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G. K. Chesterton


English journalist, novelist, and essayist

“There is as emphatically a morality expressed in Babylonian architecture or Baroque architecture as if it were plastered all over with Biblical texts. Now in the same manner there is at the back of every artist’s mind something like a pattern or a type of architecture. The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery. It is a thing like the landscapes of his dreams; the sort of world he would wish to make or in which he would wish to wander; the strange flora and fauna of his own secret planet; the sort of thing that he likes to think about.”

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source: “In the Country of Skelt,” in The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, vol 18 (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1991), 53.

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