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C. S. Lewis

You have stood before some landscape, which seems to embody what you have been looking for all your life … All the things that have deeply possessed your soul have been but hints of it–tantalizing glimpses, promises never quite fulfilled, echoes that died away just as they caught your ear. But if it should really become manifest–if there ever came an echo that did not die away but swelled into the sound itself–you would know it. Beyond all possibility of doubt you would say ‘Here at last is the thing I was made for.’ — C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, September 19, 1998) Originally published 1940.

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    1. Thank you. It’s a bit of a soul-searching project I started in college. (hence the Keats ideal as the title of the blog) I was doing this on Tumblr; however, I was disappointed by the poor & inaccurate sourcing that I decided to make the blog here instead and try to source things as I would a bibliography in class. You would think it would be easy to source these things simply using the internet, but it is not. There are so many incorrectly sources quotes online that a lot of times I have to go to the library, or at least my local library online. All the same–its been a labor of love. It’s become a bit of a barometer of my moods as well. Consequently, I do inject some occasional black humor just to keep myself honest.

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      1. Well now I understand better. Your job is still very challenging and I imagine the difficulties you can find in associating scripts with authors because on the internet is really the chaos

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  1. I have hoarded so much poetry, as well as quotes over the years. I have always said that people should read poetry everyday7, at least one poem, it will change the way you live; and literature, itself, is defined by how it represents the Human Condition. Consequently, I don’t read much contemporary prose, but I do read a lot of contemporary poetry. That said, literature not only teaches how to live, but how to die. I do not mean that in a morbid sense, it is simply the reality of it.

    To philosophize is to learn to die – philosophizing is a soaring up to the Godhead – the knowledge of Being as Being. — Karl Jaspers, “Philosophy and Science”, World Review Magazine (March 1950).

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