26 July, 2013
Quotable Friday (14)
Every single time I do one of these posts I could make it about CS Lewis. I adore his writing - his theological works are wonderful, but his fiction is the best. Here are a selection of my favourite quotations from my favourite Narnia book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
"Ah, you've come over the water. Powerful wet stuff, ain't it?"
There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
“In our world," said Eustace, "a star is a huge ball of flaming gas." "Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is, but only what it is made of.”
“A dragon has just flown over the tree-tops and lighted on the beach. Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship. And arrows are no use against dragons. And they're not at all afraid of fire."
"With your Majesty's leave-" began Reepicheep.
"No, Reepicheep," said the King very firmly, "you are not to attempt a single combat with it.”