The best Fairy Tales quotes


Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales quotes

Discover the best quotes and phrases from the book Fairy Tales written by Hans Christian Andersen.

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If you looked down to the bottom of my soul, you would understand fully the source of my longing and – pity me. Even the open, transparent lake has its unknown depths, which no divers know.


To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy.


Does all the beauty of the world stop when you die?" "No," said the Old Oak; "it will last much longer - longer than I can even think of." "Well, then," said the little May-fly, "we have the same time to live; only we reckon differently.


There was a proud Teapot, proud of being made of porcelain, proud of its long spout and its broad handle. It had something in front of it and behind it; the spout was in front, and the handle behind, and that was what it talked about. But it didn't mention its lid, for it was cracked and it was riveted and full of defects, and we don't talk about our defects - other people do that. The cups, the cream pitcher, the sugar bowl - in fact, the whole tea service - thought much more about the defects in the lid and talked more about it than about the sound handle and the distinguished spout. The Teapot knew this.


Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.


The good and the beautiful is not forgotten; it lives in legend and in song.


But shouldn't all of us on earth give the best we have to others and offer whatever is in our power?.


Her tender feet felt as if cut with sharp knives, but she cared not for it; a sharper pang had pierced through her heart.


She was so young that love was still a game to her. . . . She was being neither fair nor clever, but Babette was only nineteen years old.


We have not immortal souls, we shall never live again; but, like the green sea-weed, when once it has been cut off, we can never flourish more. Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust. It rises up through the clear, pure air beyond the glittering stars. As we rise out of the water, and behold all the land of the earth, so do they rise to unknown and glorious regions which we shall never see.


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