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Lewis Quotation - Need Source

Lewis Quotation - Need Source

Postby I Love Lucy » 07 Aug 2004, 18:45


I'm new here and love the site. Does anyone know the source of this Lewis quotation?

“The devils applaud two things equally: first, that their existence is denied, and second, that people become overly fascinated with them.”

I need to locate it for a book I'm writing. Thanks!
I Love Lucy

Re: Lewis Quotation - Need Source

Postby Sven » 07 Aug 2004, 19:17

Hi, Image

You've got the quote a bit off:

C. S. Lewis wrote: There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.
The Screwtape Letters, preface

Hope this helps.

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 Quotation - Need Source

Postby Guest » 07 Aug 2004, 19:29

Thanks, Sven, for the quick and informative reply--much appreciated!

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