If you think you are not conceited, it means you are very conceited indeed.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

If nothing is self-evident, nothing can be proved. Similarly if nothing is obligatory for its own sake, nothing is obligatory at all.

C S Lewis
The sin both of men and of angels, was rendered possible by the fact that God gave us free will.
C S Lewis

If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world

C S Lewis
I have discovered, passionate grief does not link us with the dead but cuts us off from them. This becomes clearer and clearer. It is just at those moments when I feel least sorrow - getting into my morning bath is usually one of them - that H. rushes upon my mind in her full reality, her otherness. Not, as in my worst moments, all foreshortened and patheticized and solemnized by my miseries, but as she is in her own right. This is good and tonic.
C S Lewis

No more I do, your Majesty. But what's that got to do with it? I might as well die on a wild goose chase as die here.

C S Lewis
My own view is that the Churches should frankly recognise that the majority of the British people are not Christians and, therefore, cannot be expected to live Christian lives. There ought to be two distinct kinds of marriage: one governed by the State with rules enforced on all citizens, the other governed by the Church with rules enforced by her on her own members." --about the only statement i agree with in this book
C S Lewis

To admire Satan [in Paradise Lost] is to give one's vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobiography.

C S Lewis
The rule of the universe is that others can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, and one can paddle every canoe except one's own.
C S Lewis

The very power of [textbook writers] depends on the fact that they are dealing with a boy: a boy who thinks he is ‘doing’ his ‘English prep’ and has no notion that ethics, theology, and politics are all at stake. It is not a theory they put into his mind, but an assumption, which ten years hence, its origin forgotten and its presence unconscious, will condition him to take one side in a controversy which he has never recognized as a controversy at all.

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.