Sebastian Flyte on Christmas

During the 12 days of Christmas, we will quote the 20th century Catholic literary classics on Christmas. Here’s Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Sebastian Flyte is one type of believer. It wouldn’t work if all were like that ...

“But, my dear Sebastian, you can’t seriously believe it all.”
“Can’t I?”
“I mean about Christmas and the star and the three kings
and the ox and the ass.”
“Oh yes, I believe that. It’s a lovely idea.”
“But you can’t BELIEVE things because they’re a lovely idea.”
“But I DO. That’s how I believe.”