Rather than one quotation this week, I've plumped for a small collection. Ever since coming across one of my favourite CS Lewis quotations (of which there are many!), I've loved finding new quotations that deal with what stories actually mean to us as humans. Here is my favourite and some of my latest finds...
"Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage." CS Lewis
"Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn't expect." ... "Stories are important... They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth." Patrick Ness (both quotations from, A Monster Calls)
And finally, a quotation from a book that isn't even published yet. An exclusive for you! Eren, by Simon P Clark, is a children's book due for publication by Constable and Robinson later this year. Ever since I heard it was a story about a monster who eats stories, I've wanted to read it, so I'm glad Simon has allowed me to reproduce a line or two from it here.
"‘Why do we tell stories?’ he asks.
It’s not a test, but he wants me to give him the answer. No. He wants me to give him his answer. But I don’t know. He shakes his head and smiles his devil smile at me.
‘We tell stories,’ he says, ‘because we know no other ways to fly.’"