Tomorrow is the 50th Anniversary of the death of CS Lewis…Since November 22, 1963 is also the day that JFK was assassinated as well as the passing of Aldous Huxley,  I thought I’d post a few of my favorite quotes from Lewis today…


“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen — not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – from Is Theology Poetry

“It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.” – from The Problem of Pain

“When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.” – from Mere Christianity

“We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” – from The 4 Loves

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” – from Mere Christianity

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” –  from The Problem of Pain

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” – from The Magician’s Nephew

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”-  from Mere Christianity

“Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – from The Four Loves

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” from Mere Christianity

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

“Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.” from Mere Christianity

“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” –  from Mere Christianity

“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

“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.” – from Mere Christianity

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” from Mere Christianity

“Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.” – from The Screwtape Letters

“Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.” – from Reflections on the Psalms

“Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.” – from Mere Christianity

“All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”- from The Last Battle