Quotes About Gabriel Syme

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G.K. Chesterton
“What are we going to do?" asked the Professor.
"At this moment," said Syme, with a scientific detachment, "I think we are going to smash into a lamppost.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

G.K. Chesterton
“Listen to me," cried Syme with extraordinary emphasis. "Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? It is that we have only known the back of the world. We see everything from behind, and it looks brutal. That is not a tree, but the back of a tree. That is not a cloud, but the back of a cloud. Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face? If we could only get round in front -”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

G.K. Chesterton
“Just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.”
G.K. Chesterton

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