Born: May 29, 1874
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1936
Profile: Best known for The Man Who Was Thursday.
Number of Quotes: 13
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
Journalism largely consists in sayingLord Jones Deadto people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
My country, right or wrongis a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying,My mother, drunk or sober.
Of all the modern phenomena, the most monstrous and ominous, the most manifestly rotting with disease, the most grimly prophetic of destruction, the most clearly and unmistakably inspired by evil spirits, the most instantly and awfully overshadowed by the wrath of heaven, the most near to madness and moral chaos, the most vivid with devilry and despair, is the practice of having to listen to loud music while eating a meal in a restaurant.
Tea, although an Oriental,
Is a gentleman at least;
Cocoa is a cad and coward,
Cocoa is a vulgar beast.
The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up.
The success of the marriage comes after the failure of the honeymoon.
There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry,We will not be dictated to,and proceeded to become stenographers.
When men stop believing in God they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.