Quotation by Bruno Bettelheim

A parent who from his own childhood experience is convinced of the value of fairy tales will have no difficulty in answering his child's questions; but an adult who thinks these tales are only a bunch of lies had better not try telling them; he won't be able to related them in a way which would enrich the child's life.
Bruno Bettelheim (20th century), Austrian-born child psychologist. The Uses of Enchantment, "Fears of Fantasy," (1975).
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