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«To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.»
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«The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.»
«This moment contains all moments.»
«You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.»
«God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world»
Author: C.S. Lewis (Novelist, Scholar) | About: God | Keywords: conscience, deaf, deaf to, megaphone, pains, pain and pleasure, pleasures, pleasuring, rouse, rouses, rousing, shouts, shout out, speaks, The Whisper, whispers
«What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are»
«Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.»
Author: C.S. Lewis (Novelist, Scholar) | About: Miracles | Keywords: across, Another Story, For some, get across, large, lettered, letters, Miracles, On Writing, same, see, small, Small World, some, Some of, story, The Miracle Of The, the whole way, too, too large, To be written, to the letter, U.S., us, very, whole, wholes, world, write of, write out, written
«Though our feelings come and go, God?s love for us does not.»
«If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.»
Author: C.S. Lewis (Novelist, Scholar) | Keywords: ceased, Christians, Did, For the, history, ineffective, in this, largely, next, other, precisely, present, read, The Histories, the next, the Other, The Other World, think of, thought, were
«Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained»
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