We do not know the play. We do not even know whether we are in Act I or Act V. We do not know who are the major and who are the minor characters. The Author knows. … But we, never seeing the play from the outside, … cannot tell at what moment the end ought to come. That it will come when it ought, we may be sure. … That it has a meaning we may be sure, but we cannot see it. When it is over, we may be told. We are led to expect that the Author will have something to say to each of us who has played. The playing it well is what matters infinitely.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) English writer and scholar [Clive Staples Lewis]
“The World’s Last Night”
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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