Irish author and poet
C. S. Lewis Rank
C. S. Lewis Rank
About C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis was a British novelist best known for his works such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Allegory of Love andThe Space Trilogy, which have over the years been translated into dozens of languages. The books that make his most popular work, The Chronicles of Narnia, have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and have been adapted several times for television, stage and film since their original publications between 1950 and 1956. In 2008, he was placed at the 11th position on The Times' list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
He was married to poet and writer Joy Davidman from 1956 until her death in 1960.
He was friends with fellow novelist J.R.R. Tolkien.
He died on the same day of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy.
Famous quotes by C. S. Lewis
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.C. S. Lewis
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.C. S. Lewis
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.C. S. Lewis
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.C. S. Lewis
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.C. S. Lewis
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.C. S. Lewis
Eros will have naked bodies Friendship naked personalities.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 (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.C. S. Lewis
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.C. S. Lewis
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.C. S. Lewis
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.C. S. Lewis
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.C. S. Lewis
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.C. S. Lewis
Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.C. S. Lewis
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.C. S. Lewis
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.C. S. Lewis
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.C. S. Lewis
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. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.C. S. Lewis
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.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.C. S. Lewis
Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.C. S. Lewis
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.C. S. Lewis
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.C. S. Lewis
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.C. S. Lewis
Reason is the natural order of truth but imagination is the organ of meaning.C. S. Lewis
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.C. S. Lewis
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.C. S. Lewis
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.C. S. Lewis
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'C. S. Lewis
There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.C. S. Lewis
Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.C. S. Lewis
This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.C. S. Lewis
What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.C. S. Lewis
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis' Popularity
C. S. Lewis was a famous Irish author and poet, who was born on November 29, 1898. As a person born on this date, C. S. Lewis is listed in our database as the 5th most popular celebrity for the day (November 29) and the 1st most popular for the year (1898).
People born on November 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. C. S. Lewis is the 148th most popular Sagittarius.
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