This is part of a series exploring quotations attributed to C.S. Lewis that are questionable for one reason or another. Presently a new article is posted the first Saturday of each month (or sometimes the second if there are five Saturdays). There is an “at a glance” page HERE to quickly see what has been posted so far in this series. Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to read the INTRODUCTION to this series.
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but
when you look back, everything is different.”
Did you every hear the funny story of the person who collected fake Lewis quotes and forgot to check to see if he had already posted on a popular one and when he did, he realized he didn’t? So, this post is correcting that oversight.
The above quotation is sometimes credited to Prince Caspian, one of Lewis’ Narnia book. More frequently it is merely incorrectly attributed to him with no source. How am I sure it is not in Prince Caspian? In addition to today’s technology enabling you to find false quotations, you can actually own an electronic copy of nearly all of Lewis’ books and the complete set of Narnia books is among them. So, searching not only that single title, I checked all seven stories to confirm it is not there.