c.s. lewis quote on art and surrender

Quote: The demand of art

I’ve been reading a wonderful book lately, An Experiment in Criticism, by C.S. Lewis. Here’s a great quote on art from the book.

The first demand any work of art makes on us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way. (There is no good asking first whether the work before you deserves such surrender, for until you have surrendered yourself you cannot possibly find out.

– C.S. Lewis, Experiment in Criticism

c.s. lewis quote on art and surrender

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