and another great quote...

because i have always fancied my life to be a lot like a queen's...

“To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can imagine how this can exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it.

How can it be a large career to tell other people about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.”

~ G.K. Chesterton

Transient

sometimes i don't like chesterton...

“It is not a proof of increased intellectual activity that we are satisfied with the simple and soothing quotations.” G.K. Chesterton in All is Grist

darn. i wanted the fact that i loved quotes and put them up everywhere (including my blog) to be a proof in increased intellectual activity. i guess it just means that i can cut and paste.