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Hans Christian Andersen

But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more. — Hans Christian Andersen, from “The Little Mermaid” (1836). Originally published by C.A. Reitzel on 7 April 1837 in Fairy Tales Told for Children. First Collection. Third Booklet. 1837 (Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Første Samling. Tredie Hefte. 1837).

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J.M. Barrie

The last thing he ever said to me was, “Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.” — J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 100 Anv edition October 1, 2003) Originally published 1911.

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W. B. Yeats

When You are Old      When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty… Continue reading W. B. Yeats

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William Goldman

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. — William Goldman, William Goldman: Four Screenplays, “The Princess Brid” Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (February 1, 2000) Film directed by Rob Reiner ( 1987).  

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