| If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
Source: Mere Christianity
| The road to the promised land runs past Sinai.
Source: The Problem of Pain
| The difference God's timelessness makes is that this now (which slips away from you even as you say the word now) is for Him infinite.
Source: Letters (1 August 1949)
| Though we cannot experience our life as an endless present, we are eternal in God's eyes; that is, in our deepest reality.
Source: Letters to Malcolm
| The idea which shuts out the Second Coming from our minds, the idea of the world slowly ripening to perfection, is a myth, not a generalization from experience.
Source: The World's Last Night
| If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.
| If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.
Source: C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
| Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
| When the author walks on the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right - something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise. It will be too late then to choose your side.
| Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever.
| All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
| In some way, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.
| Once a man is united to God, how could he not live forever?
| We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.