120+ Best Fairytale Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational fairytale quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Fairytale Quotes

You and I who still enjoy fairy tales have less reason to wish actual childhood back. We have kept its pleasures and added some grown-up ones as well. — C. S. Lewis

Sure, I love fairy tales. — Maynard James Keenan

Novels are to love as fairy tales to dreams. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I think the big thing is the fairy tale. It’s taking old folk fairy tales and retelling them in modern day. I think it’s just taking you out of everyday life, and everyone loves a good fairy tale. — Lily Collins

Maybe it’s a fairy tale, but I believe in happily ever after. — Jennifer Aniston

No, In fairy tales When to the ill-starred Prince the lady says ‘I love you!’ all his ugliness fades fast But I remain the same, up to the last! — Edmond Rostand

Well, Company of Wolves was about that literally, about fairy tales. — Neil Jordan

Armchair warriors often fail – and we’ve been poisoned by these fairy tales — Don Henley

Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life. — Friedrich Schiller

The biggest fairy tale is that justice works because it doesn’t. — Lauren Beukes

The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same. And they lived happily ever after, — Lois Lowry

My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport. — Joan Chen

Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy tale. — Lewis Carroll

We no longer believe in fairy tales. But we will learn to believe in monsters — Francesca Lia Block

Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over. — Diane von Furstenberg

How could you do nothing to him, if you fought so hard? she asked. I’m lust and he’s wrath! he yelled. I’m a lover, he’s a fighter! Virtue – A Fairy Tale — Amanda Hocking

To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality. — Nelly Sachs

Yule—Yul log for the Christmas-fire tale-spinner—of fairy tales that can come true: Yul Brynner. — Marianne Moore

If you want to make your children brilliant, tell them fairy tales. If you want to make them more brilliant, tell them more fairy tales. — Albert Einstein

You perceive, do you not, that our national fairy tales reflect the inmost desires of the Briton and the Gaul? — Rudyard Kipling

We often see a temper of the times connection, and it’s just like a fairy tale. It’s not true. — Cass Sunstein

I’ve always loved fairy tales and magic – especially twisting them on their ears and poor trolls have always had such a bad rep. — Sherrilyn Kenyon

Whenever Disney asks if you want to do a fairy tale musical, you say yes. — Robert Lopez

All great novels are great fairy tales. — Vladimir Nabokov

We’re all just big kids. That’s all we are. We are artistes. We grew up wanting to be part of the fantasy of the fairy tales and the stories. — Angelina Jolie

Chicago is partly a fairy tale because it’s inside one person’s head, so that part of it’s made up and the rest of it is reality. — Colleen Atwood

I’m not born again, I’m not Kabbalah, God forbid, but I did have an experience hitting 30 that I needed to lean on something that assured me that everything is going to be okay. I had to regain a lot of my belief in fairy tales, in happy endings. — Rufus Wainwright

Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch. — Hans Christian Andersen

I don’t know what to think about magic and fairy tales. — Richard Dawkins

There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is lovable. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman’s domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told. — Alice Hoffman

I’m so excited to see ‘Horns’ because it’s so many different genres in one film. It’s a sci-fi, it’s a love story, it’s a horror movie, it’s a fairy tale. — Juno Temple

No, the light is too intense; we do not yet have eyes that can see all the glory God has created. But maybe someday we will have such eyes. That will be the most wonderful fairy tale of all, for we ourselves will be part of it. — Hans Christian Andersen

I loved fairy tales when I was a kid. Grimm. The grimmer the better. I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect, I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic. — Amy Tan

Dragons and bridges are very much something out of fairy tales and fantasy. — John Howe

Just as with the man in the fairy tale who turned whatever he touched into gold, with me everything is turned into newspaper clamor. — Albert Einstein

Oh yeah. That’s why. Like a fairy tale. I was marrying the Prince. I just happened to be in love with the pauper. — Amanda Hocking

Every fairy tale offers the potential to surpass present limits, so in a sense the fairy tale offers you freedoms that reality denies. — Azar Nafisi

