"Of all the minor creatures of mythology, fairies are the most beautiful, the most numerous, the most memorable."
"Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of today. It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear, it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its soul."
~~~Percy Blythe Shelley~~~
"... every child can remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest and seeing it grow populous with fairy armies ..."
~~~Robert Louis Stevenson~~~
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl."
~~~James Matthew Barrie (Peter, in Peter Pan, act 1)~~~
"Every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead. "
~~James Matthew Barrie (Peter, in Peter Pan, act 1)~~
"...because you see when a new baby laughs for the first time a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies there are always new fairies. They live in nests on the tops of trees; and the mauve ones are boys and the white ones are girls, and the blue ones are just little sillies who are not sure what they are."
~~~James Matthew Barrie (Peter Pan, Chapter 17)~~~
"They hold their great balls in the open air, in what is called a fairy-ring. For weeks afterward you can see the ring on the grass. It is not there when they begin, but they make it by waltzing round and round. Sometimes you will find mushrooms inside the ring, and these are fairy chairs that the servants have forgotten to clear away. The chairs and the rings are the only tell-tale marks these little people leave behind them, and they would remove even these were they not so fond of dancing that they toe it till the very moment of the opening of the gates."
~~~James Matthew Barrie (Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens)~~~
"Stories are like fairy gold, the more you give away, the more you have."
"It bit me! ; What did you expect faeries to do? ; I thought they did nice things like granting wishes. ; Shows what you know don't it."