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)

Finally, not directly Chesterton related, but I highly recommend the following websites

M.G.D.'s website is where you can learn the latest concerning the Marcus series of novels, as well as other great writing!

Mardi Robyn, run by my great friend Mardi, is an excellent site for handmade jewelry and accessories that you'll love! Also make sure to visit Rockin' Robyn Boutique

Please make sure to visit those sites! (And remember, it is very Chestertonian to support small businesses!)

Monday, May 31, 2010

"Dickens deserved to be killed for not killing LIttle Nell quick enough..."

[Just a quote from a Chesterton novel that I found funny. lol.]

"You can't really mean, Mr. Braintree," remonstrated the lady,
"that you want great men to be killed."

"Well, I think there's something in the idea," said Braintree.
"Tennyson deserved to be killed for writing the May-Queen,
and Browning deserved to be killed for rhyming 'promise'
and 'from mice,' and Carlyle deserved to be killed for being Carlyle;
and Herbert Spencer deserved to be killed for writing 'The Man
versus the State'; and Dickens deserved to be killed for not
killing Little Nell quick enough....

-The Return of Don Quixote (1927)


Jessica said...

Wow, so you actually are active online! Hello. :)

Mike said...


Yes! Every day almost! lol. :-)

However, to be honest, I hardly ever read the updates on my reading list. (Too many blogs I suppose?). So do you mind if I added you're blog my blog list on the side, so as to make sure I notice when it is updated? Thanks. :-)