C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian. As a boy growing up in Ireland, Lewis was fascinated with animals and grew to have a great love of nature. In 1916 Lewis was awarded a scholarship at University College, Oxford, but within months was sent to France to fight in the First World War. He later held academic positions in English literature for many years at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. Lewis’s faith profoundly affected his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim. Lewis was a prolific writer whose philosophical writings are widely cited by Christian apologists from many denominations. His most popular works include his fictions series The Chronicles of Narnia, and his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.
Quotes by C. S. Lewis…
Human history is the long terrible story of a man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
Hell is a state of mind — ye never said a truer word. And every state of mind, left to itself, every shutting up of the creature within the dungeon of its own mind — is, in the end, Hell. But Heaven is not a state of mind. Heaven is reality itself. All that is fully real is Heavenly. For all that can be shaken will be shaken and only the unshakeable remains.
I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
Don’t you remember on earth there were things too hot to touch with your finger but you could drink them all right? Shame is like that. If you will accept it — if you will drink the cup to the bottom — you will find it very nourishing; but try to do anything else with it and it scalds.
Ye cannot know eternal reality by a definition.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
Many people want to serve God, mostly in an advisory capacity.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.
Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world.