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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 perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.

R
Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
A
THE UNIVERSE: The most exquisite masterpiece ever composed by nobody.
N
And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine,
`I don't care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine'.
K
There's no such thing as fighting on the winning side; one fights to find out which is the winning side.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Tremendous Trifles, "The Secret of a Train" (1909).
R: Tremendous Trifles, "The Prehistoric Railway Station" (1909).
A: quoted by Martin Gardner in the 'New York Review of Books', June 13, 1985.
N: Wine and Water
K: What's Wrong with the World? 1910
   


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