— Susan Meissner (@SusanMeissner) May 29, 2014
May 29 is the birthday of the great Gilbert Keith Chesterton, author, poet, raconteur, and master of the quotable one-liner. The American Chesterton Society explains why there’s such a fuss about G.K. Chesterton.
All the issues we struggle with in the 21st century, Chesterton foresaw, and wrote about, in the early 20th century. Social injustice, the culture of death, statism, assaults on religion, and attacks on the family and on the dignity of the human person: Chesterton saw where these trends, already active in his time, would lead us. He was a witty, intelligent, and insightful defender of the poor, the downtrodden, the weak, and especially of the family. He loved good beer, good wine, and good cigars. He wrote in just about every genre: history, biography, novels, poetry, short stories, apologetics and theology, economic works, and more.
People honored him by sharing their favorite quotations and pictures.
— Amanda Patterson (@amandaonwriting) May 29, 2014
— corey robinson (@CoachRobinson1) May 29, 2014
There’s definitely a resemblance.
Happy birthday to British writer/poet/playwright G. K. Chesterton (May 29, 1874). The 1908 novel "The Man Who Was Thursday" et al.
— Book_Addict (@Book_Addict) May 30, 2014
“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.” – GK Chesterton, Happy 140th Birthday GK
— Andy Lambert (@AndyLambertAndy) May 29, 2014
— Carlos D. Villamayor (@CDvillamayorl) May 29, 2014
— LPi (@4LPi) May 29, 2014
Happy Birthday to G.K. Chesterton, born on this day in 1874. pic.twitter.com/lLllw6pr4o
— Pinstripe Pulpit (@PinstripePulpit) May 29, 2014
— Elizabeth Scalia (@TheAnchoress) May 29, 2014
— Mark Kilmer (@marknkilmer) May 29, 2014
"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author." G.K. Chesterton
— Ryan Schneider (@RyanLSchneider) May 30, 2014
There is a great difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read. ~ G. K. Chesterton
— Donald Latumahina (@lifeoptimizer) May 30, 2014
“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” – GK Chesterton in /The Everlasting Man/ #swim
— Jeremy Casella (@jeremycasella) May 29, 2014
“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” – G. K. Chesterton
— BLACK CONSERVATIVE (@blackrepublican) May 29, 2014
“Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” ― G.K. Chesterton #GKCDay
— RJ Moeller (@rjmoeller) May 29, 2014
"Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak."
-G. K. Chesterton
— David J. Labourdette (@davejrthefirst) May 30, 2014
“There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” -G.K. Chesterton
— The 8th Motive (@8thmotive) May 29, 2014
“The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” – G. K. Chesterton #quote
— S.K. Grahovak (@NotAJoe) May 29, 2014
Amen to that.