Once upon a time there was inspiration.
It’s not just so they don’t feel stupid when they have absolutely no idea who Snow White or Red Riding Hood or Robin Hood are. But whether it’s the original version or the Disney version, there’s a very important reason we tell them these stories: to inspire.
For those of you who may scoff at fairy tales and think that it’s not worth it to teach your children stories like those because that’s not how the real world works, well, you’d be half right.
The point of a fairy tale isn’t to explain how the world works. It’s to teach valuable lessons like be good even if no one else is because you will be rewarded for it in the end. It shows us from a young age to never give up because just when things look their worst, that’s when something even more wonderful can happen. They teach us about hope and love and kindness which are the most important lessons to learn at such a young age.
But fairy tales are not only to help a child grow into a good person.
Because very often we forget the important lessons we learned. We get older and no longer head the messages of fairy tales because who listens to fairy tales when they’re adults?
Answer: smart people.
Because they are full of wonderful words of wisdom that can help you be inspired and get through whatever darkness you might be facing.
Need more proof? Check out these 14 quotes from the fairy tales that will inspire you to go out and live your own fairy tale.
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“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
"Outside, on the bough of a tree, sat the living nightingale. She had heard of the emperor’s illness, and was therefore come to sing to him of hope and trust. And as she sung, the shadows grew paler and paler.” -Hans Christian Andersen, "The Nightingale"
“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” -Charles Perrault, Cinderella
“Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.” -C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
"Actually the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures." -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
"Imperfections we all have, but we also have compensations." -Hans Christian Andersen, "The Teapot"
“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.” -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
"The world seems full of good men, even if there are monsters in it." -Bram Stoker, Dracula
"But just to keep alive isn't enough. To live you must have sunshine and freedom and a little flower to love." -Hans Christian Andersen, "The Butterfly"
"You’re entirely bonkers, but I’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are." -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“There is many a monster who wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man and the form of a monster. ” -Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast
"He now felt glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much better all the pleasure and happiness around him." -Hans Christian Andersen, "The Ugly Duckling"
"Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you
touch." -Hans Christian Andersen