27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953
The Early Morning
It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), British author. Letter, December 12, 1917, to G.K. Chesterton. Quoted in Robert Speaight, Life of Hilaire Belloc (1957). Belloc was a zealous propagandist during World War I....
01 Sep 11:05
My father, who had a keen ironic sense of humor, read Belloc to me in the mid fifties, and I can still recite some of the poems, which are very much a part of my mental landscape. I used The Microbe, with its moral (Oh let us never, never doubt, what nobody is sure about) in a couple of essays on excessive reliance on the science du jour as the ultimate guide to behavior.
09 May 06:01
01 May 08:48
lol why am I on this page