Who is Chesterton?

  • (noun): Conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936).
    Synonyms: G. K. Chesterton, Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Famous quotes containing the word chesterton:

    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.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Half a truth is better than no politics.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    White ... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black.... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)