Archive for April, 2008

Everything is cheaper now.

“Comforts that were rare among our forefathers are now multiplied in factories and handed out wholesale; and indeed, nobody nowadays, so long as he is content to go without air, space, quiet, decency and good manners, need be without anything whatever that he wants; or at least a reasonably cheap imitation of it.”

G.K. Chesterton, Commonwealth, 1933

Racing to the red light

“The modern world is a crowd of very rapid racing cars all brought to a standstill and stuck in a block of traffic.”

G.K. Chesterton, ILN, 5/29/26