Heaven is a Playground – Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The Apostolate of Common Sense

Heaven is a Playground

QUESTION: I saw a movie about basketball called “Heaven is a playground” and the line is supposed to be from Chesterton. Where’s it from?

ANSWER: It’s from the essay “Oxford from Without” in the 1908 book, All Things Considered. Chesterton writes, “It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.”

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