32 quotes found by C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."
friendship  # 13
C.S. Lewis
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
inspirational  books  reading  tea  # 131
C.S. Lewis
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
love  # 172
C.S. Lewis
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
religion  christianity  faith  sun  # 213
C.S. Lewis
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
age  fairytales  growing-up  # 221
C.S. Lewis
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
C.S. Lewis
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
world  god  # 323
C.S. Lewis
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
religion  christianity  god  # 344
C.S. Lewis
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
C.S. Lewis
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
eating-reading  # 474
C.S. Lewis
Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.
C.S. Lewis
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
books  reading  age  re-reading  # 843
C.S. Lewis
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
god  # 897
C.S. Lewis
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
C.S. Lewis
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
religion  god  # 1150
C.S. Lewis
I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
books-reading  # 1204