"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Gilbert K. Chesterton on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Benjamin Franklin
"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."