"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."C. S. Lewis on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."C. S. Lewis on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."C. S. Lewis on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."C. S. Lewis on Albert Camus
"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples my philosophy is kindness."C. S. Lewis on Dalai Lama
"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."