"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."C. S. Lewis on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."C. S. Lewis on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."C. S. Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."C. S. Lewis on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."C. S. Lewis on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."