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.




Monday, October 10, 2011

Jorge Luis Borges on GKC

Famous Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) on G.K. Chesterton

I believe that Chesterton is one of the foremost writers of our time, not only because of his happy inventiveness, visual imagination and childlike or godlike cheer so evident in all his writing, but also because of his rhetorical skill and the sheer brilliance of his craft...

Chesterton is well-rounded: Chesterton doesn't repeat a formula with the fear of making mistakes; Chesterton feels utterly comfortable, which is why he hardly ever makes use of dialectical methods. He is one of the very few Christians who not only believe in Heaven but are also interested in it, and who provide it with an abundance of conjectures and imaginations.

-From blurb on back cover of On Lying in Bed and Other Essays by G.K. Chesterton
Also, for more quotes from Borges on GKC, see this link

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