"This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."C. S. Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."C. S. Lewis on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."C. S. Lewis on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."C. S. Lewis on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."C. S. Lewis on Booker T. Washington
"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."