C. S. Lewis Quotes

Who was C. S. Lewis?

Clive Staples Lewis was a British novelist and poet.

Born November 29, 1898
Died November 22, 1963
Aged 64 years old

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Best 13 Quotes by C. S. Lewis

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”

“Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...”

“Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”

“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.”

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.”

“Love is unselfishly choosing for another's highest good.”

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.”

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

The Four Loves Quotes

“Friendship is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself...”

The Four Loves

“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.”

The Four Loves

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