"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."C. S. Lewis on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."C. S. Lewis on Albert Einstein
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."C. S. Lewis on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."C. S. Lewis on Mark Twain
"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."C. S. Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete."
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
"Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult."
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."
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