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”.

  • "Wherever any precept of traditional morality is simply challenged to produce its credentials, as though the burden of proof lay on it, we have taken the wrong position."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Morality


  • "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Friendship


  • "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."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Atheism, Salvation, Repentance


  • "In reality, moral rules are directions for running the human machine. Every moral rule is there to prevent a breakdown, or a strain, or a friction, in the running of that machine. That is why these rules at first seem to be constantly interfering with our natural inclinations."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Morality


  • "A blessed spirit is a mould ever more and more patient of the bright metal poured into it, a body ever more completely uncovered to the meridian blaze of the spiritual sun."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Patience, Blessings


  • "Theology is practical, especially now... If you do not listen to Theology that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones - bad, muddled, out-of-date ideas."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Theology


  • "The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Church


  • "Morality, like numinous awe, is a jump; in it, man goes beyond anything that can be 'given' in the facts of experience."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Morality


  • "We are to be re-made. All the rabbit in us is to disappear-and then, surprisingly, we shall find underneath it all a thing we have never yet imagined: a real Man, an ageless god, a son of God, strong, radiant, wise, beautiful, and drenched in joy."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Conversion, Beauty, Joy


  • "So many things-nay every real thing-is good if only it will be humble and ordinate."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Humility


  • "Joy is the serious business of Heaven."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Heaven, Joy


  • "It was when I was happiest that I longed most. The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing to find the place where all the beauty came from."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Happiness, Beauty


  • "The road to the promised land runs past Sinai."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Eternity, Salvation


  • "We want, in fact, not so much a father in heaven as a grandfather in heaven: a senile benevolence who, as they say, "liked to see young people enjoying themselves" and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, "a good time was had by all.""

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Attitude


  • "No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God, Service, Work



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