C. S. Lewis Quotes

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Friendship… is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself. – C. S. Lewis

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

All get what they want; they do not always like it. – C. S. Lewis

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C. S. Lewis

We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us. – C. S. Lewis

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably. – C. S. Lewis

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. – C. S. Lewis

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

If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed. – C. S. Lewis

You can make anything by writing. – C. S. Lewis

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different. – C. S. Lewis

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. – C. S. Lewis

No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. – 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

It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one. – 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

A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered. – 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

To love at all is to be vulnerable. – C. S. Lewis

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

I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy. – 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

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. – C. S. Lewis

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

The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life. – C. S. Lewis

We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be. – C. S. Lewis

The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. – C. S. Lewis

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C. S. Lewis

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

Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror. – C. S. Lewis

It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. – C. S. Lewis

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it. – C. S. Lewis

There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him. – C. S. Lewis

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. – C. S. Lewis

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

We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. – C. S. Lewis

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. – C. S. Lewis

Joy is the serious business of heaven. – C. S. Lewis

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

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. – C. S. Lewis

Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. – C. S. Lewis