The absent are easily refuted.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

[M]an has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to having a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily "true" or "false," but as "academic" or "practical," "outworn" or "contemporary," "conventional" or "ruthless." Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping him from the Church. Don't waste time trying to make him think that materialism is true! Make him think it is strong or stark or courageous—that it is the philosophy of the future. That's the sort of thing he cares about.

C S Lewis
Tribulations cannot cease until God either sees us remade or sees that our remaking is now hopeless.
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
It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.
C S Lewis

The proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs our gift.

C S Lewis
No thanks," said Digory, "I don't know that I care much about living on and on after everyone I know is dead. I'd rather live an ordinary time and die and go to Heaven.
C S Lewis

The absent are easily refuted.

C S Lewis
Gone! ...And you and I quite crestfallen.
C S Lewis

Why love, if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore: only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I've been given the choice: as a boy and as a man. The boy chose safety, the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That's the deal.

C S Lewis
Everyone who believes in God at all believes that he knows what you and I are going to do tomorrow.