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.
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.
“Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.”
“Death walks faster than the wind and never returns what he has taken.”
“To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy. ”
“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.”
“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”
“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
“Where words fail, music speaks.”
“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”
“To travel is to live.”
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.