G.K. Chesterton Quote of the Week: on Fairy Tales

Oddities only strike ordinary people. Oddities do not strike odd people. This is why ordinary people have a much more exciting time … The old fairy tale makes the hero a normal human boy; it is his adventures that are startling. They startle him because he is normal. The fairy tale discusses what a sane man will do in a mad world.

G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, Chapter 2

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