-Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Saturday, June 14, 2014
"Poetry is sane because it floats easily in an infinite sea; reason seeks to cross the sea, and so make it finite. The result is mental exhaustion ... To accept everything is an exercise, to understand everything is a strain. The poet only desires exaltation and expansion, a world to stretch himself in. The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.