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Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Anne Sexton

He turns the key.
It opens this book of odd tales
which transform the Brothers Grimm.
As if an enlarged paper clip
could be a piece of sculpture.
(And it could.) — Anne Sexton

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Robin Hobb

I think it's really hard to draw a hard-and-fast line and say 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' doesn't count as science fiction or fantasy. Or at what point do we say mythology is not fantasy, so reading mythology when you're young does not count as an exposure to fantasy? — Robin Hobb

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By J.C. Nelson

ROSA MET ME at the door with a shotgun. Strictly speaking, not aimed at me, but you don't really have to aim a sawed-off shotgun. She swung it toward me. "You, get in there." She turned her attention to the crowd. "The rest of you will take a number and have a seat." Her paperwork skills might have been lousy, but her personal touch was something I aspired to. — J.C. Nelson

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Regina Brett

Sometimes you have to censor books. When I read 'Peter Rabbit,' I skip the part about Peter's father ending up in one of Mrs. McGregor's pies. I also hid the book of 'Grimm Fairy Tales.' They're just too grim for my grandkids. Reality will come soon enough. — Regina Brett

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Carl Honore

The spark for 'In Praise of Slowness' came when I began reading to my children. Every parent knows that kids like their bedtime stories read at a gentle, meandering pace. But I used to be too fast to slow down with the Brothers Grimm. I would zoom through the classic fairy tales, skipping lines, paragraphs, whole pages. — Carl Honore

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Amy Tan

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

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Pat Conroy

It took Lucy forty hours to die and we hardly left her side ... We spent those last hours kissing her frequently and telling her how deeply we loved her. Then I began to read Leah's children's books out loud to her. She had lived a storyless childhood, so I read in the last day of her life the books she had missed. I told her about Winnie the Pooh and Yertle the Turtle, took her Where the Wild Things Are, introduced her to Peter Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland. Each of us took turns reading to her out of Grimm's Fairy Tales, and, at the very last, Leah insisted that I tell all the Great Dog Chippie stories I had told her during our year of exile from the family in Rome. — Pat Conroy

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Jack D. Zipes

In olden times, when wishing still helped...."
- The Frog King | The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm — Jack D. Zipes

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Laurell K. Hamilton

But there were no faerie godmothers. There were only mothers and grandmothers, and there was no magic wand to wave over a person's heart and make it all better. The fairy tales lied ... Fucking Brothers Grimm. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Denis O'Hare

When you think of Grimm's fairy tales, they are deeply, deeply psychological. They're so powerful, so bloody, and really, really disturbing. Think about five-year-olds reading that stuff. Even 'Little Red Riding Hood' is a really freaky story. Grandma is gobbled up by a wolf, and the wolf is going to eat the girl. That's scary stuff. — Denis O'Hare

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By J.C. Nelson

I shook my head. "I thought you had a 'No princesses' rule."

"Rules are made to be broken," said Grimm.

Ari sat back in the chair, her eyes closed.

"Of course, young lady, there's the matter of how we sign our contracts."

"Not gonna happen." Ari threw a pen at the mirror for emphasis. — J.C. Nelson

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By J.C. Nelson

I wasn't afraid of your average dark alley. I had standard Agency-issue spells in my coat and a nine millimeter in my purse for dealing with the less dangerous pests, but even I knew you have to be careful with an upset woman. — J.C. Nelson

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Kate Forsyth

Once upon a time, I was a little girl sick in the hospital, and my mother gave me a copy of 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' to comfort me. — Kate Forsyth

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Cameron Jace

How would I feel about hearing that the plague killed another nearby village a month later? Didn't I tell you stupidity is the eighth sin?
Excerpt From: Cameron Jace. . — Cameron Jace

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By L. Frank Baum

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations. — L. Frank Baum

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Lauren Bacall

I loved reading Grimm's fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen, and I loved to dream about other worlds and other lives. Maybe that has something to do with having an incomplete family, being an only child. All I know is I loved to pretend, and all that was in tandem with my wanting to be an actress. — Lauren Bacall

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Denis O'Hare

I was raised on the brothers Grimm, but my favorite fairy tales in the world are Oscar Wilde's - 'The Nightingale and the Rose,' 'The Selfish Giant.' The latter is probably my all-time favorite. — Denis O'Hare

