August 20, 2006

Sketches...

I stumbled on an artist, Zach Brissett, who has cool images of Catholic figures. I especially like his Belloc and Chesterton, and I'll now be able to add them (with his kind permission) to future quotes, and to the Belloc poem I posted a week ago...

Belloc portrait by Zach Brissett

Chesterton portrait by Zach Brissett
...But there are some people, nevertheless — and I am one of them — who think that the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe. We think that for a landlady considering a lodger, it is important to know his income, but still more important to know his philosophy. We think that for a general about to fight an enemy, it is important to know the enemy’s numbers, but still more important to know the enemy’s philosophy. We think the question is not whether the theory of the cosmos affects matters, but whether, in the long run, anything else affects them.
--GK Chesterton

Posted by John Weidner at August 20, 2006 8:24 PM
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