Top 13 Alethea Kontis Quotes of 2020

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“Have you ever had that moment when you looked back on something and said, ‘Well, gosh, that seems obvious now… why didn’t I see it then?’ I like to call this the Face Palm Epiphany. Oh, hindsight, you magical, humbling thing.”

― Alethea Kontis

“While not my personal favorite of the Disney princess films, ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hands-down in my book for best Disney adaptation. Little girls waited for more than 150 years for Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ to have a happy ending. Walt Disney finally gave it to her.”

― Alethea Kontis

“I was a math whiz who stunk at English, so of course I wanted to be a writer more than anything in the world. I performed impromptu plays for my grandmother’s sewing circle but forced my little sister to ask for ketchup at McDonald’s.”

― Alethea Kontis

“’Enchanted’ illustrates how impractical fairy-tale ideals are in the World As We Know It, and yet, Giselle’s unabashed optimism always seems to magically find its time and place.”

― Alethea Kontis

“Every so often, I am thanked for being ‘unapologetically me.’ I treasure those moments, those people, and remember them every time I’m feeling timid.”

― Alethea Kontis

“No one thought that the Disney Superpower had the ability to laugh at itself, but ‘Enchanted’ proved everyone wrong.”

― Alethea Kontis

“If your reading habits are anything like mine, then you can remember the exact moment that certain books came into your life. You remember where you were standing and whom you were with. You remember the feel of the book in your hands and the cover, that exact cover, even if the art has changed over the years.”

― Alethea Kontis

“Sharon Shinn is a lover of words and a builder of worlds. She makes science-fiction seem like fantasy. Her characters jump off the page, finding their way under your skin and into your heart.”

― Alethea Kontis

“I am a big fan of the web comic ‘Strong Female Protagonist,’ illustrated by Molly Ostertag.”

― Alethea Kontis

“Sharon Shinn’s Samaria is a world populated by refugees from a ravaged Earth, also many, many years in the future.”

― Alethea Kontis

“I have always loved really dense, complicated stories with lots of layers, tons of obscure literary references, and a plethora of inside jokes.”

― Alethea Kontis

“It took me a long time to learn how to be brave enough to put myself out there and try everything, no matter how strange or silly. If I can impart that same wisdom to other folks – no matter what age – it would be an honor.”

― 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
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