Quotes by and posts relating to one of the most influential authors of the 20th century, G.K. Chesterton
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
(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) _____________________
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Sex is an instinct that produces an institution; and it is positive
and not negative, noble and not base, creative and not destructive,
because it produces this institution. That institution is the family; a
small state or commonwealth which has hundreds of aspects, when it is
once started, that are not sexual at all. It includes worship, justice,
festivity, decoration, instruction, comradeship, repose. Sex is the gate
of that house; and romantic and imaginative people naturally like
looking through a gateway. But the house is very much larger than the
gate. There are indeed a certain number of people who like to hang about
the gate and never get any further.