G.K. Chesterton Quote On Travel
G.K. Chesterton Quote – London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.G. K. Chesterton
London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation. – G. K. Chesterton #quotesontravelTweet
Gilbert Keith Chesterton born in Campden Hill, Kensington in London on May 29, 1874, and died on June 14, 1936. He was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. According to his autobiography, as a young man, he became fascinated with the occult and, along with his brother Cecil, experimented with Ouija boards.
Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown and for his reasoned apologetics.
Chesterton was educated at St Paul’s School, then attended the Slade School of Art in order to become an illustrator. The Slade is a department of University College London, where Chesterton also took classes in literature.
Chesterton wrote around 80 books, several hundred poems, some 200 short stories, 4000 essays, and several plays. Chesterton books include Orthodoxy, The man who was Thursday, Heretics and Manalive and few bestselling articles are How to Write a Detective story, Portrait of a Friend and The Doctor and The Doctrinaire.
Chesterton died of heart failure at his home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. The sermon at Chesterton’s Requiem Mass in Westminster Cathedral, London, was delivered by Ronald Knox on 27 June 1936. Knox said, “All of this generation has grown up under Chesterton’s influence so completely that we do not even know when we are thinking Chesterton.”