The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

If only this toothache would go away, I could write another chapter on the problem of pain.

C S Lewis
Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.
C S Lewis

But suppose you struggle through to the good and find that it also is dreadful? How if food itself turns out to be the very thing you can't eat, and home the very place you can't live, and your very comforter the person who makes you uncomfortable? Then, indeed, there is no rescue possible: the last card has been played.

C S Lewis
No man who says, 'I'm as good as you,' believes it. He would not say it if he did.
C S Lewis

Now God, who has made us, knows what we are and that our happiness lies in Him.

C S Lewis
It is hard to have patience with people who say, ‘There is no death’ or ‘Death doesn’t matter.’ There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as wel say that birth doesn’t matter.
C S Lewis

There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion ('man's search for God'!) suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? We never meant it to come to that! Worse still, supposing He had found us?

C S Lewis
Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fiber of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. . . look to Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.
C S Lewis

When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.

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.