"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Winston Churchill
"Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long and the age of the great epics is past."
"All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change."
"Man does not live by soap alone and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it."
"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
"All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."