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C. S. Lewis quote about moving lips while reading poetry

I have a faint recollection of reading an essay by C. S. Lewis, in which he discusses reading poetry, and suggests moving one's lips while reading. Does this ring any bells? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Mar 2, 2016 - 7 answers

Gabbin' With God

Someone close to me has converted to Sufi Islam, and I'd like to get a better understanding of the Sufi concept of God. Meanwhile, I'm trying to see what I think of God myself. [more inside]
posted by teponaztli on Oct 24, 2015 - 8 answers

Mere *!@#% memory-fail

There is a quote by C.S. Lewis which I can recollect only as I have paraphrased it in my mind, something to the effect of, "Many of the greatest things we do in life scare us to death." I'd love to find the actual quote and book-reference for it; it's probably in one the Chronicles, but my Google-fu and memory are both failing me at the moment.
posted by RockyChrysler on Jul 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Origin of the Secretly Evil MegaCorp trope?

What was the first evil-with-a-smile corporation in fiction? [more inside]
posted by straight on Jun 22, 2010 - 14 answers

Imagine a chrome skeleton with muddy drawers carrying an umbrella in a snowy wood.

The Terminator, The Sound and the Fury, and The Chronicles of Narnia: In each case, the author/creator said that his idea for the thing began with a single visual image in mind. What are some other works of narrative art that supposedly started off like this? [more inside]
posted by chinston on Mar 4, 2010 - 24 answers

Help me track down a quote from Martin Luther

Help me find a quote from Martin Luther about humanity being a drunk man who falls off his horse on one side, and then gets back on and falls off the other side. [more inside]
posted by relucent on Apr 1, 2009 - 6 answers

So this is Easter... and what have you done

What is a devout Christian to do that doesn't believe in the divinity of Christ? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Apr 7, 2007 - 83 answers

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