"It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Gilbert K. Chesterton on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Gilbert K. Chesterton on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Camus
"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."