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C. S. Lewis Quote: “Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.”

Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him.”

On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Shut your mouth; open your eyes and ears.”

Shut your mouth; open your eyes and ears.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”

When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “I pray because I can’t help myself...”

I pray because I can’t help myself...

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.”

Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.”

Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.”

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Lucy went first, biting her lip and trying not to say all the things she thought of saying to Susan. But she forgot them when she fixed her eyes on Aslan.”

Lucy went first, biting her lip and trying not to say all the things she thought of saying to Susan. But she forgot them when she fixed her eyes on Aslan.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “If conversion to Christianity makes no improvement in a man’s outward actions – if he continues to be just a snobbish or spiteful or envious or ambitious as he was before – then I think we must suspect that his ‘conversion’ was largely imaginary.”

If conversion to Christianity makes no improvement in a man’s outward actions – if he continues to be just a snobbish or spiteful or envious or ambitious as he was before – then I think we must suspect that his ‘conversion’ was largely imaginary.

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will ’turn the necessity to glorious gain.”

Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will ’turn the necessity to glorious gain.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “But all night, Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes.”

But all night, Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair.”

Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Man, even now, can do wonders to animals: my cat and dog live together in my house and seem to like it. It may have been one of man’s functions to restore peace to the animal world, and if he had not joined the enemy he might have succeeded in doing so to an extent now hardly imaginable.”

Man, even now, can do wonders to animals: my cat and dog live together in my house and seem to like it. It may have been one of man’s functions to restore peace to the animal world, and if he had not joined the enemy he might have succeeded in doing so to an extent now hardly imaginable.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.”

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Prayer does not change God; it changes me.”

Prayer does not change God; it changes me.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is the hand over your whole self – all your wishes and precautions – to Christ.”

The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is the hand over your whole self – all your wishes and precautions – to Christ.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.”

Look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “My own eyes are not enough for me; I will see through those of others.”

My own eyes are not enough for me; I will see through those of others.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.”

It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.”

All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “In your world, I have another name. You should know me by it.”

In your world, I have another name. You should know me by it.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “God has infinite attention, infinite leisure to spare for each one of us. He doesn’t have to take us in the line. You’re as much alone with Him as if you were the only thing He’d ever created.”

God has infinite attention, infinite leisure to spare for each one of us. He doesn’t have to take us in the line. You’re as much alone with Him as if you were the only thing He’d ever created.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.”

There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it.”

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “When we are wholly His we will be more ourselves than ever.”

When we are wholly His we will be more ourselves than ever.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.”

Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “As long as you are proud, you cannot know God.”

As long as you are proud, you cannot know God.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine.”

Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.”

Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The man in Christ rose again, not only the God.”

The man in Christ rose again, not only the God.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “It’s not a question of God ‘sending’ us to Hell. In each of us there is something growing up which will of itself be Hell unless it is nipped in the bud.”

It’s not a question of God ‘sending’ us to Hell. In each of us there is something growing up which will of itself be Hell unless it is nipped in the bud.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Think of me as a fellow patient in the same hospital who, having been admitted a little earlier could give some advice.”

Think of me as a fellow patient in the same hospital who, having been admitted a little earlier could give some advice.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The lost enjoy forever the horrible freedom they have demanded.”

The lost enjoy forever the horrible freedom they have demanded.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “It’s like the sound of a chuckle in the darkness. The sense that some shattering and disarming simplicity is the real answer.”

It’s like the sound of a chuckle in the darkness. The sense that some shattering and disarming simplicity is the real answer.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Every sin is the distortion of an energy breathed into us – an energy which, if not thus distorted, would have blossomed into one of those holy acts whereof ‘God did it’ and ‘I did it’ are both true descriptions.”

Every sin is the distortion of an energy breathed into us – an energy which, if not thus distorted, would have blossomed into one of those holy acts whereof ‘God did it’ and ‘I did it’ are both true descriptions.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The greatest evils in the world will not be carried out by men with guns, but by men in suits sitting behind desks.”

The greatest evils in the world will not be carried out by men with guns, but by men in suits sitting behind desks.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “We want, in fact, not so much a father in heaven as a grandfather in heaven: a senile benevolence who, as they say, “liked to see young people enjoying themselves” and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, “a good time was had by all.””

We want, in fact, not so much a father in heaven as a grandfather in heaven: a senile benevolence who, as they say, “liked to see young people enjoying themselves” and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, “a good time was had by all.”

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of.”

The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “A little lie is like a little pregnancy it doesn’t take long before everyone knows.”

A little lie is like a little pregnancy it doesn’t take long before everyone knows.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “In worship, God imparts himself to us.”

In worship, God imparts himself to us.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Autumn is really the best of the seasons; and I’m not sure that old age isn’t the best part of life.”

Autumn is really the best of the seasons; and I’m not sure that old age isn’t the best part of life.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken, and if He chooses this as the way in which they should break, so be it.”

We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken, and if He chooses this as the way in which they should break, so be it.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it.”

Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “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.”

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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “We were made to be neither cerebral men nor visceral men, but Men. Not beasts nor angels but Men – things at once rational and animal.”

We were made to be neither cerebral men nor visceral men, but Men. Not beasts nor angels but Men – things at once rational and animal.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “You do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but you have lost love because you never attempted obedience.”

You do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but you have lost love because you never attempted obedience.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “They Open A Door And Enter A World.”

They Open A Door And Enter A World.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.”

One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.

— C. S. Lewis

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