If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream.
Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.
Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive knowledge.
Once upon a time fairy tales were told to audiences of young and old alike. It is only in the last century that such tales were deemed fit only for small children, stripped of much of their original complexity, sensuality, and power to frighten and delight.
Fairy tales are more than true.
Spring blossoms are fairy tales, autumn leaves are tragic dramas.
Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality -- for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.
To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.
Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical sense) or whatever you want to call it.
I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.
I'd imagine my wedding as a fairy tale... huge, beautiful and white.
And I thought, when I have kids, that's the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic.
When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, as we've heard in fairy tales.
There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
The fairy tale is in a perpetual state of becoming and alteration. To keep to one version or one translation alone is to put robin redbreast in a cage.
I began to believe the fairy tales: You know, how we're all out there looking for our magical missing half.
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