Marginalia, no.255

He will never commit the error of trying to munch whipped cream as if it were venison.

~ C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism

There are mistakes we’re happy to make as long as we survive them. Then there are mistakes we regret so much that we sometimes wish they had killed us. When this second sort rise up to accuse you, comfort yourself by contemplating a third category: those numberless mistakes you would never have thought to make even in a hundred lifetimes.

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