8 Relatable Quotes By British Author C.S. Lewis

As a respected theologian and as the author of one of the most beloved children’s fantasy series of all time, C.S. Lewis certainly had many relatable quotes.

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C.S. Lewis, author of over 30 books (including The Chronicles of Narnia), had a special way with words and an excellent gift for storytelling. Let’s take a look at 8 of C.S. Lewis’ most relatable quotes. Whether they make you smile, laugh, or nod your head in agreement, they are sure to make you feel something. 


“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

It’s as if he read my mind. This is a statement almost all of us book lovers can agree with.


“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

I don’t know about you, but I never stopped reading them, and I never will. 


“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” 

I heartily agree. The best “children’s stories” can be enjoyed by anyone, no matter their age.


“Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”

It doesn’t get much better than eating good food while reading a good book. It’s the simple things in life.


“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”

I don’t trust people who don’t reread their favorite books. 


“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.”

If a children’s book has anything of value in it, then I believe it will only get better as you age. As you grow and experience life more and more, the values in the book will take on a much greater meaning than they ever did before. 


“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

Another quote that is absolutely spot on. So often, the people who hurt the most put on the bravest faces.


“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”

I could not agree more. Mental pain can be infinitely harder to bear than physical pain, yet it is unfortunately much less openly talked about. 

I hope these quotes rang as true to you as they did to me. Thank you C.S. Lewis for sharing your brilliant mind and work with the world!

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