C.S. Lewis Quotes

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.

C.S. Lewis

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.

C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

C.S. Lewis

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

C.S. Lewis

I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.

C.S. Lewis

You cannot go on 'explaining away' for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on 'seeing through' things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it.

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Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation

C.S. Lewis

If we did not bring to the examinations of our instincts a knowledge of their comparative dignity we could never learn it from them

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If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.

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There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way

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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.

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This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

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If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world

C.S. Lewis

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world

C.S. Lewis

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