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 :: 1898-1963, British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist

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A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Pride]

 

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Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Heaven]

 

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All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Eternity]

 

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Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
~ C. S. Lewis - [God]

 

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Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Courage]

 

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Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Faith]

 

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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Happiness]

 

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God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Pleasure]

 

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Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Heaven]

 

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Humans are amphibians -- half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Humankind]

 

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I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Christians and Christianity]

 

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I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Giving]

 

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I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Joy]

 

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If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a ''wandering to find home,'' why should we not look forward to the arrival?
~ C. S. Lewis - [Death and Dying]

 

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If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Heaven]

 

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If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Bereavement]

 

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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 well say that birth doesn't matter.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Death and Dying]

 

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It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Miracles]

 

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Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Miracles]

 

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