Quotes by Irish Novelist C.S. Lewis


Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis

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

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. C.S. Lewis

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us. C.S. Lewis

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. C.S. Lewis
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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
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If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed. C.S. Lewis

Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods. C.S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. C.S. Lewis

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

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. C.S. Lewis

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. C.S. Lewis

Autumn is really the best of the seasons; and I'm not sure that old age isn't the best part of life. But of course, like autumn, it doesn't last. C.S. Lewis
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If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival? C.S. Lewis

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not. C.S. Lewis

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you. C.S. Lewis

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

As for wrinkles--Pshaw! Why shouldn't we have wrinkles? Honorable insignia of long service in this warfare. C.S. Lewis
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You can make anything by writing. C.S. Lewis

I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity. C.S. Lewis


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