"He is bent on being a jolly journalist"

"YOU will not change Gilbert, you will only fidget him. He is bent on being a jolly journalist, to paint the town red, and he does not need style to do that. All he wants is buckets and buckets of red paint."

~Mrs. Frances Chesterton to Fr. O'Connor: quoted in Gilbert Keith Chesterton, the definitive biography by Maisie Ward.


See also, Frances Chesterton, article by Nancy Carpentier Brown.