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G.K. Chesterton


Famous Quotes & Quotations By G.K. Chesterton:

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Writing.

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Intuition, Women.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
~ On Running After One's Hat, All Things Considered, 1908 Quotes - Category: Attitude.

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Art.

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Art, Morality.

In a world flagrant with the failures of civilization, what is there particularly immortal about our own?
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Failure.

Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Media.

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Art.

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Education.

Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Art.

The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Military.

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Food, Poetry.

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly.
~ G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy Quotes - Category: Angels, Flying.

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Health.

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Love.

The word "good" has many meanings.For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Language.

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Beauty.

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: America, Ideals.

Though I believe in liberalism, I find it difficult to believe in liberals.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Ideals.

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Morality.

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Christmas, God.

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Revolution.

You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes - Category: Writing.

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