Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement

- C S Lewis

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

- C S Lewis

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

- C S Lewis

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.

- C S Lewis

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

- C S Lewis

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.

- C S Lewis

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

- C S Lewis

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.

- C S Lewis

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

- C S Lewis

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.

- C S Lewis