„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
— Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 a.C.
Book IV, line 60 (tr. Fairclough)
„Paradise Lost, A further observation could be made upon the story of the Fall and how it is possible to look upon it as a myth of the breakdown of the bicameral mind.“
— Julian Jaynes American psychologist 1920 - 1997
Book II, Chapter 6, p. 299 (See also: John Milton)
— Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter
„The film resonated deeply with 13-year-old boys. It seemed to give expression to all their insecurities and fears. It is about a teenage boy who’s lost his dad, his mom and his older brother, and I think the whole story is his coping with this great loss by fantasizing about death and this ominous figure who strides through your life quite unpredictably and more than decimates it. It dealt in a very entertaining way with a subject that haunts all of us at the back of our minds.“
— Angus Scrimm American actor 1926 - 2016
Happy birthday, Tall Man! ‘Phantasm’ turns 30 https://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/phantasm/ (October 16, 2009)
„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
This Year's Girl [4.15]
— John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946