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'Buttercups in the sunshine look like little cups of gold. Perhaps the Fairies come to drink the raindrops that they hold.' Author: Elizabeth T. Dillinghan, 'A Faery Song'

'If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find the tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower.' Author: Samuel Smiles

'The thing about fairy tales was having faith in the things that don't come true, and appreciating them when they do' Author: Shey Stahl, 'The Champion (Racing on the Edge, #4)'

'Few humans see fairies or hear their music, but many find fairy rings of dark grass, scattered with toadstools, left by their dancing feet.' Author: Judy Allen, 'Fantasy Encyclopedia'

'Were ye sent by the fairy folk? Do no' lie to me.' Author: Amy Jarecki, 'Beauty and the Barbarian (Highland Force #3)'

'But be careful; sand is already broken but glass breaks. The shoes are for dancing not running away.' Author: Francesca Lia Block, ' The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold'

'I never did see the fairies in the bottom of the garden. It was just the right kind of garden for fairies but I supposed my eldest sister Mary was the only one who could see them. I was too bouncy and boisterous, perhaps. There was everything a fairy could ask for: a pond, an old stone, an arbour, an arch, old stables, large trees, grassed paths, bushes and small copses of wild plums. There were squares tiled in Spanish patterns amongst which the herbs grew. There was even a bluebell…