C is for C. S. Lewis #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 4, 2022 in A-Z Challenge / 11 Comments

A-Z of Favourite Quotes
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Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge! I’ll be posting every day except Sundays throughout April. This year, my readers voted for the theme “My Favourite Book Quotes”. So I’ve collected together the quotations that move me, inspire me and make me smile. I hope you enjoy them!

For letter C, I’ve chosen a childhood favourite, C. S. Lewis. I devoured The Chronicles of Narnia as a child, and now I’m reading them to my daughter since she enjoyed the films so much. The Christian allegory is more obvious to me now, but it still feels magical and brings back lots of memories.

My Favourite Quotes by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia book cover

“One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

“I am [in your world].’ said Aslan. ‘But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”

“Girls aren’t very good at keeping maps in their brains”, said Edmund, “That’s because we’ve got something in them”, replied Lucy.”

“Things always work according to their nature. She has won her heart’s desire; she has unwearying strength and endless days like a goddess. But length of days with an evil heart is only length of misery and already she begins to know it. All get what they want; they do not always like it.”

“I discovered that the wisdom of the world, and a great deal of its folly also, is to be found in the pages of books.”

“…if you’ve been up all night and cried till you had no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You fee as if nothing is ever going to happen again.”

“Logic!” said the Professor half to himself. “Why don’t they teach logic at these schools? There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is telling the truth. You know she doesn’t tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad. For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume that she is telling the truth.”

He was not in the least frightened, or excited, or curious. If anyone had asked him “Where did you come from?” he would probably have said, “I’ve always been here.” That was what it felt like—as if one had always been in that place and never been bored although nothing had ever happened. As he said long afterward, “It’s not the sort of place where things happen. The trees go on growing, that’s all.”

“Wouldn’t it be dreadful if some day, in our own world, at home, men started going wild inside, like the animals here, and still looked like men, so that you’d never know which were which?”

C.S.Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
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Do you like The Chronicles of Narnia? Do you have a favourite quote by an author beginning with C? Let me know in the comments!

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11 responses to “C is for C. S. Lewis #AtoZChallenge

  1. I’m with Ronel – that first quote is great. I’ve read all of the Chronicles of Narnia, but I have to admit, it’s been so long I don’t remember them all. The Lion The Witch & the Wardrobe, yes, but the others are vaguer in my brain.
    “The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.” ― Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express
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    • I had forgotten a lot of the other books in the series as well. I’m re-reading them with my daughter and it’s bringing lots of memories back. Love that Agatha Christie quote.

  2. C.S. Lewis was a great crafter of quotations! He also said (related to the first one above) “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.”
    C is for Chimeric

  3. I must confess, I have only watched one movie – not the book series or the others if they got adapted into shows/movies. I love Lucy’s response though, too cheeky! And oh, that first quote – I think we’re never ever too old for fairytales! I will pick up the Narnia series soon!
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    • It’s worth reading if you want to feel that child-like wonder again. The live-action films are pretty good too. It was a shame they didn’t do the whole series.

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