Saturday, March 26, 2005

Three on Humor

"Laugh and fear not, creatures. Now that you are no longer dumb and witless, you need not always be grave. For jokes as well as justice come in with speech."
~C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew (1955)

"A little comic relief in a discussion does no harm, however serious the topic may be. (In my own experience the funniest things have occurred in the gravest and most sincere conversations.)
~C. S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms (1958)

"Humor involves a sense of proportion and a power of seeing yourself from the outside."
~C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, Preface (1960)


On this day:

1947 Lewis met with two archbishops and the Marquis of Salisbury at Lambeth Palace to discuss the future of the Church of England.

1959 Lewis is elected Honorary Fellow of University College, Oxford.

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