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Christine Warren

She'd grown up hearing about epic battles between Guardians and demons, of legendary Wardens and their brave fight to keep the nocturnis at bay. To her, it all had the air of fairy tales, history through the lens of the Brothers Grimm. She listened to the tales the same way she listened to Beowulf, and had the same expectation of ever featuring in one of those famous battles as of facing Grendel's mother in a Scandinavian swamp.
Yet here she was, not just fighting the forces of evil but somehow tied to her very own Guardian, acting for all intents and purposes like the Warden she had once dreamed of becoming. — Christine Warren

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Jacob Grimm

Evil is also not anything small or close to home, and not the worst; otherwise one could grow accustomed to it. — Jacob Grimm

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Eric Metaxas

Ever heard of anyone executed for distributing copies of Grimm's fairy tales? Imagine people trying to smuggle copies of Hans Christian Andersen's works into China? The Bible, which has been called a mere collection of myths has suffered all of these fates: even today, copies of the Bible are banned and burned. There's something about this ancient book that threatens and frightens those in power. — Eric Metaxas

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Ray Bradbury

My aunt and my mother read to me when I was three from all the old Grimm fairy tales, Andersen fairy tales, and then all the Oz books as I was growing up ... So by the time when I was ten or eleven, I was just full to the brim with these, and the Greek myths, and the Roman myths. And then, of course, I went to Sunday school, and then you take in the Christian myths, which are all fascinating in their own way ... I guess I always tended to be a visual person, and myths are very visual, and I began to draw, and then I felt the urge to carry on these myths.
If I'm anything at all, I'm not really a science-fiction writer - I'm a writer of fairy tales and modern myths about technology. — Ray Bradbury

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By J.H. Knight

The bitch," Bobby said sarcastically. "The nerve of the woman. Going in and bringing cake - there was cake, right?" When Tommy nodded, Bobby went on. "That is some messed-up devil-woman shit. Thinking she can slide in under your radar like that! That's right out of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Maybe she'll try to cook them next! — J.H. Knight

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Carlton Mellick III

Like a grindhouse version of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Wallwork's fiction is smart, innovative, and a hell of a lot of fun. — Carlton Mellick III

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By J.C. Nelson

IN MY DEFENSE, I didn't mean to start the Apocalypse. It wasn't just my personal aversion to oblivion; I had a clear financial motive: The end of the world is bad for business. — J.C. Nelson

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Mark Gatiss

One of the pleasures of the original 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' is how incredibly ghastly they are. The ugly sisters have their eyes pecked out by crows. — Mark Gatiss

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Sasha Roiz

There seems to be a real taste for the fantastical these days. People like to get back into their imaginations. Maybe there's something a little nostalgic about 'Grimm' and the fairy tales that they grew up with. And it's a very unique approach to the procedural side of things. — Sasha Roiz

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Julie Kagawa

I love the stories of changelings and the thought that the Fey were these ancient, capricious creatures who were tricky and dangerous. I've always preferred the Brothers Grimm faery tales to the Disney fairy tales. — Julie Kagawa

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Heidi Cullinan

It had been fun to ride the fairy tale of Baz Acker actually giving a shit about him, but he knew firsthand fairy tales were a lot more Grimm brothers and much less Walt Disney. — Heidi Cullinan

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Rotraut Susanne Berner

And, they would still be alive today ... If they hadn't died, that is — Rotraut Susanne Berner

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Sloane Crosley

How above-the-law children's books are. Hansel and Gretel (littering, breaking and entering), Rumpelstiltskin (forced labor), Snow White (conspiracy to commit murder), Rapunzel (break of contract). — Sloane Crosley

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By J.C. Nelson

IF I HAD a dime for every time I've heard "We're all going to die" or "I'll kill you," I could afford a better apartment. You can only listen to so many threats of destruction, doom, or death before you start tuning them all out. So I followed the wolf out of the building, then went home. — J.C. Nelson

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Richard Cotovsky

I had to create a children's show, because we wanted the money - and it was, interestingly enough, the first project at the Angel Island theatre space. We did the show, an adaptation of Grimm's Fairy Tales. It was hardcore Grimm - nothing was sanitized - and it was called 'The Mary-Arrchie Kid's Show.' It was well-received, and so I applied to do it through Urban Gateways in Chicago. — Richard Cotovsky

