If our deepest desires cannot be satisfied in this world, then we must have been made for another world.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

Not to be, but to seem, virtuous - it is a formula whose utility we all discovered in the nursery.

C S Lewis
There must, whether the gods see it or not, be something great in the mortal soul. For suffering, it seems, is infinite, and our capacity without limit.
C S Lewis

True friends don’t spend time gazing into each other’s eyes. They may show great tenderness towards each other but they face in the same direction - toward common projects, goals - above all, towards a common Lord.

C S Lewis
A Christian society is not going to arrive until most of us really want it: and we are not going to want it until we become fully Christian. I may repeat "Do as you would be done by" till I am black in the fact, but I cannot really carry it out till I love my neighbour as myself: and I cannot learn to love my neighbour as myself till I learn to love God: and I cannot learn to love God except by learning to obey Him. And so, as I warned you, we are driven on to something more inward - driven on from social matters to religious matters.
C S Lewis

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

C S Lewis
It is very true. But even a traitor may mend. I have known one who did.
C S Lewis

Lucy woke out of the deepest sleep you can imagine, with the feeling that the voice she liked best in the world had been calling her name.

C S Lewis
Christ wants us to have a child's heart but a grown-up's head.
C S Lewis

An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man's mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose. Outside the Tao there is no ground for criticizing either the Tao or anything else.

C S Lewis
Any amount of theology can now be smuggled into people's minds under the cover of fiction without their knowing it.