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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 17

It is true that when a pessimist’s life is threatened he behaves like other men; his impulse to preserve life is stronger than his judgement that life is not worth preserving. But how does this prove that the judgement was … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 16

The truest and most horrible claim made for modern transport is that it ‘annihilates space’. It does. It annihilates one of the most glorious gifts we have been given. It is a vile inflation which lowers the value of distance, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 29

All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still ‘about to be’. From Surprised by Joy

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 26

I do not believe in the Renaissance as generally described by historians. The more I look into the evidence the less trace I find of that vernal rapture which is supposed to have swept Europe in the fifteenth century. I … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 7

The odd thing was that before God closed in on me, I was in fact offered what now appears a moment of wholly free choice. In a sense. I was going up Headington Hill on the top of a bus. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 8

What I like about experiences is that it is such an honest thing. You may take any number of wrong turnings; but keep your eyes open and you will not be allowed to go very far before the warning signs … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 29

Selfish, not self-centred: for in such a life my mind would be directed towards a thousand things, not one of which is myself. The distinction is not unimportant. One of the happiest men and most pleasing companions I have ever … Continue reading

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