Happy on the statue | Hans Christian Andersen, 1805-1875

A group of children waiting for a story reading sitting on the statue of fairy story writer Hans Christian Andersen  in Central Park, New York, 1955
“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

Hans Christian Andersen


A child reading a page of the ‘Ugly Duckling’ inscribed on the statue of its author  Hans Christian Andersen in Central Park, New York, 1965

“We cannot expect to be happy always … by experiencing evil as well as good we become wise.”

Hans Christian Andersen

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