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Aslan is a character created by C. S. Lewis in his 'The Chronicles of Narnia' book series.

He is the only character that has appeared in all of the books of the series. The word 'Aslan' means 'lion' in Turkish.

Being an all-powerful figure in the series, Aslan had all kinds of power, and at the end of 'The Last Battle', Aslan destroyed Narnia as the end of time for Narnia had come. When Shaft, an ape, convinced Puzzle, a donkey, to deceive everyone and eventually summon the evil God, Tash, the inhabitants of Narnia later faced their judgment and went on to Aslan's country in their afterlife. This incident alone says a lot about the power Aslan had.

Over the years, Aslan has captivated the hearts and minds of readers all over the world. So without much further ado, please read up on these few power-packed quotes that he said and some about him.

For more quotes, take a look at ['Narnia' quotes] and [Harry Potter love quotes].
 

Powerful Quotes From Aslan

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Aslan is the all-powerful character in the books created by C. S. Lewis. Here are a few quotes that depict his strength and power.

1. "Child … I am telling you your story, not hers. I tell no one any story but his own."

- 'The Horse And His Boy', 1954.

2. "You have listened to fears, Child … Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?"

- 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

3. "There must have been some magic in his mane. She could feel lion-strength going into her. Quite suddenly she sat up. 'I'm sorry, Aslan,' she said. 'I'm ready now.'

'Now you are a lioness,' said Aslan. 'And now all Narnia will be renewed.'"

- 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

4. "But do not be cast down … Evil will come of that evil, but it is still a long way off, and I will see to it that the worst falls upon myself."

- 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

5. "Think of that no more. I will not always be scolding. You have done the work for which I sent you into Narnia."

- 'The Silver Chair', 1953.

6. "'Do you eat girls?' she said.

'I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,' said the Lion."

- 'The Silver Chair', 1953.

7."' Aslan,' said Lucy, 'you're bigger.'

'That is because you are older, little one,' answered he.

'Not because you are?'

'I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.'"

- 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

8. "Well done, last of the Kings of Narnia, who stood firm at the darkest hour."

- 'The Last Battle, 1956.

9. "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', 1955.

10. "Dearest Daughter. I knew you would not be long in coming to me. Joy shall be yours."

- 'The Horse And His Boy', 1954.

11. "I shall be telling you all the time … 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."

- 'The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader', 1952.

12. "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."

- 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe', 1950.

13. "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', 1955.

14. "I was the lion who gave the horses the new strength of fear for the last mill so that you should reach King Lune in time. And I was the lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at midnight, to receive you."

- 'The Horse And His Boy', 1954.

15. "You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you."

- 'The Silver Chair', 1953.

Wise Aslan Narnia Quotes

Most people believe C. S. Lewis created Aslan inspired by Jesus Christ.

Aslan has had the best and wisest quotes in the movies and the books, as he was the most powerful of all characters. These are a few of the wisest of Aslan quotes, including what he says to Edmund.

16. "You come from the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve … And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth; Be content."

- 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

17. "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."

- 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

18. "Soon, very soon, before you are an old man and an old woman, great nations in your world will be ruled by tyrants who care no more for joy and justice and mercy than the Empress Jadis. Let your world beware."

- 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

19. "Let us take such order that for many hundred years yet this shall be a merry land in a merry world. And as Adam's race has done the harm, Adam's race shall help to heal it."

- 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

20. "'Will the others see you too?' asked Lucy.

'Certainly not at first,' said Aslan. 'Later on, it depends.'

'But they won't believe me!' said Lucy.

'It doesn't matter.'"

- 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

21. "'Welcome, Prince,' said Aslan. 'Do you feel yourself sufficient to take up the Kingship of Narnia?'

'I — I don't think I do, Sir,' said Caspian. 'I'm only a kid.'

'Good,' said Aslan. 'If you had felt yourself sufficient, it would have been a proof that you were not.'"

- 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

22. "To know what would have happened, child? … No. Nobody is ever told that."

- 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

23. "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 sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!"

- 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

24. "The Dumb Beasts whom I have not chosen are yours also. Treat them gently and cherish them but do not go back to their ways lest you cease to be Talking Beasts. For out of them you were taken and into them you can return...do not so."

