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To fight in another man's armour is something more than to be influenced by his style of fighting.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Allegory of Love

Man's conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its consummation, to be Nature's conquest of Man.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Abolition of Man

Art can teach without at all ceasing to be art.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: from a letter to "I.O. Evans"

The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of planting a new sun in the sky or a new primary colour in the spectrum.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Christian Reflections

Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Problem of Pain

You cannot study pleasure in the moment of the nuptial embrace, nor repentance while repenting, nor analyze the nature of humour while roaring with laughter.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

This moment contains all moments.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Great Divorce

We have had enough, once and for all, of Hedonism--the gloomy philosophy which says that Pleasure is the only good.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: 'Hedonics' Time and Tide

Poetry too is a little incarnation, giving body to what had been before invisible and inaudible.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Reflections on the Psalms

No philosophical theory which I have yet come across is a radical improvement on the words of Genesis, that 'In the beginning God made Heaven and Earth'.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Miracles

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.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

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