C.S. Lewis

A Quote by C.S. Lewis

"The beauty of the female is the root of joy to the female as well as to the male, and it is no accident that the goddess of Love is older and stronger than the god.  To desire the desiring of her own beauty is the vanity of Lilith, but to desire the enjoying of her own beauty is the obedience of Eve, and to both it is in the lover that the beloved tastes her own delightfulness.  As obedience is the stairway of pleasure, so humility is the--"


C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on education, propaganda, public, and papers

"Why you fool, it's the educated reader who can be gulled.  All our difficulty comes with the others.  When did you meet a workman who believes the papers?  He takes it for granted that they're all propaganda and skips the leading articles....He's our problem.  We have to recondition him.  But the educated public, the people who read the high-brow weeklies, don't need reconditioning.  They're all right already.  They'll believe anything." -Miss Hardcastle

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 441

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on emergency regulations, state of emergency, and revolution

"Emergency regulations," said Feverstone.  "You'll never get the powers we want at Edgestow until the Government declares that a state of emergency exists there."
"Exactly," said Filostrato.  "It is folly to talk of peaceful revolutions...but until there is the disturbance, the firing, the barricades--no one gets powers to act effectively.  There is not enough what you call weight on the boat to steer him."

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 471

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on desperate remedies and rules

"I am not allowed to use desperate remedies until desperate diseases are really apparent.  Otherwise we become just like our enemies--breaking all the rules whenever we imagine that it might possibly do some vague good to humanity in the remote future." -Director Ransom

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 486

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on poison, earth, and tellus

"The poison was brewed in these West lands but it has spat itself everywhere by now.  However far you went you would find the machines, the crowded cities, the empty thrones, the false writings, the barren beds:  men maddened with false promises and soured with true miseries, worshipping the iron works of their own hands, cut off from Earth their Mother and from the Father in Heaven.  You might go East so far the East became West and you returned to Britain across the great Ocean, but even so you would not have come out anywhere into the light.  The shadow of one dark wing is over all Tellus." -Ransom

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 634

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on crime, cure, and punishment

...this new idea of cure instead of punishment, so humane in seeming, had in fact deprived the criminal of all rights and by taking away the name Punishment made the thing infinite.

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 691

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on experiment, education, chilren, re-education, and criminals

"We want you to write it down--to camouflage it.  Only for the present, of course.  Once the thing gets going we shan't have to bother about the great heart of the British public.  We'll make the great heart what we want it to be.  But in the meantime, it does make a difference how things are put.  For instance, if it were even whispered that the N.IC.E. wanted powers to experiment on criminals, you'd have all the old women of both sexes up in arms and yapping about humanity.  Call it re-education of the mal-adjusted, and you have them all slobbering with delight that the brutal era of retributive punishment has at last come to and end.  Odd thing it is--the word 'experiment' is unpopular, but not the word 'experimental.'  You must'nt experiment on children; but offer the dear little kiddies free education in an experimental school attached to the N.I.C.E. and it's all correct!"

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 385

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on love, beauty, female, obedience, eve, and lilith

"The beauty of the female is the root of joy to the female as well as to the male, and it is no accident that the goddess of Love is older and stronger than the god.  To desire the desiring of her own beauty is the vanity of Lilith, but to desire the enjoying of her own beauty is the obedience of Eve, and to both it is in the lover that the beloved tastes her own delightfulness.  As obedience is the stairway of pleasure, so humility is the--"

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 405

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on left, right, news, politics, and power

"Don't you understand anything?  Isn't it absolutely essential to keep a fierce Left and a fierce Right, both on their toes and each terrified of the other?  That's how we get things done.  Any opposition to the N.I.C.E. is represented as a Left racket in the Right papers and a Right racket in the Left papers.  If it's properly done, you get each side outbidding the other in support of us--to refute the enemy slanders.  Of course we're non-political.  The real power always is." -Miss Hardcastle.

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 441

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on manipulation, chemical, education, control, and psychological

"Man has got to take charge of Man....

Then real education, including pre-natal education.  By real education I mean one that has no 'take-it-or-leave-it' nonsense.  A real education makes the patient what it wants infallibly:  whatever he or his parents try to do about it.  Of course, it'll have to be mainly psychological at first. But we'll get on to biochemical conditioning int he end and direct manipulation of the brain...." -Lord Feverstone

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 384

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