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It matters enormously if I alienate anyone from the truth.

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

Truth and falsehood are opposed; but truth is the norm not of truth only but of falsehood also.

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

If nothing is self-evident, nothing can be proved. Similarly if nothing is obligatory for its own sake, nothing is obligatory at all.

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

The laws of thought are also the laws of things: of things in the remotest space and the remotest time.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

There are no variations except for those who know a norm, and no subtleties for those who have not grasped the obvious.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: An Experiment in Criticism

Unless the religious claims of the Bible are again acknowledged, its literary claims will, I think, be given only 'mouth honour' and that decreasingly.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

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

Where, except in uncreated light, can the darkness be drowned?

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Letters to Malcolm

'We do not truly see light, we only see slower things lit by it, so that for us light is on the edge--the last thing we know before things become too swift for us.'

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Out of the Silent Planet

In coming to understand anything we are rejecting the facts as they are for us in favour of the facts as they are.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.

    Author: 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, you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

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