Quote of the Day: The Snow Queen

“I can give her no greater power than she has already, said the woman; don’t you see how strong that is? How men and animals are obliged to serve her, and how well she has got through the world, barefooted as she is. She cannot receive any power from me greater than she now has, which consists in her own purity and innocence of heart. If she cannot herself obtain access to the Snow Queen, and remove the glass fragments from little Kay, we can do nothing to help her.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now…” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“Then little Gerda said the Lord’s Prayer; the cold was so intense that she could see her own breath; it came out of her mouth like smoke. Her breath became thicker and thicker, and took the form of little angels who grew larger and larger as soon as they touched the ground. All had helmets on their heads, and lances and shields in their hands; their numbers increased, and when Gerda had finished her prayer a whole legion stood around her. They trust their lances against the horrible snow-flakes, so that the latter flew into a hundred pieces; and little Gerda went forward safely and cheerfully. The angels stroked her hands and feet, so that she felt the cold less, and she hastened on to the Snow Queen’s castle.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“You’re a fine one for tramping around,” the bandit girl said to Kai. “I’d like to know – do you really deserve to have someone run to the end of the world just for your sake?” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“And they both sat there, grown up, yet children at heart; and it was summer, – warm, beautiful summer.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“Roses bloom and cease to be, but we shall the Christ-child see” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

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