09 March 2012

Irresistible

C. S. Lewis, writing to his friend Dom Bede Griffiths, after Lewis heard Charles Williams (pictured), one of the Inklings, give a lecture at Oxford in 1941:
He is an ugly man with rather a cockney voice. But no one ever thinks of this for five minutes after he has begun speaking. His face almost becomes angelic. Both in public and private he is of nearly all the men I have met the one whose address most overflows with love. It is simply irresistible.
--The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume 2 (Cambridge University Press, 2004), 501, emphasis original