Quotes by G.K. Chesterton

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
– G.K. Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
– G.K. Chesterton

There’s a lot of difference between listening and hearing.
– G.K. Chesterton

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
– G.K. Chesterton

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?
-G.K. Chesterton

I need not pause to explain that crime is not a disease. It is criminology that is a disease.
– G.K. Chesterton

The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.
– G.K. Chesterton

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
– G K Chesterton

Coincidences are spiritual puns.
– G.K. Chesterton

Family is the theatre of the spiritual drama, the place where things happen, especially the things that matter.
– G.K. Chesterton

“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
– G.K. Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
– G.K. Chesterton

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
– G.K. Chesterton

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