I found her, as Shaw found Chesterton, “to sometimes be at his best when you disagreed with him.”
A little gospel here, a little Chesterton there, a little waistcoat here.
It means Paine, Thoreau, Emerson, Chesterton, Mencken, Orwell.
Chesterton discovers new reasons in things; Shaw discovers new unreasons in things.
But Chesterton's taste for bigness has come to his service in criticism.
Mr. Chesterton, however, believes in giving way to one's prejudices.
And Chesterton does criticize Dickens as the contemporary of all these phenomena.
Mr. Chesterton's vision, coloured though it is with the colours of the past, projects itself generously into the future.
The last thing to be said on Chesterton as a critic is by way of illustration.
More recently, Chesterton has repeated the type in some of the Father Brown stories.