C. S. Lewis Quotes

The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.


Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.


Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.


You can make anything by writing.


There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’


I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!


Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.


To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth; to enter hell is to be banished from humanity. What is cast (or casts itself) into hell is not a man: it is ‘remains.’


God descends to re-ascend. He comes down; down from the heights of absolute being into time and space, down into humanity … down to the very roots and sea-bed of the nature He has created. But He goes down to come up again and bring the ruined world up with Him.


If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.


Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring two pence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.


The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received.


Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.


Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.


You Too? I thought I was the only one.


The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.


No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.


I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been – if you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.


I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.


Nature never taught me that there exists a God of glory and of infinite majesty. I had to learn that in other ways. But nature gave the word glory a meaning for me. I still do not know where else I could have found one.