Sunday, October 30, 2005

Two From Chesterton

"Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which you are accustomed to seeing or hearing without being shocked. There are two meanings of the word 'nervous' and it is not even a physical superiority to be actually without nerves. It may mean that your grandmother was an extremely lively and vital animal, and that you are a paralytic." -- ILN, 16 DEC 1933

"That which is large enough for the rich to covet, . . .is large enough for the poor to defend." -- The Napoleon of Notting Hill

Back issues of "Gilbert". The latest number arrived last week and one is duty bound to make at least the attempt to catch up before starting the new one.