10 Great Quotes from G. K. Chesterton
You can quote us on this: G. K. Chesterton – or Gilbert Keith Chesterton, to give him his full name – was born on this day in 1874. What better reason could one want for proffering ten of his finest one-liners? We hope you enjoy these marvellous Chestertonian quotes.
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. – Heretics (1905)
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. – Alarms and Discursions (1910)
Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. – Illustrated London News (1909)
To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. – A Short History of England (1917)
Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction … for fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore is congenial to it. – The Club of Queer Trades (1905)
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. – Heretics (1905)
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it. – The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour. – Heretics (1905)
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. – All Things Considered (1908)
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. – Orthodoxy (1908)
Image: G. K. Chesterton at work, Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Posted on May 29, 2014, in Literature and tagged Books, Chesterton, English Literature, G. K. Chesterton, G. K. Chesterton Quotes, Literature, On This Day, Quotes, Writers, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.