Friday, September 08, 2006

"Miss Jones, take a letter..."

Christopher Morley has noted how "[GKC's] play upon words often led to a genuine play upon thoughts.... One of Chesterton's best pleasantries was his remark on the so-called Emancipation of Women. 'Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry We will not be dictated to: and proceeded to become stenographers'."

[quoted in Maisie War's Gilbert Keith Chesterton 205]

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