C.S. Lewis

Author of Mere Christianity and 130+ Books

C.S. Lewis

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Librarian Note: The Readershook database contains more than one author. Clive Staples Lewis was one of the twentieth-century intellectual giants and probably one of the most influential writers of his day. Until 1954, he was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University. Unanimously, he was elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until he retired. He wrote more than t... hirty books, allowing him to reach a wide audience, and every year his work continues to attract thousands of new readers. His most distinguished and popular achievements include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and Narnia's universally recognized classics. To date, more than 100 million copies have been sold by the Narnia books and transformed into three major movie pictures. He was his elder brother, W.H. Lewis]READ MORE

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Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.

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