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Clive Staples Lewis (November 29 1898 – November 22 1963) was an Irish author, scholar of medieval literature, and Christian apologist. He is best known for his essays on Christianity and for the children's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia.

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“I have at last come to the end of the Faerie Queene: and though I say "at last", I almost wish he had lived to write six books more as he had hoped to do — so much have I enjoyed it.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: On Edmund Spenser and his famous work, in a letter to Arthur Greeves (7 March 1916), published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis : Family Letters, 1905–1931 (2004) edited by Walter Hooper, p. 170

“The man is a humbug — a vulgar, shallow, self-satisfied mind, absolutely inaccessible to the complexities and delicacies of the real world. He has the journalist's air of being a specialist in everything, of taking in all points of view and being always on the side of the angels: he merely annoys a reader who has the least experience of knowing things, of what knowing is like. There is not two pence worth of real thought or real nobility in him. But he isn't dull…”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Diary entry regarding Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, (July 1924), published in Letters (1966), p. 97

“I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Letter to Arthur Greeves (February 1932) — in They Stand Together: The Letters of C. S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves (1914–1963) (1979), p. 439

“Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I shd. say, 'sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends.'”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Letter to Arthur Greeves (29 December 1935) — in They Stand Together: The Letters of C. S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves (1914–1963) (1979), p. 477

“For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: "Bluspels and Flalansferes: A Semantic Nightmare", Rehabilitations and Other Essays (1939)

“On recent and contemporary literature [students'] need is least and our help least. They ought to understand it better than we, and if they do not then there is something radically wrong either with them or with the literature. But I need not labour the point. There is an intrinsic absurdity in making current literature a subject of academic study, and the student who wants a tutor's assistance in reading the works of his own contemporaries might as well ask for a nurse's assistance in blowing his own nose.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: "Our English syllabus", Rehabilitations and Other Essays (1939). Reprinted in Image and Imagination: Essays and Reviews by C. S. Lewis (2013), Cambridge University Press

“Only the skilled can judge the skilfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942), Chapter 2: "Is Criticism Possible?"

“A man, an adult, is precisely what [Aeneas] is: Achilles had been little more than a passionate boy.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942), Chapter 6: "Virgil and the Subject of Secondary Epic"

“The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: "Myth Became Fact" (1944)

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“I am a democrat because I believe that no man or group of men is good enough to be trusted with uncontrolled power over others. And the higher the pretensions of such power, the more dangerous I think it both to the rulers and to the subjects. Hence Theocracy is the worst of all governments. If we must have a tyrant a robber baron is far better than an inquisitor. The baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity at some point be sated, and since he dimly knows he is doing wrong he may possibly repent. But the inquisitor who mistakes his own cruelty and lust of power and fear for the voice of Heaven will torment us infinitely because he torments us with the approval of his own conscience and his better impulses appear to him as temptations. And since Theocracy is the worst, the nearer any government approaches to Theocracy the worse it will be. A metaphysic, held by the rulers with the force of a religion, is a bad sign. It forbids them, like the inquisitor, to admit any grain of truth or good in their opponents, it abrogates the ordinary rules of morality, and it gives a seemingly high, super-personal sanction to all the very ordinary human passions by which, like other men, the rulers will frequently be actuated. In other words, it forbids wholesome doubt. […] This false certainty comes out in Professor Haldane's article. […] It is breaking Aristotle's canon—to demand in every enquiry that degree of certainty which the subject matter allows. And not on your life to pretend that you see further than you do. Being a democrat, I am opposed to all very drastic and sudden changes of society (in whatever direction) because they never in fact take place except by a particular technique. That technique involves the seizure of power by a small, highly disciplined group of people; the terror and the secret police follow, it would seem, automatically. I do not think any group good enough to have such power. They are men of like passions with ourselves. The secrecy and discipline of their organisation will have already inflamed in them that passion for the inner ring which I think at least as corrupting as avarice; and their high ideological pretensions will have lent all their passions the dangerous prestige of the Cause. Hence, in whatever direction the change is made, it is for me damned by its modus operandi. The worst of all public dangers is the committee of public safety.”

— C. S. Lewis

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More on this quote: "A Reply to Professor Haldane" (1946), published posthumously in Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories (1966)
• Some of these ideas were included in the essay "The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment" (1949) (see below).

“I believe Buddhism to be a simplification of Hinduism and Islam to be a simplification of Xianity.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Letter to Sheldon Vanauken (14 December 1950), quoted in Sleuthing C. S. Lewis (2001) by Kathryn Ann Lindskoog, p. 393

“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Letter (19 April 1951); published in Letters of C. S. Lewis (1966), p. 230

“It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Letter (8 November 1952); published in Letters of C. S. Lewis (1966), p. 247

“I am almost inclined to set it up as a canon that a children’s story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children’s story. The good ones last. A waltz which you can like only when you are waltzing is a bad waltz.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952) — in Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories (1967), p. 24

“Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952) — in Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories (1967), p. 25

“He [the child] does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods: the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952)

“I became my own only when I gave myself to Another.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Letters of C. S. Lewis (17 July 1953), para. 2, p. 251 — as reported in The Quotable Lewis (1989), p. 334

“Every story of conversion is the story of a blessed defeat.”

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Quote source: Foreword to Joy Davidman's Smoke on the Mountain (1954)

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“A strict allegory is like a puzzle with a solution: a great romance is like a flower whose smell reminds you of something you can't quite place. I think the something is 'the whole quality of life as we actually experience it.'”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: C. S. Lewis' Letters to Children – letter to Lucy (11 September 1958)

“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.”

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Quote source: Letters of C. S. Lewis (29 April 1959), para. 1, p. 285 — as reported in The Quotable Lewis (1989), p. 469

“"Everything" is a subject on which there is not much to be said.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Studies in Words (1960), ch. 2

“A great myth is relevant as long as the predicament of humanity lasts; as long as humanity lasts. It will always work, on those who can receive it, the same catharsis.”

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Quote source: "Haggard Rides Again", in Time and Tide, Vol. XLI (3 September 1960)

“The human imagination has seldom had before it an object so sublimely ordered as the medieval cosmos. If it has an aesthetic fault, it is perhaps, for us who have known romanticism, a shade too ordered. For all its vast spaces it might in the end afflict us with a kind of claustrophobia. Is there nowhere any vagueness? No undiscovered by-ways? No twilight? Can we never really get out of doors?”

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Quote source: The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1964)

“I wrote the books I should have liked to read. That's always been my reason for writing. People won't write the books I want, so I have to do it for myself.”

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Quote source: As quoted in C.S. Lewis (1963), by Roger Lancelyn Green, p. 9

“Looking for God—or Heaven—by exploring space is like reading or seeing all Shakespeare's plays in the hope that you will find Shakespeare as one of the characters or Stratford as one of the places. Shakespeare is in one sense present at every moment in every play.”

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Quote source: "The Seeing Eye", in Christian Reflections (1967), p. 167

“You can't get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

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Quote source: As quoted in Of This and Other Worlds (1982) by Walter Hooper, Preface, p. 9

“[M]y friend Professor Tolkien asked me the very simple question, "What class of men would you expect to be most preoccupied with, and most hostile to, the idea of escape?" and gave the obvious answer: jailers.”

— C. S. Lewis

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Quote source: Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories, chapter: On Science Fiction, page: 67, publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2002), ISBN: 978-0-15-602767-0

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