May: Favourite Quotes

Hi everyone,

Today’s post is going to be my favourite quotes from the books I read in May. Enjoy!


The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.”

“Suppose… suppose we have only dreamed and made up these things like sun, sky, stars, and moon, and Aslan himself. In that case, it seems to me that the made-up things are a good deal better than the real ones. And if this black pits of a kingdom is the best you can make, then it’s a poor world. And we four can make a dream world to lick your real one hollow.”


The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

“And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

“You’ve no idea how good an old joke sounds when you take it out again after a rest of five or six hundred years.”


Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”

“Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?”

“She asked where he lived. Second to the right,’ said Peter, ‘and then straight on till morning.”

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”


A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Yoshida Kenkō

“It is a most wonderful comfort to sit alone beneath a lamp, book spread before you, and commune with someone from the past whom you have never met.”

“Similarly, an unmatched set of bound books can be considered unattractive, but Bishop Kōyū impressed me deeply by saying that only a boring man will always want things to match; real quality lies in irregularity – another excellent remark.”

“It is the ephemeral nature of things that makes them wonderful.”

“I have relinquished all that ties me to the world, but the one thing that still haunts me is the beauty of the sky”


Thanks for reading!

Love, Zoë x

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