G.K. Chesterton quote featured in The Writer's Almanac today:
"Fairy tales do not give a child his first idea of bogey.
What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon."
(Tremendous Trifles, 1909)