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  • Christian literature comes from Christian novelists and dramatists - not from the bench of bishops getting together and trying to write plays and novels in their spare time.
    (C.S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity")

  • It is, of course, quite true that God will not love you any less, or have less use for you, if you happen to have been born with a very second-rate brain.
    (C.S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity")

  • There is nothing indulgent about the Moral Law. It is as hard as nails. It tells you to do the straight thing and it does not seem to care how painful, or dangerous, or difficult it is to do.
    (C.S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity")

  • Feeling like the voice she liked best in all the world was calling her name.
    (C.S. Lewis, "Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia")

  • Well, whatever they say, you don't feel like ghosts.
    (C.S. Lewis, "Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia")


  • We must do the works of Eros when Eros is not present.... And all good Christian lovers know that this programme, modest as it sounds, will not be carried out except by humility, charity and divine grace; that is indeed the whole Christian life seen from one particular angle.
    (C.S. Lewis, "The Four Loves")

  • You cannot love a fellow creature fully till you love God.
    (C.S. Lewis, "The Great Divorce")

  • He had just settled in his mind what sort of palace he would have and how many cars and all about his private cinema and where the principal railways would run and what laws he would make against beavers and dams and putting the finishing touches to some schemes for keeping Peter in his place, when the weather changed.
    (C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe")

  • If you've been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.
    (C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe")

  • You know me better than you think, you know, and you shall know me better yet.
    (C.S. Lewis, "The Magician's Nephew")

  • She's the sort of woman who lives for others - you can tell the others by their hunted expression.
    (C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters")

  • All right, I said murder and I'll say it again as often as I like, so keep your hair on...
    (C.S. Lewis, "The Silver Chair")

  • But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder.
    (C.S. Lewis, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader")

  • 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.
    (C.S. Lewis, "Till We Have Faces: A Novel of Cupid and Psyche")

  • Christian principles are, admittedly, stricter than the others; but then we think you will get help towards obeying them which you will not get towards obeying the others.
    (C.S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity")


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