G. K. Chesterton Quote
The Byzantines hammered away at their hard and orthodox symbols, because they could not be in a mood to believe that men could take a hint. The moderns drag out into lengths and reels of extravagance their new orthodoxy of being unorthodox, because they also cannot give a hint -- or take a hint. Yet all perfect and well-poised art is really a hint.
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton (ed. Ignatius Press, 1990) - ISBN: 9780898702743