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With National Tell A Fairy Tale Day being this Thursday, we wanted to share our favorite Top Quotes on everything fantastical.
Throughout history, both oral and written, there have been legends on varying topics encompassing all facets of human emotion.
"I’m not just talking about romance here... I mean in all facets of life."
-Ahnaf Zitou, A BRIEF INQUIRY INTO THE TIME YOU BROKE YOUR OWN HEART
Fairy tales are known for mentioning monsters as a:
"Supernatural creature that walks besides the rest."
- Kathleen Conlon, vampires at dawn
And fighting them, whether they be physical or from within:
"The main character would finally master
The art of resilience and defeat that heinous creature.
The creature whom she herself has also been trying to defeat."
-le cielle, To be continued
Modern fairy tales are most known for their happy endings:
"A glistening amount of sunshine
A rainbow full of glorious colors shines
On my face
On the world
On the chaos."
-Diana Ariel Harman, THE PERFECT STORM
Fairy tales weave stories of beautiful hidden creatures:
"I seek the Angels and you the mermaids,
Who us, but men of the earth never seen but heard to be.
To be true, both mythical
Each of these beings we went out to see."
-Dc Farrell, CHAPTER 1Q: A WRITER WRITES AND A POET RECITES
Fairy tales about tragic love may start off like this:
"This is the story of a painfully beautiful love...
the countless dreams of magic they desperately wanted to create together..."
And sometimes they end painfully too...
"one last glimpse into a fairy tale past is his final prayer to comfort and warm a withering soul."
-Jerry Salem, A NOT SO SWIFT LOVE STORY
But there are also happy tales where that love is reciprocated:
"I admired King from afar
Never did I believe That King would return that admiration
The admiration I never thought could be achieved."
-Liza Rodriguez, King
And even though fairy tales might not be true:
"I think we are all just afraid of our own tales and our own dreams."
-Anya Supernova, Taking the Scenic Route
We should realize that...
"there’s a magic in the way I hold reality by the hind leg, pulling reason to a straddle."
-Quentin Felton, "read this in a quiet room"
Even Albert Einstein once said: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
Comment below if you agree!
Researchers say that fairy tale stories date back thousands of years, some over 6,500 years ago. Because oral tradition passed them down from generation to generation, the history of their development is obscure and blurred, and the original tale remains unknown. Over the centuries different versions of the same folklore spread throughout the world as travelers passed through different countries.
Madame d'Aulnoy invented the French term "Conte de fée" in the late 17th century for her writings. Later, the English term "fairy tale" stemmed from the fact that the French contes often included fairies.
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-Mic and Gina
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