"Marriage is an adventure, like going to war."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Gilbert K. Chesterton on James C. Dobson
"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."