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.




Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"...the only really practical type of a rebellion is that which is also a repentance."

He would rebel but he would not repent; and the only really practical type of a rebellion is that which is also a repentance....

All real reform springs from this sense of something wrong, not only in our surroundings, but in ourselves. And there is one thing that must come before even reform in your relations to the changing and challenging social conditions of our time. There is something we have do even before we reform, before we reconstruct, before we revolutionise or refuse to revolutionise. We have to apologize....

I believe that this fact of a false dignity has a great deal to do with the fierceness of the real discontent...The mood of revolt will grow more and more bitter so long as we can prove we are right; we must pray for the higher talent of proving we are wrong.

-October 23, 1920, Illustrated London News

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