Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Vanauken's memoir.
“It is not possible to be 'incidentally a Christian.' The fact of Christianity must be overwhelmingly first or nothing. This suggests a reason for the dislike of Christians by nominal or non-Christians: their lives contain no overwhelming first but many balances."
"No: a glimpse is not a vision. But to a man on a mountain road by night, a glimpse of the next three feet of road may matter more than a vision of the horizon."
"I choose beauty; I choose what I love. But choosing to believe is believing. It's all I can do: choose."
This is such a lovely, rich book, and I would recommend it to anyone. :)