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”.

  • "If we will not learn to eat the only food that the universe grows, then we must starve eternally."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Humility


  • "Then instantly the pale brightness of the mist and the fiery brightness of the Lion rolled themselves together into a swirling glory and gathered themselves up and disappeared.'"

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God


  • "I willingly believe that the damned are, in one sense, successful, rebels to the end; that the doors of hell are locked on the inside."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Hell


  • "To play well the scenes in which we are 'on' concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Contentment


  • "The claim to equality, outside the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Pride


  • "Disobedience to conscience is voluntary; bad poetry, on the other hand, is usually not made on purpose."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Conscience


  • "Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Humorous


  • "Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Conversion, Obedience


  • "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Christianity


  • "Where, except in uncreated light, can the darkness be drowned?"

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Truth


  • "Apologetic work is so dangerous to one's faith. A doctrine never seems dimmer to me than when I have just successfully defended it."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Doctrine


  • "He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Politics, Surrender


  • "Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Failure, Achievement


  • "Heaven offers nothing that a mercenary soul can desire."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Heaven


  • "A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Heaven



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