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Quote #25 – G. K. Chesterton

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

And that, folks, is why I love Urban Fantasies so much.  They are the Fairy Tales of our time.

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4 thoughts on “Quote #25 – G. K. Chesterton

  1. Hi Marcia!
    I have to admit that the thought had never crossed my mind, but yes, you’re absolutely right! Urban fantasy really can be seen as a modern take on fairy tales.
    Now, that explains why i’m such a big fun of urban fantasy….uh, sometimes i even surprise myself with my occasional blindness! lol
    Hope all is well with you!


  2. Hi, Susana! Guess what? I had never thought of it myself, until I read this quote. And then it struck me. I realized that’s precisely why I love Urban Fantasy so much. I want to see the epic battles between Good & Evil, with Evil thrashed soundly when all is done. I like all my vampires staked and turned to dust by the end of the book. (Well, the non-sexy, horrid traditional style ones, anyway). All the Bad Guys need to be dealt with, just like in those Fairy Tales of old. If not by the end of the book, at least by the end of the series.

    Thanks for stopping by!! It’s always good to see you here.


  3. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman on said:

    Although not a fan of Urban fantasy, I do like the quote. The truth could be said of historical fiction as well.


  4. Absolutely. We are a species always intent upon slaying dragons, for many reasons. Personally, I like to think of it in the traditional sense as in fighting Evil, though I have certainly read books lately where the dragons were anything BUT. Glad you enjoyed the quote, Patty.


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