Only Where He Was Homeless Are You and I at Home


G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton (Photo credit: In Toon With the World)

“A Child in a foul stable,
Where the beasts feed and foam;
Only where He was homeless
Are you and I at home;”—G.K. Chesterton, The House of Christmas

What men of the people have over the learned

Another great quote from G.K. Chesterton, again talking about what ordinary, men of the people have over the wise, learned and sophisticated: a greater sense of reality.

“Men of the people, like the shepherds, men of the popular tradition, had everywhere been the makers of the mythologies. It was they who had felt most directly, with least check or chill from philosophy or the corrupt cults of civilisation, the need we have already considered; the images that were adventures of the imagination; the mythology that was a sort of search; the tempting and tantalising hints of something half-human in nature; the dumb significance of seasons and special places. They had best understood that the soul of a landscape is a story and the soul of a story is a personality.”

– G. K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man