Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Last Battle (Part 2 of 2)


There goes one who has called on gods he does not believe in. How will it be with him if they have really come? *** If you must weep, turn your face aside and see you do not wet your bowstring. ***  No warrior scolds. Courteous words or else hard knocks are his only language. *** Very few troops can keep on looking steadily to the front if they are getting arrows in their faces from one side and being pecked by an eagle on the other. ***

The dwarfs are for the dwarfs. *** Whatever else you may say about dwarfs, no one can say they aren’t brave. *** When you are using every muscle to the full – ducking under a spear-point here, leaping over it there, lunging forward, drawing back, wheeling round – you haven’t much time to feel either frightened or sad. *** A man who is fighting a dozen enemies at once must take his chances wherever he can. *** Begone monster, and take your lawful prey to your own place. *** Come further up! Come further in! *** Dogs always behave as if they thought whatever they are doing at the moment, immensely important. *** A noble friend is the best gift, and a noble enemy the next best. *** Beloved, said the Glorious One, unless thy desire had been for me, thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. *** It’s all in Plato! *** There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes. *** If one could run without getting tired, I don’t think one would often want to do anything else. *** Welcome, in the Lion’s name  *** You’ve no idea how good an old joke sounds when you take it out again after a rest of five or six hundred years. *** The further up and the further in you go, the bigger everything gets. The inside is larger than the outside. *** Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.