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The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography by Hans Christian Andersen
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“To travel is to live.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography
“My life will be the best illustration of all my work.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography
“They told tales as they sat at their work, and every one related what wonderful things he had seen or experienced. One afternoon I heard an old man among them say that God knew every thing, both what had happened and what would happen. That idea occupied my whole mind, and towards evening, as I went alone from the court, where there was a deep pond, and stood upon some stones which were just within the water, the thought passed through my head, whether God actually knew everything which was to happen there. Yes, he has now determined that I should live and be so many years old, thought I; but, if I now were to jump into the water here and drown myself, then it would not be as he wished; and all at once I was firmly and resolutely determined to drown myself. I ran to where the water was deepest, and then a new thought passed through my soul. "It is the devil who wishes to have power over me!" I uttered a loud cry, and, running away from the place as if I were pursued, fell weeping into my mother's arms. But neither she nor any one else could wring from me what was amiss with me.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography
“But these are small troubles, people will say. Yes, but they are drops which wear hollows in the rock.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography