"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."C. S. Lewis on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."C. S. Lewis on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."C. S. Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."C. S. Lewis on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."C. S. Lewis on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."