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By D. James Kennedy

In Grimm's fairy tales, you kiss a frog and in two seconds, it becomes a prince. That is a fairy tale. In evolution, you kiss a frog and in two million years, it becomes a prince. — D. James Kennedy

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Michael Buckley

Daphne, I don't think we're in Ferrypot Landing anymore.
~Sabrina Grimm — Michael Buckley

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Solange Nicole

What Grimm fairy tale featured apiarian morphing humans? — Solange Nicole

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Steven Pinker

Though it isn't obvious from the bowdlerized versions in Walt Disney , the tales are filled with murder,infanticide,cannibalism, mutilation, and sexual abuse - grimm fairy tales indeed. — Steven Pinker

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Gunter Grass

My relationship with Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm reaches far back into my childhood. I grew up with Grimm's fairy tales. I even saw a theater production of 'Tom Thumb' during Advent at the State Theater in Danzig, which my mother took me to see. — Gunter Grass

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Philip Pullman

Princess, princess, youngest daughter,
Open up and let me in!
Or else your promise by the water
Isn't worth a rusty pin.
Keep your promise, royal daughter,
Open up and let me in! — Philip Pullman

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By J.C. Nelson

-You find the metal, I'll make the bell," said Liam. "Listen, this rampage sounds like it's going to make a real mess out of the city. I just got my studio rebuilt from the last fire, and I'm fairly certain my insurance doesn't cover 'acts of archangels.' At least, not without a large deductible. Any ideas on how to stop the ritual?"- — J.C. Nelson

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Philip Pullman

I wanted to avoid what some modern tellers have done, quite legitimately, to make fairy tales more like novels and short stories, to characterize the heroes and the heroines much more than they are characterized in Grimm. I like the psychological flatness of them, the fact that they're more like masks than individuals. — Philip Pullman

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Alethea Kontis

In music, on stage and on screen, fairy tales have always been guaranteed moneymakers. It's no wonder then, that in these difficult economic times, there are fairy tales everywhere you turn. From 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Grimm,' to 'Mirror, Mirror' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman.' — Alethea Kontis

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Adam Gidwitz

Once upon a time, fairy tales were AWESOME! — Adam Gidwitz

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Claire Coffee

I think, reading the Grimm's fairy tales, they all have some sort of moral component to them, teaching you a lesson. — Claire Coffee

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Jacob Grimm

You are mine, and I am thine, and no power on earth shall make it otherwise. — Jacob Grimm

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Francis Ford Coppola

In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales. — Francis Ford Coppola

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Karen Marie Moning

The Hawk hired fifty harpers and jesters and taught them new songs. Songs about the puny fairy fool who had been chased away from Dalkeith-Upon-the-Sea by the legendary
Hawk. And being such a legend in his own time, his tales were ceded great truth and staying power. The players
were delighted with the epic grandeur of such a wild tale. When they had rehearsed to perfection the ditties and
refrains portraying the defeat of the fool, the Hawk sent them into the counties of Scotland and England. Grimm
accompanied the group of players traveling to Edinburgh to help spread the tale himself, while Hawk spent late hours by the candle scribbling, crossing out and perfecting his command for when the fool came. Sometimes, in the wee hours of the morning, he would reach for his set of sharp awls and blades and begin carving toy soldiers and dolls, one by one. — Karen Marie Moning

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Donna Jo Napoli

A massive and brilliant accomplishment
the first English translation of the original Grimm brothers' fairy tales. The plain telling is that much more forceful for its simplicity and directness, particularly in scenes of naked self-concern and brutality. Hate, spite, love, magic, all self-evident, heartbreaking, delightful. I will return to this book over and over, no doubt about it. — Donna Jo Napoli

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Seanan McGuire

Here's the first thing you need to know: all the fairy tales are true. Oh, the specific events that the Brothers Grimm chronicled and Disney animated may only have happened once, in some kingdom so old that we've forgotten whether it ever really existed, but the essential elements of the stories are true, and those elements are what keep repeating over and over again. — Seanan McGuire

Grimm Fairy Tales Quotes By Sasha Roiz

With 'Grimm,' it's a lot of fun for me to be able to play within the familiar world of fairy tales. As for satisfying my inner fantasy geek, anything that would have me wielding a sword or shooting a bow would be a dream. — Sasha Roiz