89 Total Quotes

Hilaire Belloc Quotes

Hilaire Belloc
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
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#English Poet #Fulfillment

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When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
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#Friends Or Friendship #English Poet

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Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
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#English Poet #History

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Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
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#English Poet #Death

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All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men
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#Conflict

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The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all.
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Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.
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I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.
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#Animals

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He is largely right in his conclusions, somewhat over-selective in his facts: most of what you will read thereafter you will find happily fits into his analysis, which is as it should be, because, as I said, he is indeed largely right.
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#Facts

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I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment
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#Life

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When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read
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#Books And Reading

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Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone
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#Soul

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I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.
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#Love #English Poet

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Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
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#English Poet #Autobiography

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The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man.
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#Expression

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Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
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It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
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Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.
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#English Poet #Pleasure

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I said to Heart, 'How goes it?' Heart replied: 'Right as a Ribstone Pippin!'
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#English Poet #Heart

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An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight
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#God

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Physicians of the Utmost Fame Were called at once; but when they came they murmured as they took their fees, "There is no cure for this disease
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#Fame

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When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.
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