These 30 C.S. Lewis quotes may be what you need if you feel like you’re lacking hope and direction.
British writer C.S. Lewis is best known for his fictional works that include The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy. Prior to his writing career, he held academic posts at Oxford University and Cambridge University between the 1920s and 1960s. Lewis was a close friend of The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.
During his 30s, he became a layman for the Church of England after falling away from his faith during his teens, citing Tolkien and his other friends as influence. His return to Anglicanism inspired his non-fiction Christian books Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.
In his lifetime, Lewis wrote over 30 books and have since sold millions of copies. The Chronicles of Narnia, in particular, received popularity on a global scale. These been adapted for TV, stage, and movies.
Here are 30 C.S. Lewis quotes on how love and faith feed the soul.
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
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. – C.S. Lewis
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. – C.S. Lewis
A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest. – C.S. Lewis
You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. – C.S. Lewis
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. – 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
We are what we believe we are. – C.S. Lewis
I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. – C.S. Lewis
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C.S. Lewis
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. – C.S. Lewis
What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it. – C.S. Lewis
Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose. – C.S. Lewis
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken. – C.S. Lewis
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way. – C.S. Lewis
Adventures are never fun while you’re having them. – C.S. Lewis
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. – C.S. Lewis
Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. – C.S. Lewis
Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. – C.S. Lewis
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. – C.S. Lewis
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. – C.S. Lewis
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. – C.S. Lewis
When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. – C.S. Lewis
Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis
Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good. – C.S. Lewis
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. – C.S. Lewis
If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it. – C.S. Lewis
You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. – C.S. Lewis
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