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Favourite Quotations (1)

May 13, 2009

I thought you might be interested and amused by some of my favourite quotations. I love aphorisms and things that make one sit up and look at the world from a slightly different angle.

“Psycho-analysis is the Confessional without the safeguards of the Confessional; Communism is the Franciscan movement without the moderating balance of the Church; the American sects, having howled for three centuries at the Papist theatricality and mere appeal tot he senses, now “brighten” their services by super-theatrical films and rays of rose-red light falling on the head of the minister. If we had a ray of light to throw about, we should not throw it on the minister.”

G.K. Chesterton in “The Thing” – “Why I am a Catholic”

 

 

“We do not say that every pink and blue doll from an Art Repository is a satisfactory symbol of the Mother of God. But we do say that it is less of a contradiction than exists in a person who says there is no Original Sin in anybody, and then calls it Mariolatry to say there was no Original Sin in Mary.”

G.K. Chesterton in “The Thing” – “The Hat and the Halo”   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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