Well,' said Ransom, 'if it is a delusion, it's a pretty stubborn one.
The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.
As for all I can tell, the only difference is that what many see we call a real thing, and what only one sees we call a dream.
A myth is a lie that conveys a truth.
We feasted on love; every mode of it, solemn and merry, romantic and realistic, sometimes as dramatic as a thunderstorm, sometimes comfortable and unemphatic as putting on your soft slippers. She was my pupil and my teacher, my subject and my sovereign, my trusty comrade, friends, shipmate, fellow-s
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.
Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved.
I never exactly made a book. It's rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say.
The Guide sang: The new age, the new art, the new ethic and thought, And fools crying, Because it has begun It will continue as it has begun! The wheel runs fast, therefore the wheel will run Faster for ever, The old age is done, We have new lights and see without the sun. (Though they lay flat the
We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin.
Meanwhile, little people like you and me, if our prayers are sometimes granted, beyond all hope and probability, had better not draw hasty conclusions to our own advantage. If we were stronger, we might be less tenderly treated. If we were braver, we might be sent, with far less help, to defend far
Christ wants us to have a child's heart but a grown-up's head.
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.
It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible Gods and Goddesses. To remember that the dullest, and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship.
An obligation to feel can freeze feelings.
In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.
What do people mean when they say, 'I am not afraid of God because I know He is good'? Have they never even been to a dentist?
If religion does not make us better people, it will make us very much worse. And of all the bad men who have lived, the religious "bad man" is the worst of all.
Theology offers you a working arrangement, which leaves the scientist free to continue his experiments and the Christian to continue his prayers.
Better to be miserable with her than happy without her. Let our hearts break provided they break together. If the voice within us does not say this it is not the voice of Eros.
Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.
The Christian life is simply a process of having your natural self changed into a Christ self, and that this process goes on very far inside. One's most private wishes, one's point of view, are the things that have to be changed.
Those who cannot conceive of Friendship as a substantive love but only as a disguise or elaboration of Eros betray the fact that they have never had a Friend.
Feeling like the voice she liked best in all the world was calling her name.
You can do more with a castle in a story than with the best cardboard castle that ever stood on a nursery table.
You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to 'know of the doctrine'.
If you don't listen to theology, that won't mean you have no ideas about God, it will mean you have a lot of wrong ones.
Heaven offers nothing that a mercenary soul can desire.
The Scotch catechism says that man's chief end is 'to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.' But we shall then know that these are the same thing. Fully to enjoy is to glorify. In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.
God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.