26 October 2009

5 Quotes from CS Lewis

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter." There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.

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.

Only the truly forgiven are truly forgiving.

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 (from assorted texts)