C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

Irish novelist and poet

Lived from: 1898-1963

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: C. S. Lewis

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    He begins to think for himself and meets Nineteenth-century Rationalism Which can explain away religion by any number of methods.
    Source: The Pilgrims Regress (1933) Pilgrims Regress 19-20
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
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    If He who in Himself can lack nothing chooses to need us, it is because we need to be needed.
    Source: The Problem of Pain (1940)
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    If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
    Source: Mere Christianity (1952)
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    If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.
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    If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
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    If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.
    Source: Mere Christianity
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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?
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    If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
    Source: A Year with C. S. Lewis
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    If you make the same guess often enough it ceases to be a guess and becomes a Scientific Fact. This is the inductive method.
    Source: The Pilgrims Regress (1933) Pilgrims Regress 22
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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.
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    In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.
    Source: The Abolition of Man (1943)