"The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Jonathan Lethem on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Jonathan Lethem on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Jonathan Lethem on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Jonathan Lethem on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Jonathan Lethem on Albert Camus