Quotes from The Pilgrim's Regress

C.S. Lewis ·  219 pages

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“You all know," said the Guide, "that security is mortals' greatest enemy.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Pilgrim's Regress


“Be sure it is not for nothing that the Landlord has knit our hearts so closely to time and place – to one friend rather than another and one shire more than all the land.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Pilgrim's Regress


“The great art of life is to moderate our passions. Objects of affection are like other belongings. We must love them enough to enrich our lives while we have them, not enough to impoverish our lives when they are gone.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Pilgrim's Regress


“What does not satisfy when we find it, was not the thing we were desiring.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Pilgrim's Regress


“There is no excess of goodness. You cannot go too far in the right direction.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Pilgrim's Regress



“Hypothesis, my dear young friend, establishes itself by a cumulative process: or, to use popular language, if you make the same guess often enough it ceases to be a guess and becomes a Scientific Fact. After”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Pilgrim's Regress


“[John]: 'But I must think it is one or the other.'

[Reason]: 'By my father's soul, you must not - until you have some evidence. Can you not remain in doubt?'

[John]: 'I don't know that I have ever tried.'

[Reason]: 'You must learn to, if you are to come far with me. It is not hard to do it. In Eschropolis, indeed, it is impossible, for the people who live there have to give an opinion once a week or once a day, or else Mr. Mammon would soon cut off their food. But out here in the country you can walk all day and all the next day with an unanswered question in your head: you need never speak until you have made up your mind.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Pilgrim's Regress


“-You will find your Island here.
-But how can it be here in the middle of the city?
-It needs no place. It is everywhere and nowhere. It refuses entry to none who asks. It is an Island of the Soul.”
― C.S. Lewis, quote from The Pilgrim's Regress


About the author

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