Douglas Jerrold (Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Fairy
Tales)--"Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams."
William Makepeace Thackeray--"Fairy
roses, fairy rings, turn out sometimes troublesome things."
James Matthew Barrie (Peter, in Peter Pan,
act 1)--"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping
about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there
ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl."
James Matthew Barrie (Peter, in Peter Pan,
act 1)--"Every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead. "
Mark Twain (Interview in Seattle Star, Nov. 30,
1905, p. 8)--"The longing of my heart is a fairy portrait of myself: I want to be pretty; I want to eliminate facts and
fill up the gap with charms."
Eleanor Roosevelt--"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."
Tori Amos--"We are all fairies living
underneath a leaf of a lily pad."
Polly McGuire--"Stories are like
fairy gold, the more you give away, the more you have."
Unknown--"The rustle of the wind reminds us
a Fairy is near."
W.B. Yeats--"Come faeries, take me out of
this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame."
Torlila--"Many people don't believe
in faeries, but if you look real close they're always there."
are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature."
Unknown--"Wind chimes in your yard will serenade
garden creatures...squirrels, fairies and angels."
Unknown--"The woods are full of fairies! The
trees are alive: The river overflows with them. See how they dip and dive! What funny little fellows! What dainty little dears!
They dance and leap, and prance and peep, And utter fairy cheers! "
P.G. Wodehouse--"She's one of those soppy
girls, riddled from head to foot with whimsy. She holds the view that the stars are God's daisy chain, that rabbits are gnomes
in attendance on the Fairy Queen, and that every time a fairy blows its wee nose a baby is born, which, as we know, is not
the case. She's a drooper."
Charles Ede--"Take the fair face of woman,
and gently suspending, with butterflies, flowers, and jewels attending, thus your fairy is made of most beautiful things"
Labyrinth--"It bit me! ; What did you expect
faeries to do? ; I thought they did nice things like granting wishes. ; Shows what you know don't it."
Unknown--"Where you believe there is magic...you
will find it."
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite--"Then clear on a flute
of purest gold / A sweet little fairy played. / And wonderful fairy tales she told and marvelous music made. "
J.R.R. Tolkein--"Faerie is a perilous land,
and in it are pitfalls for the unwary, and dungeons for the overbold."
Unknown--And as the season come and go, here's
something you might like to know ... there are fairies everywhere under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play,
singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around -- in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature's
things, you might just see a fairy's wing."
William Allingham--"Fairies, arouse! / Mix
with your song / Harplet and pipe, / Thrilling and clear, / Swarm on the boughs! / Chant in a throng! / Morning is ripe, /
Waiting to hear."
Unknown--"The Faeries went from the world,
dear, because men's hearts grow cold, and only the eyes of the children see what is hidden from the old and only the magic
of love, dear, can ever turn the key that unlocks the gates of Fae and set the Sidhe free."
Christopher Morley--"The little Plumpuppets
are fairies of beds: / They have nothing to do but watch sleepy heads: / They turn down the sheets and they tuck you in tight:
/ And they dance on your pillow to wish you good night!"
Unknown--"Garden fairies come at dawn, Bless
the flowers then they're gone."
Charles de Lint--"We call them faerie. / We
don't believe in them. / Our loss."
Ephraim Gotthold Lessing, Nathan der Weise
(III, 6)--"It is not children only that one feeds with fairy tales."
Unknown--"Once upon an enchanted evening,
fireflies danced, and fairies made wishes come true..."
Brian Froud and Alan Lee, Preface of Faeries--"The
myths and legends about Faerie are many and diverse, and often contradictory. Only one thing is certain - that nothing is
certain. All things are possible in the land of Faerie."
Francis Thompson--"Know you what it is to
be a child?...It is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves
can reach to whisper in your ear, it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing
into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its soul."
Unknown--"Everytime a new story
is told, a faery is born"