Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.


C. S. Lewis

896

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey ’people.’ People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.


C. S. Lewis

896

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.


C. S. Lewis

896

Reason is the natural order of truth but imagination is the organ of meaning.


C. S. Lewis

896

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

896

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.


C. S. Lewis

896

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.


C. S. Lewis

896

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


C. S. Lewis

896

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.


C. S. Lewis

896

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.


C. S. Lewis

896

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

896

What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.


C. S. Lewis

896

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.


C. S. Lewis

896

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


C. S. Lewis

896

What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.


C. S. Lewis

896

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.


C. S. Lewis

896

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


C. S. Lewis

896

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.


C. S. Lewis

896

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.


C. S. Lewis

896

Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.


C. S. Lewis

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