It is a poor thing to strike our colors to God when the ship is going down under us; a poor thing to come to Him as a last resort, to offer up 'our own' when it is no longer worth keeping. If God were proud He would hardly have us on such terms: but He is not proud, He stoops to conquer, He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

I was the lion who forced you to join with Aravis. I was the cat who comforted you among the houses of the dead. I was the lion who drove the jackals from you while you slept. I was the lion who gave the horses the new strength of fear for the last mill so that you should reach King Lune in time. And I was the lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at midnight, to receive you.

C S Lewis
To move with the times is, of course, to go where all times go.
C S Lewis

But as long as you know you're nobody special, you'll be a very decent sort of Horse, on the whole, and taking one thing with another.

C S Lewis
Honest rejection of Christ, however mistaken, will be forgiven and healed ... but to evade the Son of Man, to look the other way, to pretend you haven't noticed, to become suddenly absorbed in something on the other side of the street, to leave the receiver off the telephone because it might be He who was ringing up, to leave unopened certain letters in a strange handwriting because they might be from Him -- this is a different matter. You may not be certain yet whether you ought to be a Christian; but you do know you ought to be a Man, not an ostrich, hiding its head in the sand.
C S Lewis

Our prayers for others flow more easily than those for ourselves. This shows we are made to live by charity.

C S Lewis
Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord. J.I. PackerAim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you will get neither.
C S Lewis

He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand.

C S Lewis
We may be sure that the characteristic blindness of the twentieth century [...] lies where we have never suspected it [...] The only palliative is [...] by reading old books. [...] the books of the future would be just as good [...], but unfortunately we cannot get at them.
C S Lewis

The more often he feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less he will be able to feel.

C S Lewis
A dragon has just flown over the tree-tops and lighted on the beach. Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship. And arrows are no use against dragons. And they're not at all afraid of fire." "With your Majesty's leave-" began Reepicheep. "No, Reepicheep," said the King very firmly, "you are not to attempt a single combat with it.