While trolling my local Catholic bookstore, I spotted several copies of a new - 2009 -book - The Wisdom of Mr. Chesterton: The Very Best Quotes, Quips & Cracks from the Pen of G.K. Chesterton.
It's edited by Dave Armstrong (of Biblical Evidence for Catholicism).
Some 359 pages of Chesterton quotations? Of course I bought it.
I know I can find many of the quotations on line, but it's nice to have a hard copy in hand.
The book is organized by topics, which makes it easy to find apt quotations. I've been diving through, enjoying discovering or rediscovering the Great One's wit and wisdom.
A quibble though. "The Very Best" - yet no sign of two of my favorite quotations:
"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."
"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."
Ah well, I have eclectic tastes.
Maybe there's a second collection in the works. I'll buy that one, too.
But for now, I'll enjoy this wonderful collection - while eating cheese and rubbing my beard.
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