From Madeleine L'Engle's book Herself:
"...A child is not afraid of new ideas, does not have to worry about the status quo or rocking the boat, is willing to sail into uncharted waters."
"Children...are aware of what most adults have forgotten. They know that the daily time-bound world of limited facts is a secondary world. And stories, paintings or songs - though they are not themselves the primary world - give us glimpses of the wider world of our whole selves, the selves which are real enough to accept the world's darkness as well as its light."