Category Archives: inspirational quotes

Building Narnia

I don’t often post quotes, but today I found one which appealed to me. Many people have lost all hope of a better future. Some doubt that the human race has any  future at all.


In his book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S, Lewis says:

Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.

I hadn’t intended to write a poem – I’m in a rush to go out – but here’s a quick one which came to me when I took a look at today’s word prompt from The Daily Post. The word is Disobey

Building Narnia

Let’s all believe in Narnia;
disobey the naysayers who speak of hierarchy, saying
that greed is a human need,
that hate is an incurable trait,
that hungry nations cannot be freed of starvation —
let Narnia eradicate those negative beliefs.
Let’s believe in Narnia,
In Narnia we will live in peace.

©Jane Paterson Basil

3 Quote Challenge. Day 1

Thank you Fimnora at Quantum Hermit for inviting me to take part in this 3 quote challenge. For anyone who has not yet found their way to her blog, I suggest you check it out now. She lives in a little known town called Defying Reason, and her posts are full of good music and entertaining observations.

The life and ethics of Mahatma Gandhi are well documented. I don’t need to tell you about him. This is my favourite of his quotes.


Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

For the challenge, the rules are:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.

II – Thank the person who nominated you.

III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.

IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

Today I am inviting these guys to come out and play;

Lynne at Word Shamble

Judy at Lifelessons

Meredith at Meredith’s Musings

© Jane Paterson Basil