We all remember the bed time stories of our childhoods. The shoe fits Cinderella, the frog turns into a prince, sleeping beauty is awakened with a kiss. Once upon a time and then they lived happily ever after. Fairy tales, the stuff of dreams. The problem is, fairy tales don't come true. It's the other stories, the ones that begin with dark and stormy nights and end in the unspeakable. It's the nightmares that always seem to become reality. The person that invented the phrase "Happily ever after" should have his ass kicked, so hard!Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy, Season 5 Episode 1
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.Children & ChildhoodAlbert Einstein
Hermione: "We didn't hear stories like that when we were little, we heard 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' and 'Cinderella'..."
Ron: "What's that? An illness?"
Fairy tales are meant to be shared.Beauty and the Beast, by Belle
One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.C.S. Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.Fear, DragonsGilbert Keith Chesterton
Fairy tales are for everyone.Walt Disney
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.DragonsNeil Gaiman in Coraline
Germany... a country whose idea of a bedtime story is two children being left to die in the forest, before nearly being cooked and eaten and then murdering an old woman.GermanyJohn Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Fairytales are stories that span every generation and they've been around for a long time.Jamie Dornan
It's the problem with fairy tales. From far away, they seem so perfect. But up close, they're just as complicated as real life.Soman Chainani in The School for Good and Evil - A World Without Princes
A nation that has no music and no fairytales is a tragedy.Ai Weiwei
By filling them full of fairy tales they grow up considering life a fantasy instead of reality.Miracle on 34th Street, by Doris Walker
As cynical as I can be, there's always a part of me that believes in love and the fairy tale.LoveLily James
When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!Lewis Carroll