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Quotes by G K Chesterton

'A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.'

'Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.'

'The Iliad is only great because all life is a battle, the Odyssey because all life is a journey, the Book of Job because all life is a riddle.'

‘There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.'

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

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