Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
I'd imagine my wedding as a fairy tale... huge, beautiful and white.
If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? - not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?
I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.
The dragon is the paradigmatic figure of the marine monster, of the primordial snake, symbol of the cosmic waters, of darkness, night, and death - in short, of the amorphous and virtual, of everything that has not yet aquired a "form". The dragon must be conquered and cut to pieces by the gods so that the cosmos my come to birth.
Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
I do not understand what the man who is happy wants in order to be happier.
In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
Do I consider myself sexy? It all depends on the way I'm feeling. When I'm happy inside, that's when I feel most sexy.
Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.
I don't conquer, I submit.
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to - in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let alone planet - very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman.
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
There is no greater sorrow than to be mindful of the happy time in misery.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.