where truth can be touched.

“You think that, because hitherto you have experienced truth only with the abstract intellect. I will bring you where you can taste it like honey and be embraced by it as by a bridegroom. Your thirst shall be quenched.”

“Once you were a child. Once you knew what inquiry was for. There was a time when you asked questions because you wanted answers, and were glad when you had found them. Become that child again: even now.”

“Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth. What you now call the free play of inquiry has neither more nor less to do with the ends for which intelligence was given you than masturbation has to do with marriage.”

“Every disease that submits to a cure shall be cured: but we will not call blue yellow to please those who insist on still having jaundice, nor make a midden of the world’s garden for the sake of some who cannot abide the smell of roses.”

– The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis

Sometimes, I think that I just don’t want to believe in God and it doesn’t matter if he moves heaven and hell to please me, although – he will do no such thing for anyone. We can refuse to see the proof we so seek. And if we choose to be that way, he will not change the world to placate us.

Also, perfect logic:

“The sane would do no good if they made themselves mad to help madmen.”

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One response to “where truth can be touched.

  1. that’s a very big theme in the book. very important lesson to be learnt as well i think..

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