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"You think fairy tales are only for girls?"

From the current book I’m reading: 

“You think fairy tales are only for girls? Here’s a hint– ask yourself who wrote them. I assure you, it wasn’t just the women. It’s the great male fantasy– all it takes is one dance to know that she’s the one. All it takes is one song from the tower, or a look at her sleeping face. And right away you know– this is the girl in your head, sleeping or dancing or singing in front of you. Yes, girls want their princes, but boys want their princesses just as much. And they don’t want a very long courtship. They want to know immediately.” 

From Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. 
Despite the bleakness of fairy tales, I’ll still be a fan (always the blind optimist). 

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