Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quotable Lewis

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.

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.

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

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

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

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.


Brian said...

great quotes Brad, I love CS Lewis. I was in Ireland a couple of years ago and stayed in the school that he was taught in just before it got knocked down and turned into apartments. Not that that has any relevance to these quotes.......

Brad Culver said...

thanks for the story Brian