Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching†than to say “My heart is broken.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

But however happy you are feeling, you can't talk with your mouth full of snow.

C S Lewis
Everywhere, except in theology, there has been a vigorous growth of skepticism about skepticism itself.
C S Lewis

As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism.

C S Lewis
If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.
C S Lewis

It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.

C S Lewis
Seek Unity and you will find neither Unity nor Truth.Seek the light of truth, and you will find Unity and Truth.
C S Lewis

A perfect man would never act from a sense of duty; he’d always want the right thing more than the wrong one. Duty is only a substitute for love (of God and of other people) like a crutch which is a substitute for a leg. Most of us need the crutch at times; but of course it is idiotic to use the crutch when our own legs (our own loves, tastes, habits etc.) can do the journey on their own.

C S Lewis
Q. What is your view of the daily discipline of the Christian life - the need for taking time to be alone with God? Lewis: "We have our New Testament regimental orders upon the subject. I would take it for granted that everyone who becomes a Christian would undertake this practice. It is enjoined upon us by Our Lord; and since they are his commands, I believe in following them. It is always just possible that Jesus Christ meant what he said when He told us to seek the secret place and to close the door.
C S Lewis

Whenever all men are...hastening to be slaves or tyrants we make Liberalism the prime bogey.

C S Lewis
For his mind was full of forlorn hopes, death-or-glory charges, and last stands.