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Daemon
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Every tale must end at last.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
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Every tale must begin at least.
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And that's pretty good. I never liked his melancholic and depressive tales.
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In that sense, every writer is a killer of its own creation...
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pedro
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or happily ever after

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
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This is a Never Ending Story ...
gerry
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Context from: "The Fir Tree" - Anderson's Fairy Tales

(The tale is about a fir tree so anxious to grow up, so anxious for greater things, that he cannot appreciate living in the moment.)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fir-Tree#Plot_summary

And the Tree beheld all the beauty of the flowers, and the freshness in the garden; he beheld himself, and wished he had remained in his dark corner in the loft; he thought of his first youth in the wood, of the merry Christmas-eve, and of the little Mice who had listened with so much pleasure to the story of Humpy-Dumpy.

"'Tis over--'tis past!" said the poor Tree. "Had I but rejoiced when I had reason to do so! But now 'tis past, 'tis past!"

And the gardener's boy chopped the Tree into small pieces; there was a whole heap lying there. The wood flamed up splendidly under the large brewing copper, and it sighed so deeply! Each sigh was like a shot.

The boys played about in the court, and the youngest wore the gold star on his breast which the Tree had had on the happiest evening of his life. However, that was over now--the Tree gone, the story at an end. All, all was over--every tale must end at last.

http://www.online-literature.com/hans_christian_andersen/971/
Themadhatter7
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I really like that quote. It shows that no matter how good or bad the tale is, it will still end. Same goes for someone's life. I think life is like a tale and one way or another, some day or another, it will end at last.
Rahul Goyal
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Though depressive, it is still fact.
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 10:55:21 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Every tale must end at last.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)


One can't make neither head or tail
Of how the tale must surely end,
When exactly will the show and tell
Trek by the very last road bend.
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