G.K. Chesterton


G.K. Chesterton


Chesterton’s mind was so preoccupied that he frequently forgot to keep appointments. He relied on his wife in all practical matters. Once on a lecture tour he sent her the following telegram: “Am in Birmingham. Where ought I to be?” She wired back: “Home.”


Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.

~G.K. Chesterton

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Biographical Note: 

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a British essayist, novelist, critic, and poet. He wrote a series of detective stories centered in the character of Father Brown, a Roman Catholic priest. In 1922 he himself became a Roman Catholic and thereafter wrote chiefly on religious themes.