Hans Christian Andersen(1805-1875) was a Danish writer and poet. Famous for his stories for children, such as The little Mermaid, The ugly Duckling Y The queen of the snow.
Given his humble origins, he tried to learn various trades (although unsuccessfully) to earn some money. He had such a bad time that, on occasion, he was forced to live under a bridge or beg for the streets.
Nevertheless, Hans Christian Andersen He had a great imagination and, despite being very poor, he read every work that fell into his hands. Finally, over the years, he was able to move forward. He not only published stories for children; also plays, rehearsals and travel guides.
An inveterate romantic, he visited Spain, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain and Turkey. His works, already at the end of his life, got the recognition he deserved. Life was not easy for Hans Christian Andersen.
Famous phrases of Hans Christian Andersen
"It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, because the most essential things are invisible to the eyes."
"Enjoy life. There is a lot of time to be dead. ”
"My life is a beautiful story, happy and full of incidents."
"My life will be the best illustration of all my work."
"To travel is to live."
"Being useful to the world is the only way to be happy."
“You have become the only thought of my thought, the first love of my heart: before I had no love. I love you like no love on earth was forged, I love you now and I love you always. ”
“The good and the beautiful are not forgotten; He lives in the legend and in the song. ”
“Mother, I'm tired, now I want to rest. Let me sleep next to your heart. But don't cry, promise me that first, because your tears burn my cheek. ”
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale."
"Rome is like a book of fables, on each page you find a prodigy."
"Most of the people who walk behind me will be children, so I will keep the steps short."
"The life of every man is a fairy tale written by the hand of the Lord."
"Where words fail, music speaks."
"The press is the artillery of freedom."
"Death walks faster than the wind and never returns what it has taken."
“Our era has not yet found its poet! When will it appear? And where? He must be able to describe nature as Washington Irving does, he must capture our times as Walter Scott was able to do it, he must sing like Byron and even emerge from our time as Reine. Or, where will this Messiah of poetry be born? Happy is he who is recognized as his John the Baptist. ”
"You are a dreamer, and that is your misfortune."
"Travelling expands the mind."
"If you look down to the bottom of my soul, you would fully understand the source of my longing and, pity me." Even the open and transparent lake has unknown depths, which no diver knows. "
"When the bird of the heart begins to sing, too often reason paralyzes our ears."
"The eyes are the point where soul and body mix."
"Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story of everything you touch."
"But shouldn't all of us on earth give the best we have to others and offer everything in our power?"
"When we get to the end of the story, you'll know more than you know now."