Fairytale Quotes

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Alex Flinn
“Every girl pretends she is a princess at one point, no matter how little her life is like that.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

Lisa Kleypas
“In the fairy tale you mentioned last night, I would probably be the villain. But it's possible the villain would treat you far better than the prince would have.”
Lisa Kleypas, Tempt Me at Twilight

Mathias Malzieu
“We love each other like matches in the dark. We don't talk, we catch fire instead ”
Mathias Malzieu, La Mécanique du cœur

Alex Flinn
“You are ugly now, on the inside, where it matters most...you are beastly.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

Shannon Hale
“You, what are you? The brat of lucky parents who were related to a childless king. There is no such thing as royal blood. I believe we are what we make ourselves, and as such, you, Crown Princess, are nothing.”
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

Jessi Kirby
“Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine... none of them had mothers."
I was still wasn't following, but she continued, obviously excited.
"When I was little, I used to think that meant that life had to make it up to them, for taking their mothers away, and so that's why they ended up having the whole fairy-tale happily-ever-after magic happen to them. The deserved it more than other girls." She looked at me intently. "Life will make it up to you, Anna.”
Jessi Kirby, Moonglass

“Do not be silent. Raise your voice. Be a light in the dark.”
Kalynn Bayron, Cinderella Is Dead

Sonya Hartnett
“Nothing was easy, and sometimes she failed, and sometimes she thought that the fairy stories were right, that there must indeed be easier ways of living happily ever after; but defeat is a poor ending to any tale, so she kept trying.”
Sonya Hartnett, The Ghost's Child

Neil Gaiman
“It is good for children to find themselves facing the elements of a fairy tale - they are well-equipped to deal with these”
Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Truly, there is magic in fairy tales.
For it takes but a simply-uttered 'Once upon a time...' to allure and spellbind an audience.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Rob Thurman
“Most kids don't believe in fairy tales very long. Once they hit six or seven they put away "Cinderella" and
her shoe fetish, "The Three Little Pigs" with their violation of building codes, "Miss Muffet" and her
well-shaped tuffet—all forgotten or discounted. And maybe that's the way it has to be. To survive in the
world, you have to give up the fantasies, the make-believe. The only trouble is that it's not all
make-believe. Some parts of the fairy tales are all too real, all too true. There might not be a Red Riding
Hood, but there is a Big Bad Wolf. No Snow White, but definitely an Evil Queen. No obnoxiously cute
blond tots, but a child-eating witch… yeah. Oh yeah.”
Rob Thurman, Nightlife

“Life isn't a fairytale but we can make it like a fairytale”
Lucy 'Aisy

“Little princess, lovely as the dawn, well named Aurore.”
Cameron Dokey, Beauty Sleep

Charles Dickens
“Good for Christmas-time is the ruddy colour of the cloak in which--the tree making a forest of itself for her to trip through, with her basket--Little Red Riding-Hood comes to me one Christmas Eve to give me information of the cruelty and treachery of that dissembling Wolf who ate her grandmother, without making any impression on his appetite, and then ate her, after making that ferocious joke about his teeth. She was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding-Hood, I should have known perfect bliss. But, it was not to be; and there was nothing for it but to look out the Wolf in the Noah's Ark there, and put him late in the procession on the table, as a monster who was to be degraded.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Tree

André Breton
“There are fairy stories to be written for adults. Stories that are still in a green state.”
André Breton, Manifestoes of Surrealism

Luna (Lindsey) Corbden
“Your American fairytales end that way.  Real fairytales end in blood or tears.”
Luna Lindsey, Emerald City Dreamer

E.M. Tippetts
“Here's to real heroes, not the ones who carry us off into the sunset but the ones who help us choose our princes." - commentary on Castles on the Sand”
Emily Mah Tippetts

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

Allyse Near
“And they lived ever after, whether they were happy about it or not.”
Allyse Near, Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Brom
“Men-kind shared this world for but a blink, then, sadly, they became enlightened, found science and religion. The new world of men left little room for magic or the magical creatures of old. Earth’s first children were driven into the shadows by flame and cold iron, by man’s insatiable need of conquest.”
Brom, The Child Thief

