Quote of the Day

“In fairy tales the objects were mostly familiar; it was only the power that was mystical. A peasant had never seen a bean-stalk grow up into the sky; but he had seen a bean-stalk and he had seen the sky. A child had never seen a cat in boots; but he had seen boots and a cat. The trouble with the new world of fancy is that it consists so much of vast things of which plain people can form no picture: financial hoards, scientific machinery, colossal navies, enormous emigration — images so huge that they do not stir the imagination, but crush it.

– G.K. Chesterton
The Illustrated London News
January 22, 1910.

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