Fimela.com, Jakarta The Chronicles of Narnia adalah sebuah novel karya dari C. S. Lewis, yang merupakan novel dengan genre fantasi. Novel ini termasuk dalam novel best seller yang terjual lebih dari 95 juta kopi.
Novel The Chronicles of Narnia ini terdapat 7 buku, yaitu Sang Singa, Sang Penyihir dan Lemari (1950), Pangeran Caspian (1951), Petualangan Dawn Treader (1952), Kursi Perak (1953), Kuda dan Anak Manusia (1954), serta Keponakan Penyihir (1955).
Karena novel ini sangat laris dibaca, novel ini juga diadaptasi menjadi film layar lebar. Dalam novelnya terdapat beberapa kutipan yang penuh makna dan inspiratif. Berikut kutipan The Chronicles of Narnia:
Kutipan The Chronicles of Narnia
1. “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”
2. “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.”
3. “I am [in your world].’ said Aslan. ‘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.”
4. “But, first, remember, remember, remember the signs. Say them to yourself when you wake in the morning and when you lie down at night, and when you wake in the middle of the night. And whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs. And secondly, I give you a warning. Here on the mountain I have spoken to you clearly: I will not often do so down in Narnia. Here on the mountain, the air is clear and your mind is clear; as you drop down into Narnia, the air will thicken. Take great care that it does not confuse your mind. And the signs which you have learned here will not look at all as you expect them to look, when you meet them there. That is why it is so important to know them by heart and pay no attention to appearances. Remember the signs and believe the signs. Nothing else matters.”
5. “Remember that all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.”
6. “A dragon has just flown over the tree-tops and lighted on the beach. Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship. And arrows are no use against dragons. And they're not at all afraid of fire."
7. “Girls aren't very good at keeping maps in their brains"
8. “But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”
9. “Lucy woke out of the deepest sleep you can imagine, with the feeling that the voice she liked best in the world had been calling her name.”
10. “This is the land of Narnia,' said the Faun, 'where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea.”
Kutipan The Chronicles of Narnia
11. "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.”
12. “Narnia! It's all in the wardrobe just like I told you!”
13. "If ever we loved one another, let me go with you now."
14. "I've heard that name mentioned several times since we joined the Dawn Treader. And I felt - I don't know what - I hated it. But I was hating everything then. And by the way, I'd like to apologise. I'm afraid I've been pretty beastly."
15. "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.”
16. “When the police arrived and found no lion, no broken wall, and no convicts, and the Head behaving like a lunatic, there was an inquiry into the whole thing. And in the inquiry all sorts of things about Experiment House came out, and about ten people got expelled. After that, the Head's friends saw that the Head was no use as a Head, so they got her made an Inspector to interfere with other Heads. And when they found she wasn't much good even at that, they got her into Parliament where she lived happily ever after.”
17. “We're free Narnians, Hwin and I, and I suppose, if you're running away to Narnia you want to be one too. In that case Hwin isn't your horse any longer. One might just as well say you're her human.”
18. “She remembered, as every sensible person does, that you should never never shut yourself up in a wardrobe.”
19. “That world is ended, as if it had never been. Let the race of Adam and Eve take warning.”
20. “Even I never dreamed of Magic like this!”
Kutipan The Chronicles of Narnia
21. “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.”
22. “In our world too, a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.”
23. “Last year, when he had been staying with the Pevensies, he had managed to hear them all talking of Narnia and he loved teasing them about it. He thought of course that they were making it all up; and as he was far too stupid to make anything up himself, he did not approve of that.”
24. “A noble friend is the best gift. A noble enemy is the next best.”
25. “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.”
26. “Murder! Fascists! Lions! It isn't fair.”
27. “the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.”
28. “I object to that remark very strongly!"
29. “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. And”
30. “My son, by all means desist from kicking the venerable and enlightened Vizier: for as a costly jewel retains its value even if hidden in a dung-hill, so old age and discretion are to be respected even in the vile persons of our subjects. Desist therefore, and tell us what you desire and propose.”
31. “...if you've been up all night and cried till you had no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You fee as if nothing is ever going to happen again.”
32. “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.”
33. “No se puede alcanzar la suprema sabiduria sin sacrificios.”