Hilaire Belloc Quotes


31 Hilaire Belloc quotes:



"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."
"All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men."
"The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man."
Author: Belloc Quotes Category: Expression Quotes
"The grace of God is courtesy."
"When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
"Money gives me pleasure all the time."
"I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."
"Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone."
"It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation."
"An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight."
"When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly."
"Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out."
"The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all."
"Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring."
"I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time."
"Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography."
"Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing."
"It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them."
"I said to Heart, 'How goes it?' Heart replied: 'Right as a Ribstone Pippin!'"
"When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'."



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