I'd like to walk there again. It was so lonely - a nice kind of loneliness, and all grass and clover and soft sea air.

C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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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.

But the educated public, the people who read the highbrow weeklies, don't need reconditioning. They're all right already. They'll believe anything.

But we must not be Pharisaical even to the Pharisees.

I now saw, with great dismay, that what I had been carrying all this time was not a bowl but a book. This ruined everything.

Why should quiet ruminants as you and I have been born in such a ghastly age?

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

God doesn't want us to suffer, he wants us to grow up.

The attitude which you want to guard against is that in which temporal affairs are treated primarily as material for obedience.

War makes death real to us, and that would have been regarded as one of its blessings by most of the great Christians of the past. They thought it good for us to be always aware of our mortality. I am inclined to think they were right.

For it is a dreadful truth that the state of (as you say) ‘having to depend solely on God' is what we all dread most.

No net less wide than a man's whole heart, nor less fine of mesh than love, will hold the sacred Fish.

But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be.

Inner silence is for our race a difficult achievement. There is a chattering part of the mind which continues, until it is corrected, to chatter on even in the holiest places.

You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society.