For with any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation. There comes a certain point in such conditions when only three things are possible: first a perpetuation of Satanic pride, secondly tears, and third laughter.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
A yawn is a silent shout.
Here Christ was indeed human; but more human than a human being was then likely to be. Peter Pan does not belong to the world of Pan but the world of Peter.
Family is the theatre of the spiritual drama, the place where things happen, especially the things that matter.
The word signal-box is unpoetical. But the thing signal-box is not unpoetical; it is a place where men, in an agony of vigilance, light blood-red and sea-green fires to keep other men from death.
Satire may be mad and anarchic, but it presupposes an admitted superiority in certain things over others; it presupposes a standard.