Inspirational Quotes about Fairy Tales

Storyteller’s Choice: Inspirational Quotes about Fairy Tales

Here I have gathered inspirational quotes about fairy tales that move my heart. May they also move yours.


The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.

In that realm a man may, perhaps, count himself fortunate to have wandered, but its very richness and strangeness tie the tongue of a traveler who would report them. And while he is there it is dangerous for him to ask too many questions, lest the gates should be shut and the keys be lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.

L. M. Montgomery

The most beautiful things in the world must be felt with the heart.

Antoine de Saint – Exupery

Don’t ask questions of fairy tales.

Jewish folk saying

Sometimes it’s great when, you know, you’re sitting down to watch a straightforward story, and you know how it’s going to go, and you know how it’s going to end. That’s a fairy tale.

Clare-Hope Ashitey

I prefer Grimm’s fairy tales to the newspapers’ front pages.
I prefer leaves without flowers to flowers without leaves.

Wisława Szymborska

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.

Helena Bonham Carter

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.

Terri Windling

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

C. S. Lewis

Your favorite inspirational quotes about fairy tales?

If after reading all these quotes you want to take a deep dive into the fairy world, check out this online collection of Grimm fairy tales, or listen and watch me tell you about many many stories on the YouTube channel.

You feel more like creating something yourself? Maybe telling a fairy tale? Check this article here: How to tell a fairy tale.

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