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, May 17, 2012

Original Outlook on Life

There is a perfectly genuine and practical disadvantage in having an original and interesting outlook upon life. The disadvantage is that a man who has it lives in a cosmos of his own, with new mountains and new cities and new stars. The whole universe is so lucid to him that he does not know how complicated and inscrutable appear the fragments of his view which he reveals. When he is most frank and explanatory he is called obscure, when he is most sensational he is called abstruse, when he endeavours to be particularly bald and honest he is called affected.

-The Pall Magazine, Volume 25 (1900)

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