"How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."C. S. Lewis on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."C. S. Lewis on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."C. S. Lewis on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."C. S. Lewis on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."C. S. Lewis on Robert Frost
"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."
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."