The Best Hans Christian Andersen quotes

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Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet. Born in 1805, he is best known for his fairy tales like The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugly Duckling. He published many of his stories under different pen names like Aa (Andersen’s initials) or H.C. Andresen as he felt that they would not be well received by the public at large if it was known they were written by a mere child.

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About Hans Christian Andersen

birth of the author

2 April 1805

death of the author

4 August 1875

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date of the author

Danish Golden Age

genre of the author

Children’s Literature, Travelogue

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Notable Works:
“The Little Mermaid” “The Ugly Duckling” “The Emperor’s New Clothes” “The Little Match Girl”


Well, it’s not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question! โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

But shouldn’t all of us on earth give the best we have to others and offer whatever is in our power? โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Where are your sons?’ asked the prince. ‘Well, it’s not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question!’ said the woman. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

well it s not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question Hans Christian Andersen quote

Almighty God, thee only have I; thou steerest my fate, I must give myself up to thee! Give me a livelihood! Give me a bride! My blood wants love, as my heart does! โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

I would give gladly all the hundreds of years that I have to live, to be a human being only for one day, and to have the hope of knowing the happiness of that glorious world above the stars. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

It doesn’t matter if you’re born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan’s egg! โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Because she could not go near all these wonderful things, she longed for them all the more. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen


And they both sat there, grown up, yet children at heart; and it was summer,โ€“warm, beautiful summer. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart, ‘I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

When the bird of the heart begins to sing, too often will reason stop up her ears. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Her tender feet felt as if cut with sharp knives, but she cared not for it; a sharper pang had pierced through her heart. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Never had she danced so beautifully; the sharp knives cut her feet, but she did not feel it, for the pain in her heart was far greater. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Inspiring Phrases From Hans Christian Andersen

Each time I think that the song is ended … something higher and better begins for me. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Don’t ask me how I am! I understand nothing more! โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Redundant Thematics

In Hans Christian Andersen Statements


If you looked down to the bottom of my soul, you would understand fully the source of my longing andโ€“pity me. Even the open, transparent lake has its unknown depths, which no divers know. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

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Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Happy domestic life is like a beautiful summer’s evening; the heart is filled with peace; and everything around derives a peculiar glory. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Various Statements From Hans Christian Andersen

How little do the wisest among us know of that which is so important to us all. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

The good and the beautiful is not forgotten; it lives in legend and in song. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

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Every person’s life is a fairytale written by God’s fingers. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

My life will be the best illustration of all my work. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead. โ€” Hans Christian Andersen

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