C. S. Lewis Quote

And all the time — such is the tragi-comedy of our situation — we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You can hardly open a periodical without coming across the statement that what our civilization needs is more drive, or dynamism, or self-sacrifice, or creativity. In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.


The Abolition of Man (1943)

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And all the time — such is the tragi-comedy of our situation — we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You...

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And all the time — such is the tragi-comedy of our situation — we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You...

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And all the time — such is the tragi-comedy of our situation — we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You...

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And all the time — such is the tragi-comedy of our situation — we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You...