Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen


Renowned Danish author of timeless fairy tales such as The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, and Thumbelina. His works have been translated into more than a hundred languages and are frequently referenced in Western culture.
  • When was
    Hans Christian Andersen born?

    Hans Christian Andersen was born on Tuesday, April 2, 1805

  • Where was
    Hans Christian Andersen born?

    Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark

  • How old is
    Hans Christian Andersen?

    Hans Christian Andersen is 219

Best Quotes

  • It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.
  • It is God who lets the wild apples grow, to satisfy the hungry. He showed her a wild apple-tree, with the boughs bending under the weight of the fruit. Here she took her midday meal, placing props under the boughs, and then went into the darkest part of the forest. There it was so still that she could hear her own footsteps, as well as the rustling of every dry leaf which bent under her feet. Not one bird was to be seen, not one ray of sunlight could find its way through the great dark boughs of the trees; the lofty trunks stood so close together that when she looked before her it appeared as though she were surrounded by sets of palings one behind the other. O, here was solitude such as she had never before known!
  • Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.
  • Many, many steeples would have to be stacked one on top of another to reach from the bottom to the surface of the sea.
  • Where words fail, music speaks.
  • Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
  • Every man's life is a fairy-tale written by God's fingers.
  • Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all.
  • I cannot bear it! said the pewter soldier. I have shed pewter tears! It is too melancholy! Rather let me go to the wars and lose arms and legs! It would at least be a change. I cannot bear it longer! Now, I know what it is to have a visit from one's old thoughts, with what they may bring with them! I have had a visit from mine, and you may be sure it is no pleasant thing in the end; I was at last about to jump down from the drawers.
  • Most of the people who will walk behind me will be children so make the beat keep time with short steps.
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