— Grace Kelly American actress and Princess consort of Monaco 1929 - 1982
Kelly (1956) as cited in Editors of People Magazine (2007) The Royals: Their Lives, Loves and Secrets. p. 62
— Hans Christian Andersen Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet 1805 - 1875
„And our lady friend, she thinks life works like a fairy tale.'
Well, that’s harmless, isn’t it?'
Yeah, but in fairy tales, when someone dies... it’s just a word.“
— Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
„Life isn’t a fairy tale; the knight who kills the dragon doesn’t necessarily get the princess. So what? Who’d want to live in a cosmos less rich and various than the real one?“
— Poul Anderson American science fiction and fantasy writer 1926 - 2001
Section 3 “Admiralty”, Chapter X (p. 207)
— William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896
Context: Masters, I have to tell a tale of woe, A tale of folly and of wasted life, Hope against hope, the bitter dregs of strife, Ending, where all things end, in death at last. Introductory verse.
„There's a quality of legend about freaks.
Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.“
— Diane Arbus American photographer and author 1923 - 1971
„The Czech movies, the quality movies, are trying to show the life in the country as it is, in an entertaining way, while in America, the majority of movies are wonderful fairy tales.“
— Miloš Forman czech-American director, screenwriter, and professor 1932 - 2018
„Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning.“
— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath