Fairy tales are most than true:
not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Today I will leave a short post and show one of the other things that I also want to do on this blog. I don’t really see me as a romantic guy, and I tend to scroll over, with MUCH indifference, those inspirational quotes that you find more than often on Facebook… but I do happen to have a book where I keep some quotes or parts from books that I particularly like (so how does that not make me a romantic though? 😒 I suppose I’m more like for that dreamer type than for that mellow type, did I manage to make my point?).
The quote I’m talking about today is one from G. K. Chesterton (in the header of the post). I think I first read it in a Neil Gaiman book (I love his books!!), probably Coraline? Anyways, this quote just made so much sense to me! Fairy tales are like a metaphor for life. Your life is an epic quest with lots of dragons to fight along the way. And if they can beat them in fairy tales, then you can beat them in real life! Isn’t it great to look at it like that? Pity that I’m actually not this optimistic, but this is still a great quote. I think that I should read it more often to get a new attitude… perhaps I’ll even start posting some inspirational quotes on facebook myself, but it’ll be everyday this same quote, ever and ever again, what do you think? :😝
PS: I went to check out my Coraline book to confirm if it was there or not that I had seen this quote and I was right! It’s amazing to think that I actually kept this in my memory so you can see how this quote (and Neil Gaiman’s books) really meant something to me.
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