A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
Contributed by: Zaady
No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkeness - or so good as drink.
Americans are a very backward people, with all the real virtues of a backward people; the patriarchal simplicity and human dignity of a democracy, and a respect for labor uncorrupted by cynicism.
Human anger is a higher thing than what is called divine discontent. For you must be angry with something; but you cannot be discontented with everything.
The thing I hate about an argument is it always interrupts a discussion.
Art is limitation: the essence of every picture is the frame.
Source: Orthodoxy, Chap. 3
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