Quotes Archive

6. "If the world turns pagan and perishes, the last man on earth would do well to quote the Iliad and die." G. K.Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

5. "Books are uniquely portable magic." -- Stephen King

4. "Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." -- G. K. Chesterton in "A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls" (This is an essay in the book A Defence of Nonsense.)

3. "May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain,
tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all that your heart might desire."
-- Irish saying

2. "Yes, the most poetical thing, more poetical than the stars, more poetical than the flowers -- the most poetical thing in the world is not being sick." G. K. Chesterton, The Man who was Thursday


1. "The person, be it gentlemen or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -- Jane Austen (work unknown)

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