Category Archives: Quotes

not math

“Exploring Music” strikes again!! (read in a deep, melodious radio voice) Now Emperor Joseph (?? or somebody) was getting a bit down in the polls, so he though he’d start a little war: he was going to take on the … Continue reading

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A Dorothy Sayers Quoting Spree

Otherwise known as the quotes associated with the post above. Dorothy Sayers, the great: “The only Christian work is good work, well done.”¬†(Creed or Chaos) “I expect you come across a number of people who are disconcerted by the difference … Continue reading

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Poetry, Theology, and the Imagination

I have spent the weekend at a conference with two names and 4 subtitles. Full title: The Climacus Conference 2013 The Poetics of Existence; the verse performs its secret ministry Poetry; Poetic Knowledge and the Imagination; Poetry and Theology. What … Continue reading

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Dickens and Contradickens (ahem, “contradictions”)

It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m sitting by my favorite “2 dollar” book cart, at the confluence of a trumpet trio across the street, an guitar and dulcimer group down the block, and a foursome complete with upright bass singing out … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis meets J.R.R. Tolkien

1926 “On May 11th Lewis walked toward Merton College … to attend a meeting of the English faculty of the university. Standing around before the meeting, he met ‘a smooth, pale, fluent little chap,’ as he would write in his … Continue reading

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The beginning of a Quote Collection

I love quotes. I’ve sat here for 5 minutes trying to describe why, and I can’t. One of the best things about quotes is telling someone else about them…. This inaugural quote combines two of my favorite things: C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

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I guess this is on Chesterton?

Because C.S. Lewis’s¬†Surprised by Joy seems to be my favorite book these days, I have spent the afternoon looking up a selection from the plethora of authors mentioned there. It turns out that reviews of Chesterton, Herbert, Bergson, and Bede … Continue reading

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Carthusians

This is a quote from the movie “Into Great Silence”. It is pretty much the only speaking in the entire movie, which is a (3 hour long) glimpse into a Carthusian monastery in the french Alps. It is a beautiful, … Continue reading

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