Hans Christian Andersen

Literary Birthday – 2 April – Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was born 2 April 1805, and died 4 August 1875.


  1. Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
  2. The whole world is a series of miracles… but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.
  3. Travelling expands the mind rarely.
  4. Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.
  5. Where words fail, music speaks.
  6. Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.
  7. I shall be of some use in the world, as everyone ought to be; it is the only way to be happy.

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet. Although he wrote many plays, novels, and poems, he is best remembered for his Fairy Tales.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 2nd April 2014