What the denouncer of dogma really means is not that dogma is bad; but rather that dogma is too good to be true.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Her finger-nails were painted five different colours, looking like the paints in a child's paintbox; and she was as innocent as a child.
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
It is not seeing straight to see him as an animal. It is not sane. It sins against the light.
A thing may be too sad to be believed or too wicked to be believed or too good to be believed; but it cannot be too absurd to be believed in this planet of frogs and elephants, of crocodiles and cuttle-fish.