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C.S. {Jack} Lewis
November 29, 1898~November 22, 1963.
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“The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go. God's love for us does not.”

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“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's 'own,' or 'real' life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life -- the life God is sending one day by day.”

“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. . .It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own."

"It isn't Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy. "It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?"
"But you shall meet me, dear one," said Aslan.
"Are -are you there too, Sir?" said Edmund.
"I am," said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
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“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing ~ to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from ~ my country, the place where I ought to have been born.
Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.”

9 comments :

  1. I didn't know his birthday was yesterday! Great quotes I love the pictures you have posted.

    Mark Twain and L M Montgomery's birthdays today---tomorrow for you!

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  2. "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

    Too true! Good books are like true friends, and who can tire of meeting an old friend over and over again?

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  3. I love this! I used those EXACT Narnia maps for a little party for my 6 year old this past spring...he is a Narnian at heart, I think! ;)


    “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's 'own,' or 'real' life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life -- the life God is sending one day by day.”

    That is my favorite quote that you posted! SOOO GOOD! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

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  4. This is a delightful remembrance of our mutual friend, Rosie! Thank you. :) Hugs all around from here.

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  5. So true! Thank you for this post, and for bringing to life the magic of ordinary days. love it.

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  6. What a wonderful post!

    I forgot he died so close to his birthday.

    Can you imagine what kind of world it would have been if Lewis didn't become a Christian? I shiver to think of it.

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  7. The sweetest was the longing....Thankyou for sharing thoes beautiful quotes!I have loved cs lewis and all his works. Narnia movies,and the Shadowlands,which was beautiful. He was a very gifted man. Reading is delightful,I do it whenever I can! It is life and breath! Did you know tolkien and lewis were acquaintances?
    Christina

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  8. So delightful to come here and see that you too enjoyed his birthday! His writings so enrich our lives. I so love the picture of him, and each quote is well known and dear. Thank you!

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  9. We are fans of C.S.Lewis here at the cottage!

    I love to read his quotes...

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