Quote for Today: C. S. Lewis

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September 16, 2016 by katmcdaniel

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The value of the myth is that it takes all the things we know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by ‘the veil of familiarity.’ The child enjoys his cold meat, otherwise dull to him, by pretending it is buffalo, just killed with his own bow and arrow. And the child is wise. The real meat comes back to him more savory for having been dipped in a story…by putting bread, gold, horse, apple, or the very roads into a myth, we do not retreat from reality: we rediscover it.

―C.S. Lewis, “On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature”
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2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: C. S. Lewis

  1. jlfatgcs says:

    “And the child is wise.” Thank you, C.S. Lewis.

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