Quotes from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis ·  206 pages

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“I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been - if you've been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be your affectionate Godfather, C. S. Lewis.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia. But don't go trying to use the same route twice. Indeed, don't try to get there at all. It'll happen when you're not looking for it. And don't talk too much about it even among yourselves. And don't mention it to anyone else unless you find that they've had adventures of the same sort themselves. What's that? How will you know? Oh, you'll know all right. Odd things, they say-even their looks-will let the secret out. Keep your eyes open. Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools."
-The Professor”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“He'll be coming and going" he had said. "One day you'll see him and another you won't. He doesn't like being tied down--and of course he has other countries to attend to. It's quite all right. He'll often drop in. Only you mustn't press him. He's wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“To the glistening eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy the Valiant. To the great western woods, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant southern sun, Queen Susan the Gentle. And to the clear northern skies, I give you King Peter the Magnificent. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia. May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion." "Ooh" said Susan. "I'd thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion"..."Safe?" said Mr Beaver ..."Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“If you've been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“If there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most, or else just silly.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“She did not shut it properly because she knew that it is very silly to shut oneself into a wardrobe, even if it is not a magic one.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe, how would it be if you came and had tea with me?”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Well, sir, if things are real, they’re there all the time."
"Are they?" said the Professor; and Peter did not quite know what to say.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“If ever they remembered their life in this world it was as one remembers a dream.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“None of the children knew who Aslan was any more than you do; but the moment the Beaver had spoken these words everyone felt quite different. Perhaps it has sometimes happened to you in a dream that someone says something which you don't understand but in the dream it feels as if it had some enormous meaning--either a terrifying one which turns the whole dream into a nightmare or else a lovely meaning too lovely to put into words, which makes the dream so beautiful that you remember it all your life and are always wishing you could get into that dream again. It was like that now. At the name of Aslan each one of the children felt something jump in it's inside. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt suddenly brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delicious smell or some delightful strain of music had just floated by her. And Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that it is the beginning of the holidays or the beginning of Summer.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to and end; but that was not to be.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“You have a traitor there, Aslan," said the Witch. Of course everyone present knew that she meant Edmund. But Edmund had got past thinking about himself after all he'd been through and after the talk he'd had that morning. He just went on looking at Aslan. It didn't seem to matter what the Witch said.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“What do they teach them at these schools?”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“The castle of Cair Paravel on its little hill towered up above them; before them were the sands, with rocks and little pools of salt water, and seaweed, and the smell of the sea and long miles of bluish-green waves breaking for ever and ever on the beach. And oh, the cry of the seagulls! Have you ever heard it? Can you remember?”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“And Peter became a tall and deep-chested man and a great warrior, and he was called King Peter the Magnificent. And Susan grew into a tall and gracious woman with black hair that fell almost to her feet and the kings of the countries beyond the sea began to send ambassadors asking for her hand in marriage. And she was called Queen Susan the Gentle. Edmund was a graver and quieter man than Peter, and great in council and judgment. he was called King Edmund the Just. But as for Lucy, she was always gay and golden-haired, and all princes in those parts desired her to be their Queen, and her own people called her Queen Lucy the Valiant.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“It was a full moon and, shining on all the snow, it made everything almost as bright as day -- only the shadows were rather confusing.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Logic!" said the Professor half to himself. "Why don't they teach logic at these schools? There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is
telling the truth. You know she doesn't tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad. For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume that she is telling the truth.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“Lucy looked and saw that Aslan had just breathed on the feet of the stone giant.

It's all right!" shouted Aslan joyously. "Once The feet are put right, all the rest of him will follow.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“In our adversity, God shouts to us.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


“It's so large"
"It's the world dear, did you think it'd be small?"
"smaller”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


About the author

C.S. Lewis
Born place: in Belfast, Ireland
Born date November 29, 1898
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