Posted on October 27, 2014January 26, 2017 by DoyceMore Than True – Neil Gaiman, paraphrasing G.K. Chesterton http://instagram.com/p/uqEzK3Pm36/
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Wasn't that originally a quote from G.K. Chesterton?
The sentiment was first penned by Chesterton, though not in those words.
The actual Chesterton quote is "Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. 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."
The quote above in the image isn't exactly right (overuse of "that", for one thing), but it's pretty much a Gaiman quote, from the epigraph of Coraline, attributed to Chesterton: "Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten" is a paraphrase of Chesterton, I suppose.
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