C.S. Lewis Quotes

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.

C.S. Lewis

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

C.S. Lewis

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

Man has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to having a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily"true" or "false," but as "academic" or "practical," "outworn" or "contemporary," "conventional" or "ruthless." Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping him from the Church. Don't waste time trying to make him think that materialism is true! Make him think it is strong or stark or courageous—that it is the philosophy of the future. That's the sort of thing he cares about."

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God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.

C.S. Lewis

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.

C.S. Lewis

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

C.S. Lewis

By the very act of arguing, you awake the patient's reason; and once it is awake, who can foresee the result

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But probably every age gets, within certain limits, the science it deserves

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I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

C.S. Lewis

Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is best

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Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.î

C.S. Lewis

True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.

C.S. Lewis

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

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