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.




Sunday, July 15, 2012

Archbishop Fulton Sheen was recently declared "Venerable" by Pope Benedict (on June 28), a step on the path to being canonized as a Catholic saint. He is one whose writing I would highly recommend reading. (Outside of obvious exceptions such as the Bible, his book Life of Christ is my favorite non-GKC book ever, and apparently a book that Mother Teresa always kept with her). And, of course, one can watch reruns of his Emmy-winning television series "Life is Worth Living" as well. That being the case, I wish to quote from Archbishop Sheen's autobiography Treasure in Clay (written shortly before his death in 1979), concerning his influences, since it is appropriate to this blog. :-)

The greatest influence in writing was G.K. Chesterton, who never used a useless word, who saw the value of a paradox, and avoided what was trite.

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