100 Best Narnia Quotes From The Chronicles Of Narnia Series

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Mar 09, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
The Chronicles of Narnia book by C. S. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis's 'The Chronicles of Narnia' is considered one of the best-written fictitious tales in the literary world.

It is a series of fictional novels set in Narnia, a magnificent fictitious land where magic abounds and mysterious beings roam the earth. It was first published in 1950 and has been adapted into television series and three popular movies.

Below is the list of the books with the dates they were published on: 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), The Last Battle (1956).

The word Narnia has come to be regarded in popular culture as an imaginary land consisting of magical creatures and talking animals, keeping in line with Lewis' vision. It is deemed as a classic in the genre of children's literature and has been one of the flourishing best-sellers in the world.

Here is a list of some of the most magical quotes from the series.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Book Quotes

Lion-like carving in a door of Brasenose College in Oxford. It is said to have inspired CS Lewis to create The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, often called LWW, records an adventure of four ordinary English children who discovered their way into the magical land of Narnia through the means of a wardrobe that they came across in an old house.

It was the first of the Chronicles of Narnia to be written and published and the first in the original book series.

Here is a list of some of the most spectacular 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' quotes that you will love.

  • "Always winter but never Christmas."
  • "Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written."
  • "To the glistening eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy the Valiant. To the great western woods, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant southern sun, Queen Susan the Gentle. And to the clear northern skies, I give you King Peter the Magnificent. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia. May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens."
  • "She did not shut it properly because she knew that it is very silly to shut oneself into a wardrobe, even if it is not a magic one."
  • "If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most, or else just silly."
  • "And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to and end; but that was not to be."
  • "If ever they remembered their life in this world it was as one remembers a dream."
  • "All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think."
  • "If you"ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you, you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again."
  • "They Open A Door And Enter A World"
  • "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."
  • "Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion." "Ooh" said Susan. "I"d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion"..."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 castle of Cair Paravel on its little hill towered up above them; before them were the sands, with rocks and little pools of salt water, and seaweed, and the smell of the sea and long miles of bluish-green waves breaking for ever and ever on the beach. And oh, the cry of the seagulls! Have you ever heard it? Can you remember?"

Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia Book Quotes

Here is a list of quotes from the 'Prince Caspian'. Narnia is a fantastical universe of magic, mythical beasts, and talking animals.

  • "Aslan: You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are."
  • "Wouldn’t it be dreadful if some day in our own world, at home, men start going wild inside, like the animals here, and still look like men, so that you’d never know which were which."
  • "Lucy went first, biting her lip and trying not to say all the things she thought of saying to Susan. But she forgot them when she fixed her eyes on Aslan."
  • "But all night, Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes."
  • "But all night, Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes."
  • "But when your sword breaks, you draw your dagger."
  • "Things never happen the same way twice."
  • "Feeling like the voice she liked best in all the world was calling her name."

The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader Book Quotes

Here is a list of the quotes from 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader' you might like. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third book in the series where Edmund and Lucy Pevensie and their priggish cousin, Eustace Scrubb, return to Narnia.

  • "Adventures are never fun while you’re having them."
  • "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."
  • "One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts."
  • "Courage, dear heart."
  • "In our world, a star is a huge ball of flaming gas. Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is, but only what it is made of."
  • "I am in your world. But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there."
  • "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."
  • "Most of us, I suppose, have a secret country but for most of us it is only an imaginary country. Edmund and Lucy were luckier than other people in that respect."
  • "Why should your Majesty expect it? My own plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, or shot over the edge of the world in some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise and Peepiceek will be head of the talking mice in Narnia."
  • "For those who come so far. Some call this island the World"s End, for though you can sail further, this is the beginning of the end."
  • "And I don"t think we can do anything for him. It only makes him worse if you try to be nice to him."
  • "Sleeping on a dragon"s hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself."

The Silver Chair Book Quotes

The novel 'The Silver Chair' takes place in Narnian-year 2356, or Earth year 1942, and tells us the story of Eustace Scrubb's return to Narnia with his friend Jill Pole. Below are some quotes particularly from The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair.

  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you"
  • "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."
  • "It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed."
  • "Aslan’s instructions always work; there are no exceptions."
  • "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."
  • "They were walking beside the stream and the Lion went before them: and he became so beautiful, and the music so despairing, that Jill did not know which of them it was that filled her eyes with tears."
  • "Though under earth, and throneless now I be
  • Yet while I lived all earth was under me."
  • "Fancy sleeping on air. I wonder if anyone"s done it before. I don"t suppose they have. Oh, bother—Scrubb probably has!"
  • "The truth is, he was so glad at being free from his long enchantment that all dangers seemed a game in comparison. But the rest found it an eerie journey."
  • "She was nearly fainting: indeed, she wished she could really faint, but faints don"t come for the asking."
  • "And the worst thing about it was that you began to feel as if you had always lived on that ship, in that darkness, and to wonder whether sun and blue skies and wind and birds had not been only a dream."

The Horse And His Boy Book Quotes

  • 'The Horse and His Boy' is the fifth book in The Chronicles of Narnia series. The plot takes place in Calormen and Archenland, neighboring countries in the south of Narnia, during the rule of High King Peter, Queen Susan, King Edmund, and Queen Lucy Pevensie.
  • "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."
  • "Child, I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own."
  • "A golden light fell on them from the left. He thought it was the sun...It was from the Lion that the light came. No one ever saw anything more terrible or beautiful."
  • "Even a walk will get us somewhere sometime."
  • "When there is no one to force you any more, you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself."
  • "Do not by any means destroy yourself, for if you live you may yet have good fortune, but all the dead are dead like."
  • "Do not dare not to dare."
  • "But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself."
  • "If you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one."
  • "See the bear in his own den before you judge of his conditions."
  • "Onward and Upward! To Narnia and the North!"

