19 Thought-Provoking Quotes from C.S. Lewis



C.S. Lewis is one of the most famous Christian writers of the twentieth century. You probably read “The Chronicles of Narnia” when you were a kid. Lewis was a great scholar and theologian, and he wrote many other works of fiction and non-fiction in addition to his famous Narnia series. His numerous letters, speeches, and literary works have left us with many wonderful quotes about God, man, and the universe around us.

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He loved us not because we are lovable, but because He is love.
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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.
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The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.
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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
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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.
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Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
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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.
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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.
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There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.
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I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
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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.
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Once a man is united to God, how could he not live forever?
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Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
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Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose... only (upon) the Beloved who will never pass away.
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To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
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The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.
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Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
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Whether you are a long-time fan of C.S. Lewis, or this is your first major introduction to his writing, I hope that these words of his inspire you to think deeply and pray deeply, and maybe even write deeply, just as Lewis himself did.