C. S. Lewis Quotes:
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Love
I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
To love is to be vulnerable.
CS Lewis Quotes on Music
The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing […] For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.
Music is the thing known in the present life which most strongly suggests ecstasy and infinity.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Humanity
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
Humanity does not pass through phases as a train passes through stations: being alive, it has the privilege of always moving yet never leaving anything behind. Whatever we have been, in some sort we are still.
CS Lewis Quotes about Easter
He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart
Here the whole world (stars, water, air, And field, and forest, as they were Reflected in a single mind) Like cast off clothes was left behind In ashes, yet with hopes that she, Re-born from holy poverty, In lenten lands, hereafter may Resume them on her Easter Day.” (Epitaph for Joy Gresham)
You must make your choice: either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
CS Lewis Quotes on Narnia
Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.
Things never happen the same way twice.
C. S. Lewis Quotes about The Sun
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
C. S. Lewis Quotes about God
He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.
Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C. S. Lewis Quotes about Reading
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Prayer
Prayer does not change God; it changes me.
Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine.
CS Lewis Quotes on Family
Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world. What do ships, railways, mines, cars, government, etc. exist for except that people may be fed, warmed, and safe in their own homes? The homemaker’s job is one for which all other’s exist.
CS Lewis Quotes on Christmas
The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth– the very thing the whole story has been about.
To have Faith in Christ means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice.
Christ offers something for nothing: He even offers everything for nothing.
CS Lewis Quotes on Truth
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.
CS Lewis Quotes Mere Christianity
Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Books
You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Friendship
Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Beauty
We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Writing
I never exactly made a book. It’s rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say.
Never use abstract nouns when concrete ones will do. If you mean “More people died” don’t say “Mortality rose.
CS Lewis Quote of the Day
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a cleverer devil.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Serving Others
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis Quotes about Life
Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Time
The laws of thought are also the laws of things: of things in the remotest space and the remotest time.
Enough had been thought, and said, and felt, and imagined. It was about time that something should be done.
C. S. Lewis Quotes about Creation
For in self-giving, if anywhere, we touch a rhythm not only of all creation but of all being.
What can you ever really know of other people’s souls — of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles? One soul in the whole of creation you do know: and it is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands. If there is a God, you are, in a sense, alone with Him.
C. S. Lewis Quotes about Joy
We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us.
Free will, though it makes evil possible, also makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.
C. S. Lewis Quotes about Friends
The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.
Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself.
CS Lewis Quotes To Love at All
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
CS Lewis Quotes Made for another World
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Heaven
Your place in Heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It’s not the sort of comfort they supply there.
C. S. Lewis Quotes House
If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to the whole house.
Man, even now, can do wonders to animals: my cat and dog live together in my house and seem to like it. It may have been one of man’s functions to restore peace to the animal world, and if he had not joined the enemy he might have succeeded in doing so to an extent now hardly imaginable.
C. S. Lewis Quotes on Change
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
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Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
You cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.