“…wrung and possibly broken…”

“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

-C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

One thought on ““…wrung and possibly broken…”

  1. i wish i could have taken up your advice sonner and i love the way you speak of love you speak as if no one can ever truly hurt me but i think it bound to happen to one you truly love but i wish my heart was that strong to never be phased by any woman again! i will take your thought on love in much consideration and enthusiasim! THANK YOU!
    RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your response to this quote. I purposefully didn’t add any commentary to this quote because it is so profound that, to try to add to it, would only diminish the potential impact that it could have on those who read it.” It is a groundbreaking truth.

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