“Courage, dear heart.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

“Child,’ said the Lion, ‘I am telling you your story, not hers.
No one is told any story but their own.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”
– C.S. Lewis

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“She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind.”

“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done–then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”
– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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“For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see;
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson