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Andersen's Fairy Tales

Andersen's Fairy Tales

  

by Andersen, Hans Christian

Andersen's Fairy Tales Visions of Denmark Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Tale Title.Paragraph)

Quote #10

"Copenhagen's history is filled with consolations: Hans Christian Oersted's discoveries were building a bridge to the future. A great building was being constructed to house the sculpture of Thorvaldsen. All the people of Copenhagen, rich and poor alike, had given money to make it possible." (Godfather's Picture Book.139)

Even in the middle of some nasty wars and such, the people of Copenhagen were interested in and inspired by science (represented by Oersted, a physicist) and the arts (represented by Thorvaldsen, a sculptor). Kudos to you, Danes.

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