About G.K. Chesterton

About G.K. Chesterton - G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton Square in downtown Ponchatoula was named in honor of G.K. Chesterton, the most quoted writer of the twentieth century. Chesterton’s extraordinary insights written in his engaging literary style provoke readers to appreciate the wonders of daily life and to consider the essence of our Creator in every facet of our being. Prominently displayed in front of Chesterton Square is the only life-sized bronze statue of this gifted writer which welcomes every guest to the Northshore's most unique special event facility. Called the “Apostle of Common Sense” by Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, G. K. Chesterton, through his various books, poems, essays, and commentaries, continues to captivate and inspire generations to “celebrate life!"

For more information about G.K. Chesterton and the American Chesterton Society, visit www.chesterton.org .

Selected Quotations of G. K. Chesterton

“There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there.”

“The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.”

“The things we see every day are the things we never see at all.”

“In prosperity, our friends know us. In adversity, we know our friends”

“There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.”

“I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story.”

“Great truths can only be forgotten and can never be falsified.”

“Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.”


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