Quotes from A Tale Dark & Grimm

Adam Gidwitz ·  256 pages

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“You see, to find the brightest wisdom one must pass through the darkest zones. And through the darkest zones there can be no guide.
No guide, that is, but courage”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“Once upon a time, fairy tales were AWESOME!”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“There is a certain kind of pain that can change you. Even the strongest sword, when placed in a raging fire, will soften and bend and change its form...
Trust me on this one. I know this from personal experience. I hope that you never will, but, since you're a person, and therefore prone to making horrible, soul-splitting mistakes, you probably will one day know what this kind of guilt and shame feels like. And when that time comes, I hope you have the strength...to take advantage of the fire and reshape your own sword.”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“For a momente she [Gretel] stopped and considered following the rain's advice. But then she shook her head. "You're being foolish," Gretel told herself. "Rain can't talk."

No, of course it can't. The moon can eat children, and fingers can open doors, and people's heads can be put back on.
But rain? Talk? Don't be ridiculous.
Good thinking, Gretel dear. Good thinking.

― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“You see, Hansel and Gretel don’t just show up at the end of this story.

They show up.

And then they get their heads cut off.

Just thought you’d like to know.”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm



“The oven became hotter and hotter, and Hansel began to sweat. Then a delicious smell wafted to his nostrils. Oh no! he thought. I'm cooking! He sniffed at the air. And I smell delicious!”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“There is a wisdom in children, a kind of knowing, a kind of believing, that we, as adults, do not have. There is a time when a kingdom needs its children.”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“For, in life, it is in the darkest zones one finds the brightest beauty and the most luminous wisdom.”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“Maybe you know something about young people, and maybe you don't. I, having been one myself once upon a time, know a few things about them. One thing I know is that if you don't want one to do something - for example, go into a room where there's a portrait of an unbearably beautiful princess- saying "It might cost you your life" is about the worst thing you can possibly say. Because then that's all that young person will want to do.

I mean, why didn't Johannes say something else? Like, "It's a broom closet. Why? you want to see a broom closet?" Or, "It's a fake door, silly. For decoration." Or even, "It's the ladies' bathroom, Your Majesty. Best not go poking your head in there.”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“There is a certain kind of pain that can change you. Even the strongest sword, when placed in a raging fire, will soften and bend and change its form.”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm



“A tale dark and Grimm is my favorite book of all time because it gives me the chills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


“Well, don’t eat my house!’ the baker woman”
― Adam Gidwitz, quote from A Tale Dark & Grimm


About the author

Adam Gidwitz
Born place: in San Francisco, The United States
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