Monday, November 28, 2011

"Five Days of Fairytales" Day 4: Favorite Fairytale Quotes

"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers." -- Hans Christian Anderson

"Narrator: In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora. Yes, they named her after the dawn, for she filled their lives with sunshine. Then a great holiday was proclaimed throughout the land, so that all of high or low estate could pay homage to the infant Princess. And our story begins on that most joyful day..." --from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"

"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." -- Albert Einstein

"Gaston: How can you read this? There's no pictures!
  Belle: Well, some people use their imagination." --from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

File:Peter pan 1911 pipes.jpg"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!" --from Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

"There have been five great kisses since 1642 B.C...(before then couples hooked thumbs). And the precise rating of kisses is a terribly difficult thing, often leading to great controversy...Well, this one left them all behind." --from The Princess Bride by William Goldman

"Narrator: If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?" --from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" 

"There is a great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is loveable." -- G. K. Chesterton

"Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!" --from Disney's "Cinderella"

"Flora: Thou sword of truth, fly swift and sure, that evil die and good endure!" --from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"

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"Queen: Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
Magic Mirror: Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee.
Queen: Alas for her! Reveal her name.
Magic Mirror: Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.
Queen: Snow White!"
--from Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed." -- G. K. Chesterton

"Prince Edward: [talking to a TV] Magic Mirror. I beg you. Tell me where she is!
Mary Ilene Caselotti: [on TV] Reporting from 116th and Broadway.
Prince Edward: One hundred and sixteenth and Broadway! [hugs the TV] Thank you mirror! [kisses it and runs off]" --from Disney's "Enchanted"

"Prince Phillip: Now, Father, you're living in the past. This is the fourteenth century!" --from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"

"Gaston: Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking.
Lefou: A dangerous pastime...
Gaston: I know." --from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast

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"Rapunzel: I've been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it's not everything I dreamed it would be?
Flynn Rider: It will be.
Rapunzel: And what if it is? What do I do then?
Flynn Rider: Well, that's the good part I guess. You get to go find a new dream." --from Disney's "Tangled"


"Cinderella walked on broken glass. Sleeping Beauty let a whole lifetime pass. Belle fell in love with a hideous beast. Jasmine fell in love with a common thief. Ariel walked on land for love and life. Snow White barely escaped a knife. It was all about blood, sweat, and tears, because love, means facing your biggest fears.  --Anonymous

"Danielle: You, sir, are supposed to be charming.
Henry: And we, princess, are supposed to live happily ever after.
Danielle: Says who?
Henry: You know, I don't know.
Grand Dame: [voiceover] My great-great-grandmother's portrait hung in the university up until the Revolution. By then, the truth of their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale. And, while Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived." --from "Ever After: A Cinderella Story"

I could go on listing quotes all day, all week for that matter, but I decided to stop here. What are some of your favorite fairy tale quotes? List them below. :-)


  1. My goodness, but you did a stellar job! I copied many of these to my Quotes doc and another will go onto my Storyboard (point of imagination for my current novel). :) Grand, just grand!

  2. Thank you! :D I am, quite frankly, obsessed with quotes. I have books and journals of them I reference when writing a story or just for fun! Do you have any quotes that are your absolute favorites (fairy tale or not)?

  3. Love these! Thank you so much for sharing them and bringing a smile to my face. :) And thank you for following my blog!


  4. I'm glad you liked them! And no problem, I enjoy visiting your blog. :-)

    And thanks for following mine!