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)



Sunday, May 20, 2012

....we are learning to do a great many clever things. Unless we are much mistaken the next great task will be to learn not to do them.

-Varied Types (1905)

[That quote reminds me of what the character Ian Malcolm states in Jurassic Park, something along the lines of "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that you never stopped to think whether or not they should."]

2 comments:

snowy said...

"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that you never stopped to think whether or not they should," is my personal scientific philosophy. ^_^ Possible does not = advisable. It always reminds me of the genetically-engineered glow in the dark bunnies. >_<;

Mike said...

Possible does not = advisable.

Exactly! There's plenty of things that are "possible"...but if it's not good, then why would want to do it, even if its "possible"? It's not simply good things that are more and more possible to do every day, but evil things as well. The advance of human technology does not comfort me if it is used to further the ends of those who wish to enslave (so to speak) humanity.

Those bunnies you linked a story to, for instance, are not exactly what I would consider a good idea...