Charles Williams

Literary Birthday – 20 September – Charles Williams

Charles Williams was born 20 September 1886 and died 15 May 1945.


  1. An hour’s conversation on literature between two ardent minds with a common devotion to a neglected poet is a miraculous road to intimacy.
  2. Nothing was certain, but everything was safe – that was part of the mystery of Love.
  3. Love was even more mathematical than poetry. It was the pure mathematics of the spirit.
  4. I think in order to move forward into the future, you need to know where you’ve been.
  5. It is as pleasant as it is unusual to see thoroughly good people getting their desserts.
  6. How can one bargain for anything that is worth while? And what else is worth bargaining for?
  7. The devil, even if he is a fact, has been an indulgence;… while he exists, there is always something to which we can be superior.

Charles Williams was a British poet, novelist, playwright, theologian, literary critic, and member of the Inklings. He is the author of  Descent into Hell and War In Heaven.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 19th September 2017