Friday, September 6, 2013

Yet More Favorite Chestertonianisms

“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.”

“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference which is an elegant name for ignorance.”

"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author."

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."

"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."

"The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums."

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."

"Though I believe in liberalism, I find it difficult to believe in liberals."

"You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world."

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”

1 comment:

rplatter said...

Poems about cheese....