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.




Friday, February 1, 2013

...It would at one time have been called a book without which no gentleman's library is complete. It is to be hoped that in our day people may have begun to realise the somewhat obvious and elementary fact that a gentleman's library is never complete. We might as well speak of a man having a complete set of personal friends.
 

-Pall Mall Magazine, Volume 25 (1900)

2 comments:

coffee pot curve said...

:) I guess this answers the question, can you ever have to many books.

Mike said...

Exactly! :-)