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, July 10, 2011

"If there be such a thing as being too sane for this world, Christ certainly was that."

The ideals of the founder of Christianity may be unsuitable to this world, but that is simply because, as all saints and philosophers have perceived, this world is off its head. It is not so much Christianity that is unworkable, it is humanity that is unworkmanlike. No, I do not blame the bells for being in such a state of excitement. If anything can be called a god why not call that a god which said things which are so simple that nobody could understand them- which were so true that nobody could believe them- which were so generous that nobody could forgive them? If there be such a thing as being too sane for this world, Christ certainly was that.

-Time's Abstract and Brief Chronicle (1904-1905)

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