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.




Sunday, January 9, 2011

Clarence Darrow

Chesterton debated many people during his lifetime, including (of course) George Bernard Shaw, as well as H.G. Wells, Bertrand Russell, etc.

One of the people whom Chesterton debated a couple times was Clarence Darrow. Given their greatly different viewpoints, and the fact that (unlike Chesterton's relationship with Shaw and Wells), they were not close personal friends (Darrow living in America, of course), it is interesting to read Darrow's tribute to GKC.

"I was favorably impressed by, warmly attached to, G.K. Chesterton. I enjoyed my debates with him, and found him a man of culture and fine sensibilities. If he and I had lived where we could have become better acquainted, eventually we would have ceased to debate, I firmly believe."

[Source- Chesterton as Seen by His Contemporaries, Cyril Clemens (1939), p. 68]

2 comments:

Toyin O. said...

Very informative,thanks for sharing.

Mike said...

You're welcome. :-)