G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer.[1] He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction.


All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
– G. K. Chesterton

Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.
– G.K. Chesterton

Advertisement is the rich asking for money.
– G.K. Chesterton

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.
– G. K. Chesterton

And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dne,
“I don’t care where the water goes if it doesn’t get into the wine.
– G. K. Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
~G.K. Chesterton
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Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
~G.K. Chesterton

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
– G. K. Chesterton

Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.
– G. K. Chesterton

Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
– G. K. Chesterton

“I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”
~Chesterton

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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~G.K. Chesterton

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I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act.
~G.K. Chesterton

If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.
– G. K. Chesterton

It is always the secure who are humble.
– G.K. Chesterton

It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
– G. K. Chesterton
(He must have been a sentimental guy. LOL)

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
– G. K. Chesterton

‘‘ Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.’’
– G.K. Chesterton

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
~G.K. Chesterton

“Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.”
~G.K. Chesterton

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The classes that wash most are those that work least.
– G.k. Chesterton

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
~G.K. Chesterton
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Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
– G.K. Chesterton
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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
~G.K. Chesterton

The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves lightly.
– G. K. Chesterton

There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats Grape-Nuts on principle.
– G. K. chesterton

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
– G. K. Chesterton

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G.K. Chesterton

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
~G.K. Chesterton

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