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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I would call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
The more we are certain what good is, the more we shall see good in everything.
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