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C.S. Lewis Quotes about Joy Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from C.S. Lewis Quotes about Joy
  1. #1
    “Praise is the mode of love which always has some element of joy in it.”
  2. #2
    “The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.”
  3. #3
    “No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.”
  4. #4
    “Joy bursts in our lives when we go about doing the good at hand and not trying to manipulate things and times to achieve joy.”
  5. #5
    “Joy is the serious business of heaven.”
  6. #6
    “Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that’s the whole art and joy of words.”
  1. #7
    “With my mother’s death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life. There was to be much fun, many pleasures, many stabs of Joy; but no more of the old security. It was sea and islands now; the great continent had sunk like Atlantis.”
  2. #8
    “If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”
  3. #9
    “The demand of the loveless and the self-imprisoned that they should be allowed to blackmail the universe: that till they consent to be happy (on their own terms) no one else shall taste joy: that theirs should be the final power; that Hell should be able to veto Heaven.”
  4. #10
    “Dearest Daughter. I knew you would not be long in coming to me. Joy shall be yours.”
  5. #11
    “Praise is the mode of love which always has some element of joy in it.”
  6. #12
    “If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone.”

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  1. #13
    “I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
  2. #14
    “Into the void of silence, into the empty space of nothing, the joy of life is unfurled.”
  3. #15
    “Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.”
  4. #16
    “When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall in fact be happy.”
  5. #17
    “All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still ‘about to be’.”
  6. #18
    “Those who put themselves in His hands will become perfect, as He is perfect- perfect in love, wisdom, joy, beauty, health, and immortality. The change will not be completed in this life, for death is an important part of the treatment. How far the change will have gone before death in any particular Christian is uncertain.”
  7. #19
    “Either the day must come when joy prevails and all the makers of misery are no longer able to infect it, or else, for ever and ever, the makers of misery can destroy in others the happiness they reject for themselves.”
  8. #20
    “Dance and game are frivolous, unimportant down here; for “down here” is not their natural place. Here, they are a moment’s rest from the life we were placed here to live. But in this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”
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