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)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Manuel ("Fawlty Towers") as Father Brown

From the latest issue of Gilbert! (March/April 2020):
In our Rolling Road column this issue...we make reference to the character Manuel of Fawlty Towers fame. Here's an interesting trifle about Andrew Sachs, the wonderful actor who played Manuel: He also played Father Brown! In 1984, BBC radio produced 13 episodes of Father Brown stories. You can listen to them on the Internet Archive: http://archive.org/d…/FatherBrown_201704/Father+Brown+02.mp3 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Great Pessimist.*
Daily News, June 7, 1901