CSL Daily 6/3/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote to Hila Newman, an eleven-year-old, on June 3, 1953 giving her clues about “Aslan’s other name.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“After all, almost the main work of life is to come out of our selves, out of the little, dark prison we are all born in.”

Letter to Keith Masson 6/3/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

 

CSL Daily 10/21

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Today (Oct. 21) in 1948 Arthurian Torso was published. It contains commentary by Lewis on Charles Williams’s Arthurian poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,” said Aslan. “And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.”

Prince Caspian
(Published 10/15/1951)

CSL Daily 10/20

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On this day (10/20) in 1949 the last reported Thursday Inklings meeting occurred according to Lewis’s brother’s diary.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most, or else just silly.”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(Published 10/16/1950)

(CCSLQ-25) – Doubt Your Value

This is part of a series exploring quotations attributed to C.S. Lewis that are questionable for one reason or another. Presently a new article is posted the first Saturday of each month. There is an “at a glance” page HERE to quickly see what has been posted so far in this series. Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to read the INTRODUCTION to this series. 


Doubt Your Value

“You doubt your value, don’t run from who you are.”

Everybody enjoy statements that are encouraging. The quotation seen above, however self-affirming it is, fits a lot more with our culture today than that way Lewis would state something. Isolate this quote could mean a variety of things. It’s actually found in the movie version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as part of a dialogue between Aslan and Lucy.

CSL Daily 6/3

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote to Hila Newman, an eleven-year-old, on this date (6/3) in 1953 giving her clues about “Aslan’s other name”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“After all, almost the main work of life is to come out of our selves, out of the little, dark prison we are all born in.”

Letter to Keith Masson 6/3/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)