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G. K. Chesterton Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
G. K. Chesterton Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
Anne Brown A wise man keeps secrets in his heart a foolish man tells tales.
African Proverb Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
GOLDSMITH: _Des. Village._ Wept o'er his wounds, or tales of sorrow done, Shoulder'd his crutch, and show'd how fields were won.
Atlantic Starr This fairy tale we're living is real inside our hearts.
GRAY: _The Bard,_ Pt. iii., St. 3. And truth severe, by fairy fiction drest.
CHAUCER: _Canterbury Tales, Prologue,_ Line 122. Ful wel she sange the service devine, Entuned in hire nose ful swetely.
Hans Christian Anderson Everyman's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
CHAUCER: _Canterbury Tales,_ Prologue, Line 1. Whanne that Aprille with his shoures sote The droughte of March hath perced to the rote.
CHAUCER: _Canterbury Tales, The Wif of Bathes Prologue,_ Line 6154. I hold a mouses wit not worth a leke, That hath but one hole for to sterten to.
SHAKS.: _Com. of Errors,_ Act ii., Sc. 2. This is the fairy land; O spite of spites, We talk with goblins, owls, and elvish sprites.
WILLIAM COLLINS: _Lines in 1746._ By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung.
SHAKS.: _Mid. N. Dream,_ Act v., Sc. 1. The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve:-- Lovers to bed; 'tis almost fairy time.
CHAUCER: _Canterbury Tales, Prologue,_ Line 733. Who so shall telle a tale after a man, He moste reherse, as neighe as ever he can, Everich word, if it be in his charge, All speke he never so rudely and so large.
GOLDSMITH: _Des. Village,_ Line 155. The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay, Sat by his fire, and talk'd the night away; Wept o'er his wounds, or, tales of sorrow done, Shoulder'd his crutch, and show'd how fields were won.
Roosevelt, Eleanor I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera Beauty without intelligence is an illusion that is close to disenchantment. It is like a fairy that fascinates us, as long as we look at her through the enchanting prism of her beauty. However, it disappears as soon as the light of reason penetrates beyon
Maya Angelou Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
MILTON: _Comus,_ Line 432. Some say no evil thing that walks by night, In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin, or swart fairy of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity.
"Spare me the fairy tales" -- Camille, Black Fury
"Fairy tales! Ghosts and goblins!" Hengist
"My father didn't believe in fairy tales, either." -- Kirstie
"Sorry kid. I don't believe in fairy tales"-Freddy Krueger
"I collect fairy tales", said Tom grimly.
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told.
The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.
I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.
"What tales will she bring us from the other side?" -- Chennard
"I once hacked a password this big" - old hacker tales
"Bloodcurling Tales of Horror and the Macabre"
"It's better than a Duck Tales episode!"--Pinky
"Tonight on Tales From Lucy's Crypt.."
"Fairy king, attend, and mark: I do hear the morning lark."
"... And fairy stories held me high on clouds of sunlight floating by"
"And fairy stories held me high on clouds of sunlight floating by"
"I haven't read that Fairy Tale," Tom said grimly. [Grimm]
"I smell something stin-ky!"- The Nerve-ending Fairy Ren&Stimpy
"I saw Peter, Paul and Mary singing Puff the Magic Fairy..." - Brust
"The fairy rings have not made/their entrance/yet."--Marg
"I smell something stin-ky!"- The Nerve-ending Fairy
"They changed the rules of the fairy tale." -- Julia
"These pineapples are from the workshop of the fairy 'Amy Surplus.'"
"I don't need instructions. I'm a Fairy Godfather!" - Don Bruce
Knowledge is not a series of self-consistent theories that converges toward an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single theory, each fairy tale, each myth that
"Dead men tell no tales."
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.

 

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