Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I should say, ‘sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends.’

C.S. Lewis, The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 2 (via settledthingsstrange)

I need to remind myself of this; it is good and true.

Like most good poets, great or minor, Dante wrote better than he had meant to do.

Allen Tate. “The Symbolic Imagination.” Essays of Four Decades. p. 440. Third Edition, ISI Books.