Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

11 November 2014

It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.

11 November 2014

The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.

11 November 2014

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

11 November 2014

The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.

11 November 2014

With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.

11 November 2014

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.

11 November 2014

Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.

11 November 2014

Your next-door neighbour ... is not a man; he is an environment. He is the barking of a dog; he is the noise of a pianola; he is a dispute about a party wall; he is drains that are worse than yours, or roses that are better than yours.