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G. K. Chesterton
(1874-1936) born on
May 29
English essayist, novelist, journalist, poet. He is noted for the detective series with sleuth Father Brown.
         
   
F
He crams with cans of poisoned meat
The subjects of the King,
And when they die by thousands
Why, he laughs like anything.

R
They haven't got no noses
The fallen sons of Eve;
Even the smell of roses
Is not what they supposes;
But more than mind discloses
And more than men believe.
A
A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma. Whether or no it is permanent, it claims permanence, like a dogma.
N
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
K
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Song against Grocers
R: The Flying Inn, ch. 15, "The Song of Quoodle" (1914).
A: Tremendous Trifles, "In the Place de la Bastille" (1909).
N: Tremendous Trifles, "The Giant" (1909).
K: The Flying Inn."
   


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