C. S. Lewis Quotes

It is a happy moment when our desire crosses with the will of Heavenly Father.
Author: C. S. Lewis
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.... Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses. If he is your Christian neighbor he is holy in almost the same way, for in him also Christ verse latitat - the glorifier and the glorified, Glory Himself, is truly hidden.
Author: C. S. Lewis
It is easy to acknowledge, but almost impossible to realize for long, that we are mirrors whose brightness, if we are bright, is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.
Author: C. S. Lewis
I am often, I believe, praying for others when I should be doing things for them. It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see him.
Author: C. S. Lewis
Some have paid me an undeserved compliment by supposing that my Letters were the ripe fruit of many years' study in moral and ascetic theology. They forgot that there is an equally reliable, though less creditable, way of learning how temptation works.
Author: C. S. Lewis
All your life an unattainable ecstasy has hovered just beyond the grasp of your consciousness.
Author: C. S. Lewis
Whatever men expect, they soon come to think they have a right to; the sense of disappointment can, with very little skill on our part, be turned into a sense of injury. (senior devil speaking)
Author: C. S. Lewis
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.
Author: C. S. Lewis
I never see why we should do anything unless it is either a duty or a pleasure! Life's short enough without filling up hours unnecessarily
Author: C. S. Lewis
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
Author: C. S. Lewis
No one returns from Christianity to the same state he was before Christianity but into a worse state: the difference between a pagan and an apostate is the difference between an unmarried woman and an adulteress. For faith perfects nature but faith lost corrupts nature. Therefore many men of our time have lost not only the supernatural light but also the natural light which pagans possessed.
Author: C. S. Lewis
The full acting out of the self's surrender to God therefore demands pain: this action, to be perfect, must be done from the pure will to obey, in the absence, or in the teeth, of inclination
Author: C. S. Lewis
I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been - if you've been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.
Author: C. S. Lewis
My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?
Author: C. S. Lewis
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
Author: C. S. Lewis
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.
Author: C. S. Lewis