Thursday, December 31, 2009


"If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, 'there goes another day of my life, never to return,' you will become time conscious."

-- A. B. Zu Tavern

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever."

-- Horace Mann

Monday, December 28, 2009

Advice is like snow

"Advice is like snow, the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind."

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The grand essentials

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

-- Joseph Addison

Saturday, December 26, 2009

And though you should live

And though you should live in a palace of gold, or sleep in a dried up ditch, You could never be as poor as the fairies are, and never as rich.

~Rose Fyleman

Every time a child says

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

~James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan

Nothing can be truer

Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.

~Douglas Jerrold


Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.

~William Butler Yeats

No child

No child but must remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest and seeing it grow populous with fairy armies.

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Soft moss

Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where Faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Good Night.

~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, "A Faery Song"

Deep within

Deep within the winter forest among the snowdrift wide
You can find a magic place where all the fairies hide....

~Author Unknown

Wind chimes

Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures - squirrels, fairies and angels.

~Author Unknown

I believe in everything

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

A rustle in the wind

A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near.

~Author Unknown

Blind folk see the fairies

Blind folk see the fairies.
Oh, better far than we,
Who miss the shining of their wings
Because our eyes are filled with things
We do not wish to see.

~Rose Fyleman

This is a work of fiction

This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.

~Neil Gaiman

Each fairy breath

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.

~Author Unknown

We the Fairies

We the Fairies, blithe and antic,
Of dimensions not gigantic,
Though the moonshine mostly keep us,
Oft in orchards frisk and peep us.

~Thomas Randolph

A lady, with whom I was riding

A lady, with whom I was riding in the forest, said to me, that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspended their deeds until the wayfarer has passed onward: a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "History"

Come away

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

~William Butler Yeats, "The Stolen Child"

When the winds of March

When the winds of March are wakening the crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near some budding little thickets,...
And when she sees you creeping up to get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils, a playing hide and seek.

~Marjorie Barrows

Spread your wings

Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!

~Author Unknown

We call them faerie

We call them faerie. We don't believe in them. Our loss.

~Charles de Lint

The wall is silence

The wall is silence, the grass is sleep,
Tall trees of peace their vigil keep,
And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled
Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world.

~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

The Realm of Fairy

The Realm of Fairy is a strange shadow land, lying just beyond the fields we know.

~Author Unknown

And as the seasons come and go

And as the seasons come and go, here's something you might like to know. There are fairies everywhere: under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around - in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wing.

~Author Unknown

If we opened our minds

If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower.

~Samuel Smiles

Garden fairies

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

~Author Unknown

Any man

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

~Irish Saying

There never was

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

~John Selden, "Parson," Table Talk, 1689

The fairies

The fairies break their dances
And leave the printed lawn.

~A.E. Housman

Fairies are invisible

Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature.

~Lynn Holland

The fairy poet

The fairy poet takes a sheet
Of moonbeam, silver white;
His ink is dew from daisies sweet,
His pen a point of light.

~Joyce Kilmer

When I sound the fairy call

When I sound the fairy call,
Gather here in silent meeting,
Chin to knee on the orchard wall,
Cooled with dew and cherries eating.
Merry, merry, Take a cherry
Mine are sounder, Mine are rounder
Mine are sweeter, For the eater
When the dews fall. And you'll be fairies all.

~Robert Graves, "Cherry-Time," Fairies and Fusiliers, 1918

Oh! where do fairies hide

Oh! where do fairies hide their heads,
When snow lies on the hills,
When frost has spoiled their mossy beds,
And crystallized their rills?

~Thomas Haynes Bayly

I think that people

I think that people who can't believe in fairies aren't worth knowing.

~Tori Amos


Angels, pixies, faerie dust
Treading love and living lust.

~Jaesse Tyler

Buttercups in the sunshine

Buttercups in the sunshine look like little cups of gold.
Perhaps the Faeries come to drink the raindrops that they hold.

~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, "A Faery Song"


Raindrops are like fairy whispers.

~Author Unknown

The little Plumpuppets

The little Plumpuppets are fairies of beds;
They have nothing to do but watch sleepyheads;
They turn down the sheets and they tuck you in tight,
And dance on your pillow to wish you good night!

~Christopher Morley

The iron tongue

The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve; lovers to bed; 'tis almost fairy time.

~William Shakespeare

Deaf folk hear

Deaf folk hear the fairies
However soft their song;
'Tis we who lose the honey sound
Amid the clamor all around
That beats the whole day long.

~Rose Fyleman

I'll seek

I'll seek a four-leaved shamrock in all thy fairy dells,
And if I find the charmed leaves, oh, how I'll weave my spells!

~Samuel Lover

The fairies went

The fairies went from the world, dear,
Because men's hearts grew cold:
And only the eyes of children see
What is hidden from the old...

~Kathleen Foyle

Come cuddle close

Come cuddle close in daddy's coat
Beside the fire so bright,
And hear about the fairy folk
That wander in the night.

~Robert Bird

Are those the magic fairy wands

Are those the magic fairy wands
glistening on the tree
or only winter icicles that I see?

~Author Unknown

When the first baby

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.

~James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan

Hand in hand

Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.

~William Shakespeare

It's easy to believe

It's easy to believe in magic when you're young. Anything you couldn't explain was magic then. It didn't matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible - elves probably more so.

~Charles de Lint

Thursday, December 24, 2009

How we spend

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

-- Annie Dillard

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It is an important and popular fact

It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars, and so on - while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversly, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reason.

~Douglas Adams, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sometimes I feel

Sometimes I feel there is a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear you could probably hear the ocean. Heh. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it, a sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. I'm not going to sleep each night wanting... but sometimes when the wind is warm or the crickets sing, I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know; maybe I've had my happiness. I don't want to belive it, but there is no man, Gilly, only that moon…

~Practical Magic, the movie.

Being normal

Being normal is not necassarily a virtue, It rather denotes a lack of courage.

~from Practical Magic

And this is what comes

And this is what comes from dabbling; I mean you can’t practice witchcraft while you look down your nose at it.

~Practical Magic, the movie.

Always throw

Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.

~Practical Magic, the movie.

Do you ever

Do you ever put your arms out and spin and spin and spin? Well that’s what love feels like.

~Practical Magic, the movie.

Don't die on me

Don’t die on me Gilly please, ’cause we’re supposed to die together remember, at the same time, you promised me that and this is not that day!

~Practical Magic, the movie


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