— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
„Like all fairy tales, the story of Sleeping Beauty begins with "Once upon a time," and continues with a foolish young princess who makes a witch very angry, and then takes a nap until her boyfriend wakes her up with a kiss and insists on getting married, at which point the story ends with the phrase "happily ever after."“
— Daniel Handler American novelist, children's writer, creator of Lemony Snicket 1970
„In the algebra of fantasy, A times B doesn't have to equal B times A. But, once established, the equation must hold throughout the story.“
— Lloyd Alexander American children's writer 1924 - 2007
"The Flat-Heeled Muse", Horn Book Magazine (1 April 1965)
„And ever, as the story drained
The wells of fancy dry,
And faintly strove that weary one
To put the subject by,
"The rest next time--" "It is next time!"
The Happy voice cry.
Thus grew the tale of Wonderland“
— Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
„Willow: Tell me a story.
Tara: Okay. Once upon a time, there was, um... a kitty. She was very little, and she was all alone, and nobody wanted her.
Willow: This is a very upsetting story.“
— Amber Benson actress from the United States 1977
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