All extremes except extreme devotion to the Enemy are to be encouraged. Not always, of course, but at this period. Some ages are lukewarm and complacent, and then it is our business to soothe them yet faster asleep. Other ages, of which the present is one, are unbalanced and prone to faction, and it is our business to inflame them.
C. S. Lewis
But battles are ugly when women fight.
I cannot love a lie," said the Lady. "I cannot love the thing which is not. I am in Love, and out of it I will not go.
Now it may surprise you to learn that in His efforts to get permanent possession of a soul, He relies on the troughs even more than on the peaks; some of His special favourites have gone through longer and deeper throughs than anyone else.
All of us are likely to be mistaken about what kind of people we are. Sometimes a friend knows. More rarely he will tell us. Most rarely of all we may endure what we are told what we are.
The great thing is to be always reading but never to get bored -- treat it not like work, more as a vice!