June 28, 2011

Quote Garden - Once upon a fairy tale

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

Fairy tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.
G.K. Chesterton

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C.S. Lewis

Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat...giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.
J.R.R. Tolkien

The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.
W.H. Auden


  1. Wow! Great quotes! I guess I should read more fairy books :P

  2. I absolutely love these! It makes me so proud to be a fairy tale illustrator!!