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”.

  • "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
    Topics: Friendship


  • "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."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Truth, Comfort


  • "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
    Topics: Christianity


  • "Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Christianity, Eternity


  • "You have gone into the Temple and found Him, as always, there."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God


  • "Mercy, detached from Justice, grows unmerciful."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Mercy, Justice


  • "Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Happiness


  • "Certain things, if not seen as lovely or detestable, are not being correctly seen at all."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Apathy


  • "If the universe is so bad, how on earth did human beings ever come to attribute it to the activity of a wise and good Creator?"

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God


  • "Love as distinct from "being in love" is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by the grace which both partners ask, and receive from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love, Marriage


  • "Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God because He said so."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Christians, Jesus


  • "When a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.'"

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Death


  • ""You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Salvation


  • "There are no variations except for those who know a norm, and no subtleties for those who have not grasped the obvious."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Truth


  • "Sainthood lies in the habit of referring the smallest actions to God. Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Faith



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