Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on books, world, and writers

You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on garden

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What a glorious garden of wonders the lights of Broadway would be to anyone lucky enough to be unable to read.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on chess, creativity, danger, imagination, lies, logic, and poets

Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: Orthodoxy ch. 2.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on books, charm, facts, mystery, nature, satisfaction, and words

The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, "charm", "spell", "enchantment". They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: Orthodoxy

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on anarchy, laws, and liberty

When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on angels

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Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on losing and love

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on enemies, love, neighbors, and people

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on education

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cities, criticism, family, men, and sacred

Only men to whom the family is sacred will ever have a standard or a status by which to criticize the State. They alone can appeal to something more holy than the gods of the city.

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