C.S. Lewis

"When the voice of your friend or the page of your book sinks into democratic equality with the pattern of the wallpaper, the feel of your clothes, your memory of last night, and the noises from the road, you are falling asleep. The highly selective consciousness enjoyed by fully alert men, with all its builded sentiments and consecrated ideals, has as much to be called real as the drowsy chaos, and more."
"I was with book, as a woman is with child."
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival."
"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."
"Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
"If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilised morality to savage morality."
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
"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."
"It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds- in reality our best work is done by keeping things out."
"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."
"Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning..."
"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."