On telling fairy tales

Albert Einstein on Fairy Tales

Author: Anthony Lawton

Chair, Sussex Dolphin, family company which looks after the work of eminent children’s & historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). Formerly CEO, chair & trustee of various charity, cultural & educational enterprises in UK.

5 thoughts on “On telling fairy tales”

  1. Thanks for your efforts to track it down. I think we’ll just have to enjoy the sentiment without knowing for sure that it came from the Great Man Himself :-)


  2. So many quotations are attributed to Einstein, that…I’m afraid I’ve become wary. I don’t suppose you happen to know where he said this? Because it’s such a great quote, and I’d like to forward it, but I don’t feel I can unless I track it down and know that it came from Einstein (sorry). Thanks!


    1. You are right about attribution. I have always understood this to be definitely his; can’t recall reference but will do a little hunting when I have time. (It is too good a comment for anyone elese to have invented!)


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