His father cultivated art and self-realisation; his mother went in for simplicity and hygiene. Hence the child, during his tenderer years, was wholly unacquainted with any drink between the extremes of absinth and cocoa, of both of which he had a healthy dislike.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason.
But the reason we fly from the city is not in reality that it is not poetical; it is that its poetry is too fierce, too fascinating and too practical in its demands.
The Reformer is always right about what's wrong. However, he's often wrong about what is right.
We have not to crown the exceptional man who knows he can rule; rather we must crown the much more exceptional man who knows he can't.
And it seemed to me that existence was itself so very eccentric a legacy that I could not complain of not understanding the limitations of the vision when I did not understand the vision they limited.