I think C.S. Lewis is one of the most quotable people I’ve ever read. And after listen to part of John Piper’s sermon it made me want to put down two of his quotes that I really liked. Enjoy.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probably explanation is that I was made for another world.
The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them. It was not in them, it only came through them, for they are not the thing itself– they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of the tune we have not heard, the news from a country her have never yet visited.
Lewis calls this feeling the inconsolable longing. It’s real, and it’s there. And beauty brings it to the surface.