Monday, October 8, 2012

Writing quote of the day

I had real trouble finding the correct source for this one. Usually you will find it attributed to G.K Chesterton, but this one is Neil Gaiman paraphrasing Chesterton, and because Neil does it so well it has become the 'real' quote.

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

1 comment:

  1. I love Chesterton, so am probably one of the few people who recognize that that's not the original quote. You're right, though, Gaiman's paraphrase is like a dart to the heart of the matter.