All quotes by author G.K. Chesterton
“Fairy tales, are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.”
"Fairy tales make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water."
"There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less."
"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink."
"We should always endeavor to wonder at the permanent thing, not at the mere exception. We should be startled by the sun, and not by the eclipse. We should wonder less at the earthquake, and wonder more at the earth."
"There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there."
"There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one."