Quote from Orthodoxy

Read this book. Seriously. Don't make me quote the whole thing at you.

"But imagine what it would be like to live with such men still living, to know that Plato might break out with an original lecture tomorrow, or that at any moment Shakespeare might shatter everything with a single song. The man who lives in contact with what he believes to be the living Church is a man always expecting to meet Plato and Shakespeare tomorrow at breakfast. He is always expecting to see some truth that he has never seen before."

6 comments:

Sarah M. said...

I've heard great things about this book, but never read it. I'll have to check it out. Have you read much by Chesterton?

Noel De Vries said...

I've read The Man Who Was Thursday, but I think most of that went over my head. Manalive is on my list for this year. I tried the Father Brown stories long ago, but I'll have to get them out again.

hopeinbrazil said...

My husband just got done with this one and quoted it to me almost every night.

Noel De Vries said...

I did the same thing to my family, Hope! :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Erin said...

LOVE.

Sarah M. said...

Random comment - I tagged you in a meme: http://libraryhospital.blogspot.com/2009/01/bookshelf-meme.html