CSL Daily 3/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Dogma and Science” was published March 26, 1943 in The Guardian; it’s now part of “Dogma and the Universe” in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”

The Last Battle (said by Jewel the Unicorn)
(Published on 3/19/1956)

Q03-26 (Home at Last-LB)

CSL Daily 3/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Last Battle was first published on March 19, 1956. This final Narnia story won the Carnegie Medal in Literature.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“‘Beloved,’ said the Glorious One, ‘unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.'”

The Last Battle 
(Published on 3/19/1956)

Q03-19 (Find Truly Seek)

CSL Daily 3/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 10, 1949 Lewis shared two chapters of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with his friend (and former student) Roger Green.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Nothing, not even the best and noblest, can go on as it now is. Nothing, not even what is lowest and most bestial, will not be raised again if it submits to death.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XVIII
(Published in The Guardian on 3/9/1945)

Q03-10 (Submits to Death)

(CCSLQ-33) – Isn’t It Funny

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 (or sometimes the second if there are five Saturdays). 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.   


Isn't It Funny
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but
when you look back, everything is different.”

Did you every hear the funny story of the person who collected fake Lewis quotes and forgot to check to see if he had already posted on a popular one and when he did, he realized he didn’t? So, this post is correcting that oversight.

The above quotation is sometimes credited to Prince Caspian, one of Lewis’ Narnia book. More frequently it is merely incorrectly attributed to him with no source.  How am I sure it is not in Prince Caspian? In addition to today’s technology enabling you to find false quotations, you can actually own an electronic copy of nearly all of Lewis’ books and the complete set of Narnia books is among them. So, searching not only that single title, I checked all seven stories to confirm it is not there.

CSL Daily 2/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

John, the main character in “The Pilgrim’s Regress” was born in Puritania (on the western side of the Eastern Mountains)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“First-hand knowledge is not only more worth acquiring than second-hand knowledge, but is usually much easier and more delightful to acquire.”

On the Reading of Old Books
(Published originally as a preface to The Incarnation of the Word of God in 1944)

Q02-20 (First-Hand Knowledge)