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    The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap,
    His hair was like a light.
    (O weary, weary were the world,
    But here is all aright.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    For your God of dream or devil
    You will answer, not to me.
    Talk about the pews and steeples
    And the Cash that goes therewith!
    But the souls of Christian peoples . . .
    Chuck it, Smith!
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Among them was a Bishop, who
    Had lately been appointed to
    The balmy isle of Rum-ti-Foo,
    And Peter was his name.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    I see in you also there are movements, tremors, tears, desire for
    the melodious,
    I salute your three violinists, endlessly making vibrations,
    Rigid, relentless, capable of going on for ever;
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    The old idea that the joke was not good enough for the company has been superseded by the new aristocratic idea that the company was not worthy of the joke. They have introduced an almost insane individualism into that one form of intercourse which is specially and uproariously communal. They have made even levities into secrets. They have made laughter lonelier than tears.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)