Top 42 Fairy Tale Quotes of 2020

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“As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot’s in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Everything is for sale in Hollywood; the fairy tale, the costume, the pumpkin, the footman and the mice.”

― Amanda Eliasch

“Things aren’t always the fairy tale that you thought they were.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I’m living a fairy tale.”

― Arnel Pineda

“I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.”

― Beverly Cleary

“When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.”

― Brian Eno

“Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence.”

― Caitlin Flanagan

“No matter what you write, you actually can’t help retelling a fairy tale somewhere along the way.”

― Catherynne M. Valente

“Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner.”

― Elisabeth Rohm

“My grandmother, Amalia Pia Emilia Vignola, whom I called Nonna, brought out the fairy tale in everything. She used to tuck me into bed so vigorously that I never felt anything less than comforted, and then afterwards, she would sit on a cane basket box next to my bed and read Hans Christian Andersen to me.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“I love that very traditional fairy tale where it’s not all ‘happily ever after.’ I like all that old school, bloody, ‘Brothers Grimm’ sort of stuff. So you have all those shades of gray in there.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“And now, I’m a best selling author, a different sort of fairy tale that I still sometimes wonder when I’ll wake up from.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”

― Eugene O’Neill

“The minute that you bring a unicorn into a story, you know that it’s a fairy tale or a fable, because unicorns don’t exist as animals. They exist as fantasy creatures.”

― Gloria Vanderbilt

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”

― Hans Christian Andersen

“What the Greeks and Romans considered myths, we consider fairy tales. We can see how very clearly the myths, which emanated from all cultures, had a huge influence on the development of the modern fairy tale.”

― Jack Zipes

“I have that thing in my stomach where I just need to keep striving for things. In my mind, I want the fairy tale.”

― January Jones

“I want to be the best mum and I want everything to be perfect – I want a fairy tale really.”

― Jennifer Ellison

“Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical sense) or whatever you want to call it.”

― Johann Georg Hamann

“I’m not a big fan of kids’ movies that have this knowing snarkiness to them or this post-modern take on storytelling. I think that sails right over the heads of most kids. There’s something to be said for a well-told fairy tale. There’s a reason that these mythic stories stay with us.”

― John C. Reilly

“I never quite understood why Disney hadn’t made a sincere fairy tale since ‘Beauty and the Beast.’”

― John Lasseter

“Many of us live in dysfunctional families, and so even if it’s in a fairy tale, or perhaps because it’s in a fairy tale, we have a chance to look at that side of our reflected lives differently.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“Maybe my fairy tale has a different ending than I dreamed it would. But that’s OK.”

― Kim Kardashian

“In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us.”

― Kit Williams

“I took lots of photographs and had planned to write a treatise on how it worked, but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a scientific fairy tale instead.”

― Kit Williams

“I’m not sure if it’s fair to call it a ‘fairy tale,’ but I really loved ‘Mulan,’ the Disney film. It was my favorite. I guess it’s not really a fairy tale, but you do get Eddie Murphy as a dragon.”

― Lily Cole

“As a little girl living in the English countryside, I used to go running around in the forests, creating my own fairy tale.”

― Lily Collins

“As cynical as I can be, there’s always a part of me that believes in love and the fairy tale.”

― Lily James

“You have this fairy tale of ‘life on your own.’ It’s so awesome. Until the apartment floods, or something happens, and your go-to people aren’t there.”

― Maddie Marlow

“The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale. He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh, there his quarry lies.”

― Marc Bloch

“I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner.”

― Maria Bello

“’Star Wars’ is more fairy tale than true science fiction.”

― Mark Hamill

“Seeing my parents makes me realise that life is not a fairy tale.”

― Mollie King

“To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.”

― Nelly Sachs

“I’d imagine my wedding as a fairy tale… huge, beautiful and white.”

― Paris Hilton

“There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.”

― Ralph Ellison

“My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don’t always come.”

― Ravi Shankar

“Whenever Disney asks if you want to do a fairy tale musical, you say yes.”

― Robert Lopez

“I love fairy tale retellings and mash-ups.”

― Sarah J. Maas

“That’s what I wanted ‘Pirate Jenny’ to be: a queer, revolutionary fairy tale for the people that I love.”

― Sasha Velour

“I do a lot of urban fantasy, which is modern-day cities, but you’ve got magic, you’ve got fairies running around, or cryptozoological creatures running around, and I’m pulling very heavily on my background as a folklore major and having done some animation work and all of that, and I’m pulling from the modern fairy tale narrative.”

― Seanan McGuire
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