G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

“The ordinary man has always been sane because the ordinary man has always been a mystic…His spiritual sight is stereoscopic, like his physical sight: he sees two different pictures at once and yet sees all the better for that…It is exactly this balance of apparent contradictions that has been the whole buoyancy of the healthy man. The whole secret of mysticism is this: that man can understand everything by the help of what he does not understand…The mystic allows one thing to be mysterious, and everything else becomes lucid.”