I like being scared, so I’ve always liked fairy tales because they’re kind of creepy. — Lana Parrilla

From sentence to sentence, in fairy tales there is no reality that is subordinated to any other. Just as, outside the pages there is no reality. — Kate Bernheimer

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

Life to me is a bit of a (Brothers) Grimm fairy tale. — Alexander McQueen

Fairy tales dont tell you that dragons are real, but that they can be defeated! — Kate DiCamillo

Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience. — George Santayana

It’s all a quilt of fairy tales with a patch here and there of truth. — Laini Taylor

Of one thing be certain: if a CEO is enthused about a particularly foolish acquisition, both his internal staff and his outside advisors will come up with whatever projections are needed to justify his stance. Only in fairy tales are emperors told that they are naked. — Warren Buffett

And now, I’m a best selling author, a different sort of fairy tale that I still sometimes wonder when I’ll wake up from. — Erin Morgenstern

Only with the Internet can a peasant I have never met hear my voice and I can learn what’s on his mind. A fairy tale has come true. — Ai Weiwei

Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders. — Savielly Tartakower

It was not once upon a time, but a certain time in history, before anyone knew what was happening, that Walt Disney cast a spell on the fairy tale, and he has held it captive ever since. — Jack Zipes

Yes, hell exists. It is not a fairy tale. One indeed burns there. This hell is not at the end of life. It is here. At the beginning. Hell is what the infant must experience before he gets to us. — Frederick Leboyer

Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups. — Stan Lee

My heart beats more for a raw, average vulgar art, which doesn’t live between sleepy fairy-tale moods and poetry but rather concedes a direct entrance to the fearful, commonplace, splendid and the average grotesque banality in life. — Max Beckmann

…which fairy-tale princess ever chose her maid over her prince? — Kate Morton

Life isn’t a fairy tale, and happy endings are few and far between — Kristen Bell

When fairy tales are written in the west, they’re known as folklore. In the east, fairy tales are called religions. — Paul Henderson

I want to be the best mum and I want everything to be perfect – I want a fairy tale really. — Jennifer Ellison

I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid. — Armie Hammer

I do not know the meaning of my sadness; there is an old fairy tale that I cannot get out of my mind. — Heinrich Heine

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

I grew up with a lot of fairy tales. And they had an essence of darkness to them. — Rupert Sanders

I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner. — Elisabeth Rohm

It could have been like a fairy tale. But fairy tales aren’t real. Things don’t work like that. There’s a price for everything. — Maureen Johnson

She felt as if she had strayed into a fairy tale, as full of peril as of wonder, a place where anything could happen. — Kate Forsyth

To hunt for symbols in a fairy tale is absolutely fatal. — W. H. Auden

We have been poisoned by fairy tales. — Anais Nin

Do you believe in fairy tales? What…what kind of fairy tales? The kind you aren’t supposed to waste your life on. — Richelle Mead

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark. — Helena Bonham Carter

Why can’t love be a fairy tale? — Amy Davis

This isn’t a fairy tale. It’s New York City. — Alex Flinn

I’m not sure if it’s fair to call it a ‘fairy tale,’ but I really loved ‘Mulan,’ the Disney film. It was my favorite. I guess it’s not really a fairy tale, but you do get Eddie Murphy as a dragon. — Lily Cole

Jack Vance’s Lyonesse books are the greatest fairy tale of the twentieth century. — Jack Vance

Fairy tales are more than true … — Gilbert K. Chesterton

Fairy tales only happen in movies. -George Melies from The Invention of Hugo Cabret — Brian Selznick

I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library. — Beverly Cleary

Fairy tales and myths are forms of cultural storage for the natural history of life. — William Irwin Thompson

It is not children only that one feeds with fairy tales. — Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Once I learned, I went online and ordered every romance novel I could find. They’re fairy tales for grown-ups. — Gena Showalter

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time. — Anthony Holden

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. — Marie Curie

Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it, even though it was a fairy-tale movie. — Colleen Atwood

I didn’t like fairy tales when I was younger. I found a lot of fairy tales scary. They really didn’t sit well with me. — Amanda Seyfried

