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Quotations From C.S. (CLIVE STAPLES) LEWIS

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  • 1.
    No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
    C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), British author. A Grief Observed (1961). Opening words of Lewis's book of mourning for his dead wife.

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  • 2.
    There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
    C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), British author. A Grief Observed, pt. 3 (1961).

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  • 3.
    Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
    C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), British author. quoted in The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3, Cyril Connolly (1944, rev. 1951).

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  • 4.
    Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
    C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), British author. A Grief Observed, pt. 1 (1961).

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  • 5.
    Humans are amphibians—half spirit and half animal.... As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
    C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), British author. Screwtape, in The Screwtape Letters, letter 8 (1942).

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