G. K. Chesterton quote about love from Orthodoxy - There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast'; that a thing must be loved before it is loveable.
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There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast'; that a thing must be loved before it is loveable.
 G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (1908). copy citation

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Author G. K. Chesterton
Source Orthodoxy
Topic love beauty lovability
Date 1908
Language English
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“For the rebel is older than all the kingdoms, and the Jacobin has more tradition than the Jacobite. There is the lesson of "Cinderella," which is the same as that of the Magnificat— EXALTAVIT HUMILES. There is the great lesson of "Beauty and the Beast"; that a thing must be loved BEFORE it is loveable. There is the terrible allegory of the "Sleeping Beauty," which tells how the human creature was blessed with all birthday gifts, yet cursed with death; and how death also may perhaps be softened to a sleep.” source

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