Our Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

By September 12, 2014Culture

There isn’t a question that C.S. Lewis is one of our favorite authors. Be it through Narnia, Perelandra, or the retelling of a Greek myth, Lewis paints an awesome picture of his journey of faith in all of his works. Whether it was in letters to Wormwood or an American Lady, his words have inspired us across all genres of literature. We are excited to bring you Wayfarer Team’s favorite Lewis quotes:

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – Collected Letters

“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 in the Dock

“This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.” – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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

“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

“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” – Letter to an American Lady

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – dedication to Lucy Barfield (Lewis’s godchild) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” – The Four Loves

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