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C.S. Lewis Quotes on Love Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from C.S. Lewis Quotes on Love
  1. #1
    “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
  2. #2
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained”
  3. #3
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
  4. #4
    “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
  5. #5
    “Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. ”
  6. #6
    “Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.”
  7. #7
    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
  8. #8
    “Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him.”
  9. #9
    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
  10. #10
    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
  1. #11
    “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
  2. #12
    “Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.”
  3. #13
    “They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself. They can retain this love even when each would easily, if they allowed themselves, be ‘in love’ with someone else. ‘Being in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. it is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it.”
  4. #14
    “of course, ceasing to be ‘in love’ need not mean ceasing to love. Love in this second sense — love as distinct from ‘being in love’ — is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriages) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God.”
  5. #15
    “To love at all is to be vulnerable.”
  6. #16
    “You have not chosen one another, but I have chosen you for one another.”
  7. #17
    “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
  8. #18
    “Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him.”
  9. #19
    “And in fact, whatever people say, the state called ‘being in love’ usually does not last. If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after’ is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married,’ then it says what probably never was nor ever would be true, and would be highly undesirable if it were. Who could bear to live in that excitement for even five years? What would become of your work, your appetite, your sleep, your friendships?”
  10. #20
    “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives”

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