We do not want merely to see beauty... we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses, and nymphs and elves.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

It is in some ways more troublesome to track and swat an evasive wasp than to shoot, at close range, a wild elephant. But the elephant is more troublesome if you miss.

C S Lewis
It matters enormously if I alienate anyone from the truth.
C S Lewis

I could well believe that it is God's intention, since we have refused milder remedies, to compel [Christians] into unity, by persecution even. Satan is without doubt nothing else than a hammer in the hand of a benevolent and severe God.

C S Lewis
The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.
C S Lewis

The real moon,if you could reach it and survive it, would in a deep and deadly sense be just like anywhere else...no man would find an abiding strangness on the moon unless he were the sort of man who could find it in his own back garden.

C S Lewis
A society where the simple many obey the few seers can live; a society where all were seers could live even more fully. But a society where the mass is still simple and the seers are no longer attended to can achieve only superficiality, baseness, ugliness, and in the end extinction. On or back we must go: to stay here is death.
C S Lewis

As image and apprehension are in organic unity, so, for a Christian, are human body and human soul.

C S Lewis
Every joy is beyond all others.
C S Lewis

This moment contains all moments.

C S Lewis
If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world