C.S. Lewis Quotes

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C.S. Lewis quotes: I#pray because the need flows out of me all the time-walking and sleeping. It does not change # God - it changes me. I#pray because the need flows out of me all the time-walking and sleeping. It does not change # God - it changes me.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Progress means movement in a desired direction, and we do not all desire the same things for our species. Progress means movement in a desired direction, and we do not all desire the same things for our species.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Lucy woke out of the deepest sleep you can imagine, with the feeling that the voice she liked best in the world had been calling her name. Lucy woke out of the deepest sleep you can imagine, with the feeling that the voice she liked best in the world had been calling her name.
C.S. Lewis quotes: A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered. A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.
C.S. Lewis quotes: We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us. We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us.
C.S. Lewis quotes: You have no idea what an appetite it gives one, being executed. You have no idea what an appetite it gives one, being executed.
C.S. Lewis quotes: That is why I often find myself at such cross-purposes with the modern world: I have been a converted Pagan living among apostate Puritans. That is why I often find myself at such cross-purposes with the modern world: I have been a converted Pagan living among apostate Puritans.
C.S. Lewis quotes: I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too?
C.S. Lewis quotes: He is the self-expression of the Father - what the Father has to say. And there never was a time when He was not saying it. He is the self-expression of the Father - what the Father has to say. And there never was a time when He was not saying it.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The history of literature is very far from being one of simple progress. The history of literature is very far from being one of simple progress.
C.S. Lewis quotes: If our deepest desires cannot be satisfied in this world, then we must have been made for another world. If our deepest desires cannot be satisfied in this world, then we must have been made for another world.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Oh, Adam's sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good! Oh, Adam's sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!
C.S. Lewis quotes: This must be a simply enormous wardrobe! This must be a simply enormous wardrobe!
C.S. Lewis quotes: Your soul has a curious shape because it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the Divine Substance ... Your soul has a curious shape because it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the Divine Substance ...
C.S. Lewis quotes: After all, real things are not simple. After all, real things are not simple.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The beauty of life, is that you don't have to be modernly beautiful to live it. The beauty of life, is that you don't have to be modernly beautiful to live it.
C.S. Lewis quotes: If you funk it, you will find yourself, hours later, in far worse danger. The cowardly thing is also the most dangerous thing. It If you funk it, you will find yourself, hours later, in far worse danger. The cowardly thing is also the most dangerous thing. It
C.S. Lewis quotes: There are no variations except for those who know a norm, and no subtleties for those who have not grasped the obvious. There are no variations except for those who know a norm, and no subtleties for those who have not grasped the obvious.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The fantastic suggestion that he, Curry, might be a bore passed through his mind so swiftly that a second later he had forgotten it forever. The fantastic suggestion that he, Curry, might be a bore passed through his mind so swiftly that a second later he had forgotten it forever.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The mouse is a fair treat but this one would talk the hind legs off a donkey. The mouse is a fair treat but this one would talk the hind legs off a donkey.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God. What we try to keep for ourselves is just what we are sure to lose. The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God. What we try to keep for ourselves is just what we are sure to lose.
C.S. Lewis quotes: At the end of all things, the blessed will say, 'We never lived anywhere but in heaven.' At the end of all things, the blessed will say, 'We never lived anywhere but in heaven.'
C.S. Lewis quotes: It is better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a pig satisfied. It is better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a pig satisfied.
C.S. Lewis quotes: I have said that she had no face; but that meant she had a thousand faces I have said that she had no face; but that meant she had a thousand faces
C.S. Lewis quotes: The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal. The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Above all else , the devil can not stand to be mocked. Above all else , the devil can not stand to be mocked.
C.S. Lewis quotes: You can't see anything properly while your eyes are blurred with tears. You can't see anything properly while your eyes are blurred with tears.
C.S. Lewis quotes: You must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best You must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best
C.S. Lewis quotes: Morality or duty never yet made a man happy in himself or dear to others. Morality or duty never yet made a man happy in himself or dear to others.
C.S. Lewis quotes: You remember that wonderful phrase, how Queen Morgan 'set all the country on fire with ladies that were enchantresses. You remember that wonderful phrase, how Queen Morgan 'set all the country on fire with ladies that were enchantresses.
C.S. Lewis quotes: They tell me, Lord, that when I seemTo be in speech with you.Since but one voice is heard, it They tell me, Lord, that when I seem
To be in speech with you.
Since but one voice is heard, it
C.S. Lewis quotes: Where I come from, they don't think much of men who are bossed about by their wives. Where I come from, they don't think much of men who are bossed about by their wives.
C.S. Lewis quotes: What God does for us, He does in us. What God does for us, He does in us.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The Lion said nothing and Digory knew that he had not told enough. The Lion said nothing and Digory knew that he had not told enough.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The sin both of men and of angels, was rendered possible by the fact that God gave us free will. The sin both of men and of angels, was rendered possible by the fact that God gave us free will.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Heaven will display far more variety than Hell. Heaven will display far more variety than Hell.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Don't worry. If you really want to, you will Whether you'll like it when you do is another question. Don't worry. If you really want to, you will Whether you'll like it when you do is another question.
C.S. Lewis quotes: All that is not eternal is eternally out of date. All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
C.S. Lewis quotes: A sick society must think much about politics, as a sick man must think much about his digestion. A sick society must think much about politics, as a sick man must think much about his digestion.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Delight is incomplete until it is expressed. Delight is incomplete until it is expressed.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Every natural love will rise again and live forever in this country: but none will rise again until it has been buried. Every natural love will rise again and live forever in this country: but none will rise again until it has been buried.
C.S. Lewis quotes: When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over
C.S. Lewis quotes: To love, and to lose what we love, are equally things appointed for our nature. If we cannot bear the second well, that evil is ours. To love, and to lose what we love, are equally things appointed for our nature. If we cannot bear the second well, that evil is ours.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The more he fears, the more he'll hate. The more he fears, the more he'll hate.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The sane would do no good if they made themselves mad to help madmen. The sane would do no good if they made themselves mad to help madmen.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
C.S. Lewis quotes: If you haven't met Satan recently, you are probably going his way! If you haven't met Satan recently, you are probably going his way!
C.S. Lewis quotes: For He (God) seems to do nothing of himself which He can possibly delegate to His creatures. For He (God) seems to do nothing of himself which He can possibly delegate to His creatures.
C.S. Lewis quotes: This moment contains all moments. This moment contains all moments.
C.S. Lewis quotes: I know no promise that He will accept a deliberate compromise. I know no promise that He will accept a deliberate compromise.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. The Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive. Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.
C.S. Lewis quotes: That's all YOU know,' said Digory. 'It's because you're a girl. Girls never want to know anything but gossip and rot about people getting engaged. That's all YOU know,' said Digory. 'It's because you're a girl. Girls never want to know anything but gossip and rot about people getting engaged.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Everywhere, except in theology, there has been a vigorous growth of skepticism about skepticism itself. Everywhere, except in theology, there has been a vigorous growth of skepticism about skepticism itself.
C.S. Lewis quotes: The hard sayings of our Lord are wholesome to those only who find them hard. The hard sayings of our Lord are wholesome to those only who find them hard.
C.S. Lewis quotes: Often pointed out that bright mornings brought on wet afternoons, and that you can't expect good times to last. Often pointed out that bright mornings brought on wet afternoons, and that you can't expect good times to last.