Monday, March 16, 2009

Quotation of the Day

Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.

~C.S. Lewis

2 comments:

ZAROVE said...

I always did love C. S. Lewizs. His practicle insights are simple, and yet profound.

Its a pity more men arne't as he today, either in his Religiosu Views ( Im just as tired of Evangelical posturing as I am of the "New Atheists" prattlign on) or in their views of humanity and politics.

People need, I think, to ponder more abou these things, about how humanity best works, and give up the pseudo-sophisticaiton of grand ideals, from which Republicanism and modernity bothr est.

Matterhorn said...

Good quote! Thanks.