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the Tooth Fairy
and Losing Teeth
Welcome to the Web's first page of tooth fairy quotes! As a child, I remember getting a quarter and a five-stick pack of sugarless gum whenever I lost a tooth. One time I got 50 cents (but no gum) and being over-the-top excited I ran around the corner into my parents' bedroom so fast to tell them that I got carpet burn on the bottom of my feet. But no matter how odd is the tradition of giving gifts or money for falling-out body parts, in the end there must be some molar to the story and so I offer you my collection of quotes on said subject. Smile! —tεᖇᖇ¡·g
Your smile has a hole in it.
Your silliness shows through,
And more than ever now
I like exchanging grins with you.
Someday, I know, you'll be a man,
At times impeccably subdued.
Today I'm holding very tight
The elf I see in you.
~Iva J. Hamilton, "To My Toothless Son," in Our Western World's Most Beautiful Poems, edited and published by John Campbell, World of Poetry Press, 1985
In this pocket you will find
A teensy, tiny tooth of mine.
So while I sleep where dreams are made,
Let's see if you can make a trade.
Losing baby teeth were a part and parcel of one's life — a symbol of growing up, and it is the tooth-fairy that makes this otherwise dreaded and painful process an exciting one — something to look forward to. ~Mansi Maheshwari
Other than a dimple in a cute little chin,
What's more adorable than a toothless grin?
~Terri Guillemets, "Meeting the family," 1996
The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money. ~David Richerby
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. ~Peter Ustinov
Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond. ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605
When one of Lisa's baby teeth fell out here, the tooth fairy left her 50 cents. Another tooth fell out when she was with her father in Las Vegas, and that tooth fairy left her $5. When I told Elvis that 50 cents would be more in line, he laughed. He knew I was not criticizing him; how would Elvis Presley know the going rate for a tooth? ~Priscilla Presley
That is the fun about fairies and fairy-like people, you know, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy wouldn't be half so much fun if they were like we are. They can do all sorts of things that we never could do! ~Louise Price Bell, "There IS a Santa Claus!", 1935
Six is... when some real scary things start to happen to your body, it's around then that your teeth start coming a-loose in your mouth.... At first you think it's kind of funny, but the tooth keeps getting looser and looser and one day, in the middle of pushing the tooth back and forth and squinching your eyes shut, you pull it clean out.... You tell some adult about what's happening but all they do is say it's normal. You can't be too sure, though, 'cause it shakes you up a whole lot more than grown folks think it does when perfectly good parts of your body commence to loosening up and falling off of you.
Unless you're as stupid as a lamppost you've got to wonder what's coming off next, your arm? Your leg? Your neck? Every morning when you wake up it seems a lot of your parts aren't stuck on as good as they used to be. ~Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy
The little girl looked up and smiled, the gentle dignity of her expression broken by an incongruous gap in her small white teeth. Shyly, she held out her chubby hand. In the palm was the tooth which had been missing from the smile. ~Lee Rogow, "The Tooth Fairy," in Collier's, 1949 August 20th
"My tooth," said Cynthia. "This is the first one out. I'm three months ahead of the baby book.... It wouldn't have come out for a while yet, but I pushed it back and forth until it did. I wanted to get the ten cents." ~Lee Rogow, "The Tooth Fairy," 1949
You don't have to brush your teeth — just the ones you want to keep. ~Author unknown
The tongue is ever turning to the aching tooth. ~Thomas Fuller
Money is much more exciting than anything it buys. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966, © Thomas Paine McLaughlin
But no one ever is allowed in Sleepytown, unless
He goes to bed in time to take the Sleepytown Express!
~James Jackson Montague, The Sleepytown Express
Listen to the wisdom of the toothless ones. ~Fijian proverb [Context note: This is actually referring to our elders; I just thought it was cute to add it here. "Many a true saying is uttered through false teeth." ~American Proverb —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. ~Yogi Berra
The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ye, who e'er lost a tooth—O tell the smart. ~Mr. Pratt, to Mr. Sigmond, a celebrated Dentist, at Bath, on drawing one of the Author's Teeth, The Monthly Magazine, 1803 June 1st
The little Plumpuppets are fairies of beds;
They have nothing to do but watch sleepyheads;
They turn down the sheets and they tuck you in tight,
And dance on your pillow to wish you good night!
What we remember from childhood we remember forever — permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen. ~Cynthia Ozick
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I got rid of my teeth at a young age because I'm straight. Teeth are for gay people. That's why fairies come and get them. ~Dana Snyder
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was, that they escaped teething. ~Mark Twain
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth
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