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  • #1
    Neil Gaiman
    “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • #2
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
    G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions

  • #3
    G.K. Chesterton
    “I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #4
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #5
    G.K. Chesterton
    “A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
    G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

  • #6
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #7
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #8
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
    G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

  • #9
    G.K. Chesterton
    “To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #10
    G.K. Chesterton
    “There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #11
    G.K. Chesterton
    “If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #12
    G.K. Chesterton
    “People wonder why the novel is the most popular form of literature; people wonder why it is read more than books of science or books of metaphysics. The reason is very simple; it is merely that the novel is more true than they are.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #13
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #14
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.”
    G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

  • #15
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.”
    G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

  • #16
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #17
    G.K. Chesterton
    “It is well sometimes to half understand a poem in the same manner that we half understand the world.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #18
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #19
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #20
    Annie Dillard
    “Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you.”
    Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

  • #21
    Annie Dillard
    “I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you.”
    Annie Dillard

  • #22
    Annie Dillard
    “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
    Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

  • #23
    Annie Dillard
    “I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck.”
    Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

  • #24
    Annie Dillard
    “Books swept me away, this way and that, one after the other; I made endless vows according to their lights for I believed them.”
    Annie Dillard

  • #25
    Annie Dillard
    “It is no less difficult to write a sentence in a recipe than sentences in Moby Dick. So you might as well write Moby Dick.”
    Annie Dillard

  • #26
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    “Oh Senor" said the niece. "Your grace should send them to be burned (books), just like all the rest, because it's very likely that my dear uncle, having been cured of the chivalric disease, will read these and want to become a shepherd and wander through the woods and meadows singing and playing and, what would be even worse, become a poet, and that, they say, is an incurable and contagious disease.”
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

  • #27
    Annie Dillard
    “Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”
    Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

  • #28
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #29
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #30
    C.S. Lewis
    “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain



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