Chesterton On The Uses of Humour

20 02 2012

“Wit is a fighting thing and a working thing. A man may enjoy humour all by himself; he may see a joke when no one else sees it; he may see the point and avoid it. But wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it. All honest people saw the point of Mark Twain’s wit. Not a few dishonest people felt it.” (G.K. Chesterton)

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19 03 2012
LaDona's Music Studio

One of my favourite writers.

19 03 2012
Christian Fahey

Chesterton is really good–a true wordsmith!

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