The Magician's Nephew Book Quotes

The Magician's Nephew was the sixth book published in The Chronicles of Narnia. C.S. Lewis mentions the book being an important one as it presents how all the comings and goings between the land of Narnia and our world actually began."

  • "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."
  • "Make your choice, adventurous Stranger,
  • Strike the bell and bide the danger,
  • Or wonder, till it drives you mad,
  • What would have followed if you had."
  • "No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice."
  • "Awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters."
  • "For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are."
  • "Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed."
  • "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."
  • "Well, you know how it feels if you begin hoping for something that you want desperately badly; you almost fight against the hope because it is too good to be true; you"ve been disappointed so often before."

The Last Battle Book Quotes

Published in 1956, the seventh book and awarded the Carnegie Medal, 'The Last Battle', featured the end of the world of Narnia. Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb return to Narnia to help save it from treacherous invaders and an imposter of Aslan.

  • "I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now...Come further up, come further in!"
  • "The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning."
  • "But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan."
  • "All their life in this world and all their adventures 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."
  • "One always feel better when one has made up one"s mind."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "Further up and further in"
  • "For all find what they truly seek."
  • "Well done, last of the Kings of Narnia, who stood firm at the darkest hour."
  • "I have been wandering to find him and my happiness is so great that it even weakens me like a wound. And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me Beloved, me who am but as a dog."

Famous Narnia Quotes From Movies

The Chronicles of Narnia is also a film series based on the books published by C.S. Lewis; the movies are produced by Walden Media, along with Walt Disney Pictures for the first two movies and 20th Century Fox for the third.

The very first film in the whole series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was released in 2005. Then in 2008, a sequel, Prince Caspian, was released. And again, in 2010, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released, completing the Pevensie Trilogy.

  • "Look, just because some man in a red coat hands you a sword it doesn"t make you a hero!" - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 2005 film.
  • "If the Witch knew the true meaning of sacrifice, she might have interpreted the deep magic differently. That when a willing victim who has committed no treachery, is killed in a traitor"s stead, the stone table will crack, and even death itself would turn backwards." - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 2005 film.
  • "I shouldn"t have encouraged her but you know what little children are like these days. They just don"t know when to stop pretending." - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 2005 film.
  • "You get treated like a dumb animal long enough, that"s what you become. You may find Narnia a more savage place than you remember." - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "When Aslan bares his teeth, winter meets its death." - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "Everything I told you, everything I didn"t, it was only because I believe in you. You have a chance to become the most noble contradiction in history - the Telmarine who saved Narnia." - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "The last time I didn"t belive Lucy, I ended up looking pretty stupid." - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "Maybe we"re the ones that need to prove ourselves to him." - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "Two days ago, I didn"t believe in the existence of talking animals... of dwarves or... or centaurs. Yet here you are, in strengths and numbers that we Telmarines could never have imagined." - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "What do you suppose happens back home if you die here?" - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "The horn brought us together... and together, we have a chance to take back what is ours!" - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "I said I would not fight you. I didn"t say I"d let you live." - Prince Caspian 2008 film.
  • "You have returned for a reason. Your adventure begins now." - The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 2010 film.
  • "So, if there are no wars to fight, then why are we here?" - The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 2010 film.
  • "Return to magic. Return to hope. Return to Narnia" - The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 2010 film.
  • "We spoke often of Narnia in the days that followed. And when my cousins left, after the war ended, I missed them with all my heart as I know all Narnians will miss them till the end of time." - The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 2010 film.

Famous Aslan Quotes

Aslan, also generally known as The Great Lion, is the creator and one true King of the world of Narnia and is typically a representation of all that is good. He appears in all of the seven chronicles of the series.

Aslan is presented as a talking lion and is depicted as the King of Beasts, the son of the Emperor-Over-the-Sea, and the King above all High Kings in Narnia. Below are some quotes about Aslan.

  • "Dearest Daughter. I knew you would not be long in coming to me. Joy shall be yours." - The Horse And His Boy
  • "But I cannot tell that to this old sinner, and I cannot comfort him either; he has made himself unable to hear my voice. If I spoke to him, he would hear only growlings and roarings. Oh, Adam"s son, how cleverly you defend yourself against all that might do you good!" - The Magician"s Nephew
  • "Gone! And you and I quite crestfallen. It’s always like that, you can’t keep him; it’s not as if he were a tame lion." - The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
  • "I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms," said the Lion." - The Silver Chair
  • "Creatures, I give you yourselves … I give to you forever this land of Narnia...I give you the woods, the fruits, the rivers. I give you the stars, and I give you myself." - The Magician"s Nephew
  • "Now you are a lioness," said Aslan. "And now all Narnia will be renewed." - Prince Caspian
  • "This world is bursting with life for these few days because the song with which I called it into life still hangs in the air and rumbles in the ground." - The Magician"s Nephew
  • "He was more terrible than the Flaming Mountain of Lagour, and in beauty he surpassed all that is in the world even as the rose in bloom surpasses the dust of the desert." - The Last Battle

To have more of Aslan Quotes, check out these 50 Powerful Aslan Quotes From 'The Chronicles Of Narnia'.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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