C.S. Lewis Quotes


"... I cannot tell that to this old sinner, and I cannot comfort him either; he has made himself unable to hear my voice. If I spoke to him, he would hear only growlings and roarings. Oh Adam's sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!"
C. S. Lewis in The Magician's Nephew


"Chronological snobbery," [is] the uncritical accpetance of the intellectual climate common to our own age and the assumption that whatever has gone out of date is on that account discredited. You must find why it went out of date. Was it ever refuted (and if so by whom, where, and how conclusively) or did it merely die away as fashions do? If the latter, this tells us nothing about its truth or falsehood. From seeing this, one passes to the realization that our own age is also "a period," and certainly has, like all periods, its own characteristic illusions. They are likeliest to lurk in those widespread assumtions which are so ingrained in the age that no one dares to attack or feels it necessary to defend them.
C. S. Lewis, in Surprised by Joy


It is not easy to draw one's sword when one is swinging round in the air by one's tail, but he did. [Sir Reepicheep, Chief of the Talking Mice of Narnia]
in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis

Comments

HerstoryGirl said…
Talk about synchronicity!

Are we on the same wavelength today or what???

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE C.S. Lewis!!!
Veritas said…
Great quote about chronological snobbery. I have decided to give my life to understanding the "why" something has come into o gone out of fashion, and if I can understand a one-hundredth part of what dear Dr. Lewis could, I would consider my life a success!