Thursday, January 20, 2011

On Interpreting Metaphors

"Some people when they say that a thing is meant 'metaphorically' conclude from this that it is hardly meant at all. They rightly think that Christ spoke metaphorically when he told us to carry the cross: they wrongly conclude that carrying the cross means nothing more than leading a respectable life and subscribing moderately to charities."
- C. S. Lewis

Source: Lewis, C. S. Miracles. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1978: p. 78-79.


  1. Great quote. Makes me want to go find some of my Lewis books!

  2. I always love it when I revisit another Lewis book. Definitely gets me thinking.

    -Marshall Jones Jr.