C. S. Lewis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old C. S. Lewis quotes, C. S. Lewis sayings, and C. S. Lewis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

The Old Testament contains fabulous elements. The New Testament consists mostly of teaching, not of narrative at all: but where it is narrative, it is, in my opinion, historical. As to the fabulous element in the Old Testament, I very much doubt if you would be wise to chuck it out. C. S. Lewis
The rule of the universe is that others can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, and one can paddle every canoe except one's own. C. S. Lewis
The value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity. C. S. Lewis
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
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. C. S. Lewis
Disobedience to conscience makes conscience blind. C. S. Lewis
Disobedience to conscience is voluntary; bad poetry, on the other hand, is usually not made on purpose. C. S. Lewis
We are born helpless. As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness... C. S. Lewis
Enemy-occupied territory - that is what this world is. C. S. Lewis
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
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. 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
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. C. S. Lewis
But, the truth is that right actions done for the wrong reason do not help to build the internal quality or character called "virtue", and it is this quality or character that really matters. C. S. Lewis
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different. C. S. Lewis
The doors of hell are locked from the inside! C. S. Lewis
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. C. S. Lewis
We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it. C. S. Lewis
A blessed spirit is a mould ever more and more patient of the bright metal poured into it, a body ever more completely uncovered to the meridian blaze of the spiritual sun. C. S. Lewis
One of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself. C. S. Lewis
Something deep in the human heart breaks at the thought of a life of mediocrity. C. S. Lewis
Preparing for Easter is a concise, handy companion for the faithful of all Christian traditions and the curious to help them deepen their knowledge and consideration of this holy season. C. S. Lewis
Easter is seen as a time of spiritual preparation for the day we later celebrate and welcome the 'grand miracle' Christ accomplish through the cross. C. S. Lewis
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
Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. C. S. Lewis
If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone. C. S. Lewis
It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things; but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion. C. S. Lewis
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one! C. S. Lewis
Good people know about both good and evil. Bad people do not know about either. C. S. Lewis