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Top 10 Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Fifty years ago today, the world lost C.S. Lewis when he passed away quietly at his home. Lewis’s place in modern Christianity has never quite been matched by anyone (nor should it!), though he was not a trained theologian or ever ordained.

Lewis is widely know for his children’s books, including the popular Chronicles of Narnia series,but his Christian writings, including Mere Christianity, are now a staple read in many Christian theology classes. Below we have compiled 10 quotes we LOVE from him…take the poll and let us know which one is your favorite!

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Which C.S. Lewis Quote is your favorite?

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Girls, do you have a favorite quote from C.S. Lewis that isn’t listed above? Tell us in the comments below!

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  1. nonnie

    Posted by nonnie on March 14, 2014 at 09:17

    Becky i think it wasnt so much to glorify greek mythology, but sort of a way of showing that there was nothing to fear. he doesnt shy away from things just because they are used to mean evil. i think it’s cool and also we have to remember it was written as a way of introducing Biblical lessons to children (though i think everyone of any age should read it) in a way that would interest them and be easy to understand. mythical creatures are interesting and so are talking animals, trees, etc. lol the chronicles of narnia is my favorite. like ever.

  2. Becky J.

    Posted by Becky J. on November 23, 2013 at 11:56

    Did anyone ever wonder why in “The Chronicles of Narnia” the creatures in the book come from the Greek mythology? I thought it really weird that Mr.Tumnus was like the Greek god Pan who is the pagan fertility god (also named as a sex god) which Wiccan witches worship and adore worldwide. I just think is weird that C.S. Lewis combined what come from the Bible (which is pure and holy) with Greek mythology (which is full of filth and peversion). Has anyone ever thought of this?

  3. hobope

    Posted by hobope on November 23, 2013 at 09:40

    All of the quotes listed above are great, but these are a few that I enjoy.
    1. “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
    2.”It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you may talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilization—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit— immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.” C.S. Lewis

    The second one is really thought provoking, and by far one of my favorites. Take some time to really think about it. You and everyone you meet are immortal souls. Just let that sink in.

    • vanilla

      Posted by vanilla on November 23, 2013 at 19:58

      That first quote is one of my favorite quotes! And I had never herad the second one before, but I really like it as well. It’s very thought-provoking!

  4. Carnation

    Posted by Carnation on November 22, 2013 at 15:09

    My great grandfather was close friends with C.S. Lewis my grandma has some of their letters.

  5. vanilla

    Posted by vanilla on November 22, 2013 at 15:01

    This is a quote about Aslan from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: “Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

    • hannah1997

      Posted by hannah1997 on November 28, 2013 at 11:36

      That’s such a good one!! Very memorable 🙂 I wanted some quotes from Narnia in the list, but it was nice discovering some new quotes of Lewis 🙂 He was a great man

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by GirlOnGodsMission on November 22, 2013 at 14:23

    I accidentally clicked on the wrong quote- I meant to choose “There are far, far better things ahead than any we could leave behind”. However, I also like his quote that goes something like “For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.” This quote always brings to mind the famous Jane Austen story, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, which just reinforces Mr. Lewis’ position on the matter.

  7. belladoesntsuck

    Posted by belladoesntsuck on November 22, 2013 at 09:55

    I love C.S. Lewis! I also love The Chronicles of Narnia.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by kristy101 on November 22, 2013 at 09:29

    These were all amazing quotes! I could not decide which one was my “favorite”. I finally chose “Don’t your happiness depend on something you may loose.” That is such a powerful message, especially in our world today. I struggle with this, because for a long time (and even now, it still lingers), I felt like a special man in my life would make me truly happy. However, you can loose even the most amazing guy. I can’t let my happiness depend on something I may loose. Not ever.