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    The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    He that hung upon the Torturing Tree
    Heard all the crickets singing, and was glad.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Society has quite forsaken all her wicked courses,
    Which empties our police courts, and abolishes divorces.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)