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”.

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We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
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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?
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The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is the hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ.
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Jesus Christ did not say, 'Go into the world and tell the world that it is quite right.'
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Hatred obscures all distinctions.
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100 per cent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased.
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If nothing is self-evident, nothing can be proved. Similarly if nothing is obligatory for its own sake, nothing is obligatory at all.
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If God were a Kantian, who would not have us till we came to Him from the purest and best motives, who could be saved?
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These things are not strange, Small One, though they are beyond our senses.
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Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
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Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
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When you invite a middle-aged moralist to address you, I suppose I must conclude that you have a taste for middle-aged moralizing.
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No philosophical theory which I have yet come across is a radical improvement on the words of Genesis, that 'In the beginning God made Heaven and Earth'.
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We poison the wine as He decants it into us; murder a melody He would play with us as the instrument. Hence all sin, whatever else it is, is sacrilege.
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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
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I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers.
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A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
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If we retain only what can be justified by standards of prudence and convenience at the bar of enlightened common sense, then we exchange revelation for that old wraith Natural Religion.
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Something of God flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.'
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Reasoning is never, like poetry, judged from the outside at all.
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Selfishness has never been admired.
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Odd, the way the less the Bible is read the more it is translated.
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From the moment a creature becomes aware of God as God and of itself as self, the terrible alternative of choosing God or self for the centre is opened to it.
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We have had enough, once and for all, of Hedonism--the gloomy philosophy which says that Pleasure is the only good.
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