G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
People seem to fight about things very unsuitable for fighting. They make a frightful noise in support of very quiet things. They knock each other about in the name of very fragile things.
It is not greedy to enjoy a good dinner, any more than it is greedy to enjoy a good concert. But I do think there is something greedy about trying to enjoy the dinner and the concert at the same time.
One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.
The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.
When once you have got hold of a vulgar joke, you may be certain that you have got hold of a subtle and spiritual idea.
It is because artists do not practise, patrons do not patronize, crowds do not assemble to reverently worship the great work of Doing Nothing, that the world has lost its philosophy and even failed to invent a new religion.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.