C.S. Lewis, on Love

“Why love if losing hurts so much? We love, to know that we are not alone.”

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”

“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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3 Responses to C.S. Lewis, on Love

  1. lizardqueen says:

    All three of them, of one of them? 🙂

    C.S. Lewis is able to put the wordless into words. That’s one of the reasons why I like him and his writing so much.

  2. Floyd says:

    I find this quotation to be quite applicable to a recent counseling session that i conducted

  3. Ashley says:

    This is my favorite Lewis Quote. I was looking for it, thanks !

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