Saturday, April 6, 2013

The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of God, that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear.  - G. K. Chesterton

1 comment:

hopeinbrazil said...

I've always loved Chesterton's view of fairy tales. Nice quote!