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)


"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, September 20, 2012

Mark Twain and GKC

Chesterton attended a literary dinner in [Mark] Twain's honor when the famous American visited London in 1905, and so we can speculate that the two of them met and maybe even exchanged witticisms. A book by Chesterton was only recently discovered in Twain's library and Twain's marginalia are presently being authenticated, so we might soon discover what Twain thought of Chesterton.

-Gilbert Magazine, April-May 2010, p. 4

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