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  • William shared from Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux
    “Old man,” she says, “have you lived so long and forgotten so much that you don’t remember anything you ever knew about love?”
    Note: Remember love
  • William shared from Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux
    What happens when you let other people make your decisions? You become incapable of making your own decisions. They
    Note: Who makes your decisions?
  • William shared from The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics by C. S. Lewis
    If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilised morality to savage morality, or Christian morality to Nazi morality. In fact, of course, we all do believe that some moralities are better than others.
    Note: Whose morality is yours
  • William shared from The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics by C. S. Lewis
    First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They know the Law of Nature; they break it. These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in.
    Note: these two laws cover everyone
  • William shared from The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics by C. S. Lewis
    Men have differed as regards what people you ought to be unselfish to—whether it was only your own family, or your fellow countrymen, or every one. But they have always agreed that you ought not to put yourself first. Selfishness has never been admired. Men have differed as to whether you should have one wife or four. But they have always agreed that you must not simply have any woman you liked.
    Note: one or four? for me there is no question
  • William shared from The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics by C. S. Lewis
    “How monotonously alike all the great tyrants and conquerors have been: how gloriously different the saints.”
    Note: be different
  • William shared from The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics by C. S. Lewis
    Speaking with no authority but that of experience, as a layman and former atheist, C. S. Lewis told his radio audience that he had been selected for the job of describing Christianity to a new generation precisely because he was not a specialist but “an amateur…and a beginner, not an old hand.”3 He told friends that he had accepted the task because he believed that England, which had come to consider itself part of a “post-Christian” world, had never in fact been told in basic terms what the religion is about.
    Note: not a specialist