I know he is really happy, and yet I can never catch him at it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.
The reader cannot even begin to see the sense of a story that may well seem to him a very wild one, until he understands that to this great mystic his religion was not a thing like a theory but a thing like a love-affair.
No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkeness or as good as drink.
It was perhaps an incautious suggestion to make to a person only too ready to write books upon the feeblest provocation.
What is the good of begetting a man until we have settled what is the good of being a man?