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.




Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chesterton's unconscious prophecy of the Internet. :-)

Good communications corrupt good manners

-June 17, 1933, Illustrated London News

[I just happened to come across this quote by chance tonight, and I immediately thought: Chesterton wrote an unconscious prophecy of the Internet! lol.

Just kidding, of course, and certainly I realize that he was alluding to a verse of Scripture (1 Corinthians 15:33), albeit slightly paraphrasing and accommodating it for his own literary purpose. But it seems so fitting to apply that quote to the Internet, especially considering Chesterton himself in context was making reference to what was at his time "the newest and most scientific methods of communication", as he puts it.]

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