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C. S. Lewis Quote: “The process of growing up is to be valued for what we gain, not for what we lose.”

The process of growing up is to be valued for what we gain, not for what we lose.

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received.”

The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. Also, of endless books.”

I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. Also, of endless books.

— 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: “Selfishness has never been admired.”

Selfishness has never been admired.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.”

There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.

— 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: “Nothing can seem extraordinary until you have discovered what is ordinary.”

Nothing can seem extraordinary until you have discovered what is ordinary.

— 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: “Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.”

Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “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.”

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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “I don’t pray so that I can change God. I pray so that God can change me.”

I don’t pray so that I can change God. I pray so that God can change me.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.”

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

— 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: “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: “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: “Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.”

Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “We do not come to God as bad people trying to become good people; we come as rebels to lay down our arms.”

We do not come to God as bad people trying to become good people; we come as rebels to lay down our arms.

— 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: “The incalculable winds of fantasy and music and poetry, the mere face of a girl, the song of a bird, or the sight of a horizon, are always blowing evil’s whole structure away.”

The incalculable winds of fantasy and music and poetry, the mere face of a girl, the song of a bird, or the sight of a horizon, are always blowing evil’s whole structure away.

— 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: “Have fun, even if it’s not the same kind of fun everyone else is having.”

Have fun, even if it’s not the same kind of fun everyone else is having.

— 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: “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: “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: “I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself.”

I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself.

— 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: “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: “In worship, God imparts himself to us.”

In worship, God imparts himself to us.

— 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: “Agnostics talk cheerfully of man’s search for God but they might as well talk about the mouse’s search for the cat.”

Agnostics talk cheerfully of man’s search for God but they might as well talk about the mouse’s search for the cat.

— 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: “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: “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: “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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “People talk as if grief were just a feeling – as if it weren’t the continually renewed shock of setting out again and again on familiar roads and being brought up short by the grim frontier post that now blocks them.”

People talk as if grief were just a feeling – as if it weren’t the continually renewed shock of setting out again and again on familiar roads and being brought up short by the grim frontier post that now blocks them.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.”

Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Nature never taught me that there exists a God of glory and of infinite majesty. I had to learn that in other ways. But nature gave the word glory a meaning for me. I still do not know where else I could have found one.”

Nature never taught me that there exists a God of glory and of infinite majesty. I had to learn that in other ways. But nature gave the word glory a meaning for me. I still do not know where else I could have found one.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “If there ever was a time that nothing existed, then nothing would exist now.”

If there ever was a time that nothing existed, then nothing would exist now.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Other than heaven, the only place where one’s heart is completely safe from the dangers of love is hell.”

Other than heaven, the only place where one’s heart is completely safe from the dangers of love is hell.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Reality, looked at steadily, is unbearable.”

Reality, looked at steadily, is unbearable.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality.”

Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.”

The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.”

Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Christianity is a fighting religion.”

Christianity is a fighting religion.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Joy is the serious business of heaven. Our merriment must be between people who take each other seriously.”

Joy is the serious business of heaven. Our merriment must be between people who take each other seriously.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “And men said that the blood of the stars flowed in her veins.”

And men said that the blood of the stars flowed in her veins.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The Glory of God, and, as our only means of glorifying Him, the salvation of human souls, is the real business of life.”

The Glory of God, and, as our only means of glorifying Him, the salvation of human souls, is the real business of life.

— C. S. Lewis

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