A blog dedicated to providing quotes by and posts relating to one of the most influential (and quotable!) authors of the twentieth century, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). If you do not know much about GKC, I suggest visiting the webpage of the American Chesterton Society as well as this wonderful Chesterton Facebook Page by a fellow Chestertonian

I also have created a list detailing examples of the influence of Chesterton if you are interested, that I work on from time to time.

(Moreover, for a list of short GKC quotes, I have created one here, citing the sources)

"...Stevenson had found that the secret of life lies in laughter and humility."

-Heretics (1905)

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"The Speaker" Articles

A book I published containing 112 pieces Chesterton wrote for the newspaper "The Speaker" at the beginning of his career.

They are also available for free electronically on another blog of mine here, if you wish to read them that way.




Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly."

Welcome! My name is Mike, and I have decided to start a blog dedicated to providing quotes and excerpts from the writings of G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), as well as from time to time other items related to him. There are, of course, many blogs already that are connected with "GKC" (as he was known), and so in that respect this one will not exactly be unique. Indeed, to be honest, the main reason I decided to start this blog was simply to be able to have all of the passages from his writing that I wished to have gathered together for my own personal use in one place. I realize that (apart from the actual excerpts of GKC's writing I provide), my blog will be sorely lacking in quality. However, I take comfort in Chesterton's saying that "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly," and hope it may perhaps prove helpful for others in some small way as well.

If you do not know much about G.K. Chesterton, I suggest visiting the webpage of the American Chesterton Society , which provides much valuable information on one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.

I also have created a list detailing examples of Chesterton's influence, if you are interested, that I work on from time to time.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

5 comments:

Mardi said...

Hey Mike, the site looks good! I look forward to seeing what all you add on here, after all this is the only Chesterton site I would follow! lol

Mike said...

Thank-you! :-)

(What, you wouldn't wish to follow *any* other GKC site? lol.)

Mike said...

Surely you love GKC, though, no? lol

Mardi said...

I'm beginning too..lol

Mike said...

Good! lol.

BTW, any subject you think I should post on with a GKC quote?