"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Oscar Wilde
"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."