“I would parade you in the hall of the monarchs of the ocean if you could breathe water.”
S.M. Wheeler, Sea Change

CLAMP
“From a human point of view, out bodily existence is a fairytale. At any rate, to the inhabitants of the human world, 'heaven' and 'the next world' are both nothing but fables.”
CLAMP, Kobato 04

Sophie Whittemore
“To love, to live, to feel so much that your world keeps spinning, faster and faster, in that wonderful, chaotic mess of humanity that you’d so hastily give up. Immortality is overrated. It is nothing but the ability to live through it all and not experience a single thing, to eat everything without tasting it at all." Isak’s eyes shone with a desperate need. He wanted, more than anything it seemed, to be like me, when all I wanted was to be like him.”
Sophia Whittemore, The Funnyman

Jeremy C. Shipp
“You want to know how to stop this killer? Forgive yourself, and he’ll
disappear from your life forever.”
“Thanks. I’ll be sure to do that.”
And I know:
1. This is almost the same conversation I’ve had with myself many times
before.
2. Gordon’s only trying to help.
But it doesn’t matter.
I:
1. Say, “See you later.”
2. Step outside.
3. Close the door.
I don’t want to, really. I want to go back inside and believe Gordon’s words,
like a child believing in a fairy tale, and I want to escape this nightmare forever.
But I can’t.
I realize now that it’s easy to tell the difference between a real problem and
an imaginary one.
It’s just the terror of facing the truth that’s hard.”
Jeremy C. Shipp, Cursed

Anamika Mishra
“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life love knocks our doors, enters our lives & changes it forever. You start believing in dreams, you start making wishes & you start to trust your heart even more! That love holds your hands & makes you feel you are safer than ever; that love makes you believe that nothing can go wrong now; and oh that warm hug, which makes you want to spend your entire life then & there!

That’s when you realise you are not living an ordinary life, but it’s a fairytale!”
Anamika Mishra, VoiceMates - A Novel

Anatole France
“Great courage was required to engage in such an adventure. But George was in love and Freeheart was faithful. And as the most delightful of poets says
“What cannot Friendship guided by sweet Love?”
Anatole France, Abeille

Deirdre Sullivan
“You thought if you were good. If you gave up the things that made you different. The world you know. That it would be enough. But sacrifice is often so invisible. People do not look for it in others. They know their own. They list them out like titles at a ball. I've done for you. I've done for you. I've done. And it is always your turn now. To hurt, to long. To be a broken thing. A thing that differs. Before, you always thought you were a person.”
Deirdre Sullivan, Tangleweed and Brine

Aishabella Sheikh
“Keith traced my face, traced my hands and traced my body as the crickets chirped a love song and I lost myself in his eyes that stroked my soul and punctured my heart, like a poison arrow in a shooting star”
Aishabella Sheikh, Lavinia

Emma Hamm
“I promised you a thousand sunrises and a thousand more after that, until the sun no longer rises from the sky and the world falls into darkness that only we could love.”
Emma Hamm, The Raven's Ballad

Holly Ringland
Here are three things I know for sure:
1. When I was born, someone- I like to think it was my mother- wrapped me in a blue ball gown.
2. There is a color in this world that was named after a king's daughter, who always wore gowns that were made of exactly the same shade of blue. The stories about her make me wish sometimes I could have been friends with her; she smoked in public (at a time when women didn't), once jumped fully clothed into a swimming pool with the captain of a ship, often wore a boa constrictor around her neck, and another time shot at telegraph poles from a moving train.
3. My favorite story goes like this: once, on an island not far from here, there was a queen who climbed a tree waiting for her husband to return from a battle. She tied herself to a branch and vowed to remain there until he returned. She waited for so long that she slowly transformed into an orchid, which was an exact replica of the pattern on the blue gown she was wearing.
Here's one more thing that I know for sure is true.
On the day June told us she was going to hospital to bring you home, I was in the workshop pressing blue lady orchids. I've always loved them best because their centres are my favorite color: the color of the gown I was once wrapped in. The color of a king's wayward daughter favored. A color called Alice blue.

Holly Ringland, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

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