I don’t believe in fairy tales, but I believe in you and me — Natalia Kills

Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws. — Alice Hoffman

Conservatives used to believe in confronting hard truths, not succumbing to comforting fairy tales. Some still do. — Fareed Zakaria

I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few things that really rival them — Alice Hoffman

And in what fairy tale would John ever be any sane person’s idea of Prince Charming anyway? He was the opposite of charming. More like Prince Terrifying. — Meg Cabot

Fairy Tales always have a happy ending.’ That depends… on whether you are Rumpelstiltskin or the Queen. — Jane Yolen

I want to talk about political and economic fairy tales. — Ronald Reagan

The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale, — Grace Kelly

Even nightingales can’t be fed on fairy tales. — Ivan Turgenev

Every constellation’s like its own fairy tale. — Lauren Miller

And Death spoke to them —’ Sorry, interjected Harry, but Death spoke to them? It’s a fairy tale, Harry! Right, sorry. Go on. — J. K. Rowling

Idle man, chases after fairy tales… — Rumi

Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor. — Jack Zipes

Some fairy tales end with the girl marrying the prince… some start there. — Diane von Furstenberg

Like stepping into a fairy tale under a curtain of stars. — Erin Morgenstern

Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales. — Walter Ulbricht

I am concerned with a certain way of looking at life, which was created in me by the fairy tales, but has since been meekly ratified by the mere facts. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

To insist on one’s place in the scheme of things and to live up to that place.To empower others in their reaching for some place in the scheme of things.To do these things is to make fairy tales come true. — Robert Fulghum

Pied Piper’ came to me all at once; I wanted to do a fairy-tale movie with some edge, but not ‘dark,’ per se. — Max Landis

Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things: fairy tales, dead languages, weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more. — Laini Taylor

I’ll be left writing picture books and fairy tales — Carol Ann Duffy

The more one knows fairy tales the less fantastical they appear; they can be vehicles of the grimmest realism, expressing hope against all the odds with gritted teeth. — Marina Warner

When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! — Lewis Carroll

I wished that, for once, faery tales – real faery tales, not Disney fairy tales – would have a happy ending. — Julie Kagawa

The Goldilocks Enigma is the idea that everything in the universe is just right for life, like the porridge in the fairy tale. — Paul Davies

Disney is a huge presence when it comes to fairy tales because he’s made of them such brilliant artifacts in terms of movie-making. But it’s very hard to ignore what he’s done to them.I’m not interested in denigrating Disney or even commenting on him very much. I’m more interested in seeing what I can do with the stories myself. — Philip Pullman

Because the great thing about fairy tales and folk tales is that there is no authentic text. It’s not like the text of Paradise Lost or James Joyce’s Ulysses, and you have to adhere to that exact text. — Philip Pullman

Philosophy is the opposite of fairy tales — Jostein Gaarder

It just wasn’t the fairy tale I had hoped for. — Kim Kardashian

And our lady friend, she thinks life works like a fairy tale.’ Well, that’s harmless, isn’t it?’ Yeah, but in fairy tales, when someone dies… it’s just a word. — Terry Pratchett

To call everything that appears illogical, fantasy, fairy tale, or chimera would be practically to admit not understanding nature. — Marc Chagall

I have to believe in fairy tales and I have to believe in love. — Taylor Swift

Fairy-tales are nice. — Syd Barrett

You once told me that I make you believe in the impossible. You make me believe in love, which I’d given up on. Thank you for proving to me it’s not just a fairy tale. — Simone Elkeles

But wishes are only granted in fairy tales. — Simone Elkeles

The modern fairy tale ending is the reverse of the traditional one: A woman does not wait for Prince Charming to bring her happiness; she lives happily ever after only by refusing to wait for him — or by actually rejecting him. It is those who persist in hoping for a Prince Charming who are setting themselves up for disillusionment and unhappiness. — Susan Faludi

We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing in them becomes too high. — Ransom Riggs

At the centre of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power — Susan Wiggs

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