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Tori talks about faeries

Yeah, I believe in fairies and that they exist. I mean, they talk to me. Our world is just as real as theirs, do you know what I mean? [Keyboards (German) - June 1992]

Let me tell you something about the faeries... You go to Ireland. You go someplace like County Cork, where the guys are maybe twice as big as you. And you diss the faeries... You won't have a face left. Because the thing is, those people understand. If you have a modicum of intelligence, you'd understand that the faeries were a civilization that they believe was exterminated... So it's, that's just a term they've put to it, but it was a race of people. It was a people - the Tuatha de Danaan. [KROQ, Los Angeles - February 9, 1996]

I think that people who canít believe in faeries arenít worth knowing. Neil [Gaiman] believes that faeries have gone beyond cool. Theyíve transcended cool. I just think alternate realities make you a good writer. If your work is any more than one dimension, you believe in faeries. Iím sure Iíll start thinking now about all the people I know who donít believe, that I quite like. We can still go have a pint. Not the Chardonnay, though. [Spin - March 1996]

It goes back to studying mythology and really getting fascinated with a race of people who were driven underground. They were called faeries in later lore, but theyíve become this whole caricature. This is difficult to explain to people, when all they can think about is Tinkerbell. [The Georgia Strait - July 18, 1996]

I believe in the spirit world. My grandfather was Cherokee. I think Americans, some Americans, have a real concept of tinkerbell. And tinkerbell is alright, it's a little peachy for me, but I think... when you go down to the pubs in Ireland... and you think you're kind of cool and say something about the fairies you might not need to go to that plastic surgeon 'cause they'll just rearrange everything for you on your face. And I think there's a different kind of understanding that they have of the spirit world that, because America doesn't really have that... it's not real connected to its Native American culture, then it just becomes a cartoon thing. So I'm a bit cautious how it gets perceived. The fairies were like torching themselves like Buddhist monks on certain journalists' doors because they didn't get the proper... I think... respect. [101.9 The Mix, Chicago - September 15, 1999]


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