G.K. Chesterton

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity."
"Always be comic in a tragedy. What the deuce else can you do?"
"No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete."
"But there is in everything a reasonable division of labour. I have written the book, and nothing on earth would induce me to read it."
"Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist."
"He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical."
"The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits."
"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it."
"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."
"We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality and positivism only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget."
"It is well sometimes to half understand a poem in the same manner that we half understand the world."
"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."