Lewis Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
C. S. Lewis

Lewis Carroll
“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.”
Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky and Other Poems

Jerry Lewis
“I've had great success being a total idiot. ”
Jerry Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“An unliterary man may be defined as one who reads books once only. . . . We do not enjoy a story fully at the first reading. Not till the curiosity, the sheer narrative lust, has been given its sop and laid asleep, are we at leisure to savour the real beauties. Till then, it is like wasting great wine on a ravenous natural thirst which merely wants cold wetness.”
C.S. Lewis, On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

C.S. Lewis
“The use of fashions in thought is to distract men from their real dangers. We direct the fashionable outcry of each generation against those vices of which it is in the least danger, and fix its approval on the virtue that is nearest the vice which we are trying to make endemic. The game is to have them all running around with fire extinguishers whenever there’s a flood; and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly gone under.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Colin Dexter
“Morse stared morosely at the blotting paper. "It's just not my sort of case, Lewis. I know it's not a very nice thing to say, but I just get on better when we've got a body - a body that died from unnatural causes. That's all I ask. And we haven't got a body.”
Colin Dexter, Last Seen Wearing

Lewis Carroll
“I don't know what you mean by 'glory,'" Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. "Of course you don't---till I tell you. I meant 'there's a nice knock-down argument for you!'"

"But glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument,'" Alice objected.

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean---neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "Which is to be master---that's all."

Alive was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. "They've a temper, some of them---particularly, verbs, they're the proudest---adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs---however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That's what I say!”
Lewis Carroll

“They can take tomorrow and the plans we made
They can take the music that we'll never play
All the broken dreams, take everything
Just take it away but they can never have yesterday
They can take the future that we'll never know
They can take the places that we said we would go
All the broken dreams, take everything
Just take it away but they can never have yesterday”
Leona Lewis, Leona Lewis: Spirit

Sadie Jones
“He was like a damaged bird. And they always die, she thought.”
Sadie Jones

Michael Ondaatje
“Commissioner Harris at the far end stared along the mad pathway. This was his first child and it had already become a murderer.”
Michael Ondaatje, In the Skin of a Lion

C.S. Lewis
“I am not asking anyone to accept Christianity if his best reasoning tells him that the weight of the evidence is against it.”
CS Lewis

Henry Edward Armstrong
“I notice that, in the lecture … which Prof. Lowry gave recently, in Paris … he brought forward certain freak formulae for tartaric acid, in which hydrogen figures as bigamist … I may say, he but follows the loose example set by certain Uesanians, especially one G. N. Lewis, a Californian thermodynamiter, who has chosen to disregard the fundamental canons of chemistry—for no obvious reason other than that of indulging in premature speculation upon electrons as the cause of valency…”
Henry Edward Armstrong

C.S. Lewis
“Just as there are none good but God, and nothing good but goodness, so there are no loves but love its self, the very love; and that what I call the other unnatural loves, are not loves at all in their own right but become so only so far as they participate in the very love.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Ernest Hemingway
“I do not think I have ever seen a nastier-looking man... Under the black hat, when I had first seen them, the eyes had been those of an unsuccessful rapist. [on Brit poet Percy Wyndham Lewis]”
Ernest Hemingway

“...a flabby lemon and pink giant, who hung his mouth open as though he were an animal at the zoo inviting buns--especially when the ladies were present. [on fellow Brit Ford Madox Ford]”
Percy Wyndham Lewis

Lewis Carroll
“Tırtıl'la Alice sessizlik içinde bir süre bakıştılar; neden sonra Tırtıl, nargilesinin marpucunu ağzından çıkarıp, cansız, uykulu bir sesle Alice'e 'Kimsin sen?' diye sordu.
Bu soru, sohbete koyulmak için çok da cesaret verici bir başlangıç değildi. Alice, oldukça mahcup bir tavırla şöyle dedi: 'Şey efendim, yani aslında şu an tam bilmiyorum. En azından bu sabah kalktığımda kim olduğumu biliyordum, ama o zamandan beri birkaç kez değiştim galiba.'
'Ne demek istiyorsun?' dedi Tırtıl sert bir tavırla. 'Kendinden söz et bakalım.'
'Kendimden söz edemem, efendim,' dedi Alice, 'çünkü ben ben değilim ki, anlatabiliyor muyum?'
'Anlatamıyorsun,' dedi Tırtıl.
'Özür dilerim, ama daha fazla açıklayamayacağım,' diye yanıt verdi Alice kibarca, 'çünkü kendim bile anlamıyorum ki bu durumu;bir gün içinde bu kadar farklı boylarda olmak insanın kafasını allak bullak ediyor.'
'Etmez,' dedi Tırtıl.
'Pekala, size henüz öyle gelmiyor olabilir,' dedi Alice, 'ama düşünün ki önce bir krizalite -hani bir gün dönüşeceksiniz ya- sonra da bir kelebeğe dönüşmek zorunda kaldığınızda, sanırım kendinizi biraz tuhaf hissedersiniz, öyle değil mi?'
'Hiç de hissetmem,' dedi Tırtıl.
'Peki, belki sizin duygularınız farklı olabilir,' dedi Alice, 'tek bildiğim, bunların bende tuhaflık yarattığı.'
'Sen!' dedi, Tırtıl tepeden bakarak, 'Kimsin sen?'
Bu soru her şeyi yeniden başa döndürmüştü.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Bernard Lewis
“Geleceği görebilmek için tarih bilmek çok önemli. Birey için hafıza neyse bir ulus için de tarih odur. Tarihini çarpıtan bir toplum nörotik bir kişi, tarihini bilmeyen bir toplum ise hafızasını kaybetmiş insan gibidir.”
Bernard Lewis

“R.I.P. Jerry Lewis

You made us laugh in life. Now you have a chance to make God and all of his angels laugh too.

Take care and I shall see you in the next life.”
Anthony T.Hincks