- 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

25. "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."

- Aslan to Edmund, 'The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader', 1952.

26. "Courage, dear heart."

- 'The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader', 1952.

27. "'Beloved', said the Glorious One, 'unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.'"

- 'The Last Battle, 1956.

28. "My son, my son … I know. Grief is great. Only you and I in this land know that yet....Let us be good to one another."

- 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

29. "The Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know … that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Stone Table would crack and Death itself would start working backward."

- 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

30. "You doubt your value. Don't run from who you are."

- 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

Narnia Quotes About Aslan

Aslan has been the most talked-about character in the books and out in the world whenever they're talked about. Here we have a few quotes that are about Aslan.

31. "Aslan stood up and when he opened his mouth to roar … they saw all the trees in front of him bend before the blast of his roaring as grass bends in a meadow before the wind."

- Narrator, 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

32. "Aslan a man! … certainly not. I tell you he is the king of the wood and the son of the great emperor-beyond-the-sea. Don't you know who is the king of beasts? Aslan is a lion­—the lion, the great lion!"

- Mr. Beaver, 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

33. "To limit the meaning of Aslan simply to lion from Turkish is to miss its deep northern resonances and the song of the snowflakes whirling around it."

- Anne Hamilton.

34. "The speed of him was like the ostrich, and his size was an elephant's; his hair was like pure gold and the brightness of his eyes like gold that is liquid in the furnace."

- Emeth, 'The Last Battle, 1956.

35. "O Kings and Ladies, 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."

- Emeth, 'The Last Battle, 1956.

36. "At the name of Aslan each one of the children felt something jump in its inside … Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that it is the beginning of the holidays or the beginning of summer."

- The narrator, 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

37. "The queenly beeches stood still and adored him, shaggy oak-men, lean and melancholy elms, shock-headed hollies … and gay rowans, all bowed and rose again, shouting, "Aslan, Aslan!" in their various husky or creaking or wave-like voices."

- C. S. Lewis, 'Prince Caspian', 1951.

38. "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."

- King Tirian, 'The Last Battle, 1956.

39. "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."

- C. S. Lewis, 'The Horse And His Boy', 1954.

40. "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."

- Golden Age Prophecy, 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

41. "'I'm sure Aslan would have, if you'd asked him,' said Fledge.

'Wouldn't he know without being asked?' said Polly.

'I've no doubt he would,' said the Horse … 'But I've a sort of idea he likes to be asked.'"

- 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

42. "This is a mount that doesn't need to be guided and never grows tired. He rushes on and on, never missing his footing … threading his way with perfect skill between tree trunks, jumping over bush and briar and the smaller streams, wading the larger, swimming the largest of all."

- C. S. Lewis, 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

43. "If you had seen and heard it , as Digory did, you would have felt quite certain that it was the stars themselves who were singing, and that it was the First Voice, the deep one, which had made them appear and made them sing."

- C. S. Lewis, 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

44. "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."

- Coriakin, 'The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader', 1952.

45. "He'll be coming and going...One day you'll see him and another you won't. He doesn't like being tied down--and of course he has other countries to attend to. It's quite alright...He'll often drop in. Only you mustn't press him....he's wild, you know....not like a tame lion."

- Mr. Beaver, 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

46. "That you will, dearie, and no mistake … if there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most or else just silly."

- Mrs. Beaver, 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

47. "Then Hwin, though shaking all over, gave a strange little neigh and trotted across to the Lion.

'Please,' she said, 'you're so beautiful. You may eat me if you like. I'd sooner be eaten by you than fed by anyone else.'"

- 'The Horse And His Boy', 1954.

48. "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."

- Emeth, 'The Last Battle, 1956.

49. "A voice had begun to sing … Its lower notes were deep enough to be the voice of the earth herself. There were no words. It was hardly a tune. But it was beyond comparison, the most beautiful sound he had ever heard."

- C. S. Lewis, 'The Magician's Nephew', 1955.

50. "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, 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe', 1950.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Aslan Quotes then why not take a look at Dumbledore quotes, or 'The Lord Of The Rings' quotes.

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