403 C.S. Lewis Quotes

Clive Staples Lewis is widely known for his fictional (most notably The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape letters) and non-fictional Christian writings (most notably Miracles and Mere Christianity). Lewis has an amazing story of growing up in a Christian family, in his early teenage years becoming an atheist, but later coming back to God. In a writing later in his life, this is what he had to say about coming back to Christianity: “.. I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England”.

  • "There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist and a magician with the same delight."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Satan


  • "Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Miracles, Nature


  • "Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Philosophy


  • "You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Believing


  • "Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Atheism


  • "Of that intimate laughter between fellow professionals, which of all earthly powers is strongest to make men do very bad things before they are yet, individually, very bad men."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Sin, Rebellion, Laughter


  • "Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Heaven


  • "A creature revolting against a creator is revolting against the source of his own powers--including even his power to revolt. It is like the scent of a flower trying to destroy the flower."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Rebellion


  • "Sleeping on a dragon's hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Apathy, Greed


  • "Tribulations cannot cease until God either sees us remade or sees that our remaking is now hopeless."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Conversion, Tribulation


  • "It now seemed that the deepest thirst within him was not adapted to the deepest nature of the world."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Peace


  • "Morality or duty never yet made a man happy in himself or dear to others."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Morality, Happiness


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

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Contentment, Joy


  • "If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don't feel at home there?"

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Atheism, Evolution


  • "When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love



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