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C. S. Lewis Quote: “Bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.”

Bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “The great thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though the world might last a hundred years.”

The great thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though the world might last a hundred years.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The thing is to rely on God. The time will come when you will regard all this misery as a small price to pay for having been brought to that dependence. Meanwhile, the trouble is that relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing has yet been done.”

The thing is to rely on God. The time will come when you will regard all this misery as a small price to pay for having been brought to that dependence. Meanwhile, the trouble is that relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing has yet been done.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Where men are forbidden to honour a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film stars instead; even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.”

Where men are forbidden to honour a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film stars instead; even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty.”

True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Christ says, ‘Give me all. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You.’”

Christ says, ‘Give me all. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You.’

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written.”

Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Hell begins with a grumbling mood, always complaining, always blaming others.”

Hell begins with a grumbling mood, always complaining, always blaming others.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “A myth is a lie that conveys a truth.”

A myth is a lie that conveys a truth.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?”

Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone.”

If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.”

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “For most of us the prayer in Gethsemane is the only model. Removing mountains can wait.”

For most of us the prayer in Gethsemane is the only model. Removing mountains can wait.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.”

First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Wouldn’t it be dreadful if some day in our own world, at home, men start going wild inside, like the animals here, and still look like men, so that you’d never know which were which.”

Wouldn’t it be dreadful if some day in our own world, at home, men start going wild inside, like the animals here, and still look like men, so that you’d never know which were which.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives.”

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “You can’t go against the grain of the universe and not expect to get splinters.”

You can’t go against the grain of the universe and not expect to get splinters.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The prayer preceding all prayers is ‘May it be the real I who speaks. May it be the real Thou that I speak to.’”

The prayer preceding all prayers is ‘May it be the real I who speaks. May it be the real Thou that I speak to.’

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth – the very thing the whole story has been about.”

The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth – the very thing the whole story has been about.

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.”

It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.”

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.”

It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.”

Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Do not dare not to dare.”

Do not dare not to dare.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

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

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “At the end of things, The Blessed will say, “We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven.” And the lost will say, “We were always in Hell.” And both will speak truly.”

At the end of things, The Blessed will say, “We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven.” And the lost will say, “We were always in Hell.” And both will speak truly.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Gratitude exclaims, very properly, ‘How good of God to give me this.’”

Gratitude exclaims, very properly, ‘How good of God to give me this.’

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did.”

Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.”

God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”

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

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Virtue – even attempted virtue – brings light; indulgence brings fog.”

Virtue – even attempted virtue – brings light; indulgence brings fog.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Readers are advised to remember the devil is a liar.”

Readers are advised to remember the devil is a liar.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Imagine yourself as a living house.”

Imagine yourself as a living house.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “In Science we have been reading only the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself.”

In Science we have been reading only the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most temporal part of time – for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.”

The Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most temporal part of time – for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “To every soul, God will look like its first love because He IS its first love. Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it – made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand.”

To every soul, God will look like its first love because He IS its first love. Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it – made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Christian theology can fit in science, art, morality, and the sub-Christian religious. The scientific point of view cannot fit any of these things, not even science itself.”

Christian theology can fit in science, art, morality, and the sub-Christian religious. The scientific point of view cannot fit any of these things, not even science itself.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Autumn is really the best of the seasons.”

Autumn is really the best of the seasons.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing: ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I have found out long ago.”

Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing: ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I have found out long ago.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The true Christian’s nostril is to be continually attentive to the inner cesspool.”

The true Christian’s nostril is to be continually attentive to the inner cesspool.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”

Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Once in our world, a Stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.”

Once in our world, a Stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Anger is the fluid love bleeds when cut.”

Anger is the fluid love bleeds when cut.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Love, having become a god, becomes a demon.”

Love, having become a god, becomes a demon.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Extraordinary things only happen to extraordinary people. Maybe it’s a sign that you’ve got an extraordinary destiny – something greater than you could’ve imagined.”

Extraordinary things only happen to extraordinary people. Maybe it’s a sign that you’ve got an extraordinary destiny – something greater than you could’ve imagined.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “One of the dangers of having a lot of money is that you may be quite satisfied with the kinds of happiness money can give and so fail to realize your need for God. If everything seems to come simply by signing checks, you may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.”

One of the dangers of having a lot of money is that you may be quite satisfied with the kinds of happiness money can give and so fail to realize your need for God. If everything seems to come simply by signing checks, you may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Until you have given up yourself to Him, you will not have a real self.”

Until you have given up yourself to Him, you will not have a real self.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.”

Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.

— C. S. Lewis

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