Gilbert Keith ChestertonGilbert Keith Chesterton, (1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quote

“But those dealing in the actual manufacture of mind are dealing in a very explosive material. The material is not merely the clay of which man is master, but the truths or semblances of truth which have a certain mastery over man. The material is explosive because it must be taken seriously. The men writing books really are throwing bombs.”

Gilbert Keith ChestertonGilbert Keith Chesterton
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Illustrated London News, 1924

Ratings and Comments

Robert, Sarasota

They win the battle with their bombs and then if that is not enough they do it again as victors with their words

E Archer, NYC

The pen is mightier than the sword. To a society propped up by lies and servitude, Truth and Liberty are the harbingers of death. The primary obstacles to a free society are those that want to 'save us' from our own freedom -- some have noble motives, but most merely want power. The battle for hearts and minds precedes bombs and bullets.

Inquiring Mind, Anarchical

Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

I once wrote a book. It wasn't a bomb like everyone else's. It was a construction project with the intent to build the twin towers of peace and humanity.



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