OVERVIEW Of Confirming C.S. Lewis Quotations

The following serves as an OVERVIEW for a new series that will like have new posts EACH week. As you might guess from the title, the focus is on exploring questionable quotations attributed to C.S. Lewis. While I’ve written and spoken on the topic previously, this will be the “go to” page to find out whether or not a quote claiming to be from Lewis is actually by him. 

This page serves as the “table of contents” to quickly find a quote that either has, or will be examined. So, below are the links to the actual articles. If there is no link yet then that means the article hasn’t been released yet.

INTRODUCTION to Confirming C.S. Lewis Quotations (Published 8/21/15)

The Questionable Quotes (adding more later):

  • “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” (Posting 8/29/15)
  • “We read to know/discover that we are not alone”
  • “Experience that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”
  • “Experience is a brutal teacher. But you learn, my God you learn.”
  • “I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God- it changes me.”
  • “Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
  • “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”
  • “You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”
  • “I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most perfect person that I can think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing ever.”
  • “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”
  • “It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.”
  • “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars—let go to move forward”
  • “Do the right thing when no one is looking.” OR “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”
  • “It is a happy moment when our desire crosses with the will of Heavenly Father.”

(NOTE: This is a copy of a PERMANENT page that is found HERE)