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Lewis Mosquito Quote

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Lewis Mosquito Quote

Postby gbrandolph » 24 May 2009, 23:54

I remember reading that Lewis wrote somewhere that a heaven for mosquitos and a hell for people could easily be accommodated together. I can't find that quote now. Can anyone tell me where that is?

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Re: Lewis Mosquito Quote

Postby Sven » 25 May 2009, 11:11

Welcome, gbrandolph!

C. S. Lewis wrote:Nor am I greatly moved by jocular inquiries such as 'Where will you put all the mosquitoes?'--a question to be answered on its own level by pointing out that, if the worst came to the worst, a heaven or mosquitoes and a hell for men could very conveniently be combined.

The Problem of Pain
chapter 9 'Animal Pain'
Rat! he found breath to whisper, shaking. Are you afraid?
Afraid? murmured the Rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love.
Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet -- and yet -- O, Mole, I am afraid!
Then the two animals, crouching to the earth, bowed their heads and did worship.
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Re: Lewis Mosquito Quote

Postby gbrandolph » 25 May 2009, 19:09

Thank you!
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Re: Lewis Mosquito Quote

Postby teomiriam » 25 May 2009, 20:50

I remember laughing really hard when I first read this in "The Problem of Pain" :lol:. It's very true though :smile:
"Getting rid of dragons is not at all my line, but I'll do my best to think about it"" Bilbo Baggins
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Re: Lewis Mosquito Quote

Postby LittleFlower » 01 Sep 2009, 08:09

that's so witty! :D haha.. love it
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