Wednesday, November 04, 2009

For Me:

Of all modern notions, the worst is this: that domesticity is dull.
Inside the home, they say, is dead decorum and routine; outside is adventure and variety.
But the truth is that the home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on earth where a (wo)man can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment or indulge in a whim.
The home is not the one tame place in a world of adventure;
it is the one wild place in a world of rules and tasks.

~G. K. Chesterton

P.S. If you can name this cottage and what movie it is in, you will win something! Probably just a pat on the back. From yourself. But still! How fun!



9 comments:

hailey said...

I don't know the name of the cottage but I'm pretty sure it was in the movie The Holiday (with Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, & Jack Black). Am I right?

Cheryl said...

Yep! You are correct! It's called Rose Hill Cottage, and much to my horror and dismay, it's totally fake:
http://greensboring.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7601

Brandon (the husband) said...

Fake?! LOL.... that cracks me up.

Julie said...

I've never seen that movie. But it's a lovely facade.

Beautiful quote, by the way.

Sara said...

The Holiday! (good movie, love Jack Black)

Rebekah said...

I knew it immediately! The Holiday! So did Jared. I patted us both on the back. :)

P.S. Love that quote!

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

That quote is sooooo true.

Rachel and Nathan Fisher said...

Great quote. I was wondering who G.K. Chesterton was so I turned to the fount of all knowledge (wikipedia) and found this other gem:

"Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."

I love it :)

Michelle said...

And that would explain why I love being at home rather than working for someone. Awesome poem. Lots to think about, actually....