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The Chronicles of Narnia Quotes From the Magical Land Created by C.S. Lewis

These The Chronicles of Narnia quotes come from several of the books, which have been adapted for radio, television, the stage, film, and even computer games.

I remember the first time I was transported to the magical land of Narnia thanks to British author C.S. Lewis. I discovered the books in my middle school library and was hooked! 

The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels, was originally published between 1950 and 1956. The first book published was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

Narnia is a fantastical world of magic, mythical beasts, and talking animals. It narrates the adventures of various children, primarily Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, who play central roles in the unfolding history of Narnia.

Aslan, the Lion is also featured in the novels and is a supposed reference for Jesus. Many of these The Chronicles of Narnia quotes illustrate the correlation between Jesus and Aslan. Which order should you read The Chronicles of Narnia? Keep reading to find out!

Don’t forget to also check out these C.S. Lewis quotes about love, god, & life.

The Chronicles of Narnia quotes that are fanciful, funny, and filled with fairytale vibes

1. “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

2. “Narnia! It’s all in the wardrobe just like I told you!” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

3. “Now sir,” said the bulldog in his business-like way. “Are you a animal, vegetable, or mineral?” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

4. “She remembered, as every sensible person does, that you should never shut yourself up in a wardrobe.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

5. “Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

6. “Yes,” said Queen Lucy. “In our world too, a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

7. “Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

8. “Pooh! Grown-ups.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

9. “Girls aren’t very good at keeping maps in their brains”, said Edmund. “That’s because we’ve got something in them,” replied Lucy.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

10. “When I’m older I’ll understand,” said Lucy. “I am older and I don’t think I want to understand,” replied Edmund. ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

Inspirational The Chronicles of Narnia quotes to keep you motivated

11. “Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

12. “And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to an end, but that was not to be.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

13. “If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most or else just silly.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

14. “All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

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15. “No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

16. “When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

17. “But when your sword breaks, you draw your dagger.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

18. “Child,” said the Lion, “I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

19. “Courage, dear heart.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

20. “One always feel better when one has made up one’s mind.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

Wise The Chronicles of Narnia quotes

21. “A noble friend is the best gift. A noble enemy is the next best.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

22. “The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

23. “I discovered that the wisdom of the world, and a great deal of its folly also, is to be found in the pages of books.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

24. “If you don’t admit any trouble, you’ll find there aren’t many.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

25. “Adventures are never fun while you’re having them.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

26. “One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

27. “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

28. “Wouldn’t it be dreadful if someday, in our own world, at home, men started going wild inside, like the animals here, and still looked like men, so that you’d never know which were which?” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

29. “True freedom means doing what I tell you.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

30. “They have chosen cunning instead of belief. Their prison is only in their minds, yet they are in that prison; and so afraid of being taken in that they cannot be taken out.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia quotes about life and death

31. “Remember that all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

32. “No thanks,” said Digory, “I don’t know that I care much about living on and on after everyone I know is dead. I’d rather live an ordinary time and die and go to Heaven.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

33. “I’m hunger. I’m thirst. Where I bite, I hold till I die, and even after death they must cut out my mouthful from my enemy’s body and bury it with me. I can fast a hundred years and not die. I can lie a hundred nights on the ice and not freeze. I can drink a river of blood and not burst. Show me your enemies.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

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34. “O my mistress, do not by any means destroy yourself, for if you live you may yet have good fortune but all the dead are dead alike.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

35. “Then I fell at his feet and thought, Surely this is the hour of death, for the Lion (who is worthy of all honour) will know that I have served Tash all my days and not him. Nevertheless, it is better to see the Lion and die than to be Tisroc of the world and live and not to have seen him.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

36. “Do you think I care if Aslan dooms me to death?” said the King. “That would be nothing, nothing at all. Would it not be better to be dead than to have this horrible fear that Aslan has come and is not like the Aslan we have believed in and longed for? It is as if the sun rose one day and were a black sun.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

37. “I’d rather be killed fighting for Narnia than grow old and stupid at home and perhaps go about in a bath-chair and then die in the end just the same.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

38. “I wish she would grow up. She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age. Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one’s life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

39. “And he called out “Aslan! Aslan! Aslan! Come and help us now!” But the darkness and the cold and the quietness went on just the same. “Let me be killed,” cried the King. “I ask nothing for myself. But come and save all Narnia.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

40. “What lies before us? Horrible thoughts arise in my heart. If we had died before today we should have been happy.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia quotes that lead us to suppose Aslan represents Jesus

41. “Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight. At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death. And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

42. “I have come,” said a deep voice behind them. They turned and saw the Lion himself, so bright and real and strong that everything else began at once to look pale and shadowy compared with him.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

43. “You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion. ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

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44. “I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

45. “Aslan’s instructions always work; there are no exceptions.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

46. “There are no accidents. Our guide is Aslan; and he was there when the giant king caused the letters to be cut, and he knew already all things that would come of them; including this.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

47. “Do not look sad. We shall meet soon again.”

“Please, Aslan”, said Lucy, “what do you call soon?”

“I call all times soon,” said Aslan; and instantly he was vanished away.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

48.. “Alas,” said Aslan, shaking his head. “It will. Things always work according to their nature. She has won her heart’s desire; she has unwearying strength and endless days like a goddess. But length of days with an evil heart is only length of misery and already she begins to know it. All get what they want; they do not always like it.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

49. “But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

50. “Oh, Aslan,” said Lucy. “Will you tell us how to get into your country from our world?”

“I shall be telling you all the time,” said Aslan. “But I will not tell you how long or short the

way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge

Builder.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

What did you learn from these The Chronicles of Narnia quotes

Most people read the books in the order they were published which is: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (1950), Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (1951), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952), The Silver Chair (1953), The Horse and His Boy (1954), The Magician’s Nephew (1955), and The Last Battle (1956).

However, some people choose to read the saga in chronological order. This would mean you would need to start with The Magician’s Nephew. Next, you would read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, The Horse and His BoyPrince Caspian: The Return to NarniaThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and The Silver Chair. The Last Battle is still the final book of the series.

Regardless of the order you read them in, these books are wonderfully imaginative. The movies, which you can watch on Netflix really bring to life a story that has captivated people for generations. My son is currently reading the saga, and enjoying it as much as I did.

The themes of good vs. evil, betrayal and forgiveness, courage, transformation, the natural world, and magic are timeless and Lewis’ stories do an excellent job of capturing your attention.

What’s your biggest takeaway from these The Chronicles of Narnia quotes and lines? Which is your favorite book in the series? Let us know in the comment section below.

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