"What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."C. S. Lewis on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."C. S. Lewis on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."C. S. Lewis on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."C. S. Lewis on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."C. S. Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"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."