Monday, January 02, 2006

Challenging the Quotemeister

I am not quite sure who the "Quotemeister" is, but if you wonder about a quote, or only know half of it, you can usually find out the rest, or if it is even a Chesterton quote, by using the service of the American Chesterton Society's "Challenge the Quotemeister". The most frequently asked questions are listed there on the left. It's fun just reading through those.

Here are some headlines:

Who was the Chesterton's model for the character of Father Brown?

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

"When a man stops believing in God, he doesn't believe in nothing, he believes in anything."
(This one was just featured at First Things)

"A thing worth doing is worth doing badly."

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried."

"Tradition is the democracy of the dead."

"Saying 'My country, right or wrong,' is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'"

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