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, December 19, 2012

The best way to shorten winter is to prolong Christmas...

-George Bernard Shaw
(1909)

5 comments:

coffee pot curve said...

So true and one advantage of expanding it after Christmas. Instead of starting right after Halloween.

Mike said...

This.

Besides, one of the greatest things about being Catholic....we get to celebrate Christmas much longer than a lot of other people do. :-) (Not to mention we can get all of the great bargains on Christmas stuff, including candy, at the store, while it is still Christmas (even if the stores think Christmas is "over". Win! lol.)

coffee pot curve said...

Oh so true :-)
The stores have no idea they could be making a profit even if nothing else they celebrated the 12 days of Christmas.

Mike said...

Exactly. :-) (But don't say that too loud, or they might catch on....)

coffee pot curve said...

LOL little do they know when the Christmas "season" is said and done the Catholic celebration has just begun....
Yeah lets not tell them this.