Top 10 Quotes by C S Lewis

C S Lewis

For the power of Man to make himself what he pleases means... the power of some men to make other men what THEY please.

C S Lewis
The Old Testament contains fabulous elements. The New Testament consists mostly of teaching, not of narrative at all: but where it is narrative, it is, in my opinion, historical. As to the fabulous element in the Old Testament, I very much doubt if you would be wise to chuck it out.
C S Lewis

The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call "ourselves," to keep personal happiness as our great aim in life, and yet at the same time be "good.

C S Lewis
If only this toothache would go away, I could write another chapter on the problem of pain.
C S Lewis

Prayer is request. The essence of request, as distinct from compulsion, is that it may or may not be granted. And if an infinitely wise Being listens to the requests of finite and foolish creatures, of course He will sometimes grant and sometimes refuse them.

C S Lewis
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
C S Lewis

You know what this is, I suppose. Religious melancholia. Stop while there is time. If you dive, you dive into insanity.

C S Lewis
It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.
C S Lewis

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.

C S Lewis
Courtship is the time for sowing those seeds which will grow up ten years into domestic hatred.