48 C. S. Lewis Quotes in Inspire Your Inner Imagination

“Did you ever know, dear, how much you took away with you when you left? You have stripped me even of my past, even of the things we never shared.”
― C.S. Lewis

“When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less.”
― C.S. Lewis

“Tonight all the hells of young grief have opened again; the mad words, the bitter resentment, the fluttering in the stomach, the nightmare unreality, the wallowed-in tears. For in grief, nothing ‘stays put.’ One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats.”
― C.S. Lewis

“[Lewis had a] determined impersonality towards all except his very closest friends.”
― Jocelyn Gibb

“It is one thing to understand the doctrine and quite another to be masters of the controversy.’ Lewis’s ambition was of course to know the doctrine and to be master of the controversy.”
― Jocelyn Gibb

“[Lewis had a] determined impersonality towards all except his very close friends.”
― Jocelyn Gibb

“We…advance toward a state of society in which not only each man but every impulse in each man claims carte blanche.”
― C.S. Lewis

“I did not know then, however, as I do now, the strongest reason for distrust. The gods never send us this invitation to delight, so readily or so strongly as when they are preparing some new agony. We are their bubbles; they blow us up big before they prick us.”
― C.S. Lewis

“Isn’t it funny that day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.”
― C.S. Lewis

“You have never talked to a mere mortal.”
― C.S. Lewis

“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”
― CS Lewis

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ― C.S. Lewis

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

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” ― C.S. Lewis

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. “― C.S. Lewis

“The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.” ― 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

“I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” ― C.S. Lewis

“To love at all is to be vulnerable”― C.S. Lewis

“A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.” ― C.S. Lewis

“It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.” ― C.S. Lewis

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

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” ― C.S. Lewis

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

“If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.” ― 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

“We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”

“All get what they want; they do not always like it.” ― C.S. Lewis

“It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.” ― C.S. Lewis

“The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Forgiveness does not mean excusing”― C.S. Lewis

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” ― C.S. Lewis

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.” ― C.S. Lewis

You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.” ― C.S. Lewis

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis

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

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” ― C.S. Lewis

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” ― C.S. Lewis

“The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred” ― C.S. Lewis

“It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed”― C.S. Lewis

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” ― C.S. Lewis

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ― C.S. Lewis

“The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.” ― C.S. Lewis

“The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” ― C.S. Lewis

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