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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
The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable; they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very alarming place. They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed an awful idea to be alone.

R
If an angel out of heaven
Brings you other things to drink,
Thank him for his kind attentions,
Go and pour them down the sink.
A
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
N
Art consists of limitation. . . . The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
K
Smile at us, pay us, pass us; but do not quite forget. For we are the people of England, that never have spoken yet.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Tremendous Trifles, "The Red Angel" (1909).
R: The Song of Right and Wrong
A: What's Wrong with the World, pt. 4, ch. 14 (1910).
N: Tremendous Trifles, "The Toy Theatre" (1909).
K: The Secret People."
   


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