“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
–C.S. Lewis. “On Three Ways of Writing for Children.” Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories. New York: Harcourt / Harvest, 1975. 22-34. Quote on page 25.