C. S. Lewis was a fierce believer in God, imagination, and friendship. He spoke about those three things with a lot of passion and frequency. The latter two especially fueled his beloved Narnia books. Though they contain potential religious allegories every which way, the books are valuable as monuments to creativity and friendship. They’re brimming with care, and Lewis’ whimsy is on every page.
Take a few minutes to remember why you loved Lewis. Here are ten Lewis quotes that’ll remind you of all the good out there. Enjoy!
1. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
2. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.
3. 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.
4. I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
5. You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
6. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
7. The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.”
8. Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
9. Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
10. It is the stupidest children who are most childish and the stupidest grown-ups who are most grown-up.
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