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.




Saturday, November 24, 2012

That explains it....

In the beginning of the twentieth century you could not see the ground for clever men. They were so common that a stupid man was quite exceptional, and when they found him they followed him in crowds down the street and treasured him and gave him some high post in the State.

-The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904)

4 comments:

coffee pot curve said...

That makes perfect sense! Now I get it! :)

Mike said...

Heh. :-)

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

Just reread NoNH! Such an amazing story. The whole thing is magnificent but the beginning and end are truly amazing. :-) I like to think of myself as playing Cheat the Prophet (I am, I suppose, rustic like a Shropshireman, in some sense..).

Mike said...

Heh. Yes, I agree with you there about NoNH. :-) Though it's been a while since I've read it all the way through....I suppose I need to re-read it.