Who is G. K. ChestertonGilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox". Of his writing style, Time observed: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."Chesterton created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and wrote on apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from high church Anglicanism. Biographers have ...
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G. K. Chesterton Poems
- Wine And Water
Old Noah he had an ostrich farm and fowls on the largest scale,
He ate his egg with a ladle in a egg-cup big as a pail.
And the soup he took was Elephant Soup and the fish he took was Whale.
But they all were small to the cellar he took when he set out to sail,...
- W. E. Gladstone
Lift up your heads; in life, in death,
God knoweth his head was high;
Quit we the coward's broken breath,
Who watched a strong man die....
All round they murmur, ‘O profane,
Keep thy heart's secret hid as gold';
But I, by God, would sooner be
Some knight in shattering wars of old,...
- Variations Of An Air
Old King Cole
Was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe...
A wan sky greener than the lawn,
A wan lawn paler than the sky.
She gave a flower into my hand,
And all the hours of eve went by....
Top 10 most used topics by G. K. ChestertonGod 59 World 45 Great 32 Heaven 31 Earth 30 Never 27 Night 26 Gold 26 Face 26 Sun 26
G. K. Chesterton Quotes
- The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
- Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult, and not tried.
- I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
- To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
Comments about G. K. ChestertonDixiegilbert11: “i owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”- g. k. chesterton
0xarra: “i owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”- g. k. chesterton
Leighter115: “i owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”- g. k. chesterton
Cultfree54: “dickens did not write what the people wanted,” said g k chesterton. “he wanted what the people wanted.” unlike so many writers & editors today, dickens did not believe the views of the ordinary person were ignorant, despicable and in need of correction.'
_tippanu: i am not absentminded. it is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. g.k. chesterton
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