From Alarms and Discursions by G.K. Chesterton

1 Gargoyles ~ III: "Realism is simply Romanticism that has lost its reason."

2 The Surrender of the Cockney ~ "I sincerely maintain that Nature-worship is more morally dangerous than the most vulgar man-worship of the cities; since it can
easily be perverted into the worship of an impersonal mystery, carelessness, or cruelty.

3 The Nightmare ~ ...All really imaginative literature is only the contrast between
the weird curves of Nature and the straightness of the soul.
Man may behold what ugliness he likes if he is sure that he will
not worship it; but there are some so weak that they will
worship a thing only because it is ugly. These must be chained
to the beautiful. It is not always wrong even to go, like Dante,
to the brink of the lowest promontory and look down at hell.
It is when you look up at hell that a serious miscalculation has
probably been made.

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