Tuesday, February 7, 2012


"[Vegetarianism is] the belief that the body is a sort of magical factory
 where things go in as vegetables and come out as virtues"

I came across this quote in the current issue of the St. Austin Review, and thought it was hilarious!

Chesterton is one of the only people who can honestly be described as "seriously funny".  I just finished his The Ballad of the White Horse, and it was incredible.

What are some of your favorite Chesterton quotes?

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  1. "The men of the East may spell the stars and times and triumphs mark, but the men signed of the cross of Christ go gaily in the dark."

    1. Yes, a line from his epic The Ballad of the White Horse. I just finished that book and I absolutely loved it! Thanks for posting that line, that's one of my favorites. One of my other favorites is the one describing Mary in the Battle: "Above the iron forest,/ he saw her stand,/ her eyes were sad withouten art/ and seven swords were in her heart,/ but one was in her hand." Such a strong and beautiful image of our Blessed Mother.
      God Bless!

    2. Correction: the second line of the quote is "he saw Our Lady stand." My mistake!


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