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Article: Author Highlight: Thought Provoking C.S. Lewis Quotes


Author Highlight: Thought Provoking C.S. Lewis Quotes

Hey, SBA fam!  I'm so glad that you're here. I thought that for today's blog, I'd bring you some thought-provoking and inspiring quotes by the great C.S. Lewis, one of my personal favorite authors. If you're not familiar with C.S. Lewis, let me help acquaint you with him!

A little bit about the author:

The late C.S. Lewis (born Clive Staples Lewis on November 29, 1898) was a world-renowned British writer and scholar whose writings continue to captivate and inspire readers worldwide, decades and decades later. You may have heard of or read his fiction series, "The Chronicles of Narnia," which he became world-famous for. It may be technically classified as a children's literature series, but both children and adults alike find themselves intrigued by the fantasy world Lewis creates for his reader... not to mention the touching biblical parallels that are interwoven throughout.

Beyond Narnia, Lewis delved into various genres but is most well known for his theological-natured books, which is where we will draw many of our quotes from today. His writings showcase his impressive intellect, philosophical views, and deep Christian faith. It is said well that "Lewis's ability to combine imaginative storytelling with profound moral and spiritual themes earned him a place among the most influential authors of the 20th century." He has certainly made his place among the most influential authors of my life!

His works continue to inspire and challenge readers with their thought-provoking ideas and timeless wisdom and I hope you are inspired and challenged reading these quotes today. Maybe they will even inspire you to pick up a book from his collection! 



  1. "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" - The Four Loves

  2. "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." - Letters to Children

  3. "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - Letters of C.S. Lewis

  4. "We are what we believe we are." - Mere Christianity

  5. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  6. "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  7. "Courage, dear heart." - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  8. "No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear." - A Grief Observed

  9. "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." - The Screwtape Letters

  10. "To love at all is to be vulnerable." - The Four Loves

  11. "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." - Is Theology Poetry?

  12. "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less." - Mere Christianity

  13. "Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither." - Mere Christianity

  14. "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts." - The Abolition of Man

  15. "Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." - The Abolition of Man

  16. "We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us." - The Problem of Pain

  17. "The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal." - A Grief Observed

  18. "Do not dare not to dare." - The Horse and His Boy

  19. "The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only—and that is to support the ultimate career." - The Weight of Glory

  20. "You can make anything by writing." - Letters to an American Lady

  21. "There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken." - The Four Loves

  22. "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." - Mere Christianity

  23. "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - The Silver Chair

  24. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - The Last Battle

  25. "We meet no ordinary people in our lives." - Mere Christianity

  26. "Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives." - The Four Loves

  27. "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival." - The Four Loves

  28. "There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know." - Studies in Words

  29. "The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us." - Mere Christianity

  30. "Joy is the serious business of Heaven." - Letters of C.S. Lewis


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Brier C.

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