God sometimes seems to speak to us most intimately when he catches us, as it were, off our guard.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.

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.
C S Lewis

Truth and falsehood are opposed; but truth is the norm not of truth only but of falsehood also.

C S Lewis
You see, Aslan didn't tell Pole what would happen. He only told her what to do. That fellow will be the death of us once he's up, I shouldn't wonder. But that doesn't let us off following the signs. - The Silver Chair
C S Lewis

One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting.

C S Lewis
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
C S Lewis

God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.

C S Lewis
What began the change was the very writing itself. Let no one lightly set about such a work. Memory, once waked, will play the tyrant.
C S Lewis

You find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the univerise in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built.

C S Lewis
You all know," said the Guide, "that security is mortals' greatest enemy.