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He wasn't sure how it would be, but
when Laurent saw who was beside him,
he smiled, the expression a
little shy but completely genuine.
Damen, who hadn't been expecting it,
felt the single painful beat of his heart.
He'd never thought Laurent could look
like that at anyone.


C.S. Pacat

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So inveterate is their appetite for Heaven that our best method, at this stage, of attaching them to...
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IT IS A COMMON REPROACH AGAINST CHRISTIANITY THAT ITS dogmas are unchanging, while human knowledge i...
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You know me better than you think, you know, and you shall know me better yet.
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When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to...
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The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one'...
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There is a paradox about tribulation in Christianity. Blessed are the poor, but by judgement (i.e., ...
C.S. LEWIS
Be not deceived, Wormwood, our cause is never more in jeopardy than when a human, no longer desiring...
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[M]an has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to having a dozen incompatible philosophies danc...
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For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, ...
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The claim to equality, outside of the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel thems...
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Hell begins with a grumbling mood, always complaining, always blaming others... but you are still di...
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We call a cancer bad, they would say, because it kills a man; but you might just as well call a succ...
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Having said that the unliterary reader attends to the words too little to make anything like a full ...
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But God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love. Your place in heav...
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You have no idea what an appetite it gives one, being executed.
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Puddleglum's my name. But it doesn't matter if you forget it. I can always tell you again.
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No sooner do we believe that God loves us than there is an impulse to believe that He does so, not b...
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Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.
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For it is a true fact that faeries, just like people, very often find that a full belly and a good f...
C.S. EINFELD
You have a traitor there, Aslan," said the Witch. Of course everyone present knew that she meant Edm...
C.S. LEWIS
this is a book about something
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Tirian, with his head against Jewel's flank, slept as soundly as if he were in his royal bed at Cair...
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More like the real thing,' said the lord Digory softly.
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Do you think I care if Aslan dooms me to death?” said the King. “That would be nothing, nothing ...
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When all that says ‘it is good’ has been debunked, what says ‘I want’ remains.
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Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no ...
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We are afraid that Heaven is a bribe, and that if we make it our goal we shall no longer be disinter...
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You do not see as quite as well as you think.
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I daren't come and drink," said Jill.
Then you will die of thirst," said the Lion.
Oh dea...
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Either the day must come when joy prevails and all the makers of misery are no longer able to infect...
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Every poet and musician and artist, but for Grace, is drawn away from the love of the thing he tells...
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I do not think that all who choose wrong roads perish; but their rescue consists in being put back o...
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...Aslan didn't tell Pole what would happen. He only told her what to do. That fellow will be...
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I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give...
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Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they ''own'' their bodies -- ...
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Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it ...
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Some have paid me an undeserved compliment by supposing that my Letters were the ripe fruit of many ...
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You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society
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If you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them...
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Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
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An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons - marriage, o...
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Thomas Aquinas said of suffering, as Aristotle had said of shame, that it was a thing not good in it...
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Each time you fall He'll pick you up. He knows your own efforts are never going to bring you anywher...
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We do not want merely to see beauty... we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to...
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Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but the...
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Humans are amphibians...half spirit and half animal...as spirits they belong to the eternal world, b...
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When you have reached your own room, be kind to those Who have chosen
different doors and to th...
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How wicked it would be, if we could, to call the dead back! She said not to me but to the chaplain, ...
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That is what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal sufferring, "No future bliss can make ...
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Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think...
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The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God. What we try to keep for ourselves ...
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If God 'foresaw' our acts, it would be very hard to understand how we could be free not to do them. ...
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Did I hate him, then? Indeed, I believe so. A love like that can grow to be nine-tenths hatred and s...
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Theocracy has been rightly abolished not because it is bad that learned priests should govern ignora...
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I believe in political equality. But there are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may th...
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At the end of things, The Blessed will say, “We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven.” And...
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It is always the novice who exaggerates.
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Music. A meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience.
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I haven't any language weak enough to depict the weakness of my spiritual life. If I weakened it eno...
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Our struggle is--isn't it?--to achieve and retain faith on a lower level. To believe that there is a...
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for those who come so far. Some call this island the World's End, for though you can sail further, t...
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When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him...
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But if you are a poor creature--poisoned by a wretched up-bringing in some house full of vulgar jeal...
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... "I now see that I spent most of my life in doing neither what I ought nor what I liked". The Chr...
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Son,'he said,' ye cannot in your present state understand eternity...That is what mortals misunderst...
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If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the wa...
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After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first help...
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God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our wor...
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