Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805- August 4, 1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the third-largest city in Denmark. Hans is a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, poems, but his best remembered for his love for writing fairy tales.
Hans created more than 200 folk and fairy tales beloved by innumerable generations of children. Some of his well-known fairytales are The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, and The Teapot. Other fairy tales like “The Wild Swans” are less known.
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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN QUOTES
The Danish nobility recognised Anderson as a national treasure. When they heard Andersen was suffering from an early stage of liver cancer, they ordered the government to give Andersen a lifetime allowance. He was about 69 years old when he passed away. A museum in his hometown Odense was built.
Today, Andersen’s legacy can be felt anywhere you walk in the Danish Capital. Check this book of quotes from Hans Christian Andersen.
“Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.”
“The heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible”
“But these are small troubles, people will say. Yes, but they are drops which wear hollows in the rock.”
“On the next day the weather was delightful, and the sun shone brightly on the green burdock”
“Because she could not go near all these wonderful things, she longed for them all the more.”
“Autumn came, and the leaves in the forest turned to orange and gold. Then, as winter approached, the wind caught them as they fell”
“Her tender feet felt as if cut with sharp knives, but she cared not for it; a sharper pang had pierced through her heart. I will fly to those royal birds”
“Mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny.”
“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;”
“Everyone’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.”
Until today, Hans Christian Andersen’s quotes and books continue to inspire and bring joy to many people from all over the world. The Ugly Duckling and The Princes and the Pea have been adapted to many forms of art; television, movies, theatre, and even musicals.
We hope that you enjoyed this collection of Hans Christian Andersen quotes.