I wish the Macready would hurry up and take all these people away, said Susan presently. I'm getting horribly cramped.
C. S. Lewis
We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation.
All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
We may be content to remain what we call 'ordinary people': but He is determined to carry out a quite different plan. To shrink back from that plan is not humility; it is laziness and cowardice. To submit to it is not conceit or megalomania; it is obedience.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.