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Any consideration of the story we call 'Cinderella' for simplicity's sake must acknowledge that 'Cinderella' has had a dizzying array of personae over hundreds of years, in several cultures. There is no one authoritative tale of 'Cinderella,' only a hall of mirrors with a different face in each reflection.
You cannot make a social-conscious picture in which you say that the intermediary between the hand and the brain is the heart. I mean, that's a fairy tale - definitely.
I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.
All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.
Henry David Thoreau
I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams become the substances of my life.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Having achieved and accomplished love... man... has become himself, his tale is told.
D. H. Lawrence
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
D. H. Lawrence
I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.
You could tell 'The Handmaid's Tale' from a male point of view. People have mistakenly felt that the women are oppressed, but power tends to organise itself in a pyramid. I could pick a male narrator from somewhere in that pyramid. It would interesting.
I never quite understood why Disney hadn't made a sincere fairy tale since 'Beauty and the Beast.'
There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.
Charles de Lint
I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.
Why the fairy tale of Willie Mays making a brilliant World Series catch, and then dashing off to play stickball in the street with his teenage pals. That's baseball. So is the husky voice of a doomed Lou Gehrig saying, 'I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.'
The history of the Internet is not, as some people have tried to make it, a libertarian just-so story. It is a messy tale in which the government played a significant role. That role was, however, far more subtle than the plans of industrial policy gurus or techno-boosting politicians.
Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical sense) or whatever you want to call it.
Johann Georg Hamann
I'm not a big fan of kids' movies that have this knowing snarkiness to them or this post-modern take on storytelling. I think that sails right over the heads of most kids. There's something to be said for a well-told fairy tale. There's a reason that these mythic stories stay with us.
John C. Reilly
Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
Robert Falcon Scott
Is it not the business of the conductor to convey to the public in its dramatic form the central idea of a composition; and how can he convey that idea successfully if he does not enter heart and soul into the life of the music and the tale it unfolds?
John Philip Sousa
Trust the tale, not the teller.
And I thought, when I have kids, that's the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic.
When people ask me why is 'Winter's Tale' a fantasy, I point out that it is not a fantasy.
My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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