65th Anniversary of the publication of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

IMG_3486By Lil

“At first they were not a story, just pictures. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe all began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, ‘Let’s try to make a story about it.'” (CS Lewis, on how Narnia began) [1]

The 16th of October 2015 marks the 65th anniversary of the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Below are some of our favourite quotes from this book which first introduced the world to Narnia:

“Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is telling the truth. You know she doesn’t tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad. For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume that she is telling the truth.”  The Professor, “Back on this Side of the Door”

At the name of Aslan each one of the children felt something jump in its inside. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt suddenly brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delicious smell or some delightful strain of music had just floated by her. And Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realise that it is the beginning of the holidays or the beginning of summer.  ~ “A Day with the Beavers”

“Safe? Don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”  ~ Mr Beaver, “A Day with the Beavers”

“I don’t think it will be  any good trying to go back through the wardrobe door to get the coats. You won’t get into  Narnia again by that  route.”  ~ The Professor, “The Hunting of the White Stag”

“Once a King in Narnia, always a King in  Narnia. But don’t go trying to use the same route twice.  Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when  you’re not looking for it.”   ~ The Professor, “The Hunting of the White Stag”

“Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools?”    ~ The Professor, “The Hunting of the White Stag”

And that is the very end of the adventure of the wardrobe. But if the Professor was right it was only the beginning of the adventures of Narnia.  ~ “The Hunting of the White Stag”

What are your favourite quotes from this book? Share them in the comments below.

[1] Brown, Devin, Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Baker Books, 2005

2 thoughts on “65th Anniversary of the publication of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

  1. always narnianalways narnian

    “You have a traitor there, Aslan,” said the Witch. Of course everyone present knew that she meant Edmund. But Edmund had got past thinking about himself after all he’d been through and after the talk he’d had that morning. He just went on looking at Aslan. It didn’t seem to matter what the Witch said.

    “Daughter of Eve,” said Aslan in a graver voice, “others also are at the point of death. Must more people die for Edmund?”

    I think these have to be some of my favourites from LWW!

    1. LilLil Post author

      I thought of that second qoute too, Narnian, but it was hard to chose favorite qoutes from such a beloved book.

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