"There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."C. S. Lewis on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."C. S. Lewis on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."C. S. Lewis on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."C. S. Lewis on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."C. S. Lewis on James C. Dobson
"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."