Famous C.S. Lewis quotes

03 Jun 2020 By Cool & Famous Quotes

C.S. Lewis was an English novelist, lecturer, poet, best known for his 'Chronicles of Narnia' fantasy series and his pro-Christian texts. Has inspired millions for generations and his writings have been translated into 30 languages, selling millions of copies.

We’ve compiled in this page some of famous C.S. Lewis quotes.

 

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
–C.S. Lewis

 

She's the sort of woman who lives for others - you can tell the others by their hunted expression.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Onward and Upward! To Narnia and the North!
–C.S. Lewis

 

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
–C.S. Lewis

 

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
–C.S. Lewis

 

In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.
–C.S. Lewis

 

You can't know, you can only believe - or not.
–C.S. Lewis

 

All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.
–C.S. Lewis

 

I never exactly made a book. It's rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say.
–C.S. Lewis

 

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
–C.S. Lewis

 

It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.
–C.S. Lewis

 

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
–C.S. Lewis

 

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.
–C.S. Lewis

 

When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.
–C.S. Lewis

 

For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.
–C.S. Lewis

sayings, famous,  C.S. Lewis quotes The task of the modern educator is not to cut...

 

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
–C.S. Lewis

 

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that's the whole art and joy of words.
–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

 

The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.
–C.S. Lewis

 

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand.
–C.S. Lewis

 

We meet no ordinary people in our lives.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Above all, do not attempt to use science (I mean, the real sciences) as a defence against Christianity. They will positively encourage him to think about realities he can’t touch and see.
–C.S. Lewis

 

If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
–C.S. Lewis

 

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.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
–C.S. Lewis

 

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.
–C.S. Lewis

 

And she never could remember; and ever since that day what Lucy means by a good story is a story which reminds her of the forgotten story in the Magician's Book.
–C.S. Lewis

 

I was with book, as a woman is with child.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny.
–C.S. Lewis

 

No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
–C.S. Lewis

sayings, famous,  C.S. Lewis quotes It is a good rule after reading a new book,...

 

It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Adventures are never fun while you're having them.
–C.S. Lewis

 

There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there's never more than one.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Aslan: You doubt your value. Don't run from who you are.
–C.S. Lewis

 

I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?
–C.S. Lewis

 

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
–C.S. Lewis

sayings, famous,  C.S. Lewis quotes Faith, in the sense in which I am here using...

 

Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
–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

 

You know me better than you think, you know, and you shall know me better yet.
–C.S. Lewis

 

Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.
–C.S. Lewis

 

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