February 07, 2012

Quotable: Lewis on "Need-Pleasures"

From my year of reading C. S. Lewis (I always forget how funny Lewis is):
The scullery tap and the tumbler are very attractive indeed when we come in parched from mowing the grass; six seconds later they are emptied of all interest. The smell of frying food is very different before and after breakfast. And, if you will forgive me for citing the most extreme instance of all, have there not for most of us been moments (in a strange town) when the sight of the word GENTLEMEN over a door had roused a joy almost worthy of celebration in verse?

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  1. I remember reading this . . . Lewis is so amazing.

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