"We read fantasy
to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and
hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true
in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child
who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night,
and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last
forever somewhere in Oz and the north of Shangri-La."
-George R. R. Martin