The quote comes with a bonus picture.
There is something which unites magic and applied science while separating them both from the wisdom of earlier ages. For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality, and the solution had been knowledge, self-discipline, and virtue.
For magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men: the solution is a technique; and both, in the practice of this technique, are ready to do things hitherto regarded as disgusting and impious.
-- C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
Can you say "Saruman"? Can you say "Denethor"? Can you say "your average politician"?
To make up for the depressing nature of the quote, here's a Bofur meme.
Bofur's sheer adorableness coupled with his ridiculously lovely personality coupled with the adorable fact that he is trying to smoke his pipe in the rain... equals WIN.
In Pace Christi,