C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

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

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

Friendship is unnecessary like philosophy like art... It has no survival value, rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

We are what we believe we are.

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

Joy is the serious business of heaven.

All get what they want; they do not always like it.

The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.

Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.

Forgiveness does not mean excusing.

A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides, and in this respect it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

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