The Screwtape Letters Quotes
The Screwtape Letters Quotes – I recently attended a live performance on the subject of spiritual warfare…from the demonic point of view. It was based on the popular book The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. The play was well put together and made me think back to when I read the book. Below are a few of my favorite quotes (with page numbers) that I highlighted when I first read them a couple of years ago.
Remember that the premise of the book is one where the demon expresses his perception of how the world works. Therefore, the reference “enemy” refers to God. It is a kind of reverse piety. Enjoy!
The Screwtape Letters Quotes
He really wants to fill the universe with many ugly little copies of Himself, beings whose lives will be qualitatively similar to His on a miniature scale, not because He has absorbed them, but because their wills freely conform to His will. We want cattle that can finally become food; He wants servants who can finally become sons. We want to imbibe, He wants to break out. We are empty and would be full; It is full and flowing. The goal of our war is a world in which the Father Below has incorporated all other beings into Himself: The Enemy wants the world to be full of beings united with Him, yet separated. (38-39)
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But now you see that Invincibility and Indisputable are two weapons which the very nature of His plan forbids Him to use. To simply ignore man’s will (as surely His presence felt in any but the faintest and mildest degree) would be of no use to Him. He cannot admire. He can only tempt. (39)
Our cause is never in greater peril than when man, unwilling but still intent on doing the will of our Enemy, looks upon a universe from which all traces of Him seem to have vanished, and asks why he was left? and obeys anyway. (40)
Christians describe the enemy as the one “without whom nothing is strong.” And nothing is very strong: strong enough to steal a man’s best years, not in sweet sins, but in the gloomy flickering of thoughts over he knows not what and knows not why, satisfying curiosities so weak that the man is but half. realizing them, drumming his fingers and kicking his heels, whistling tunes he dislikes, or in a long, dull maze of dreams that have not even lust or ambition to give them enjoyment, but which happen to come together. started them, the creature is too weak and excited to shake off. (60)
Always remember that He is very fond of the little vermin and has an absurd appreciation for the uniqueness of each one. When He speaks of their having lost their self, He means only to give up the clamor of self-will; When they do, He truly gives them back their whole personality and boasts (I’m afraid, sincerely) that when they are completely His, they will be more themselves than ever. (65)
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The more he feels like he’s not acting, the less he’ll ever be able to function, and in the long run, the less he’ll feel. (67)
For we must never forget what is the most repulsive and inexplicable quality of our Enemy; He is very fond of the hairless bipeds he created and always gives back to them with his right hand what he took from his left. (72)
Even of his own sins the Enemy does not want him to think too much: when they are repented of, the sooner a man turns his attention outward, the better the enemy will be pleased. (73)
Far better to make them live in the future. Biological necessity directs all their passions in that direction, so that the thought of the future incites hope and fear. Also, it is unknown to them, so by forcing them to think about it, we are forcing them to think about unrealities. (76)
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The duty to plan tomorrow’s work is today’s duty; though its material is borrowed from the future, the duty, like all duties, is in the Present. (77)
We have done this through poets and novelists, by persuading people that the curious and generally fleeting experience they call “being in love” is the only honorable reason for marriage; that marriage can and must make this excitement permanent; and that failing to do so, the marriage is no longer binding. (93)
So He is not content, even Himself, to be a pure arithmetical unity; He claims to be both three and one, so that this nonsense about Love finds support in His own nature. (94)
…people without the gift of reconciliation can be discouraged from seeking marriage as an option because they are not “in love” and thanks to us, the idea of marrying for any other motive seems petty and cynical. Yes, they think so. They regard the intention of faithfulness in a partnership of mutual aid, preservation of chastity, and transmission of life as something lower than a storm of emotions. (97)
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I am a technology entrepreneur who enjoys working with apps, looking for high-tech ways to automate everyday life, and creating technical solutions for various companies. I am on a journey to a full life, learning to be a member of humanity and a partaker of the divine. It is my deep desire to inspire people who still exist to live passionately and adventurously for a purpose beyond themselves. I look forward to bringing to my reader’s attention the persuasive and life-changing power they can claim if they want to. As a blind man tries to feel his way along a border, so we must constantly try to understand the deep meanings of life. “So we have a confirmed prophetic word, which you look well to as a light that shines in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” 95+ C.S. Lewis Quotes on Love, Life, Faith, Courage and Friendship from The Chronicles of Narnia, The Four Loves, and more. – here are the 99 best C.S. Lewis quotes that capture the magic of childhood and ponder the mysteries of life.
In 1898 Born in Belfast, Ireland, C.S. Lewis is perhaps one of the most respected and beloved authors of all time. His acclaimed classics range from the fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia to the theologically specific Mere Christianity.
Much of Lewis’s childhood and adult life was permeated with strife. Discharged from the British Army after World War I, Lewis began publishing under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton. After more than 10 years, he finally published the book Pilgrim’s Retreat under his own name.
One of the world’s most respected authors, Lewis’s words of wisdom continue to inspire countless readers and listeners. Here are our favorite C.S. Lewis quotes about friendship, love, life and faith.
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During his career, C.S. Lewis wrote many books about love. One of his most famous works is “Four Loves”, published in 1960. in July, just four months before the tragic death of his wife. Soon after, he wrote A Graef Observed, in which he further explored his emotions through the lens of her death. Here are some touching and inspirational words about love from Lewis that will warm your heart.
1. “Love is responsible for nine-tenths of the solid and lasting happiness in our lives.” – C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves.
2. “It is one of the wonders of love: it gives you the power to see through your spells and not be disappointed.” – C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
3. “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anyone and your heart will be crushed and possibly broken. If you want to make sure it is intact, you should not give it to anyone, not even an animal. Carefully wrap it in hobbies and small luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safely in the casket or casket of your selfishness. But in that coffin – safe, dark, motionless, airless – everything will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irreparable.” – C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves.
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4. “When they have really learned to love their neighbors as themselves, they will be allowed to love themselves as their neighbors” (C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters).
6. “Grateful love looks and holds its breath and is silent, glad that such a miracle should exist even if it is not him, he will not be completely disappointed if he loses her, he would rather not see her at all.” – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves.
7. “Only love really makes a difference: all the same principles that are bad in the world of selfishness and necessity are good in the world of love