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20+ Funny Quotes about Fairy Tales

20+ Funny Quotes about Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are a literary staple of any childhood. The powerful scenes they describe, the emotions they convey, and the obligatory happy ending they provide are very influential on the minds of young children.

But if you think about it, some of the lessons from fairy tales are nowhere near to the realities, the highs and lows, of everyday modern life.

As a result, so many modern day references of fairy tales – the funny characters and tropes – exist on social media that capture the adult take on the content of these stories: from the damsel in distress to the knight on his trusty steed, no character is safe from the minds and wit of those viewing these stories from a real world perspective

Take inspiration from these funny quotes about fairy tales and rediscover the hidden messages for managing our busy adult lives.

 Beauty and the Beast

01“Apparently true love makes you nicer and less ugly.”


02“The reality is that not every beast who gives you roses can turn up to be your prince charming.”


red rose in black background
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03“Playing it coy on the first date will ensure he’s wrapped around your finger forever.”


04“Wearing designer shoes is a sure-fire way to get your man because only your feet will fit in them.”


girl wearing sneakers in different colors

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 Frog Prince

05“Guys, you don’t have to be handsome! If you’re fast on your feet and have the gift of the gab, you can get a girl to do just about anything for you.”


 Little Mermaid

06“Bartering is not for young ladies.”


07“Intelligence and conversation are apparently important to men.”


singer in sunglasses singing

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 Sleeping Beauty

08“A cute prince kissing you awake is the only reason beauty sleep was invented.”


09“Remember to brush your teeth before sleep.”


camel opening its mouth wildly

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 Snow White

10“Little men have their worth too.”


11“Never take candy from strangers”




12“The key to life is adding more wishes to your wish list.”


13“Love is blind to class or rank, provided you’ve got a lamp and a rug.”


performer looking at light bulbs
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 The Emperor and his new clothes

14“Sometimes less isn’t more, it really is less.”


15“Don’t go out without asking your children’s opinion about your outfit.”


 Ugly Duckling

16“Always look at yourself in the mirror so that you can see your transformation before others do.”


 Jack and the Beanstalk

17“A trade that seems unfair may be more than fair – inspired from Jack and the Beanstalk


 Puss in Boots

18“If you want to get rich, your best bet is to treat your pet very well – inspired from Puss in Boots



19“Never sing while dancing – inspired from Rumpelstiltskin


dancer dancing in the air

Photo by David Hofmann on Unsplash



pinocchio accessories

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20“Sometimes it’s easier to be someone else’s puppet.”


21“Real boys don’t lie.”