December 07, 2010

Chesterton Quote o' the Day

"It is but part of the modern malady; the incapacity for doing things without overdoing things. It is an incapacity to understand the ancient paradox of moderation. As the drunkard is the man who does not understand the delicate and exquisite moment when he is moderately and reasonably drunk, so the motorist and motion-picture artist are people who do not understand the divine and dizzy moment when they really feel things are moving."
- from "Generally Speaking"

1 comment:

Left-footer said...

"...the delicate and exquisite moment..."