"A creature revolting against a creator is revolting against the source of his own powers--including even his power to revolt...It is like the scent of a flower trying to destroy the flower."
--A Preface to Paradise Lost"At this very moment you and I are either committing [selfishness], or about to commit it, or repenting it."
--The Problem of Pain
"Prostitutes are in no danger of finding their present life so satisfactory that they cannot turn to God: the proud, the avaricious, the self-righteous, are in that danger."
--The Problem of Pain (200)
"The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is the hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ."
And my personal favorite:
"'Safe?' said Mr. Beaver...'Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. but he's good. He's the King, I tell you.'"
--The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe