4/9/13

"Modern people do worry horribly about..."

“THIS is the only period in all human history when people are proud of being modern. For though today is always today and the moment is always modern, we are the only men in all history who fall back upon bragging about the mere fact that today is not yesterday. I fear that some one in the future will explain that we had precious little else to brag about. For whatever the medieval faults, they went with one merit. Medieval people never worried about being medieval; but modern people do worry horribly about being modern.”

~G.K. Chesterton: Illustrated London News, 3/12/32.

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