This is the official introduction to an occasional series exploring quotations attributed to C.S. Lewis that are questionable for one reason or another. There is an “at a glance” page HERE to quickly see what has been posted so far in this series.
The first thought some people have when they hear a quotations attributed to C.S. Lewis may not be by him, or that the quote as it is presented is too isolated from its context, is WHO CARES? Obviously, I do and in addition to many others that I know do, I hope you will as well.
Categories of Questionable Quotations
To make sure you are clear with what these mean, the following explanations should help:
Not – those falsely attributed to Lewis. Someone else wrote it. Lewis may or may not have written something similar.
Almost – it is either a paraphrase or missing some words or incorrect words, but usually no one else said it as far as we know.
Not Quite – while Lewis wrote it, the quote when isolated means something other than intended (or has the potential to be misunderstood).