Some of my favorite C. S. Lewis quotes on Joy

"I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation."

–Reflections on the Psalms

"The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about."

–Reflections on the Psalms

"When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall in fact be happy."

–The Problem of Pain

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

"It was when I was happiest that I longed most…The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing…to find the place where all the beauty came from."

–Till We Have Faces

"The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting."

–Surprised by Joy

"All joy…emphasizes our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings."

–from an unknown letter

"Joy is the serious business of Heaven."

–Letters to Malcolm

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst."

–Reflections on the Psalms

"It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies."

–The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment

"Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think they have it already."

–The Great Divorce

"The surest way of spoiling a pleasure [is] to start examining your satisfaction."

–Surprised by Joy

"Authority exercised with humility, and obedience accepted with delight are the very lines along which our spirits live."

–Transposition and Other Addresses

"The moment good taste knows itself, some of its goodness is lost."

–Surprised by Joy

"The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance."

–Reflections on the Psalms

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About dannywahlquist

I'm Danny Wahlquist and my interests include: bacnet,baptist,blog,christian,church,danny,development,docbook,genealogy,immanuel,Jesus,localization,niagara,pictures,tridium,and web. My genealogy research includes Borum,Brewer,Brown,Calhoun,Eads,Garnett,Graham,Kelly,Lawson,Melton,Nelson,Reisner,Sanderson,Shelton,Wahlquist.
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