C.S. LEWIS QUOTES ON READING

“We read to know we are not alone.”

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

“Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”

“A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.”

“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.”

“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.”

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

“We are what we believe we are.”

“A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.”

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”

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

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”

“Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.”

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'”

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.”

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

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”

“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.”

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

“We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.”

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

“We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”

“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.”

“Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither.”

“Do not dare not to dare.”