Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was a French-born writer who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century.
Recent biographies of Belloc have been written by A. N. Wilson and Joseph Pearce.
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“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”
“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”
“When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read”
“When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.”
“It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.”
“I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.”
“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”
“Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.”
“Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone”
“Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death”
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