Top 10 Quotes by C S Lewis

C S Lewis

You can do more with a castle in a story than with the best cardboard castle that ever stood on a nursery table.

C S Lewis
The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ.
C S Lewis

The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about.

C S Lewis
Real joy seems to me almost as unlike security or prosperity as it is unlike agony.
C S Lewis

Our struggle is--isn't it?--to achieve and retain faith on a lower level. To believe that there is a Listener at all. For as the situation grows more and more desperate, the grisly fears intrude. Are we only talking to ourselves in an empty universe? The silence is often so emphatic. And we have prayed so much already

C S Lewis
Here, I think, lies our real dilemma. Probably we cannot, certainly we shall not, retrace our steps. We are tamed animals (some with kind, some with cruel, masters) and should probably starve if we got out of our cage. That is one horn of the dilemma. But in an increasingly planned society, how much of what I value can survive? That is the other horn.
C S Lewis

With my mother's death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life. There was to be much fun, many pleasures, many stabs of Joy; but no more of the old security. It was sea and islands now; the great continent had sunk like Atlantis.

C S Lewis
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching†than to say “My heart is broken.
C S Lewis

Aravis also had many quarrels (and, I'm afraid even fights) with Cor, but they always made it up again: so that years later, when they were grown up they were so used to quarreling and making it up again that they got married so as to go on doing it more conveniently.

C S Lewis
Friends are seldom found; they are made.