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Hillaire Belloc Quotes

Writer
Born On
1870-07-27
Died On
1953-07-16
Birth Place
La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
Death Place
Guildford, England
Birth Sign
leo
Father
Louis Belloc
Mother
Elizabeth Rayner Parkes
Spouse
Elodie Hogan
Nationality
French
Education
The Oratory School, University of Oxford, Balliol College
Writers

There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

Hillaire Belloc

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

Hillaire Belloc

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.

Hillaire Belloc

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

Hillaire Belloc

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

Hillaire Belloc

Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.

Hillaire Belloc

I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.

Hillaire Belloc

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

Hillaire Belloc

Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else.

Hillaire Belloc

Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.

Hillaire Belloc

Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.

Hillaire Belloc

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

Hillaire Belloc

It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.

Hillaire Belloc

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

Hillaire Belloc

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

Hillaire Belloc

It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.

Hillaire Belloc

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

Hillaire Belloc

Money gives me pleasure all the time.

Hillaire Belloc