G. K. Chesterton on Fantasy & Fiction

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

"People wonder why the novel is the most popular form of literature; people wonder why it is read more than books of science or books of metaphysics. The reason is very simple; it is merely that the novel is more true than they are."

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity."
— G.K. Chesterton

Love this guy. If you enjoy C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien, check out this lesser-read Inkling. Try The Wisdom of Father Brown or the more heady The Man Who Was Thursday.

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