Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to Hilaire Belloc. --Antiquary 18:30, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
- An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.
- On the Church.
- Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.
- Be at the pains of putting down every single item of expenditure whatsoever every day which could possibly be twisted into a professional expense and remember to lump in all the doubtfulls.
- Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else.
- Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
- I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
- Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.
- Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
- Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
- When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
- First, I tell them what I am going to tell them, then I tell them, then I tell them what I told them.