This act [creation], as it is for God, must always remain totally inconceivable to man. For we--even our poets and musicians and inventors--never, in the ultimate sense make. We only build. We always have materials to build from. All we can know about the act of creation must be derived from what we can gather about the relation of the creatures to their Creator

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.

C S Lewis
It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.
C S Lewis

To admire Satan [in Paradise Lost] is to give one's vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobiography.

C S Lewis
Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is
C S Lewis

We delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation. It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed.

C S Lewis
Look for the valleys, the green places, and fly through them. There will always be a way through.
C S Lewis

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. C. S. L

C S Lewis
The whole journey was odd and dream-like -- the roaring stream, the wet grey grass, the glimmering cliffs which they were approaching, and always the glorious, silently pacing beast ahead.
C S Lewis

For most of us the prayer in Gethsemane is the only model. Removing mountains can wait.

C S Lewis
The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint ... but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices.