Nothing is important except the fate of the soul; and literature is only redeemed from an utter triviality, surpassing that of naughts and crosses, by the fact that it describes not the world around us, or the things on the retina of the eye, or the enormous irrelevancy of encyclopædias, but some condition to which the human spirit can come. Introduction to ‘The Old Curiosity Shop.’
Chesterton, G. K.. The G. K. Chesterton Collection [50 Books] (Kindle Locations 43670-43674). Catholic Way Publishing. Kindle Edition.