CSL Daily 1/31/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was president of the Oxford Socratic Club from it’s founding (1942) until 1955 (when he started teaching at Cambridge).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Nobody who gets enough food and clothing in a world where most are hungry and cold has any business to talk about ‘misery.'”

Letter to Arthur Greeves on 1/31/1917

Q01-31 (Enough Food)

CSL Daily 1/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Abolition of Man (released in early January, 1944) is the book Lewis wrote that he claimed addressed “a ‘serious’ point” presented in That Hideous Strength.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is no use to ask God with factious earnestness for A when our whole mind is in reality filled with B. We must lay before Him what is in us not what ought to be in us.”

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
(Published on 1/27/1964)

Q01-28 (What is in US)

CSL Daily 8/29

 Q8-29

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s parents, Albert and Florence (Flora) were married at St. Mark’s Church on this day (Aug. 29) in 1894.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Do you place yourself in the obedience,’ said the Director, ‘in obedience to Maleldil?’
‘Sir,’ said Jane, ‘I know nothing of Maleldil. But I place myself in obedience to you.’
‘It is enough for the present,’ said the Director.
‘This is the courtesy of Deep Heaven: that when you mean well, He always takes you to have meant better than you knew.'”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)

CSL Daily 8/26

Q8-26

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s father, Albert, was notorious for not liking his routine changed; this quality negatively affected his relationship with his sons.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In fighting those who serve devils one always has this on one’s side; their Masters hate them as much as they hate us.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)

CSL Daily 8/23

 Q8-23

FACT OF THE DAY:

While today (Aug. 23) was Lewis’s father birthday it is also the date (in 1908) that his mother (Flora) died.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Everyone begins as a child by liking Weather. You learn the art of disliking it as you grow up.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)