"Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again."
"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."Lionel Blue on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Lionel Blue 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."Lionel Blue on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Lionel Blue 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."Lionel Blue on Albert Camus
"My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely."
"To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies."
"I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen."
"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
"Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life."