CS Lewis (Happy Birthday!) OC

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."

Created on Day Seventeen of the Design Across America Zerflin tour. Quote submitted by Bill Jancewicz. Font by RAW inc at www.hearusraw.com

My father originally submitted the quote “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”, and attributed to C.S. Lewis. However, once the drawing was done and I began researching the origins of the quote, I came upon an article that went into fine detail explaining that, in fact, C.S. Lewis had never said it, but that George Macdonald (minister and author of At The Back of the North Wind), who Lewis admired, said it.

Fortunately, my father is a great lover of C.S. Lewis' writings, and submitted the above quote as well. The earliest version of that one is attributed to Lewis as "Recalled on his death 22 Nov 63" in Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations (1988), compiled by James B. Simpson.

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