Word(s) of the Day: Fairy & Tale

fairy/ˈferē/, noun: an imaginary magical creature who has the form of a tiny human being

tale/ tāl/, noun: a fictitious narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted

fairy tale: a children’s story about magical and imaginary beings and lands

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.” Alexandre Dumas, 1802 – 1890

A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.” Marie Curie, 1867 – 1934

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” Hans Christian Andersen, 1805 – 1875

A dream is a wish your heart makes.” from the fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault, 12 January 1628 – 1703