He had an elder brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis.
Quotes[ edit ] Only the skilled can judge the skilfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result. 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 I have at last come to the end of the Faerie Queene: Family Letters, — edited by Walter Hooper, p.
There is not two pence worth of real thought or real nobility in him. The Letters of C. Lewis to Arthur Greeves —p. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I shd. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.
A Semantic Nightmare", Rehabilitations Only the skilled can judge the skilfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result. A Preface to Paradise LostChapter 2: Achilles had been little more than a passionate boy.
A Preface to Paradise LostChapter 6: Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. And the higher the pretensions of such power, the more dangerous I think it both to the rulers and to the subjects.
Hence Theocracy is the worst of all governments. If we must have a tyrant a robber baron is far better than an inquisitor. But the inquisitor who mistakes his own cruelty and lust of power and fear for the voice of Heaven will torment us infinitely because he torments us with the approval of his own conscience and his better impulses appear to him as temptations.
And since Theocracy is the worst, the nearer any government approaches to Theocracy the worse it will be. A metaphysic, held by the rulers with the force of a religion, is a bad sign. It forbids them, like the inquisitor, to admit any grain of truth or good in their opponents, it abrogates the ordinary rules of morality, and it gives a seemingly high, super-personal sanction to all the very ordinary human passions by which, like other men, the rulers will frequently be actuated.
In other words, it forbids wholesome doubt And not on your life to pretend that you see further than you do. Being a democrat, I am opposed to all very drastic and sudden changes of society in whatever direction because they never in fact take place except by a particular technique.
That technique involves the seizure of power by a small, highly disciplined group of people; the terror and the secret police follow, it would seem, automatically. I do not think any group good enough to have such power. They are men of like passions with ourselves.
The secrecy and discipline of their organisation will have already inflamed in them that passion for the inner ring which I think at least as corrupting as avarice; and their high ideological pretensions will have lent all their passions the dangerous prestige of the Cause.
Hence, in whatever direction the change is made, it is for me damned by its modus operandi. The worst of all public dangers is the committee of public safety. Essays and Stories I believe Buddhism to be a simplification of Hinduism and Islam to be a simplification of Xianity.
Lewis by Kathryn Ann Lindskoog, p. Otherwise it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him. Letter 19 April ; published in Letters of C. Lewisp.
The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him. Letter 8 November ; published in Letters of C.
The good ones last. A waltz which you can like only when you are waltzing is a bad waltz. Essays and Storiesp. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.
And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms.Learn about British writer C. S.
Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Space Trilogy, and many others. Toggle navigation Into the Wardrobe – a C.
S. Lewis website On Stories: and Other Essays on Literature Ed. Walter Hooper. London, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, On Stories: and other essays on literature (ed. Walter Hooper, ) Spenser's Images of Life (ed. Alastair Fowler, ) Letters to an American Lady () The Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C.
S. Lewis as Reader, Critic, and Imaginative Writer. The Popular Press, C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—presents a well-reasoned case for the importance of story and wonder, elements often ignored by 4/5(2).
"A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered. You are speaking, Hmān, as if the pleasure were one thing and the memory plombier-nemours.com is all one thing. The séroni could say it better than I say it now. Not better than I could say it in a poem.
What you call remembering is the last part of the pleasure, as the crah is the last part of a poem. When you and I met, the meeting was over very. This book is a collection of essays and short stories written by Lewis.
There a few fun lines, but nothing outstanding, except the final story in the book. C.S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces () ( editions: Essay Collection: Literature, Philosophy and Short Stories and Essay Collection: Faith, Christianity and the Church) Essays Presented to Charles Williams ().