Brian Froud quotes

  • Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Art #Book #Past

  • Perhaps all women are part faerie, for what woman can deny her faerie blood when the portals to her own land are open; when the full moon sings its insistent song; when sorrow and passion and rage pulse through her body at moon times. This is why women are the chosen ones of Faerie, pat of the vibrant, fluid, emotional soul of the world…
    -- Brian Froud

    #Song #Passion #Moon

  • At the edge of our world, at the edge of the otherworld, the beautiful and mysterious faeries stand, watching and waiting to greet us, inviting us to journey with them as our guides while we walk the infinite paths of the Faerie.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Beautiful #Journey #Our World

  • Not all meanings are meant to be clear at once. Some ideas take time. Some words are designed to lead us on inner journeys, with truth hidden deep inside them.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Journey #Ideas #Take Time

  • To believe in faeries is to step into an enchanted space where the rational mind meets the irrational heart, and all things become possible.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Believe #Heart #Space

  • Faeries are seen through the heart, not through the eyes. Remember that faeries inhabit the interior of the earth and the interior of all things, so look, in the first place, in the interior of yourself.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Heart #Eye #Looks

  • Faeries are not fantasy, but a connection to reality. Faeries are irrational, poetic, absurd, and very, very wise. Faeries say there is nonsense in dogma, and sense in nonsense. Faeries express themselves with high seriousness and low humour. Faeries are resistant to all definitions.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Wise #Reality #Connections

  • Remember, as each man and woman is a microcosm reflecting the larger natural world, so healing of the self is also a healing for the world. As above, so below.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Healing #Men #Self

  • You do not see fairies through the eyes, you see them through the heart and that took me a long time to learn because I was always trying to see them through my eyes.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Eye #Heart #Long

  • For me drawing is an attempt to understand what I feel about the world I live in.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Drawing #World #Feels

  • The myths and legends about Faerie are many and diverse, and often contradictory. Only one thing is certain - that nothing is certain. All things are possible in the land of Faerie.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Land #Legends #Certain

  • My art's not safe, I don't want it to be safe, it's not meant to be safe, its controversial, it takes you into deep areas, it's a journey, its starts off in safe areas but it gets into deep waters.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Art #Journey #Water

  • Anytime that is ‘betwixt and between’ or transitional is the faeries’ favorite time. They inhabit transitional spaces: the bottom of the garden, existing in a space between manmade cultivation and wilderness. Look for them in the space between nurture and nature, they are to be found at all boarders and boundaries, or on the edges of water where it is neither land nor lake, neither path nor pond. They come when we are half-asleep. They come at moments when we least expect them; when our rational mind balances with the fluid irrational.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Garden #Land #Space

  • The sylph is a fragment of the earth's soul in faery form.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Soul #Earth #Form

  • I feel that what you should illustrate is the space between the words. It's the betweenness, the otherness, that gives depth and dimension.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Space #Giving #Dimensions

  • I paint the spirit and soul of what I see.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Soul #Spirit #Paint

  • Voices in the forest tell of dark and twisted enchantments - as dark and twisted as the roots and grasping branches of the trees themselves. Even the most gnarled tree is eloquent in the telling of its own tale.
    -- Brian Froud

    #Dark #Voice #Roots