Quotations From GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON


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  • It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. Generally Speaking, "On Sentiment," (1928).
  • The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. Gregory, in The Man Who Was Thursday, ch. 1 (1908).
  • There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. Heretics, ch. 3 (1905).
  • Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. Heretics, ch. 7 (1905).

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  • A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Methuselahite," All Things Considered (1908).
  • The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Logic of Elfland," Orthodoxy (1908).
  • With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. The Man Who Was Thursday, ch. 8 (1908).
  • All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Giant," Tremendous Trifles (1909).

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  • Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Glory of Grey," Alarms and Discursions (1910).

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  • Your next-door neighbour ... is not a man; he is an environment. He is the barking of a dog; he is the noise of a pianola; he is a dispute about a party wall; he is drains that are worse than yours, or roses that are better than yours.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Irishman," The Uses of Diversity (1920).

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