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Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – Part 1

 There are dozens of ways to give people a bad time if you are in your own home and they are only visitors. *** Most of us, I suppose, have a secret country, but for us it is only an imaginary country. *** You had better get it into your head that the left of a ship when you are looking ahead, is port, and the right is starboard. *** It was as if King Arthur came back to Britain as some people say he will. And I say the sooner the better. *** To the convenience of a lady, even a question of honor must give way – at least for the moment. *** It is very unpleasant to have to go cautiously when there is a voice inside you saying all the time, “Hurry, hurry, hurry.” *** You know – If you’ve ever picked the scab off of a sore place. It hurts like billy-oh, but it feels so good to see it come off. *** It is not at all nice to be pursued by an unknown something either on land or sea. *** It is folly to think of avoiding an invisible enemy by any amount of creeping and skulking. *** If it is anything against her majesties honour, you will wonder to see how many we can kill before we die. *** Least said, soonest mended. *** What I always say is, when a chap’s hungry he likes some victuals. *** It is always better to turn around than to have anything creeping up behind your back. *** Spying on people by magic is the same as spying on them in any other way. *** No one is ever told what would have happened. *** It’s always like that, you can’t keep him; it’s not as if he were a tame lion. *** What I always say is, when chaps are visible, why they can see one another. *** Use? If by use you mean filling our bellies or our purses, I confess it will be no use at all. So far as I know, we did not set sail to look for things useful but to seek honor and adventures. And here is as great an adventure as ever I heard of, and here, if we turn back, no little impeachment of all our honours. *** There are some things no man can face. *** Courage, dear heart. *** There are moments when simply to lie in bed and see the daylight pouring through your window and to hear the cheerful voice of an early postman or mailman down below and to realize that it was only a dream: it wasn’t real, is so heavenly that it was very nearly worth having the nightmare in order to have the joy of waking. *** Of your courtesy fill my cup with wine from that flagon: it is too big for me to lift. I will drink to the lady. *** Things aren’t always as they seem. *** It is not for you, a son of Adam, to know what faults a star can commit. *** There is nothing particularly exciting about a round world when you’re there. ***  I shall be telling you all the time. But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder.





















































































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