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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Grimms' Fairy Tales.

Coming of Age Quotes

Soon the twig grew and quickly became a beautiful tree. Three times every day Cinderella would go and sit beneath it and weep and pray, and each time, a little white bird would also come to the tre...

Religion Quotes

Once upon a time there was a hermit who lived in the forest at the foot of a mountain, and he passed the time by praying and doing good deeds. To honor God he would carry several pails of water up...

Transformation Quotes

The king had never seen a flower as beautiful as that. His son then said to him, "Now I'll show her to you in her true form," and he wished the flower to become a maiden. All at once she was there...

Cunning and Cleverness Quotes

So Brother Lustig handed him the knapsack through the bars of the gate, and Saint Peter hung it up beside his chair. Suddenly Brother Lustig said, "Now I wish myself into my knapsack." Within secon...

Loyalty Quotes

Then Lena said to Foundling, "If you won't forsake me, I won't forsake you." "Never ever," said Foundling. (Foundling.175)

Marriage Quotes

Now it happened that a prince came to the forest one day, and when he arrived at the dwarfs' cottage, he decided to spend the night. Then he went to the mountain and saw the coffin with beautiful S...

Appearances Quotes

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this realm is the fairest of all?" (Snow White.181)

Justice and Judgment Quotes

She then told the king how the evil witch and her daughter had committed cruel crimes against her. So the king had them led before the court, and they received their sentences. The daughter was tak...

Society and Class Quotes

"We'll never accept Simpleton as king!" They demanded that preference be shown to the one whose woman could jump through a hoop hanging in the middle of the hall, for their thought, Peasant women c...

Humility Quotes

Once upon a time there was a man who was about to go on a long journey, and right before his departure he asked his three daughters what he should bring back to them. The oldest wanted pearls, the...
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