Tuesday, July 26, 2011

There's no shame...

Yeah, I watched the new My Little Pony cartoon. And yeah, I liked it.
I was a little worried about myself for a bit. Then I found this. More proof that C.S. Lewis is the greatest writer (and possibly mortal man) that ever lived.

“Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because he is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
- C.S. Lewis

1 comment:

  1. I love this quote. Thank you for sharing it.

    Another friend and I had some fun improv riffing that pony cartoon. I kinda want to see more of the series.