; comme c’est – par là même – la négation de l’Absolu, c’est également la porte ouverte à une multitude d’absoluités factices, souvent négatives, subversives et destructives par surcroît. Il n’est pas trop difficile d’être original avec de telles intentions et de tels moyens ; il suffisait d’y penser. Remarquons que la subversion englobe, non seulement les programmes philosophiques et moraux destinés à saper l’ordre normal des choses, mais aussi – en littérature et sur un plan apparemment anodin – tout ce qui peut satisfaire une curiosité malsaine : à savoir tous les récits fantasques, grotesques, lugubres, « noirs », donc sataniques à leur façon, et propres à prédisposer les hommes à tous les excès et à toutes les perversions ; c’est là le côté sinistre du romantisme. Sans avoir la moindre crainte d’être « enfant » ni le moindre souci d’être « adulte », nous nous passons volontiers de ces sombres insanités, et nous sommes pleinement satisfaits de Blanche-Neige et de la Belle au bois dormant.”
Frithjof Schuon, To Have a Center

Frithjof Schuon
“Nothing is easier than to be original thanks to a false absolute, all the more so when this absolute is negative, for to destroy is easier than to construct. Humanism is the reign of horizontality, either naive or perfidious; and since it is also — and by that very fact — the negation of the Absolute, it is a door open to a multitude of sham absolutes, which in addition are often negative, subversive, and destructive. It is not too difficult to be original with such intentions and such means; all one needs is a little imagination. It should be noted that subversion includes not only philosophical and moral schemes designed to undermine the normal order of things, but also — in literature and on a seemingly harmless plane — all that can satisfy an unhealthy curiosity: namely all the narrations that are fantastic, grotesque, lugubrious, "dark," thus satanic in their way, and well-fitted to predispose men to all excesses and all perversions; this is the sinister side of romanticism. Without fearing in the least to be "childlike" or caring in the least to be "adult," we readily dispense with these somber lunacies, and are fully satisfied with Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.”
Frithjof Schuon, To Have a Center

Leslie Le Mon
“Standing 89 feet high, the Carthay Circle Theatre is actually taller than Sleeping Beauty Castle.”
Leslie Le Mon, The Disneyland Book of Secrets 2014 - Dca: One Local's Unauthorized, Rapturous and Indispensable Guide to the Happiest Place on Earth

Garth Risk Hallberg
“All these threads, like the ley-lines he'd read about in his Time-Life history books, converging on the Cicciaro girl, who lay there unaware, a glass-coffined beauty whose kingdom was in ruins.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

Sarah E. Morin
“Arpien didn't like tears. On the few occasions he'd tried to ease a maiden's tears, she inexplicably started producing more. How to fix this? He assumed the Sixth Stance of Deep Mourning and flourished the Bow of Esteemed Members of Foreign Nation States. "My condolences on the loss of your-" "Pickle?" She offered him one from the clay crock.”
Sarah E. Morin, Waking Beauty

Sarah E. Morin
“His princess was dusty. Arpien should have expected that. Anything lying undisturbed for a hundred years would gather dust. He'd crossed the ocean to find the right sword for this venture, but neglected to pack a feather duster.”
Sarah E. Morin, Waking Beauty

Sarah E. Morin
“He looked foolish and noble and vulnerable and battle-hardened all at once. As though every wound, every mistake, had been healed but not erased. Brierly had immortalized every scar in old.
Was that how she saw him? If so, how could he do less than return the courtesy?”
Sarah E. Morin, Waking Beauty

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