Interview from Fulfill Your Ministry (William O’Flaherty)



Fulfill_Your_Ministry.jpgRecently (Nov. 2018) I was a guest on a local radio show host by John Losh that is based near Kansas City. On his weekly show, called Fulfill Your Ministry, he interviewed me about C.S. Lewis in general, while also briefly talking about my books. As noted in the recorded introduction, I did not know what John's questions would be, nor did I know what quotes believed to be by Lewis he would share. I initially missed one fake Lewis quote, but realized it during the stations break and corrected the oversight. However, he shared the following quotation, and I didn't realized while we were recording that it was a paraphrase of Lewis, and actually not by Lewis:

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'"

The follow is the CORRECT quotation:
“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Of course, some may say (and I talk about this more in my book, The Misquotable C.S. Lewis) that there are only a few minor changes. I count nine changes (seven are word changes) out of twenty-four elements; so you could say 62.5% of it is a Lewis quote!