A Moment With Gil: “The Maniac”

22 May

No, not Chesterton. “The Maniac” is chapter 2 of his book “Orthodoxy,” in which Gil takes aim at so-called freethinkers. A few quotes for your entertainment.

“The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who  has lost everything except his reason.”

“For we must remember that the materialist philosophy (whether true or not) is certainly much more limiting than any religion . . . Mr. McCabe thinks me a slave because I am not allowed to believe in determinism. I think Mr. McCabe a slave because he is not allowed to believe in fairies.”

“Detached intellectualism is . . . all moonshine; for it is light without heat, and it is secondary light, reflected from a dead world.”

Gilbert Keith Chesterton did have a way with words.

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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Authors, Quotations, What I'm Reading


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