I will go forth as a real outlaw," he said, "and as men do robbery on the highway I will do right on the highway; and it will be counted a wilder crime.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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It is time we gave up looking for questions and began looking for answers.

The modern mind is hard to please; and it generally calls the way of Godfrey ferocious and the way of Francis fanatical. That is, it calls any moral method unpractical, when it has just called any practical method immoral.

I should like men to have strong and rooted conceptions, but as for their lunch, let them have it sometimes in the garden, sometimes in bed, sometimes on the roof, sometimes in the top of a tree.

There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell.

The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.

Job was comfortless before the speech of Jehovah and is comforted after it. He has been told nothing, but he feels the terrible and tingling atmosphere of something which is too good to be told.

We lose our bearings entirely by speaking of the ‘lower classes' when we mean humanity minus ourselves.

Big Business and State Socialism are very much alike, especially Big Business.

All true friendliness begins with fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost.

For fear of the newspapers politicians are dull, and at last they are too dull even for the newspapers.

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.

Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.

He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative.

Art is limitation; the essence of every picture is the frame. If you draw a giraffe, you must draw him with a long neck. If in your bold creative way you hold yourself free to draw a giraffe with a short neck, you will really find that you are not free to draw a giraffe.