25 Best Inspirational Quotes from Fairy Tales

It’s no secret, I have a thing for reading fairy tales. The most inspirational quotes come from the most legendary fairy tale and adventure writers of all time. So, while I was sitting around today I decided to gather my favorite motivational quotes to provide you with food for thought in your upcoming year.


Whatever dreams you have, whatever challenges you face, none are achieved or conquered unless you take a leap of faith. -me


Before I get on with it I want to give you a little inspiration of my own. I don’t know you and you know little if anything at all about me, but for what it’s worth I would like you to know… You have a choice in life to follow a path to happiness.


I had the most unlikely hand of cards to land me on the path that I am on. I chose this path. After divorce, after being a single mother, with student loans and waiting tables. I knew what I wanted, I knew where my happiness lived. I cut the shit, took the plunge, and found not only happiness in my career, but opportunities I never knew existed.


For some people, to travel is to take a plunge. Maybe you can’t afford it, maybe you can’t figure out how to be away from commitments… Believe me when I tell you, where there is a will there is always a way. If you are willing to start something new but have commitments that are getting in your way, like school essays, you can delegate to Edujungles and follow your dream. Never give up. Always push the limits. Love your dream, breathe it, and you will have it.


I want to express my sincere gratitude for the people in my life who have held my hand, inspired me, and given me the encouragement to pursue my dreams (you know who you are). I wish success for every one of them. I am by no means at the top of this mountain. Bring it on!


I have been bent and broken, but I hope in better shape. -Charles Dickens

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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The best is yet to come…


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Don’t make change too complicated, just begin.


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Only a fool trips on what’s behind him. -unknown


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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis


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The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible then treat possibilities as probabilities. -Charles Dickens


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Laughter is timeless, imagination had no age, and dreams are forever. -Walt Disney


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Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. -Jonathan Swift


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May you live every day of your life. -Jonathan Swift


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Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different? -C.S. Lewis

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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. -Albert Einstein 


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The most beautiful things in the world must be felt with the heart. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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The most important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become. –Charles Dickens


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A year from now you will wish you had started today. -Karen Lamb


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You’re entirely bonkers, but I’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are. -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


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To travel is to live. -Hans Christian Andersen


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Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before. -Dalai Lama


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Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


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Don’t let happiness depend on something you may lose. -C.S. Lewis


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The world seems full of good men, even if there are monsters in it. -Bram Stoker, Dracula


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I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


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There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. -C.S. Lewis


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Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch. -Hans Christian Andersen


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Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. –C.S. Lewis (This inspirational quote so applies to me)!


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This inspirational quote is just because…


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And of course… make it count!




Thank you for taking the time to check out my inspirational quotes. I hope they will help you this year. Share them with a friend. You’d be amazed at what a good inspirational quote can do for someone’s day!


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About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

15 Comments on this post

  1. I’ll admit that I’m sometimes curmudgeonly about sayings that seem like trite aphorisms, but some of these quotes definitely resonated for me. There’s probably at least one that will strike a chord with someone. Happy New Year. Write on!

    Suzanne Fluhr / Reply
  2. Old favorites and found some new! Beautifully done!

    Danielle / Reply
  3. I have a favorite of them all and it’s perfect to sum up my last year. “Only a fool trips on what’s behind him”. Happy New Year and I’m so ready for 2015!

    Sandra / Reply
  4. Love it all but my favourite is “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”. CS Lewis has some very insightful quotes actually!

    Wendy Kerby / Reply
  5. I love these – they’re not only beautiful but also inspirational!

    Brenda / Reply
  6. Completely inspired and blown away! You ROCK! I hope to see these shared over and over again for a very long time to come. They are awesome. Cheers to a new year!

    Christina / Reply
  7. I LOVE quotes and you truly knocked the ball out of the park!

    They are truly beautiful. That’s a labor of love!

    Have an awesome year 😉

    Karla / Reply
  8. “It is something that grows over time. A true friendship, a feeling in the heart that grows even stronger over time. The passion of friendship will soon blossom into a righteous power, and through it you will know which way to go.” – Sheik,

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    The flow of time is always cruel… its speed seems different for each person, but no one can change it… A thing that does not change with time is a memory of younger days…” – Sheik

    Time passes, people move. Like a river’s flow, it never ends. A childish mind will turn to noble ambition. Young love will become deep affection. The clear water’s surface reflects growth – Sheik

    The Legend of Zelda series is by far the greatest video game series of all time. It has some of the most philosophical and inspirational quotes. I recommend people to check it out on youtube, or play some of the game themselves for a true high-fantasy adventure!

    Nicholas / Reply
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