Alec Nevala-Lee

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Quote of the Day

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C.S. Lewis

Every good writer knows that the more unusual the scenes and events of his story are, the slighter, more ordinary, the more typical his persons should be. Hence Gulliver is a commonplace little man and Alice is a commonplace little girl. If they had been more remarkable they would have wrecked their books. The Ancient Mariner himself is a very ordinary man. To tell how odd things struck odd people is to have an oddity too much; he who is to see strange sights must not himself be strange.

C.S. Lewis

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September 4, 2015 at 7:30 am

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  1. Good quote. I’ll have to remember this one.

    trav12112010

    September 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm


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