Chesterton: The Thousandth Time

“Now, there is a law written in the darkest of the Books of Life, and it is this: If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time.”

– G.K. Chesterton, The Napoleon of Notting Hill (p. 8)

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