Hans Christian Andersen Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hans christian andersen quotes, hans christian andersen sayings, and hans christian andersen proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Travelling expands the mind rarely.     

Hans Christian Andersen

To travel is to live.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Where words fail, music speaks.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Traveling expands the mind rarely.     

Hans Christian Andersen

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float; to gain all while you give; to roam the roads of lands remote; to travel is to live.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.     

Hans Christian Andersen

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.     

Hans Christian Andersen

To travel is to live.     

Hans Christian Andersen

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Travelling expands the mind rarely.     

Hans Christian Andersen

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give. To roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.     

Hans Christian Andersen

A mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny.     

Hans Christian Andersen

But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.     

Hans Christian Andersen

His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. To be born in a duck's nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan's egg.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Her tender feet felt as if cut with sharp knives, but she cared not for it; a sharper pang had pierced through her heart.      

Hans Christian Andersen

We crossed spacious streets, with building resembling palaces, in La Rambla promenade; the shops were well illuminated and there was movement and life… I did not decide to go to sleep, even though I wished to, so I could rise early and contemplate, in daylight, this city, unknown to me: Barcelona, capital of Catalonia.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Just living is not enough,' said the butterfly. 'One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.     

Hans Christian Andersen

A human life is a story told by God.     

Hans Christian Andersen