The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

  • “We know nothing of religion here: we think only of Christ.” (42)
  • “Heaven is reality itself. All that is fully real is Heavenly.” (70)
  • “Ye cannot fully understand the relations of choice and Time till you are beyond both.” (71)
  • “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it.” (75)
  • “‘Why, if you are interested in the country only for the sake of painting it, you’ll never learn to see the country.’…'Light itself was your first love: you loved paint only as a means of telling about light.'” (84)
  • “‘Human beings can’t make one another really happy for long.’…You cannot love a fellow-creature fully till you love God.” (99-100)
  • “no people find each other more absurd than lovers” (129)
  • “Bad cannot succeed even in being bad as truly as good is good.” (138)