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

Not really a quote by G.K. Chesterton although it gets attributed to him. It’s the beginning of a book, Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman says “It’s my fault. When I started writing Coraline, I wrote my version of the quote in Tremendous Trifles, meaning to go back later and find the actual quote, as I didn’t own the book, and this was before the Internet. And then ten years went by before I finished the book, and in the meantime I had completely forgotten that the Chesterton quote was mine and not his. I’m perfectly happy for anyone to attribute it to either of us. The sentiment is his, the phrasing is mine.”