Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tales, not Fairy Tales

“When we are very young children we do not need fairy tales: we only need tales. Mere life is interesting enough. A child of seven is excited by being told that Tommy opened the door and saw a dragon. But a child of three is excited by being told that Tommy opened a door.”


from p.54 of "Orthodoxy" by GK Chesterton, found through the latest DG Taste and See email.

6 comments:

ruben said...

Hi Rhea, nice quote! Makes me wonder...now that we're not very young anymore, what kind of "fairy tales" excite us? Or what excites us at all? Hats off to Chesterton!

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