"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Gilbert K. Chesterton on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Mark Twain
"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."