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English Dramatist, Poet, Theologian and Writer

(GK Chesterton Quotes)

Aristotle - May 29 1874 - June 14 1936

Born - Kensington, London, England 

Died - Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire,      England


  • Mother - Marie Grosjean
  • Father - Edward
  • Brother - Cecil
  • Sister - Beatrice
  • Wife - Francis Blog
  • Children - Dorothy Collins - Adopted

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A good joke is the closet thing we have to devine revelation ~ G.K. Chesterton

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author ~ G. K. Chesterton

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying ~ G. K. Chesterton

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen ~ G. K. Chesterton

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things ~ G. K. Chesterton

A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything ~ G. K. Chesterton

A room without books is like a body without a soul ~ G. K. Chesterton

A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt ~ G. K. Chesterton

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching ~ G. K. Chesterton

A yawn is a silent shout ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered ~ G. K. Chesterton

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow ~ G. K. Chesterton

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity ~ G. K. Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere ~ G. K. Chesterton

Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs ~ G. K. Chesterton

Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we ~ G.K. Chesterton

Beware of no man more than yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us ~ G. K. Chesterton

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Brave men are all vertebrates they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle ~ G. K. Chesterton

By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from   the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece ~ G. K. Chesterton

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc ~ G. K. Chesterton

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried ~ G. K. Chesterton

Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox, that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home ~ G.K. Chesterton

Coincidences are spiritual puns ~ G. K. Chesterton

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die ~ G. K. Chesterton

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kind of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty ~ 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

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