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Hans Christian Andersen

Photograph taken by Thora Hallager, 1869
Born (1805-04-02)2 April 1805
Odense, Funen, Kingdom of Denmark
Died 4 August 1875(1875-08-04) (aged 70)
Østerbro, Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark
Occupation Writer
Nationality Danish
Genre Children’s literature, travelogue

Travelling expands the mind rarely.
My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident.
Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.
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 itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
Where words fail, music speaks.
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.