"Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."C. S. Lewis on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."C. S. Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."C. S. Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."C. S. Lewis on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."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."