Fairies Quotes

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting,
For fear of little men.

William Allingham 1828-89 ‘The Fairies’

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

J. M. Barrie 1860-1937 ‘Peter Pan’ (1928) act 1

Every time a child says ‘I don’t believe in fairies’ there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

J. M. Barrie 1860-1937 ‘Peter Pan’ (1928) act 1

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe! If you believe, clap your hands!

J. M. Barrie 1860-1937 ‘Peter Pan’ (1928) act 4

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

William Butler Yeats

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?

John Lennon

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Douglas Adams

There are fairies at the bottom of our garden.

Rose Fyleman

We sometimes received – and I would read – 200 manuscripts a week. Some of them were wonderful, some were terrible; most were mediocre. It was like the gifts of the good and bad fairies.

Marilyn Hacker

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!

James M. Barrie

Every time a child says I don’t believe in fairies there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

J. M. Barrie

There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can’t prove that there aren’t any, so shouldn’t we be agnostic with respect to fairies?

Richard Dawkins

There never was a merry world since the fairies left off dancing, and the Parson left conjuring.

John Selden, “Parson,” Table Talk, 1689

Any man can lose his hat in a fairy-wind.

Irish Saying

Garden fairies come at dawn,
Bless the flowers then they’re gone.

Author Unknown