Sunday, October 08, 2006

Noteable quote

"To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labors, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a larger career to tell other people's children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own child about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute."
- G.K. Chesterton in What's Wrong With the World?


Joanna Lee said...

Hey Bethany, it's Jo from Gladstone Australia here. I have enjoyed catching up with what's going on in your lives via your blog. I read that quote just last week in 'Captivating' by John and Stasi Eldredge. It was in a chapter that talked about women wanting to play an irreplacable role in a great adventure and that motherhood is one of the roles we can have and adventures we can go on. Love to you, Nathan and Jax!

Bethany Gaddis said...

Yep! Thats where I took it from.

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