“…i accuse the writers of fairy tales. not hunger, not cruelty, not my parents, but these tales which promised that sleeping in the snow never caused pneumonia, that bread never turned stale, that trees blossomed out of season, that dragons could be killed with courage, that intense wishing would be followed immediately by fulfillment of the wish. intrepid wishing, said the fairy...
once upon a time
“Once upon a time the world really was full of colour and adventure, and people joyfully took part in that strange and wonderful game called chivalry, which was often played in deadly earnest.” -E.H. Gombrich | A Little History of the World
“It’s this idea of grabbing something that’s elusive, reaching into another realm, in a way, or even into the underworld, and wrenching something out of that and bringing it into your own world, that is, conjuring.” - NOVA | Cracking the Mayan Code